Axe of the Blood God: Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is This Fall's Sneaky Great RPG Sim

Axe of the Blood God: Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is This Fall's Sneaky Great RPG Sim

Checking in on Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, WoW: Shadowlands, and even more Fall 2020 releases.

In this week's episode of the Axe of the Blood God, we examine some of the RPGs we've missed in the midst of the console release craziness, including Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, a unique sim RPG that combines Stardew Valley, Muramasa: The Demon Blade, and the joy of growing rice [download link here].

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, which launched on November 10, hit at an inopportune time, as it was quickly dwarfed by the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Yakuza, and the rest of this fall's big releases. Nevertheless, this unique new sim is worth a closer look, along with the rest of this season's slate of releases.

Also in this episode: Thoughts on The Game Awards 2020 RPG nominees; Cyberpunk's performance on current-gen RPGs, and much more!

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We're firmly in the teeth of the 2020 release season, and the RPGs are arriving fast. Kat and Nadia circle back on some of the RPGs they missed, including Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, WoW: Shadowlands, Godfall, and more. Plus: Cyberpunk's performance on current-gen consoles, The Game Awards RPG nominations, and more thoughts on Yakuza: Like a Dragon.

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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