Axe of the Blood God: Horizon Zero Dawn DLC Review and FFIX Report #8

Axe of the Blood God: Horizon Zero Dawn DLC Review and FFIX Report #8

PODCAST | We review Horizon Zero Dawn's DLC in the latest episode of our RPG podcast.

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

In this week's episode of Axe of the Blood God (download link here), Nadia and I discuss RPG DLC and how it can affect the pacing of an adventure; Middle-earth: Shadow of War (yep), Etrian Odyssey V. Then we continue through the Final Fantasy IX Report!

We once again cover quite a bit in this episode, including what we've been playing of late (Middle-earth: Shadow of War for me, Etrian Odyssey V for Nadia). But our main topic is Horizon Zero Dawn's DLC: speficially, whether or not we like having a new area that folds naturally into a quest or something that builds on the endgame.

Also in this episode: The eighth Final Fantasy IX Report! We're really cranking through this playthrough. Today's revelation: Nadia really hates that Desert Palace. Yikes.

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Show Description

Kat and Nadia talk about Horizon Zero Dawn's new DLC and the advantages of disadvantages of dropping a new adventure into the middle of a story (19:30); Nadia's adventures in Etrian Odyssey V (5:00), and Kat's horrifying revenge in Middle-earth: Shadow of War. Then the pair continue into the Final Fantasy IX Report #8 (35:44) to Dagger's big moment, the horror of Zorn and Thorn, and why the Desert Palace is awful.

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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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