Should You Play Secret of Mana's Remake or the SNES Original?

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | The latest episode of our RPG podcast goes in-depth on Kingdom Come: Deliverance and the Secret of Mana Remake.

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

Should you play the Secret of Mana Remake or stick with the 16-bit original? It's actually a valid question now that you can easily access it on the SNES Classic! Nadia and I address those questions and more as we explore the recently released remake on the newest episode of Axe of the Blood God [download link here].

But that's not all! I've also been playing Kingdom Come: Deliverance, and I have a number of thoughts on its approach to RPG realism and medieval history. Plus, the Cosmic Star Heroine Report is back, and Nadia and I talk about how our parties have come together, the wildly varying settings we've been exploring, and what we want out of our random encounters.

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Nadia returns from her adventures in Japan to discuss why the Secret of Mana remake doesn't hold up to the original [15:00]. Meanwhile, Kat is playing Kingdom Come: Deliverance [27:00], and she has thoughts on both its attempts to be ultra-realistic and its approach to medieval history: Plus: The Cosmic Star Heroine Report returns! [44:34].

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 rpgmaker.net. Check it out!

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