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

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

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

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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Show Description

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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Kat Bailey

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Kat Bailey is a former freelance writer and contributor to publications including 1UP, IGN, GameSpot, GamesRadar, and EGM. Her fondest memories as a journalist are at GamePro, where she hosted RolePlayer's Realm and had legal access to the term "Protip." She is USgamer's resident mecha enthusiast, Pokemon Master, and Minnesota Vikings nut (skol).

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