Axe of the Blood God Explores the PlayStation's RPG Legacy, And Why It's More Complicated Than You Think

Axe of the Blood God Explores the PlayStation's RPG Legacy, And Why It's More Complicated Than You Think

Plus, some Breath of Fire 2 memories!

PlayStation celebrated its 25th anniversary last week, which makes it the perfect time to look at its momentous RPG history in the latest Console RPG Quest [download link here]!

The PlayStation's RPG legacy is well-known, of course. It finally broke through in the west in a way that Nintendo never could, opening the door for a flood of localized RPGs. But the PlayStation's RPG legacy is more complicated than you think. Find out why in the latest episode of Axe of the Blood God!

Also in this episode, we remember Breath of Fire 2!

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Just in time for its 25th anniversary, Kat and Nadia delve into the RPG legacy of the PlayStation! The pair discuss its massive impact on the genre; share their favorite memories, and discuss classic RPGs ranging from Chrono Cross to Beyond the Beyond. Is PS One the most important RPG console ever? The answer is more complicated than you think.

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!

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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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