Axe of the Blood God: The RPG Year in Review 2020

Axe of the Blood God: The RPG Year in Review 2020

We look back on the RPGs that defined the turbulent year that was 2020.

The year is nearly finished, which means that it's time to recap all the news and releases that defined RPGs in 2020 [download link here]!

Nadia and I pick our favorite RPGs of the year, from Yakuza: Like a Dragon to Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and look back on the huge impact of Microsoft's Bethesda acquisition. We also talk about the impact of the new consoles, pick some overlooked RPGs, and read your comments!

Also in this episode: We react to Sony's shocking decision to delist the PS4 version of Cyberpunk 2077, the English translation of Super Robot Wars Original Generations, and much more.

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The end of 2020 draws near! Command? Nadia and Kat look back on a turbulent year and consider everything that's happened: game delays caused by COVID-19, Microsoft's Bethesda acquisition, the Cyberpunk 2020 goat rodeo, and so very much more. They also reflect upon the biggest RPGs of the year, from Final Fantasy 7 Remake to 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

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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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