Axe of the Blood God
We look back on the RPGs that defined the turbulent year that was 2020.
We dig deep into Cyberpunk 2077, the Mass Effect reveal, and more.
We delve deep into the history of the studio behind Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077.
Checking in on Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, WoW: Shadowlands, and even more Fall 2020 releases.
Our complete breakdown of this week's PS5 and Xbox Series X launch.
From the "mainstreaming" of RPGs to Japan's revival, here all the ways that the PS4 helped change gaming.
Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke is here to answer all of our questions about this long-awaited sequel.
Exploring the rich RPG legacy of Microsoft's most successful console.
Analyzing Supergiant's excellent roguelite from a role-playing perspective.
Kat and Nadia react to Monday’s news.
We preview Cyberpunk 2077, Yakuza 7, and the rest of this fall's biggest RPGs.
The Console RPG Quest explores Sony's big move into handheld gaming.
Recapping a busy week for role-playing games.
The World Ends With You, Dragon Quest 9, and other RPGs helped carry Japanese gaming through a difficult period.
We talk about all the ways RPGs might change on Xbox Series X and PS5.
A busy week for RPG news.
GameXplain's Andre Seger joins the show to help render judgment on the latest game in the Paper Mario series.
Kat, Nadia, and Hirun talk CrossCode, Paper Mario: The Origami King review impressions, and more.
The Console RPG Quest looks back on the console that brought PC RPGs to the living room.
Celebrating Diablo 2's 20th anniversary, why Pokemon Diamond and Pearl don't need a remake, and more.
The latest entry in the Console RPG Quest circles back to a cult handheld. Plus, recapping a busy week in RPG news.
From Shinra to "Augs Lives Matter," the highs and lows of social commentary in RPGs.
Senior Editor Caty McCarthy joins the show to discuss her review and deliver her final verdict on the big remaster.
Our RPG podcast recaps some of the big news events of the past week, and shares initial Xenoblade Chronicles impressions.
From Alpha Protocol to Resonance of Fate, these were the RPGs that never got a proper opportunity to shine.
Nintendo's little purple cube had some pretty good RPGs.
Kat and Nadia review Trials of Mana, which brings them to a much bigger question.
Plus, a brand new segment!
We talk about the review in the latest episode of the RPG podcast.
Special guest Ben Hanson joins the pod to remember the Compilation of Final Fantasy 7.
We explore the opening moments of some of our favorite RPGs.
Our latest mailbag tackles RPG commandments, why airships are awesome, and more!
We've got a packed episode this week as we take a look at some of the year's most anticipated RPGs.
The Console RPG Quest takes on one of the most beloved consoles ever. Plus, Fire Emblem: Three Houses DLC discussion!
From Persona 5 to Atelier Ryza, Kat and Nadia talk about how JRPGs are faring as a new decade begins.
Kat and Nadia talk about all the ways that RPGs changed dramatically over the course of the 2010s.
Which short RPGs do we recommend? What happened to Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot? Find out in this week's episode of our RPG podcast.
Plus, new Fire Emblem: Three Houses DLC!
We're back to talk about all the best games of 2019 in the final episode of the year!
Plus, some Breath of Fire 2 memories!
Dicebreaker's Sara Elsam joins the pod to talk about the state of D&D in 2019.
Kat, Hirun, and Eric get together to talk about everything that happens in Kojima's confounding new blockbuster.
Digital Foundry's John Linneman joins Kat and Nadia to talk about one of the most interesting consoles in history.
Kat and Nadia are joined by Mike and Caty to talk about Trails of Cold Steel 3, Disco Elysium, Little Town Hero, and more.
The Axe of the Blood God mailbag returns with conversation about what to play if you're new to RPGs, Final Fantasy 13, and more.
Nadia and Eric go over the reasons why handhelds are perfect for RPGs and name some of their favorites.
From Pokemon to the Outer Worlds, Kat and Nadia talk about the big RPGs coming out this holiday season.
The Blood God drops listeners in a time warp back to 1994.
With Fire Emblem: Three Houses now out, Axe of the Blood God takes a closer look at what makes good RPG romances.
Kat and Nadia explores the noble RPG history of the Game Boy on its 30th anniversary.
Kat is joined by GameSpot's Kallie Plagge and Gamesbeat's Mike Minotti to dig deep into Three Houses.
And Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers too!
Kat and Nadia finally have some new RPGs to play. Here's what they think of Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Dragon Quest Builders 2!
Mega Man X be like, "This 'RPG hero' thing can't be too hard, right? ...Oh no."
Only '90s kids remember mass shootings at an amusement park being used as a throwaway story device. Also: Chatter about Slay the Spire, Bloodstained, and a big apology for screwing up the TurboGrafx-16 Console Quest.
Kat goes temporarily insane, Final Fantasy 7 Remake is Game of the Show, and more.
From Final Fantasy 7 Remake to Cyberpunk 2077, RPG fans have a lot to look forward to at this years show.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Our valiant podcast crew reviews the new movie and reacts to the surprise trailer.
Join Kat and Nadia for a new multi-part series in which they explore the RPG legacy of every major console to date.
From NetHack to The Witcher 3, we celebrate the greatest RPGs throughout gaming history.
Our RPG podcast reviews SteamWorld Quest and looks back on the long history of animal companions in RPGs.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | We hit a whole bunch of RPG topics in our mailbag episode!
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.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Our RPG podcast dives into the excellent RPGs that didn't quite make the cut.
COMMUNITY QUESTION | We have concluded our Top 25 RPGs countdown, at last! But what do you think should have been number one?
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | The Top 25 RPG countdown resumes, we talk about Anthem vs. The Old Republic, and more.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Examining the RPGs we lost with the Wii Shop closure, and where to find alternate versions.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat, Nadia, and Caty examine the legacy of Kingdom Hearts and how it marks a turning point for both Square Enix and Disney.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Dragon Quest 5, Destiny, and Tales of Vesperia headline this week's episode of Blood God.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | It's a brand new year, and we're here to preview Kingdom Hearts 3, Outer Worlds, and other big RPGs of 2019.
PODCAST | The entire gang from USgamer get together to recount the best of 2018.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat and Nadia look back on Octopath Traveler, Pokemon Let's Go, Fallout 76, and more.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Nadia and I discuss which Persona game deserves to be in the #9 slot in the Top 25 RPG list, and we want your thoughts, too!
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat, Mike, and Nadia dig into two RPGs that break the norms for their respective franchises.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat and Nadia revisit the Fire Emblem that started it all in North America, plus talk Hajime Tabata, Geno, Diablo Immortal, and more.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat and Nadia talk Diablo 3, Blizzcon announcements and Deltarune before adding another entry to the Top 25 RPG list.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat and Nadia pick their favorite cowboys from Final Fantasy VIII to Fallout, and also talk more about the Fallout 76 beta.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat and Nadia dig into their backlog, remember Mother 3's excellent fansub, and add another game to the Top 25 RPG list.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | And Assassin's Creed Odyssey too!
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Nadia returns from West Virginia with a full report on Fallout 76, and we add to our Top 25 RPG list!
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Nadia and Kat sit down to review the triumphant return of Valkyria Chronicles and interview writer Chris Avellone about his latest game.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | We discuss the PlayStation Classic and continue through the Top 25 RPG Countdown!
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | The RPG podcast welcomes back RPG legend Brian Fargo and ponders the whereabouts of Final Fantasy VIII.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Nadia and Kat dive into Dragon Quest XI. Don't worry, no spoilers!
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | We add Mass Effect to our Top 25 RPG countdown LIVE from PAX West.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | We're all in on PC RPGs this week!
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Where have you gone, overworld map. A nation turns its lonely eyes to you.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | We remember Wizardry, Bard's Tale, and Diablo 2 in this week's episode of the RPG podcast.
The Genesis didn't have Final Fantasy, but Phantasy Star IV is one heck of a consolation prize.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Sci-fi RPGs are fairly common, but there are fewer space RPGs than you might think.
PODCAST | The well-regarded indie trilogy ends on a dark note.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Blizzard's MMORPG joins our Top 25 list.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | GameXplain's Derrick Bitner joins Kat and Nadia to review Octopath Traveler on our RPG podcast.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Nadia shares her initial thoughts on Octopath Traveler, and our Top 25 RPG countdown continues.
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