Axe of the Blood God is our weekly RPG podcast hosted by Kat Bailey and Nadia Oxford. You can find the previous episodes here.
Final Fantasy XIV is an interesting cause of an online game gaining traction outside of the traditional MMORPG audience. Yes, you still have people who are in it for the raids, the loot, and all the rest, but there are plenty of others who just like being in the Final Fantasy universe. Stormblood is for them, and we talk about the ways in which it succeeds and the ways in which it still has room to grow.
We also talk a little bit about Falcom's remarkable longevity, their shift to the PlayStation 4, and where consoles stand in Japan. And of course, we have some Breath of the Wild chatter, too!
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Kat and Nadia band together once more to talk about the Breath of the Wild DLC and a recent interview with Nihon Falcom president Toshiro Kondo. Then Mike Williams comes aboard to review Stormblood, and to talk about the state of MMORPGs in general (30:42). And, of course, we've got more listener mail! (1:06).
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!