Axe of the Blood God: The Nintendo DS's Remarkable RPG Legacy

The World Ends With You, Dragon Quest 9, and other RPGs helped carry Japanese gaming through a difficult period.

Branching Narratives is Joined by Brenda Romero For Its Final Episode

We wrap our series of interviews with gaming's greatest with pioneering developer Brenda Romero.

Axe of the Blood God: What Does the Future Hold for Next-Gen RPGs?

We talk about all the ways RPGs might change on Xbox Series X and PS5.

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The Console RPG Quest looks back on the console that brought PC RPGs to the living room.

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Axe of the Blood God: Remembering the WonderSwan

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The second episode of our new podcast chronicles indie developer Samantha Kalman's journey into the games industry.

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Axe of the Blood God: How RPGs Have Handled Social Commentary Through the Years

From Shinra to "Augs Lives Matter," the highs and lows of social commentary in RPGs.

Axe of the Blood God: Our Final Verdict on Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

Senior Editor Caty McCarthy joins the show to discuss her review and deliver her final verdict on the big remaster.

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From Golden Sun to Fire Emblem, the GBA was a brilliant handheld console for RPG fans.

Axe of the Blood God: We Talk Paper Mario, Ghost of Tsushima, and Xenoblade Chronicles

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Axe of the Blood God: The Failed RPGs That Deserve Another Chance

From Alpha Protocol to Resonance of Fate, these were the RPGs that never got a proper opportunity to shine.

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Nintendo's little purple cube had some pretty good RPGs.

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Kat and Nadia review Trials of Mana, which brings them to a much bigger question.

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