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USgamer's RPG Podcast Delves into I Am Setsuna, Tyranny, and The Year of VR

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: Steve Tramer returns for a special GDC episode in which he and Kat discuss Square Enix's I Am Setuna, the newly-revealed Tyranny, XCOM 2, and the pros and cons of VR as it relates to RPGs.

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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), I'm once again joined by Steve Tramer as we catch up on some of the RPG announcements from GDC, discuss XCOM 2, and ponder whether RPGs are compatible with VR.

This was a relatively impromptu podcast, with the result being that it ended up being a bit rambly and off-topic, but we hit most of the big stories from GDC including I Am Setsuna, Obsidian's new RPG Tyranny, and of course, Virtual Reality. Everything is kind of coming to head here at GDC, and there's plenty to ponder about both the future of games and the future of RPGs.

Next week: We go in-depth on Salt & Sanctuary and interview the team behind Tyranny!

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Steve Tramer returns for a special GDC episode in which he and Kat discuss Square Enix's I Am Setuna, the newly-revealed Tyranny, XCOM 2, and the pros and cons of VR as it relates to RPGs. Pokken Tournament makes an appearance as well!

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 rpgmaker.net. Check it out!

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  • Avatar for riderkicker #1 riderkicker 2 years ago
    Interesting episode. I Am Gundam sounds like an interesting game, but like the DS Chrono Trigger, I hope the GUI is actually easy on the eyes.

    I actually liked the Draw system in FF8, but I do agree with the criticisms.
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  • Avatar for WorstClassic #2 WorstClassic 2 years ago
    I know you're not really a fan of Spiderweb Software, but Tyranny sounds like it shares a premise with their Avadon.

    Come to think of it, I'm not really a fan either. They're one of those many games I don't really have time for, but am very happy that they exist. Spiderweb has been doing indie RPGs since 1994 and could probably do for more love. Especially when a larger studio is going to be maybe-refining ideas that they toyed with half a decade ago.
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  • Avatar for Aleryn #3 Aleryn 2 years ago
    Fun episode overall and definitely a good guest. Oh and nice to hear about I Am Setsuna in a longform way, wasn't really sure what it was before this. Thanks.
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  • Avatar for william389 #4 william389 A year ago

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