USgamer's RPG Podcast Examines Skyrim Remastered, Exist Archive, and RPG Accessibility

USgamer's RPG Podcast Examines Skyrim Remastered, Exist Archive, and RPG Accessibility

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: Does Skyrim hold up? Do RPGs need to be more accessible? Nadia and Kat have thoughts!

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

In this week's episode of Axe of the Blood God (download link here), we take a look at Skyrim Remastered, discuss Exist Archive, and wonder about RPG accessibility.

Skyrim is one of the most popular but controversial RPGs I've ever played. Seemingly everyone has an opinion on it, and they can run hot or cold depending on who you talk to. Nadia and I have opinions as well, and we discuss them in this episode. We also touch on the quality of the Special Edition, and what it means for console gamers and PC gamers alike.

Also in this episode: I politely ask people to stop calling Exist Archive the spiritual successor to Valkyrie Profile! It's fine on its own merits, but it's a long way from being a real successor to Valkyrie Profile. Also, we digress heavily into a discussion about RPG accessibility. Is it possible to hit a balance? We have thoughts!

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Show Description

Nadia and Kat have a lot to rant about as they take on Skyrim Special Edition, Exist Archive, and what accessibility means for the RPG genre. Does Skyrim hold up? Does Exist Archive deserve to called a spiritual successor to Valkyrie Profile? All of this and more!

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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