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Axe of the Blood God Wraps Up E3 2019: Kat Loses Her Mind Over Pokemon

Kat goes temporarily insane, Final Fantasy 7 Remake is Game of the Show, and more.

Axe of the Blood God Previews the RPGs of E3 2019

From Final Fantasy 7 Remake to Cyberpunk 2077, RPG fans have a lot to look forward to at this years show.

How the NES Changed RPGs Forever

Axe of the Blood God's Console RPG Quest continues!

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Axe of the Blood God Wraps Up E3 2019: Kat Loses Her Mind Over Pokemon

Kat goes temporarily insane, Final Fantasy 7 Remake is Game of the Show, and more.

Axe of the Blood God Previews the RPGs of E3 2019

From Final Fantasy 7 Remake to Cyberpunk 2077, RPG fans have a lot to look forward to at this years show.

How the NES Changed RPGs Forever

Axe of the Blood God's Console RPG Quest continues!

Axe of the Blood God Reviews Detective Pikachu and Reacts of Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Return

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Our valiant podcast crew reviews the new movie and reacts to the surprise trailer.

Console RPG Quest: Axe of the Blood God Begins a New Series

Join Kat and Nadia for a new multi-part series in which they explore the RPG legacy of every major console to date.

Axe of the Blood God Presents: The 25 Best RPGs of All Time

From NetHack to The Witcher 3, we celebrate the greatest RPGs throughout gaming history.

Axe of the Blood God Reviews SteamWorld Quest and Picks the Best RPG Animal Buddies

Our RPG podcast reviews SteamWorld Quest and looks back on the long history of animal companions in RPGs.

Mailbag of the Blood God! Joker in Smash, BioWare's Next-Gen Plans, Final Fantasy X on Switch, and More

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | We hit a whole bunch of RPG topics in our mailbag episode!

Final Fantasy 7 On the Switch is the Best of Times and the Worst of Times

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: Top 25 RPG Honorable Mentions, The Outer Worlds, and More

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Our RPG podcast dives into the excellent RPGs that didn't quite make the cut.

What Do You Think Is the Best RPG Not Named Chrono Trigger?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | We have concluded our Top 25 RPGs countdown, at last! But what do you think should have been number one?

For All Its Success, the Fallout Series Still Hasn't Topped the Original

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | The Top 25 RPG countdown resumes, we talk about Anthem vs. The Old Republic, and more.

The RPGs We Lost When the Wii Shop Closed

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Examining the RPGs we lost with the Wii Shop closure, and where to find alternate versions.

Why Kingdom Hearts Marked a Clear Turning Point for Both Disney and Square Enix

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.

We Revisit the Greatest Dragon Quest of Them All on This Week's RPG Podcast

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Dragon Quest 5, Destiny, and Tales of Vesperia headline this week's episode of Blood God.

Five Big Questions as We Preview the Year in RPGs for 2019

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.

The USG End of the Year Podcast Special

PODCAST | The entire gang from USgamer get together to recount the best of 2018.

The Year in RPGs That Was 2018, Part 1

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat and Nadia look back on Octopath Traveler, Pokemon Let's Go, Fallout 76, and more.

Persona 4 vs Persona 5: Which One Should be on our Top 25 RPG List? We Want Your Thoughts!

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!

We're in the Final Stretch of the Top 25 RPG Countdown!

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | The Top 10 is here!

Pokemon Let's Go and Fallout 76: Breaking Down Two of 2018's Biggest RPGs

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat, Mike, and Nadia dig into two RPGs that break the norms for their respective franchises.

Discussing Fire Emblem's Anniversary, Tabata's Surprise Resignation, Geno, and More

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.

Why Diablo 3 Works So Well on Switch

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.

Our Favorite RPG Cowboys, Fallout 76 Beta Impressions, and More!

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 Returns to Persona 5 and Celebrates Knights of the Old Republic

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 Reviews The World Ends With You on Switch!

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | And Assassin's Creed Odyssey too!

We Answer the Big Questions About Fallout 76

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 Reviews Valkyria Chronicles 4 and Talks to Legendary RPG Writer Chris Avellone

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.

The PlayStation Classic Invites a Renewed Examination of the PS1's RPG Legacy

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | We discuss the PlayStation Classic and continue through the Top 25 RPG Countdown!

A Chat With RPG Legend Brian Fargo. Plus: Where the Heck is Final Fantasy VIII on Switch?

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 Reviews Dragon Quest XI!

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Nadia and Kat dive into Dragon Quest XI. Don't worry, no spoilers!

Listen to Our PAX West LIVE Celebration of Mass Effect!

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | We add Mass Effect to our Top 25 RPG countdown LIVE from PAX West.

Axe of the Blood God Explores Battle for Azeroth and Remembers Deus Ex

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | We're all in on PC RPGs this week!

5 Things We Miss Most From Classic RPGs

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Where have you gone, overworld map. A nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

How the Second Wave of RPGs in the 1980s Set the Stage for the Amazing Games to Come

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | We remember Wizardry, Bard's Tale, and Diablo 2 in this week's episode of the RPG podcast.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #19: Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium

The Genesis didn't have Final Fantasy, but Phantasy Star IV is one heck of a consolation prize.

Why Aren't There More Space RPGs?

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Sci-fi RPGs are fairly common, but there are fewer space RPGs than you might think.

Axe of the Blood God Reviews Banner Saga 3

PODCAST | The well-regarded indie trilogy ends on a dark note.

World of WarCraft is Relevant as Ever After Nearly 14 Years

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Blizzard's MMORPG joins our Top 25 list.

Axe of the Blood God Reviews Octopath Traveler!

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | GameXplain's Derrick Bitner joins Kat and Nadia to review Octopath Traveler on our RPG podcast.

Initial Thoughts on Octopath Traveler Ahead of the Review

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Nadia shares her initial thoughts on Octopath Traveler, and our Top 25 RPG countdown continues.

Exploring Ultima and Teletype RPGs, Plus #24 on Our Top 25 RPG Countdown

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Jeremy Parish returns as we discuss #24 on our Top 25 RPG countdown.

USgamer's Top 25 RPG Countdown Begins!

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat and Nadia talk about Ys 8's localization woes before diving into number 25 on their list of the best 25 RPGs to date.

E3 2018 Wrap-Up: The Beginning of the End of the Current Console Generation

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | The current generation will soon be coming to a close, what it's like to interview Tetsuya Nomura, and more.

Axe of the Blood God talks Cyberpunk 2077, Starfield, Elder Scrolls 6, and the Rest of the E3 RPG Reveals So Far

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | The Blood God is pleased by the trove of new RPGs coming our way.

The Kanto Pokedex is Overrated

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat and Nadia talk Pokemon Let's Go, Fallout 76, and Moonlighter in the latest episode of our RPG podcast.

Axe of the Blood God Finally Reviews Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire

PODCAST | Kat is joined by guest Doc Burford to talk about Obsidian's RPG, detective RPGs, and more.

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.

What a Wonderful Night to Talk About Castlevania

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat's still wandering the desert, so Nadia, Anthony, and special guest John Learned team up to talk about the 15th anniversary of Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow.

Long Lost RPGs We Desperately Want to Play, but Probably Never Will

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | With Kat on vacation, Nadia and guest host Anthony Agnello talk about "lost" RPGs, the dismal state of game preservation in general, and the joy of Dragon's Crown Pro.

The First Super Robot Wars You Should Play

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat and Nadia wrap Cosmic Star Heroine, talk about the impact of graphics, and pick the first Super Robot Wars you should play.

Axe of the Blood God Figures Out Where Ni No Kuni 2's Story Went Wrong

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | A spoiler-filled discussion of NNK2's story, Monster Hunter World's new event, and more.

The Top 5 Legendary Weapons in RPG History

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat and Nadia pick the best legendary weapons from Final Fantasy, World of WarCraft, and more.

Axe of the Blood God Wraps Up PAX East!

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat and Nadia talk World of WarCraft, Dragon Quest XI, Underworld Ascendant, and more.

Did Square Enix Make a Mistake by Not Putting Dragon Quest XI on the 3DS?

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat and Nadia discuss Dragon Quest XI, The Alliance Alive, and more.

Zanki Zero Brings Danganronpa's Unique Sense of Humor to the RPG Space

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Ni No Kuni 2, Ultima Online, Zanki Zero and more headline this week's episode of the RPG podcast.

The Axe of the Blood God Review of Ni No Kuni 2

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat talks about her review of Ni No Kuni 2 in the latest episode of the RPG podcast.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Isn't Just a Good RPG—It's a Great One

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Our RPG podcast recaps last week's Nintendo Direct, dives into Radiant Historia, and praises Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

Paying Tribute to the Cruel Beauty of Demon's Souls

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat is joined by special guests David Craddock and John Learned as they pay tribute to a pioneering action RPG.

The Best Endings in RPG History

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat and Nadia delve into the art of creating a great ending in an RPG.

Should You Play Secret of Mana's Remake or the SNES Original?

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | The latest episode of our RPG podcast goes in-depth on Kingdom Come: Deliverance and the Secret of Mana Remake.

Axe of the Blood God: Making Meaningful Decisions in RPGs

PODCAST | We share Ni No Kuni 2 impressions and talk about ways to make RPG endings meaningful.

Axe of the Blood God: Panzer Dragoon Saga's 20th Anniversary With The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh

PODCAST | We revisit the tragic history of Sega's lost classic.

Axe of the Blood God: Our Monster Hunter: World Review

PODCAST | Bob returns to talk about Monster Hunter World, and we've got more Cosmic Star Heroine!

Axe of the Blood God: Fable Revival Rumors, and the Cosmic Star Heroine Report #1

PODCAST | Kat and Nadia talk about the rumored Fable game that's maaaybe coming to Xbox One. Also, the verdict is in on our new RPG report. Go go Cosmic Star Heroine(s)!

Axe of the Blood God: Our Most Anticipated RPGs of 2018

PODCAST | Valkyria Chronicles 4, Dragon Quest XI, Pillars of Eternity, and much more!

Axe of the Blood God: Witcher 3, Secret of Evermore, and the Final Fantasy IX Report Wrap-up

PODCAST | Kat and Nadia were busy over the holidays.

Axe of the Blood God: The 2017 RPG Year in Review Spectacular

PODCAST | Persona 5! Divinity: Original Sin 2! And so much more!

Axe of the Blood God: Kat Tackles More of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and Nadia Gives Kuja a Beating in Final Fantasy IX

On this week's Axe of the Blood God podcast, Kat survives another extended play session with Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and Nadia polishes off Final Fantasy IX's big bad.

Axe of the Blood God: Breath of the Wild Champions' Ballad DLC, Kat Plays Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and More

PODCAST | Recapping Zelda's big night at The Game Awards, Kat's initial experiences with Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and more.

Axe of the Blood God: Our Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Review and Secret of Mana Report #3

PODCAST | A eulogy for Demon's Souls; a deep dive into Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and a return to Secret of Mana!

Axe of the Blood God: Kat and Nadia List What They're Thankful For in RPGs

PODCAST | Thank you, O Lord, for very big swords. Also: Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will eat your skin, and the Valkyria Chronicles series lives!

Axe of the Blood God: Pokemon Ultra Sun & Moon Review, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, FFIX Report #9

PODCAST | Kat and Nadia discuss a big week in RPGs!

Axe of the Blood God: Horizon Zero Dawn DLC Review and FFIX Report #8

PODCAST | We review Horizon Zero Dawn's DLC in the latest episode of our RPG podcast.

Axe of the Blood God: The Xbox's Checkered History With RPGs

PODCAST | Kat and Nadia recount the Xbox's place in RPG history on the eve of the Xbox One X, then continue their journey through Final Fantasy IX.

Axe of the Blood God: SMT V, Assassin's Creed Origins' Relationship to Witcher 3, and Final Fantasy IX Report #6

PODCAST | Kat and Nadia talk about recent releases and how they connect to RPGS, then continue the Final Fantasy IX Report.

Axe of the Blood God: Final Fantasy IX Report #3, Golf Story, and Chris Kohler's Adventures in Importing Final Fantasy V

PODCAST | This week's newest RPGs, the newest entry in our Final Fantasy Report, and more!

Axe of the Blood God: The Final Fantasy IX Report #2, and SNES RPGs... From Hell

PODCAST | Our FFIX Report continues, and we talk about the worst of the worst on the SNES.

Axe of the Blood God: The Final Fantasy IX Report Begins!

PODCAST | And we talk Divinity: Original Sin 2 as well!

Axe of the Blood God: We Love Project Octopath Traveler

PODCAST | We talk about all the news from the Nintendo Direct, share our thoughts on Project Octopath Traveler, and reminisce about the days of the Apple II.

We're Streaming Axe of the Blood God Live Today! [Done!]

Join Kat and Nadia as they talk Project Octopath Traveler and more! Here's the info!

Axe of the Blood God: How Fallout New Vegas Became a Beloved Classic

PODCAST | Obsidian joins us to talk about why Fallout New Vegas became a beloved classic, while Kat and Nadia talk about Final Fantasy VII's relevance in 2017.

Axe of the Blood God: We Pick the Fall 2017 RPGs We're Looking Forward to Most

South Park! Divinity: Original Sin! Xenoblade Chronicles 2! Kat and Nadia pick the RPGs they're looking forward to most this fall.

Axe of the Blood God: Nadia and Kat Build Their Ultimate RPG Teams

PODCAST | Nadia and Kat start the show with some nice, calming Undertale talk, then get all fired up over custom RPG parties.

Axe of the Blood God: Diving Deep Into RPG Battle Systems

PODCAST | Kat is joined by a guest to dissect the history and design of RPG battle systems. Plus: NieR Automata and Persona 5!

Axe of the Blood God: Atlus Dives Deeper Than Ever Into the Persona Well

PODCAST | Plus thoughts on the Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer Beta!

Axe of the Blood God: The World Ends With You is 10 Years Old!

PODCAST | We celebrate The World Ends With You and examine Pyre and Miitopia in the latest episode of the RPG pod.

Axe of the Blood God: The Persona 4 Golden Report Finale!

PODCAST | Plus the final Chrono Trigger Report and thoughts on the Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer!

Axe of the Blood God: Our Final Fantasy XII: Zodiac Age Review

PODCAST | And a big what-if.

Axe of the Blood God: Our Stormblood Review, Breath of the Wild DLC, and More

PODCAST | Does Final Fantasy XIV's expansion push it forward? The Blood God has a verdict!

Axe of the Blood God: The Super NES Classic Appears, Valkyria Revolution Fails

PODCAST | Breaking down Episode Prompt, the Super NES Classic, and the failure of Valkyria Revolution.

Axe of the Blood God 109: Nadia and Kat Gab About the RPGs at E3 2017

PODCAST | Contrary to what Kat believed, E3 2017 was rich with RPGs coming out this year. Nadia never doubted, though. Nadia's perfect.

Axe of the Blood God 108: Pokémon Ultra Sun & Moon and an E3 2017 Preview

PODCAST | Kat and Nadia talk about the reveal of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, then they send their wishes for what RPGs they'd like to see at E3 into the sky (probably to get incinerated).

Axe of the Blood God: Where I Am Setsuna Went Wrong, What Elder Scrolls Online is Getting Right

PODCAST | Nadia, Kat, and Mike get together to talk I Am Setsuna, Monster Hunter XX, and Elder Scrolls Online in the latest episode of the pod.

Axe of the Blood God: The Chrono Trigger Report Returns!

PODCAST | Kat is so very close to finally finishing an all-time classic.

Axe of the Blood God: Nadia Bought Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Three Times

PODCAST | Morrowind's 15th anniversary, Trails in the Sky the 3rd, and embarrassing admissions in the latest episode of our RPG podcast!

Axe of the Blood God: A Deep Dive Into RPG Dungeons

PODCAST | What makes a good RPG dungeon? Kat and Nadia discuss!

Axe of the Blood God: Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia Impressions and Cosmic Star Heroine

PODCAST | We're joined by Cosmic Star Heroine co-creator Robert Boyd!

Axe of the Blood God: Why We Love RPGs

PODCAST | Help us celebrate our 100th episode!

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