Axe of the Blood God Episode 28: Disgaea 5 and Other Strategy RPGs

Axe of the Blood God Episode 28: Disgaea 5 and Other Strategy RPGs

Mike drops by to share his thoughts on Disgaea's legacy over the past decade, the challenges facing NIS, and what he likes to see in a strategy RPG.

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), Mike joins Kat to talk about the Disgaea series, the challenges facing NIS, and what he likes to see in a good strategy RPG

Along the way, we kind of realize that there's been a fair number of good strategy RPGs over the past few years, including the criminally underrated Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars for the Nintendo 3DS (no, really, it's great!). Mike is very partial for this genre, so it's great to hear his thoughts on Disgaea in particular, a cult favorite that tends to be overlooked by the mainstream press these days. You can read his review of Disgaea 5 here.

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Show Description

Mike Williams joins Kat to discuss Disgaea 5, the difficult challenges facing NIS, and what he likes to see in a tactical RPG.

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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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