Why Are Portable Systems and RPGs Perfect Lovers? Axe of the Blood God Talks it Over

Why Are Portable Systems and RPGs Perfect Lovers? Axe of the Blood God Talks it Over

Nadia and Eric go over the reasons why handhelds are perfect for RPGs and name some of their favorites.

There sure are a lot of great RPGs on the Switch lately. Seriously. The deluge won't stop. I've begged it to stop for even a minute, but to no avail. I need to breathe, damn it. Let me breathe.

Ahem. Doubtlessly developers and RPG fans have adopted the Switch as their platform of choice because RPGs are long, rambling games that are beautifully suited for playing in handheld mode. But then, that's always been the case, hasn't it? With Kat out of the picture this week (she'll be back, I promise), Eric and I talk about the history of handheld RPGs starting with the Game Boy, and exchange some of our favorites. [Download link here!]

Oh, and if you've been waiting for GreedFall impressions: Tah-Dah! Eric has 'em this episode! You can also read his review.

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Show Description

What's better than an RPG? An RPG you can stuff in your pocket and tote around like a designer dog. (Please do not shove tiny dogs into your pockets.) With Kat overseas taking care of Big Editor Things for the site this week, Nadia teams up with Eric to discuss the beauty of portable RPGs, and talks about some of their favorite handheld adventures. Also in this episode: The Grandia HD Collection is getting a big patch, and Eric gives his in-depth impressions of GreedFall.

Music from Axe of the Blood God is courtesy of Lena Raine, composer of Celeste. I also use music from the RPG Music Pack over at rpgmaker.net. Check it out!

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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