Axe of the Blood God Episode 17: An Ode to the Four Job Fiesta and a Look Ahead to Persona 5

Axe of the Blood God Episode 17: An Ode to the Four Job Fiesta and a Look Ahead to Persona 5

Special guest Steve Tramer returns to discuss Final Fantasy V, his misgivings about Vagrant Story, and more.

Axe of the Blood God is our weekly RPG podcast hosted by Kat Bailey. You can find the show notes for previous episodes here.

In this week's episode of Axe of the Blood God (download link here), Steve Tramer returns to explain why he's excited about the Four Job Fiesta, as well as why he's not a huge fan of Vagrant Story.

For those of you who aren't familiar with the Four Job Fiesta, it's a challenge/annual holiday in which players attempt to complete Final Fantasy V with a random assortment of four jobs to benefit charity. Final Fantasy V is quite a difficult game even with out artificial limitations, so only the best players are apt to actually complete the challenge, but it's still worth trying. After all, it's for a good cause. You can find out how to sign up here.

As usual, our conversation wanders a bit in this episode, with the Final Fantasy VII remake, Vagrant Story, and Persona 5 all receiving attention. Steve, as it turns out, is quite pointed in his criticism of Vagrant Story, and if you've played it yourself, you can probably guess why. As for Persona 5, well, we're both pretty excited about that one. The trailer is just too good.

When you're finished listening to the show, we'd love to hear your thoughts. If you want to talk Final Fantasy V, Vagrant Story, or just RPGs in general, drop a line in the comments below. Conversely, you can reach me at kat.bailey@usgamer.net. We may read and discuss comments we like in an upcoming episode of Axe of the Blood God.

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Show Description

Steve Tramer returns to explain why you should be running the Final Fantasy V Four Job Fiesta right now, why he doesn't like Vagrant Story, and why he's excited to play Persona 5.

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

Editor in Chief

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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