Axe of the Blood God Episode 4: Breaking Down Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and the Final Fantasy XV Demo

Axe of the Blood God Episode 4: Breaking Down Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and the Final Fantasy XV Demo

Kat and Jeremy analyze Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and the newly-released Final Fantasy XV demo.

Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Final Fantasy Agito XIII were both announced way back in 2006. It's been a long wait, but both are now finally available in one form or another in the U.S., though both are very different now from what they were back then.

In this episode of Axe of the Blood God, Jeremy joins me to break down Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and the Final Fantasy XV demo, which were fittingly released together earlier this week. Does Final Fantasy Type-0 HD successfully make the transition from the PSP to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One? What do we think of Final Fantasy XV's combat? We answer these questions and more.

For more Final Fantasy XV and Type-0 coverage, check out Mike's PAX preview. We've also interviewed director Hajime Tabata a couple times, and he has plenty of interesting thoughts on Type-0 in particular. You know, it feels funny to finally be able to play Type-0 after all this time. I honestly never thought it would see the light of day over here.

Naturally, we'd love to hear from you. If you want to talk about Final Fantasy Type-0, the Final Fantasy XV demo, or just RPGs in general, drop a line in the comments below. Conversely, you can reach me at We may read and discuss comments we like in an upcoming episode of Axe of the Blood God.

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Show Description

Nine years and a name change after its first announcement, Final Fantasy XV finally has a demo. Does it live up to expectations? Kat and Jeremy analyze Episode Duscae, then hop into another long-awaited Final Fantasy release - Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. When they're finished, stick around to find out which version of Final Fantasy VI you should be playing, and more.

Music from Axe of the Blood God is courtesy of Leif 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 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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