USgamer's RPG Podcast Examines Fallout 4, Stella Glow, and the Return of Valkyria Chronicles

USgamer's RPG Podcast Examines Fallout 4, Stella Glow, and the Return of Valkyria Chronicles

On this week's episode of Axe of the Blood God we wonder whatever happened to Dogmeat, lament the demise of Imageepoch and a class of JRPG developers, and celebrate Valkyria: Azure Revolution. Plus: Our Fallout 4 giveaway results!

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), Bob and I are joined by Polygon's Phil Kollar to discuss Fallout 4's intro, ponder its sometimes confusing systems, and wonder what the heck happened to Dogmeat. Then we examine Stella Glow and the return of Valkyria Chronicles.

As of right now, Fallout 4 is making a case for being not just the biggest RPG of the year but the biggest game of the year. People just can't seem to get enough of Bethesda's RPG, bugs and all. With Bob and Phil having played about six hours now, we talk about some of the earlier stages of the game while addressing some of the criticism leveled at its design, and I lament losing Dogmeat. Minor spoiler alert: We describe the first hour or so in some detail. Beyond that, we keep spoilers to a minimum. If you want to read more, check out our review as well as Phil's ongoing Fallout 4 Let's Play.

Speaking of Fallout 4, we have a winner for our giveaway! I asked everyone to submit their best/funniest/most interesting RPG screenshot, and here are my three favorites:

And our winner!

An exceptionally clever twist on the original idea. Ten points for Ravenclaw! Send me your contact info, Brian, and your Xbox One copy of Fallout 4 will be in the mail. Thanks to everyone who submitted an entry!

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Show Description

Kat and Bob are joined by Polygon's Phil Kollar to discuss Fallout 4's opening, the sometimes confusing mechanics, and the case of the missing Dogmeat. Then, Kat and Bob lament the death of the mid-range JRPG developers following the demise of Imageepoch while cheering the return of Valkyria Chronicles.

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 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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