Axe of the Blood God: Why RPG Fans Should Check Out Hades

Axe of the Blood God: Why RPG Fans Should Check Out Hades

Analyzing Supergiant's excellent roguelite from a role-playing perspective.

In this week's episode of Axe of the Blood God, we go deep on the game that has the entire USgamer staff hooked: Hades [download link here]!

Nadia and I are joined by News Editor Eric Van Allen to discuss why exactly this wonderful roguelite has us so enthralled. We talk about it dungeon crawler roots; how Supergiant is beating Blizzard at its own game, and much more. We also pay tribute to its excellent soundtrack in the Track of the Week segment, so don't miss out.

Also in this episode, we discuss the Baldur's Gate 3 early access delay; the Nier Replicant release date, and why Axe of the Blood God fans should check 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim! Want to contribute to the conversation? Leave a comment below! We'll read our favorites on the following week's episode.

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Show Description

Kat and Nadia are joined by USgamer News Editor Eric Van Allen to sing the praises of Hades, the amazing roguelite by Supergiant Games that is now out of Early Access. The trio discuss its relationship to Diablo; how Supergiant is beating Blizzard at its own game, and why RPG fans should play this excellent dungeon crawler. Plus, all of this week's RPG news, the Track of the Week, and more!

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 Check it out!

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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).

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