We Break Down the First Kingdom Hearts 3 Hands-On in Detail

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Nadia and Kat dive into Mike's impression's Kingdom Hearts 3, talk Pokemon leaks, and discuss SMT Strange Journey Redux.

Article by Kat Bailey, .

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

It's finally happening. Kingdom Hearts 3 is actually coming out. Nadia and I put aside our shock to talk about Mike's impressions, as well many other things in the RPG space [download link here]

Also, hi! I'm back after a long trip abroad and back at the controls of the podcast. I want to thank Anthony Agnello for stepping in as a guest host in my absence, and for John Learned for popping in as a guest as well. They did a great job of serving the Blood God while I was away.

Anyway, it's straight to business now that I'm back. Kingdom Hearts 3 was playable last week, and Nadia and I hash over every detail of Mike's detailed preview. Plus, Nadia shares her thoughts on SMT Strange Journey Redux as a converted Persona fan, we talk about the numerous Pokemon leaks, and we figure out the D&D alignments for the entire USgamer staff. All that and more in the latest episode of Axe of the Blood God!

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Kat is officially back! And she and Nadia celebrate by talking Pokemon leaks, the first hands-on with Kingdom Hearts 3, and SMT Strange Journey Redux! Can you believe that Kingdom Hearts 3 is actually coming out? We can't either!

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  • Avatar for The-Challenger #1 The-Challenger 4 months ago
    I wonder if this game will finally make Kairi an official Disney Princess.
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  • Avatar for riderkicker #2 riderkicker 4 months ago
    The Persona series feels very much like what Japanese society should be, group oriented, as a main part of the game needs you to strengthen your bonds with your teammates. Shin Megami Tensei on the other hand feels like that rugged individualism that I suspect the Japanese may view of American culture. You are alone, and you negotiate with demons to fight with you on the condition that they don't kill you. Every battle is a struggle, every step is an inch toward survival. It is so bleak, that I watched "Fires on the Plain" reminded me of this series.

    Oh no, Kat! I can't believe you gave up your PS2. If you had one of those Benq monitors, you can still hook it up to Component via the VGA port! Although I have to admit I only use it to play arcade games, and via a Sata hard drive adapter I got off eBay. I will still salute you for your amazing self-control to rid yourself of the old systems.

    Where would Matt be on the D&D alignment? I think he's the most lawful good of the group.Edited May 2018 by riderkicker
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  • Avatar for Nuclear-Vomit #3 Nuclear-Vomit 3 months ago
    Hey, 90's kids will remember that Linkin Park's Meteora album was actually pretty good.
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  • Avatar for Cabbage-head-must-di #4 Cabbage-head-must-di 3 months ago
    As a guy who's been playing megaten games since the first persona squeaked out to our shores, redux really shows that maybe it's time to shake up that old formula. Not that I want to get rid of the gotta catch em all demon collecting or lose the dark, apocalyptic story; I'm just really burnt out on fighting the same turn based battles with the same group of monsters. Maybe redux is more of an intro for persona 5 converts, but it makes me hope SMT5 isn't so dungeon crawly and grindy.
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  • Avatar for ChronoDave #5 ChronoDave 3 months ago
    What's the name of the song that plays right before they start talking about SMT Strange Journey? Around the 39 minute mark
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