USgamer's RPG Podcast Welcomes RPG Legend Brian Fargo

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: We interview legendary director Brian Fargo about Wasteland 3 and go in-depth on Final Fantasy XV.

Article by Kat Bailey, .

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 welcome RPG legend Brian Fargo for a look at Wasteland 3. Plus, our fearless leader has Final Fantasy XV impressions!

Brian Fargo, of course, should need no introduction. From his start as an amateur designer in high school through his famous run at Interplay and to the present, Fargo has been responsible for some of the greatest RPGs ever made. We welcome him to the pod in the second segment, where he talks about his vision for Wasteland 3, the challenges of making RPGs back in the late '80s, and how the genre has evolved through the years.

Also in this episode: Jeremy and Nadia share their impressions on Final Fantasy XV! With just a month to go before it finally arrives, here are our thoughts on the first third of the game. We're actually pretty excited!

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Legendary RPG designer Brian Fargo joins the pod to discuss Wasteland 3, his history with the series, the evolution of RPGs, and what it was like to make games back in the '80s. But first, Jeremy and Nadia go in-depth on Final Fantasy XV. Do the characters work? Is the battle system better than advertised? All of our impressions and more!

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  • Avatar for jayzii #1 jayzii 2 years ago
    I'm excited that Final Fantasy XV is finally coming together and that it looks like a lot of fun. I also like the gaming media's tsundere attitude toward FFXV. "We're actually pretty excited!". Every preview I've seen has a ton of qualifiers before somebody says they are liking it.

    Ya'll here were singing the praises of Lightning Returns, don't front like you're too cool for school.
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  • Avatar for Kat.Bailey #2 Kat.Bailey 2 years ago
    @jayzii Lightning Returns was good!
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  • Avatar for Jeremiah-Jones #3 Jeremiah-Jones 2 years ago
    I really appreciate the interview. It as always interesting to hear about all of the various difficulties in making games like these.
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  • Avatar for SatelliteOfLove #4 SatelliteOfLove 2 years ago
    Limited fast travel? I can hear the butthurt whining from here already.
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  • Avatar for riderkicker #5 riderkicker 2 years ago
    So driving the car isn't that intuitive? So it's back to face? FFXV, sounds pretty interesting nonetheless!Edited October 2016 by riderkicker
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  • Avatar for The-Challenger #6 The-Challenger 2 years ago
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  • Avatar for jayzii #8 jayzii 2 years ago

    I agree. I think you missed my point, which was that SE can still make good games, even if they might not look like it based on first impressions or their weird marketing. Pessimism is easy, but not always the right tack.
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  • Avatar for Y7748837 #9 Y7748837 2 years ago
    At what times does the Wasteland 3 discussion start and end?
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  • Avatar for mattcom26 #10 mattcom26 2 years ago
    Really great interview. Always a treat to hear from developers who go back that far.
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