Axe of the Blood God: The Dreamcast Console RPG Quest

Axe of the Blood God: The Dreamcast Console RPG Quest

The Console RPG Quest takes on one of the most beloved consoles ever. Plus, Fire Emblem: Three Houses DLC discussion!

We've nearly reached the PlayStation 2 era in the Console RPG Quest, but first we need to take a quick detour to talk about the Sega Dreamcast [download link here].

Former 1UP/EGM writer Shane Bettenausen joins the show this week to talk about the Sega Dreamcast's unique RPG legacy; his love of Phantasy Star Online, and the excellence of Skies of Arcadia. As is customary, Shane also brings up plenty of import RPGs from the Dreamcast era, many of them very obscure.

Also in this episode, Hirun joins us to talk about the Fire Emblem: Three Houses DLC, Persona 5 Royal, and Pokemon Home!

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Show Description

Special guest Shane Bettenhausen returns to talk about the Dreamcast's RPG legacy, the greatness of Phantasy Star Online and Skies of Arcadia, and its sneaky interesting catalogue of import RPGs. Plus, staff writer Hirun Cryer drops by to discuss the new Fire Emblem: Three Houses DLC, Persona 5 Royal, and more!

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

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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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