USgamer's RPG Podcast Examines Breath of Fire 3 and Final Fantasy IX

USgamer's RPG Podcast Examines Breath of Fire 3 and Final Fantasy IX

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: Can Final Fantasy IX work on mobile? Is Breath of Fire 3 worth revisiting? Kat and Nadia explore these questions and more in the latest RPG podcast.

Axe of the Blood God is our weekly RPG podcast hosted by Kat Bailey. You can find the show notes for previous episodes here.

In this week's episode of Axe of the Blood God (download link here), Kat and Nadia discuss the release of the PSP version of Breath of Fire 3, then debate whether Final Fantasy IX (or any other RPG) can really work on mobile.

Final Fantasy IX is surprisingly controversial around these parts. Bob obviously likes it, but our fearless leader is less of a fan. As for me, I consider it something of a mid-tier Final Fantasy - a step below classics like Final Fantasy VI, but certainly with merit. It's good to see it getting a chance to flourish with a wider audience on mobile and Steam.

As for Breath of Fire, my own experience with that series is pretty much nil. Nadia has plenty of thoughts, though, and that's why she's on this week's podcast. Also, we answer another mailbag question!

Next week: Fire Emblem Fates! We've discussed it before, but now Mike and I are really going to go deep. Get ready!

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Show Description

Can an RPG succeed on mobile? Has Breath of Fire held up in the years since its 2016 heyday? Kat and Nadia ponder these questions and more as Breath of Fire 3 and Final Fantasy IX make their triumphant return. Plus: The mailbag returns!

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

Editor in Chief

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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