Axe of the Blood God: Our Verdict on Paper Mario: The Origami King

Axe of the Blood God: Our Verdict on Paper Mario: The Origami King

GameXplain's Andre Seger joins the show to help render judgment on the latest game in the Paper Mario series.

In this week's episode of the Axe of the Blood God, we're joined by GameXplain's Andre Segers to review Paper Mario: The Review King [download link here]!

Paper Mario: The Origami King arrived last week to a round of controvery, in part because it's not a true follow-up to the beloved Thousand Year Door. Andre, Nadia, and I discuss why Thousand Year Door is seen as such a classic; how Paper Mario can get back in track, and imagine a Mario game in the style of Persona 5 (one theory: Luigi's Persona would be Gooigi).

Also in this episode, we discuss Ghost of Tsushima; the glut of television adaptations for RPGs, and possible evidence of a big moment appearing in Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2!

Want to contribute to the conversation? Leave a comment below! We'll read our favorites on the following week's episode. And make sure to listen to Branching Narratives, our brand new podcast!

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Show Description

GameXplain's Andre Segers joins the podcast to review Paper Mario: The Origami King with Kat and Nadia. Why is the latest game in the venerable series proving so contentious among Nintendo fans? Is there a way to revive the series's fortunes? And what would a Super Mario Persona 5 game look like? We answer all of these questions, plus delve further into the recent glut of RPG adaptations, talk Ghost of Tsushima, and more.

Music from Axe of the Blood God is courtesy of Lena Raine, composer of Celeste. I also use music from the RPG Music Pack over at rpgmaker.net. Check it out!

Image credit: The header art is from the CrossCode official soundtrack. You can find the entire soundtrack here. A vinyl was also recently announced, which you can pre-order here.

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Kat Bailey

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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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