Axe of the Blood God is our weekly RPG podcast hosted by Kat Bailey and Nadia Oxford. You can find the previous episodes here.
Octopath Traveler is officially available now, and Kat and Nadia are here to review it alongside GameXplain co-host Derrick Bitner! [download link here]
We shared our initial thoughts on Octopath Traveler last week, but this is a much deeper dive into Square Enix's new RPG. We talk about the graphics, the story, the boss battles, and whether Alfyn is actually good (spoiler: nah).
Also in this episode, I'm joined by guest Ryan Allen to discuss #22 in our Top 25 RPG Countdown: Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines. We talk about its rich RPG heritage, how it overcame its troubled development, and why it's still beloved to this day!
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GameXplain co-host Derrick Bitner joins Kat and Nadia to review Octopath Traveler. Do the sprites match the quality of the environments? Which character did each host pick first? And can Nadia and Derrick convince Kat to upgrade from Prologue? Then, Kat is joined by guest Ryan Allen to add Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines to the Top 25 RPG countdown. They talk about how it's risen above its troubled development history, its amazing roleplaying possibilities, and why it's still supported by a cadre of dedicated fans to this day.
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!