Final Fantasy 7 On the Switch is the Best of Times and the Worst of Times

Final Fantasy 7 On the Switch is the Best of Times and the Worst of Times

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | With Kat temporarily out of the picture, Anthony John Agnello and John Learned gab about A Link to the Past, Persona 5, Final Fantasy 7, and the joy (and agony) of reviewing RPGs.

Kat left us to go on vacation last week, and things are going pretty well without her. We only had to put out three fires this time! And they weren't even gasoline-fed! Last time Kat took off, USG somehow wound up with an irradiated patch of land that birds still refuse to fly over.

Anyway, come hell, high water, or irradiated super-fires, the Axe of the Blood God podcast will always be there for you. Guest host Anthony John Agnello is back, and we also roped in beloved freelance contributor John Learned.

This week, we discuss whispers of a possible remake of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. We also discuss whether Persona 5 will come to the Switch (yes), and if we'll play it all over again (yes). Then there's a rousing discussion about Final Fantasy 7, an obscure game you've probably never heard about. Unsurprisingly, all the talk about lengthy RPGs got us scarred games writers reminiscing about the ache of reviewing long games [Download link here].

Follow Anthony on Twitter and then do the same for John Learned. Make sure to read John's review of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, too. He wrote it just for us.

Want to join in the conversation? Leave a comment and we may read it on the show! And don't forget to subscribe to the Newsletter of the Blood God for weekly thoughts on the world of RPGs.

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

Show Description

Kat abandoned USG to go run with the bulls in Spain, so it's up to Nadia and special guests Anthony John Agnello and John Learned to keep the show afloat (they are both recovering from the black plague; please excuse their coughs). This week, we have a deep and serious discussion about a rumored remake for The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Persona 5 before we talk at length about Final Fantasy 7 on the Switch and the related music bug. Then our conversation smoooothly segues into the challenges of reviewing lengthy games like RPGs. Enjoy, and don't trust any dolphin that offers to let you jump off its stupid pointed face.

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 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.

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, About.com, 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.

Read this next

Who's Your Favorite Video Game Cat?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Morgana? Cait Sith? Tell us who your favorite video game feline is.

How Does Fire Emblem: Three Houses Stack Up Against Persona, Bully, and Other Games With School Settings?

We don't need no education, but video game characters are another story.

Some Of The Best Runs From SGDQ's Record-Breaking 2019 Marathon

A few personal picks from a phenomenal week of charity fundraising.

Axe of the Blood God's Visit to Final Fantasy 7's Gold Saucer Ends in Blood and Tears

Only '90s kids remember mass shootings at an amusement park being used as a throwaway story device. Also: Chatter about Slay the Spire, Bloodstained, and a big apology for screwing up the TurboGrafx-16 Console Quest.

Summer Games Done Quick '19 Starts This Weekend—Here Are Some Runs To Watch For

The Link to the Past-Super Metroid randomizer mash-up is sure to be a blast.

7 Games to Play After Watching Neon Genesis Evangelion on Netflix

Grab a glass of Tang and play these classic games after watching Evangelion on Netflix.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake E3 2019 Demo Breakdown: Sephiroth vs. Cloud, Shinra HQ Details, and Egg and Chips

Everything we notice in last night's big Final Fantasy 7 Remake reveal.

More Podcasts

What Makes a Good RPG Romance? Axe of the Blood God Finds Out

With Fire Emblem: Three Houses now out, Axe of the Blood God takes a closer look at what makes good RPG romances.

Axe of the Blood God's Console RPG Quest is Playing With Power... Portable Power

Kat and Nadia explores the noble RPG history of the Game Boy on its 30th anniversary.

Axe of the Blood God's Fire Emblem: Three Houses Roundtable

Kat is joined by GameSpot's Kallie Plagge and Gamesbeat's Mike Minotti to dig deep into Three Houses.

More on Switch

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Character Ban Sets Off Massive Debate

Dragon Quest's Hero is a random character... possibly too random.

Epic Isn't Budging On Fortnite's Mechs, Despite Player Protests

The massive machines of destruction seem like they're here to stay.

Classic Doom Ports No Longer Require Bethesda Net Login to Play

That login screen should be fully optional now.

Nintendo Switch Indie World Showcase Livestream on Monday Will Highlight Upcoming Titles

There's a 20-minute showcase of new indie games for the Switch, just before Gamescom kicks off.