Axe of the Blood God Throws Down Over 2019's Best RPGs

Axe of the Blood God Throws Down Over 2019's Best RPGs

Our list is the definitive list. Worship it. All attempts to deviate will be halted using fire.

Shout-out to the "Best of the Year" lists that spring up around the internet as we get closer to the holiday season. Getting mad over other people's entertainment preferences is precisely what we need to drown out the guilt that whispers in our ears this time of year. No, I didn't get in shape, Bad Voice, and it ain't none of your business.

The Blood God occasionally demands, well, blood, and there's nothing like an annual "Best RPG" list to get the good times rolling. Caty joins Kat and I as we discuss and debate which 2019 RPGs are most worthy of recognition. Admittedly, not much blood is shed; it's a laid-back discussion and we all have a good time. Listen here.

Caty, Kat, and I also chatter away about BioWare's struggles through the year and lament the toxic waste dump that's Pokemon Sword and Shield discourse. And…it sure was a big year for Nintendo Switch ports, wasn't it?

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Show Description

Kat and Nadia are joined by Caty to recap the year that was 2019 in RPGs! They discuss all the big stories, the big trends, and the biggest games, including:

  • The Year of the Switch Port
  • BioWare's Struggles
  • The Year Long National Pokedex Obsession
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses being just great
  • Outer Worlds being... good?
  • Disco Elysium changing how we think about character progression
  • ... And much more!

It all adds up to the Blood God's Pick for the Best RPG of 2019! Join us as we wrap yet another amazing year in RPGs!

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve,, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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