Axe of the Blood God: Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia Impressions and Cosmic Star Heroine

Axe of the Blood God: Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia Impressions and Cosmic Star Heroine

PODCAST | We're joined by Cosmic Star Heroine co-creator Robert Boyd!

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

In this week's episode of Axe of the Blood God (download link here), Nadia and I share our impressions of Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia, then welcome Cosmic Star Heroine creator Robert Boyd to talk about the trials and travails of creating his latest RPG.

Cosmic Star Heroine, unfortunately, has been trapped under the shadow of Persona 5, but it's still a really nice RPG by the people who brought us Cthulhu Saves the World and the third and fourth Penny Arcade games. We talk with Boyd about its design, its lovely pixel art, and the hurdles he and his team faced in building an all-new engine.

Also in this episode: Shadows of Valentia impressions! Also, it's the penultimate Persona 4 Golden Report, where we finally unmask the true culprit behind all the killings in Inaba!

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Show Description

Kat and Nadia get together to discuss Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia (2:00) before being joined by Cosmic Star Heroine creator Robert Boyd for a discussion of the trials and travails of developing an indie RPG (28:00). Bonus: The penultimate Persona 4 Golden Report! (14:00). Have comments or questions about the show? Email us at usgamer@usgamer.net. We may read your letter on 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 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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