Axe of the Blood God: What Went Wrong With Mass Effect: Andromeda?

PODCAST | We discuss Mass Effect: Andromeda and Torment: Tides of Numenera in this week's episode of the RPG pod!

Article by Kat Bailey, .

Axe of the Blood God is our weekly RPG podcast hosted by Kat Bailey. You can find the previous episodes here.

In this week's episode of Axe of the Blood God (download link here), we have our long overdue Torment: Tides of Numenera and dive into what went wrong with Mass Effect: Andromeda.

I'm joined by special guest Rowan Kaiser, who is intimately familiar with Mass Effect, and we discuss the game's very real issues outside of its animation problems. We also take the time to shower some deserved love on Torment: Tides of Numenera, which has sadly been overlooked amid the current rush. It's true, the Blood God likes more than JRPGs!

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  • 01:00 Torment: Tides of Numenera
  • 24:05 Mass Effect: Andromeda (No Spoilers)
  • 01:12:20 Outro

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Show Description

Kat is joined by special guest Rowan Kaiser this week for a spoiler-free discussion on what's gone wrong with Mass Effect Andromeda (24:05), as well as to look back on the original trilogy. Plus, Kat and Rowan finally get a chance to talk about the RPG that fell between the cracks of this crazy release season -- Torment: Tides of Numenera! (00:30)

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  • Avatar for dard410 #1 dard410 A year ago
    Hi Kat, you mentioned Mass Effect mods on the podcast. What are some good Mass Effect mods? I'm thinking about replaying the original game in lieu of Andromeda. Thanks!
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  • Avatar for link6616 #2 link6616 A year ago
    Wait? I don't get a persona 4 or CT report?

    Although I'm am very curious to hear this ME discussion.
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  • Avatar for SatelliteOfLove #3 SatelliteOfLove A year ago
    My take on Numenera has been similar. Very dense, very bespoke, but you can tell where the money ended though.
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  • Avatar for pdubb #4 pdubb A year ago
    I am interested to listen to the Mass Effect discussion, despite all the ME disappointment. Mass Effect still somehow is only one of a handful of Sci-Fi RPGs so it gets my attention by default.

    But man if I wouldn't have clubbed a baby seal for a quality Battlestar Galactica (2003) video game RPG.
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