Axe of the Blood God: A Closer Look at Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Axe of the Blood God: A Closer Look at Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Plus, we let our imaginations run wild in this week's episode of the RPG podcast.

We're still a couple weeks away from the next round of RPG releases, but that doesn't mean it's too early to talk about Yakuza: Like a Dragon and Assassin's Creed Valhalla, which is exactly what we do in this week's episode [download link here]!

Nadia and I discuss Mike's impressions, the big changes that are coming to Valhalla, and all the ways that Yakuza: Like a Dragon serves as a nod to the RPGs of old. Plus, we cover Xbox boss Phil Spencer's comments about Bethesda and more!

Then it's time to let our imaginations run wild a bit. What would an RPG look like as a battle royale? Could the social elements of Among Us be combined with genuine role-playing? Join us as we pitch our ideas for the next big RPG mashup!

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Show Description

Kat and Nadia take a break from the grind of the RPG release schedule to talk about how some of today's most popular genres can be combined with the wonders of role-playing, including battle royale, Among Us, and more. Plus, we talk about Phil Spencer's recent comments concerning Bethesda, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, 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 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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