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 is out sick! So it's up to Mike to valiantly step in for the great 2017 RPG in Review Spectacular!
As I highlighted in my Top 10 Games of the Year list, it's been an absolutely incredible year for RPGs. So many games! Between Divinity: Original Sin 2, Persona 5, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and even second-tier releases like Tales of Berseria, there was hardly time for them all. Nevertheless, Mike and I do our best to highlight the best of a packed year in the midst of picking our Five Essential RPGs of 2017. So pour yourself a glass of eggnog and enjoy the final Axe of the Blood God of 2017!
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With Nadia out sick, Kat is instead joined by Mike to talk about the year in RPGs, argue about Horizon Zero Dawn, and pick the five essential RPGs of 2017. We've got a lot to cover, from Final Fantasy XIV's expansion to Persona 5 to Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia, so buckle up!
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!