Axe of the Blood God Console RPG Quest: The Sega Saturn

Axe of the Blood God Console RPG Quest: The Sega Saturn

Digital Foundry's John Linneman joins Kat and Nadia to talk about one of the most interesting consoles in history.

The Console RPG Quest returns this week, and in this episode we're tackling perhaps the most interesting console of them all [download link here].

Digital Foundry's John Linneman, host of the excellent DF Retro series, joins us to talk about both the RPGs and the tech behind the Saturn, which managed to have an immense impact on gaming history despite being an abject failure (in America). From Panzer Dragoon Saga to obscurities like Linkle Liver Story, there's a lot to cover in this one, so join us as we dive in!

Special bonus: Some Death Stranding review chatter, and we recap all of the announcements from BlizzCon too!

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The Console RPG Quest returns with the Sega Saturn! We're joined by Digital Foundry's John Linneman to discuss the technology, games, and history that make it a unique standout in the history of consoles. Plus, some Death Stranding review chatter, and a recap of the Diablo 4 and World of WarCraft announcements!

Music from Axe of the Blood God is courtesy of Lena Raine, composer of Celeste. I also use music from the RPG Music Pack over at rpgmaker.net. Check it out!

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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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