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.@nadiaoxford email@example.com
We break down the positives and negatives of Konami's latest effort to cater to the vampire hunter dwelling within you.
What NES sprites have to teach us about the darkness in men's hearts, and more philosophy delivered in 8-bits.
Super Mario Bros. 2? Yoshi's Island? Hotel Mario (you know you want it, you monsters)?
After a long hibernation, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake resurfaces with a wealth of new information.
Anyone who says licensed cartoons were better in the '90s has vapor for brains.
Kent Mudle talks about how he kept his word machine in working order for The Final Season while his world crumbled.
Companions, friends, and killers: Your fuzzy RPG pals are whatever you need them to be.
The Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer hints at a hedgehog of contrasts.
I just wanna fly... in VR.
The desire to make "the next EarthBound" is understandable, but it's also misguided in some important ways.
A cartridge's save battery is finite. Just like a parent's love.
Some Final Fantasy games have remakes of their remakes. What's the definitive version of each single-player mainline installment? Let us help you.
Chrono Trigger's sublime soundtrack arguably tells its classic story more effectively than its character dialogue.
Up, up, and away with Nintendo's attempt at virtual reality.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | With Kat temporarily out of the picture, Anthony John Agnello and John Learned gab about A Link to the Past, Persona 5, Final Fantasy 7, and the joy (and agony) of reviewing RPGs.
When in doubt, help each other out.
Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight.
The difference is like night and day. Sunlight and moonlight. Vampires and werewolves.
Let's hear the first ten seconds of that song again. And again.
Tribute Games reminds us there's a lot we can learn from weirdos.
Welcome to PAX East. Normal clothing is entirely optional.
It's easier to enjoy the fruits of your labors in the second Dragon Quest Builders.
Slowdown, input lag...what sorcery is this?
"GET OVER HERE... and look at this solid frame rate!"
"Who ordered the double pepperoni with a side of BWAAAARG?"
Dance dance revolution.
New Switch SKUs are inevitable, but let's hope they learn from the past.
Google is waving to us from the future but most of us can only stand here like schmucks.
Yoshi's Crafted World will show you 500 ways to use a single Popsicle stick.
Free-to-play mechanics mesh fine with some genres. RPGs aren't one of them.
Whenever Suikoden 2's bad translation fails to relay its incredible story, its remarkable visuals are right there to pick up the slack.
When life hands you lemons, throw back a gorilla.
You should've gone Full Weird, Paramount. Should've gone Full Weird.
"Game Freak used Max Revive on random encounters! It cheesed everyone off!"
A test flight nobody agreed to sign up for.
The high-priced Super Mario Bros. auction offers a reminder to treat all video games with respect.
The Link's Awakening remake doesn't appear to be an overhaul like a Link Between Worlds, but does that matter?
When Sonic the Hedgehog gained a rival, he also gained a little depth.
Etrian Odyssey Nexus is a sweet goodbye to the series' long reign on Nintendo 3DS, but what the heck happens now?
Whatever it may offer you, don't hug the plant.
"Memento Mori" applies to video games, too.
Bringing Pokemon from Gen 3 to the new games is like delivering a breech Miltank calf: You gotta twist and pull a little.
Logo reveals are a risky gamble, but they've become necessary.
Mario + Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey knows Bowser's son is not loved, and its story uses that to its strength.
What I mean is playing as the Frog transformation is a lot of fun. What'd you think I meant?
An RPG about personal tragedy, growth, and infusing your limited vocabulary with tremendous weight.
Red Dead Redemption 2's Herr Strauss teaches Arthur a lot about himself without really trying.
Where does New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe rank alongside Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World?
Nintendo already has a strong 2019 in the works, but that doesn't mean it can't take steps to make it even better.
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