Axe of the Blood God: Let's Talk About Horizon Zero Dawn (and Chrono Trigger)

Axe of the Blood God: Let's Talk About Horizon Zero Dawn (and Chrono Trigger)

PODCAST: Caty, Nadia, and Kat share their thoughts on Horizon Zero Dawn, Chrono Trigger, and Persona 3 in the latest episode of the RPG podcast.

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), Kat, Caty, and Nadia delve into Horizon Zero Dawn, then Kat and Nadia gush about Chrono Trigger. Because who don't love gushing about Chrono Trigger?

As most of your know, our review got some... uh... attention. We discuss that, Horizon Zero Dawn's relative merits, and review scores. It's a pretty frank conversation, but maybe a frank conversation needs to be had about the discourse around triple-A games and Metacritic.

If that's all a little heavy for you, we also have conversations about Persona 3 (Caty is a fan) and Chrono Trigger (Nadia and I are both fans), so there's plenty of RPG goodness to be had. Join us as we dive into yet another episode of Axe of the Blood God!


  • 04:40 Personal 4 Golden Report: Persona 3 Edition
  • 22:20 Horizon Zero Dawn Review
  • 40:15 A Frank Discussion About Review Scores
  • 47:00 Chrono Trigger
  • 01:04:00 Outro

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Show Description

USgamer's new reviews editor Caty McCarthy joins Kat and Nadia to talk Persona 3 (04:40) and Horizon Zero Dawn (22:20). Then Kat and Nadia have a frank conversation about review scores (40:15) before ending with a warm and fuzzy conversation about Chrono Trigger (47:00). Have comments or questions about the show? Email us at 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 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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