USgamer's RPG Podcast Explores Fire Emblem Fates and Project X Zone 2

USgamer's RPG Podcast Explores Fire Emblem Fates and Project X Zone 2

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: Kat and Mike wonder how anyone could side with crazy King Garon, then Nadia explains why Project X Zone 2 ultimately won her over.

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 Mike go in-depth on Fire Emblem Fates, then Nadia explains her appreciation for Project X Zone 2.

It's been interesting playing Fire Emblem Fates alongside Mike since we take such a different approach to the series. He prefers Casual mode, while I prefer Classic. He's down for a classic struggle for good vs. evil, and I'm mostly in it for the challenge. We're fit right into the target demographic for Birthright and Conquest respectively. In this episode, we compare notes on our experiences, talk about its overall strengths and weaknesses, and wonder how anyone could side with King Garon on purpose. You read Mike's review for Birthright here, and my review of Conquest here.

In the second segment, Nadia explains her appreciation for Project X Zone 2, which she reviewed for us earlier this week. I've been... uh... harsh oh Project X Zone in the past, so I'm curious to hear the flipside. What follows is the most Canadian conversation ever as I repeatedly apologize for being so harsh on PxZ while she tells me that I have perfectly valid viewpoints. Yep. In any case, have a listen.

Next week: It's been 20 years since Pokemon was released in Japan! When we're done feeling old, we'll sit down and go in-depth on Nintendo's massively popular franchise.

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Mike and Kat discuss map design, crazy King Garon, and the difference between Birthright and Conquest in their in-depth review of Fire Emblem Fates. Afterward, Nadia explains to Kat why she ended up digging Project X Zone 2.

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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