Axe of the Blood God: Our Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Review and Secret of Mana Report #3

Axe of the Blood God: Our Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Review and Secret of Mana Report #3

PODCAST | A eulogy for Demon's Souls; a deep dive into Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and a return to Secret of Mana!

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 dive deep into Xenoblade Chronicles 2. And I finally circle back to Secret of Man!

It's been tough for me to play Secret of Mana of late because my partner and I are both pretty busy, which makes it hard to make time for it. But I managed to squeeze in a couple hours last night, which was a good opportunity to see how it plays solo. Listen for my thoughts!

Also in this episode: A deep dive into Xenoblade Chronicles 2's systems, characters, world, and everything else. And yes, we talk about Pyra. Plus, a eulogy for Demon's Souls!

Want to share your thoughts on RPGs? Email us at usgamer@usgamer.net. We may read your letter on the show! Keep those Perfect RPG Teams coming, folks!

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Show Description

Kat and Nadia team up to talk about the week's biggest RPG news as the bid farewell to Demon's Souls, discuss Bungie's decision to throttle XP gain in Destiny 2, and Final Fantasy XV's ongoing run of DLC. Then they turn to the main topic: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 [22:52] Is the gameplay really too complicated? Are Blades slaves or friends? And what is going on with Pyra? Nadia and Kat cover all that and more in their review. Finally, Kat checks in with an update with Secret of Mana Report #3! [58:56].

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

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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