Axe of the Blood God: The Next-Gen Console Launch Extravaganza!

Axe of the Blood God: The Next-Gen Console Launch Extravaganza!

Our complete breakdown of this week's PS5 and Xbox Series X launch.

The PS4 and Xbox Series X are out this week, and Axe of the Blood God is here to celebrate with a two-hour podcast extravaganaza [download link here]!

In the wake of our reviews of the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, we get together to talk about the next-gen consoles, their launch line-ups, and their long-term outlook for RPG fans.

Our main takeaway? It's actually kind of a rough decision given that Microsoft kind of has a monopoly on western RPGs these days, while JRPGs figure to mostly live on PS5. In the short-term, RPG fans might actually be better served spending their hard-earned money on a gaming PC. Or, you know, buying a Switch Pro whenever it's announced.

Also in this episode: We review Yakuza: Like a Dragon, talk about the Mass Effect remaster, and much more!

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Show Description

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are out this week, and we've got the whole gang to break it all down over the course of a two hour mega-pod extravaganza! Kat, Mike, Nadia, and Eric are here to compare the PS5 and Xbox Series X, look at the launch lineup, and break down all the pros and cons for early adopters. Also in this episode, we review Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and lots of cats appear! Don't miss out!

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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