Axe of the Blood God: Remembering Square's Direct to Video Era

Axe of the Blood God: Remembering Square's Direct to Video Era

Special guest Ben Hanson joins the pod to remember the Compilation of Final Fantasy 7.

In this week's episode of Axe of the Blood God, we remember an inglorious period in Final Fantasy history: Compilation of Final Fantasy 7 [download link here]!

With Final Fantasy 7 Remake out in two weeks, we talk about Square Enix's desperate attempt to build on the glory of Final Fantasy 7. We praise Crisis Core; chuckle at Dirge of Cerberus, and wonder if Advent Children should even exist. Plus, we talk about how Square Enix arrived at the point where it wanted to do the compilation at all.

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Show Description

MinnMax's Ben Hanson joins Kat and Nadia as a special guest to remember the awkwardness that was Square's direct to video era. From Advent Children to Crisis Core, the trio recount the good and bad of the compilation, and wonder whether it deserves any sort of mention in Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Plus: Nadia's Bravely Default 2 impressions!

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!

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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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