Axe of the Blood God Reviews Valkyria Chronicles 4 and Talks to Legendary RPG Writer Chris Avellone

Axe of the Blood God Reviews Valkyria Chronicles 4 and Talks to Legendary RPG Writer Chris Avellone

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Nadia and Kat sit down to review the triumphant return of Valkyria Chronicles and interview writer Chris Avellone about his latest game.

Axe of the Blood God is our weekly RPG podcast hosted by Kat Bailey and Nadia Oxford. You can find the previous episodes here.

Pathfinder: Kingmaker may be flying below the radar a bit, but it has some big names attached to it, including legendary RPG writer Chris Avellone. He joins us to talk about his latest, share his regrets about Fallout 2, and discuss the challenge of portraying evil decisions in RPGs. Plus, Kat and Nadia review Valkyria Chronicles 4! [download link here]!

If you read my Valkyria Chronicles 4 review from last week, you'll know that I'm fairly positive about it. Nadia and I delve into the battle system, the cast, and how it compares to the original game, plus how it looks on the Nintendo Switch. Don't worry, we won't have any spoilers, per usual.

Also in this episode: Chris Avellone talks Pathfinder: Kingmaker, Fallout 2, and the current state of RPG writing. It's a wide ranging interview, and a very fun one if you're an RPG fan. Check it out!

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Chris Avellone, writer of Pathfinder: Kingmaker, Fallout 2, and Divinity Original Sin 2, joins Kat to talk his newest game, making evil decisions in RPGs, and the state of RPG writing today. But not before Nadia and Kat review Valkyria Chronicles 4, where they discuss the updates to the tactics, the story, and how it plays on Switch!

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 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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