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Axe of the Blood God: Atlus Dives Deeper Than Ever Into the Persona Well

PODCAST | Plus thoughts on the Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer Beta!

Article by Kat Bailey, .

Axe of the Blood God is our weekly RPG podcast hosted by Kat Bailey and Nadia Oxford. You can find the previous episodes here.

In this week's episode of Axe of the Blood God (download link here), we wonder how much is too much when it comes to Persona spinoffs. Then we talk about the everlasting love between John Cena and the mysterious stranger in the Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer Beta.

Obviously, I'm not surprised that Atlus is putting out still more Persona spinoffs, including not one but two rhythm games. They've all been well-reviewed and have sold relatively well. But at some point an endless tidal wave of merch and spinoffs starts to cheapen the original product. That's partly what today's discussion is about.

Also in this episode: The Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer Beta! ... Yay.

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Kat and Nadia get together to discuss Dragon Quest XI's confirmation for North America, the push toward even more Persona spinoffs (13:00), and thoughts after playing the Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer Beta (24:00). And as always, we read your comments for the show!

Music from Axe of the Blood God is courtesy of Lena Chappelle, who has also contributed the themes to Active Time Babble and Roleplayers' Realm. I also use music from the RPG Music Pack over at rpgmaker.net. Check it out!

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  • Avatar for riderkicker #1 riderkicker 11 months ago
    I'm happy that Dragon Quest XI is coming out next year and actually on consoles that I own! I don't know what to expect, but hey, at least it'll be better than the drudgery that is the second half of Dragon Quest VII!

    Persona Q is basically a reminder of how punishing the Shin Megami Tensei series can be. Didn't Nadia play Strange Journey or IV? Q is basically those games except you literally have to fill in the map yourself as it is a real dungeon crawler. I died so many times in the beginning dungeon, and I have not finished the game after getting stuck in the haunted classroom. I gotta get back into it, as I also have to finish IV. I am constantly worrying about money in that game.

    Anyway, happy gaming everyone.

    Finished Persona 5 this weekend.... Reminded me a lot of the other big RPG (yet much shorter) game I finished on the PS4.Edited August 2017 by riderkicker
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  • Avatar for AdventuringThruGames #2 AdventuringThruGames 11 months ago
    @riderkicker Errmmm that's what Safety difficulty is for isn't it? Granted some of the puzzles drove me nuts.
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  • Avatar for riderkicker #3 riderkicker 11 months ago
    @BrokenFantasy I usually play on Normal for RPGs.
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  • Avatar for SatelliteOfLove #4 SatelliteOfLove 11 months ago
    If only they'd make the battles autowin for P2 (they kinda were on Easy); EP was more "find the best combo spells" anyways, so eh.

    Edited 2 times. Last edited August 2017 by SatelliteOfLove
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