Axe of the Blood God: Nier: Automata for Game of the Year

Axe of the Blood God: Nier: Automata for Game of the Year

PODCAST | Kat and Nadia discussing RPG rankings and Fire Emblem in the latest episode of our RPG podcast!

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

In this week's episode of Axe of the Blood God (download link here), we get riled up about lists, talk Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia, and let newcomer Matt Kim make his case for Nier: Automata being the Game of the Year.

I've already said my piece about Skyrim, but I have plenty more to rant about on the pod, with my focus being on Mass Effect 2 in particular. Matt also joins us to talk about Nier: Automata, Dark Souls, and Final Fantasy XIV!

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Show Description

Kat and Nadia share Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia impressions (5:00) and rant about Skyrim topping Game Informer's Top 100 RPGs of All Time list (22:00), then welcome news editor Matt Kim and his pitch for Nier: Automata being the Game of the Year in a year that has thus far included... a lot of good games (37:08). Listen and let the power of the Blood God flow through you!

Music from Axe of the Blood God is courtesy of Lena Chappelle, who has also contributed the themes to Active Time Babble and Roleplayers' Realm. I also use music from the RPG Music Pack over at Check it out!

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Kat Bailey

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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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