Axe of the Blood God: We Love Project Octopath Traveler

Axe of the Blood God: We Love Project Octopath Traveler

PODCAST | We talk about all the news from the Nintendo Direct, share our thoughts on Project Octopath Traveler, and reminisce about the days of the Apple II.

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), we share our love for a sneaky good little Switch RPG due next year: Project Octopath Traveler!

A bunch of observers have been sharing their love for Project Octopath Traveler, and we agree! We think it looks great! Nadia and I share our love for its graphics, break down its battle system, and talk about how it looks on the TV vs. the Switch. We also delve into everything else from this week's Nintendo Direct!

Also in this episode, David Craddock returns to talk about this new book: Break Out: How the Apple II Launched the PC Gaming Revolution. Join us as we dive into the early history of PC RPGs and talk about how their roots extended into the rest of the genre!

Want to share your thoughts on RPGs? Email us at usgamer@usgamer.net. We may read your letter on the show! Keep those Perfect RPG Teams coming, folks!

Where to find us (Subscribe, rate, and review!)

Show Description

Kat and Nadia go LIVE with their thoughts on all the info from this week's Nintendo Direct, include Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and The Alliance Alive. They also share their impressions on Project Octopath Traveler! Spoiler: They like it! In the second segment, David Craddock returns to share tales from the dawn of the RPG age from his new book about the Apple II (37:36), and Kat and Nadia pick more Perfect RPG Teams!

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!

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Kat Bailey

Editor in Chief

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).

Related articles

Coronavirus Outbreak Has Led to a Demand Surge and Shortages of Ring Fit Adventure

Resellers are trying to push for a price five times higher than retail.

Pokemon Home Makes Good Bank in its First Week of Life

Pokemon Home is furnishing itself with some decent revenue.

Square Enix Scales Back Its PAX East Plans for Final Fantasy 14 Due to Coronavirus

Game director Naoki Yoshida and other Japan-based staffers are bowing out.

Need help?

Witcher 3: How to Start the Blood and Wine DLC and Meet Its Level Requirements

We explain how to get to Toussaint and what level you should be when you do.

Witcher 3: All the Correct Play Lines in "The Play's the Thing" Quest

We explain how to perform the Doppler's play with Priscilla, as well as whether to choose tragedy or comedy.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Mystery Gift Codes List (January 2020)

You can get free gifts in Pokemon Sword and Shield by entering certain Mystery Gift Codes. Here’s a full list of all the active codes available right now.

The Outer Worlds Shrink Ray - How to Get the Unique Shrink Ray Science Weapon

This is where you can get the Shrink Ray science weapon in The Outer Worlds, one of the unique weapons in the game.