Axe of the Blood God: SMT V, Assassin's Creed Origins' Relationship to Witcher 3, and Final Fantasy IX Report #6

Axe of the Blood God: SMT V, Assassin's Creed Origins' Relationship to Witcher 3, and Final Fantasy IX Report #6

PODCAST | Kat and Nadia talk about recent releases and how they connect to RPGS, then continue the Final Fantasy IX Report.

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

In this week's episode of Axe of the Blood God (download link here), Nadia and I talk about Witcher 3's influence, my recent obsession with Destiny 2, and Vivi's existential crisis.

We've talked a fair amount about the influence that RPGs have had over triple-A development over the years, but it's more blatant than ever in Assassin's Creed Origins and Destiny 2: two of the biggest games of the year. Nadia and I talk about how hard it is to replicate the magic of The Witcher 3, and why RPG mechanics are so addictive.

Also in this episode: Shin Megami Tensei V chatter! Another Secret of Mana Report! And more!

Want to share your thoughts on RPGs? Email us at usgamer@usgamer.net. We may read your letter on the show! Keep those Perfect RPG Teams coming, folks!

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Show Description

Kat and Nadia get together to discuss Kat's recent addition to Destiny 2; the Witcher 3's influence on 2017's biggest games, and the announcement of Shin Megami Tensei 5 before delving into Vivi's search for meaning, the introduction of Eiko, and dwaves in the latest Final Fantasy IX Report. Plus: Kat refuses gender Sprite and complains about Spikey in Secret of Mana Report #2.

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

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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