The First Super Robot Wars You Should Play

The First Super Robot Wars You Should Play

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat and Nadia wrap Cosmic Star Heroine, talk about the impact of graphics, and pick the first Super Robot Wars you should play.

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

Super Robot Wars X launched on PS4 and Vita last week, but is it the first one you should play? Nadia and I discuss as I lay down a primer for the greatest mecha strategy series around [download link here]

This is actually a bit of a... rambling... episode. Nadia and I start by talking about the impact of graphics in games, and that mushrooms into a conversation that touches on Persona 5, our favorite RPG stories, Bojack Horseman, and Radiant Historia. But eventually I get around to talking about the history of Super Robot Wars, why I like it so much, and which one you should play first.

But that's not all! Cosmic Star Heroine is out on the Vita now, and Nadia and I are about ready to wrap up our Cosmic Star Heroine Report. Join us for our final thoughts!

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Show Description

Kat and Nadia talk about their favorite RPG stories, the impact that art style can have, and many other topics including Persona 5, Radiant Historia, and Bojack Horseman. Then Kat jumps into her guide to Super Robot Wars [27:18]. What is it? How did it start? And more important, which one should you play first? Finally, Kat and Nadia wrap up the Cosmic Star Heroine Report as it launches on PlayStation Vita [51:56].

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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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