Axe of the Blood God: Revisiting Final Fantasy XV and Our Second Chrono Trigger Report

Axe of the Blood God: Revisiting Final Fantasy XV and Our Second Chrono Trigger Report

PODCAST: We return to the RPG that's been getting a bit of backlash lately while also talking Chrono Trigger, Horizon Zero Dawn, the Switch, and Nier.

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

In this week's episode of Axe of the Blood God (download link here), friend of the podcast Steve Tramer returns to talk Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy XV, and a whole lot of other games over drinks. It's GDC!

Most of the episode is spent on Final Fantasy XV—an RPG that has been suffering an increasing amount of backlash over the past few months. We talk about Square Enix's odd move to turn it into more of an ongoing platform, the infamous Chapter 13, and whether Prompto really is like Ferris Bueller.

Also in this episode, we jump into what is suddenly an ongoing series: our second Chrono Trigger report! I talk about my experience with Zeal, my party composition (Frog FTW), and lots of other stuff. All this and more in the latest episode of our RPG podcast!

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  • 04:20 Horizon Zero Dawn's Quests
  • 10:30 Final Fantasy XV
  • 44:50 Chrono Trigger Report #2
  • 01:08:35 Nier
  • 01:12:20 Nintendo Switch
  • 01:19:30 Night in the Woods
  • 01:22:00 Outro

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Show Description

Kat invites friend of the pod Steve Tramer aboard to talk about Horizon Zero Dawn's quest design (04:20) before taking a deep dive back into Final Fantasy XV (10:30). Then Kat shares another Chrono Trigger Report (44:50), after which the two ping through Nier (01:08:35), the Switch (01:12:20), and Night in the Woods (01:19:30).

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 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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