Initial Thoughts on Octopath Traveler Ahead of the Review

Initial Thoughts on Octopath Traveler Ahead of the Review

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Nadia shares her initial thoughts on Octopath Traveler, and our Top 25 RPG countdown continues.

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

With Octopath Traveler out later this week, Nadia shares her initial impressions of the upcoming Switch RPG ahead of her full review [download link here].

Nadia, as you might expect, is currently digging Octopath Traveler. She has thoughts on its battle system, its graphics, and which character she decided to start with. Her full review will be ready July 12, and we will do a fuller review on the pod the following Monday.

Our Top 25 RPG countdown also continues this week with number 23 on our list: Nethack! Contributor David Craddock joins us to talk about the deep roots rogulikes have in the RPG genre, and why Nethack might be the best of the bunch. Make sure to read about number 25 and number 24 here.

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Nadia shares her initial impressions of Octopath Traveler, including the battle system, the graphics, and more. Then David Craddock returns to talk about Nethack, its remarkable support through the years, and tales of YASDs.

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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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