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We hope to find the answer in Castlevania's Dracula X duology, Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night. Are our words as empty as our souls?
Nadia joins Kat to discuss Bravely Second, the sequel to the surprise hit retro RPG. How does it stack up to its predecessor?
A comprehensive breakdown of classic games on 3DS, both good, great, and awful. Now complete for all systems: Game Boy, Game Boy Color, NES, Game Gear, Super NES, and 3D Classics! [Updated: May 13]
Gaijinworks is seriously partying like it's 1999.
Heart Machine's action RPG rewards players who learn by travelling, fighting, and dying.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: Nadia joins Kat to discuss Final Fantasy XV's release date, the Brotherhood anime, and the Platinum Demo. Is this real life? Or is this just fantasy? We'll know soon enough. Plus: Stardew Valley.
Gust's new action RPG resembles a relic of the PS2 era... one dressed for her wedding night.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: Nadia and guest John Learned join Kat to discuss Salt & Sanctuary from the point of a view of both a Dark Souls fan and a non-fan. Then director Brian Heins answers questions about Obsidian's new RPG.
Game Freak has some interesting technical hurdles to overcome in making Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow compatible with the newly-announced Sun and Moon.
A new generation? Pokémon Rainbow? Kat and Nadia ponder the possibilities.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: Kat and Mike wonder how anyone could side with crazy King Garon, then Nadia explains why Project X Zone 2 ultimately won her over.
Fire Emblem's developers speak on the process of developing two different games at once, the characters they had their protagonist marry, and what the series needs to continue its recent success.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: What makes a good RPG story, and what are some of our favorites? Steve Tramer and Kat Bailey go in-depth on an integral part of the RPG experience. Plus: A possible Mother 3 localization!
Why the original games hold up better on the Nintendo 3DS than I ever thought possible.
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is returning for the first time since 2003. Meanwhile, Breath of Fire 3 PSP is making its way to North America for the first time.
Square Enix targets a more casual audience with their take on Monster Hunter.
Elliot Gay joins Kat to talk about Odin Sphere, SMT x Fire Emblem, and more.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: From Torment: Tides of Numenera to Persona 5, we examine the most intriguing RPGs of the new year.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: What are our favorite RPGs of 2015? Kat, Bob, Mike, and Nadia explore a packed year in roleplaying games.
Axe of the Blood God takes an in-depth look at Bloodborne's DLC while recapping the news from PSX.
A late release for the Nintendo 3DS is quietly one of the year's best.
Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love my mom.
Bungie's new Sparrow racing mode is one part Endor speeder bike chase, and one part podrace.
Square Enix's update is more faithful than it first appears, plus other observations from the slew of new Final Fantasy VII Remake info.
Polygon's Phil Kollar joins Kat to break down Xenoblade Chronicles X on Axe of the Blood God while recounting the franchise's history to this point.
On this week's episode of Axe of the Blood God we wonder whatever happened to Dogmeat, lament the demise of Imageepoch and a class of JRPG developers, and celebrate Valkyria: Azure Revolution. Plus: Our Fallout 4 giveaway results!
Jeremy and Kat talk Dragon Quest VII and VIII and the rest of Nintendo's RPG news, then XSEED's Jessica Chavez shares her thoughts on localized The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC
After all these years, Kat is ready to return to where it all began.
Rodea the Sky Soldier's Japanese publisher is making a new RPG, and it appears to be launching worldwide.
Yes, Fallout 4 is indeed a Bethesda RPG, with all that entails.
Jason Wilson drops by to discuss a bunch of new RPGs, then we answer some mailbag questions and announce our winner!
Kat, Mike, and Bob discuss Tales of Zestiria, Dragon Quest Heroes, and Yo-Kai Watch, with bonus details on a giveaway for next week.
Kat and Bob delve into one of the year's more interesting RPGs.
Do you own the original disc? You might want to sell it now.
Instructions on how to download and install the mod that lets you marry one of Skyrim's vampires, Serana.
This day in video game history: The Master System's action RPG gem is born.
What does turn-based combat mean in the modern era? Bob, Kat, and special guest Steve Tramer explore a mechanic that is as old as the medium itself.
Despite being almost 11 years old, World of Warcraft still remains the most-played MMORPG. Here's why.
Like the B-grade horror films that it partly emulates, Victor Vran mixes genre cheese with some smart ideas.
Final Fantasy Explorers has been confirmed for North America. Square Enix has picked a good time for it.
A subtle, sensational collaboration between Nintendo and writer Shigesato Itoi made its debut 25 years ago today.
In the darkest hour for Nintendo RPG fans, these masterpieces kept the home fires burning.
On the occasion of Earthbound's 20th anniversary, WayForward's Tomm Hulett shares his love for the Nintendo classic with Kat and Bob as the three offer trivia, analyze the battle system, and more. Plus: E3 predictions!
This show holds a lot of promise for RPGs, like a possible Dragon Quest VII release. Will our hopes be realized, or dashed?
If you miss action-RPGs in the vein of The Legend of Zelda and Secret of Mana, Radical Fish Games knows exactly what you want.
Gamesbeat's Jason Wilson drops by to talk with Kat about the best RPGs so far this year, his new approach to Dark Souls, why Persona Q is underrated, and more.
Kat got a chance to play Xenoblade Chronicles X earlier this week. Here's what she found.
Find out how to take out the final boss in Pillars of Eternity.
Does it matter whether I side with the Dozens, Doemenel, or Crucible Knights in Defiance Bay?
A complete guide to help you finish every side quest featured in Act III of Pillars of Eternity.
Complete your party by finding the Grieving Mother, Aloth, Eder, Durance, Hiravias, Sagani, Kana, and Pallegina in Pillars of Eternity.
You keep hearing about "roguelikes," but what does that mean, exactly? Are they good? Should you care? We walk you through this burgeoning genre and recommend the best entry points.
A guide to every side quest featured within Act II of Pillars of Eternity, starting in Defiance Bay, First Fires, and Copperlane.
Jason Wilson and Rowan Kaiser join Kat to break down Obsidian's return to one of the classic subgenres of the late '90s.
Dragon Age writer David Gaider reflects on how BioWare's RPG tackles the seen and unseen.
A guide to all side quests in Pillars of Eternity, starting with Act I: Gilded Vale, Raedric's Hold and Magran's Fork.
Does FromSoftware's latest measure up to the high standard set by Dark Souls? Bob shares his final thoughts on this vast and challenging adventure.
Level up fast and earn more experience in Pillars of Eternity.
A Pillars of Eternity guide to selecting a class, understanding your attributes, and getting your character created.
Our brand new RPG podcast brings Kat, Bob, and Jeremy together to ask the age-old question: What exactly is an RPG?
We have a handy summation of everything you need to know about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U.
If you've been afraid to approach Capcom's complex action-RPG series, this could be the perfect installment to bring you into the fold.
If you want to succeed when playing Codename: Steam against a friend, you'll have to be quick on your feet.
A gem of an RPG that will work on a wide variety of devices.
It might lack a certain degree of RPG-ness, but this squad-based steampunk experience still demands careful planning.
The answer provides an interesting window into Game Freak's approach to game design.
Pokemon Stadium appears to be on hiatus, but it shouldn't be that way.
If you're looking for the same hooks but without the subscription fees, Nintendo's new life sim offers all this in an extremely convenient package.
If your senses haven't been dulled to Borderlands, this stopgap sequel offers even more of what you love… but not much else.
Freed from the limitations of consoles, Final Fantasy XIII has never looked better—but it's certainly played better.
Like its predecessor, Costume Quest 2 is a simple but delightful treat.
Close to a year after its original release, Stoic's hybrid visual novel-tactics RPG is now out on iOS. How does it hold up?
How Double Fine's upcoming tactical RPG draws inspiration from XCOM, Final Fantasy Tactics, and oddly enough, Mega Man.
Even two of Final Fantasy's biggest names can't save this RPG from Compile Heart's trademark mediocrity.
The 3DS sequel to Bravely Default looks even more gorgeous than the original, but its real mission seems to be to further disconnect itself from its Final Fantasy roots.
In the grand scheme of things, the success or failure of Final Fantasy XV might not matter as much as many in the media seem to think. Here's why.
When two RPG giants teamed up, they created a game worth revisiting again and again — by design, as it turns out.
25 years ago, the world's first handheld RPG was also Squaresoft's most daring creation.
With its focus on the relentless regurgitation of content, Bandai Namco's latest RPG proves it's easy being green.
While lacking the polish of its sequel EarthBound, Nintendo's first true RPG still marched to its own beat.
Freed from the confines of a dying platform, this long-running Falcom series can finally shine on the PC.
Red Meat Games' tribute to old-school RPGs sets out to borrow ideas from the genre's past—including ones we've gladly left behind.
The first installment of From Software's DLC trilogy makes for a welcome addition to the world of Drangleic.
Square Enix reintroduced Final Fantasy XV at E3 2013, but for 2014 it's missing in action again. What does this mean for the game?
Our resident mecha nut does her best to unpack the appeal of Japan's ultimate robot crossover series.
Sometimes, the journey is so pleasant you stop caring about the destination. Jeremy talks about the game he'll probably never finish no matter how long he plays it, and why that's just fine.
A magical girl suffers a psychotic break and goes on a roaring rampage of revenge in this subpar action RPG from the developers of Nier.
Spiders' newest RPG aims to stand alongside the greats, but misses the mark completely.
Kadokawa Games' dungeon crawler is a wonderfully accessible introduction to the genre -- and proof a game doesn't need to be overly flashy to provide an enjoyable, addictive experience.
In this week's JPgamer, Pete delves into the strange, wonderful and suspiciously grid-based world of Kadokawa Games' Demon Gaze, coming soon to the West courtesy of NIS America.
Nippon Ichi's latest is something of a departure from its usual fare. Can the legendary power of the Hundred Knight calm the troubled soul of Metallia, the universe's most pissed-off witch?
Interested in learning more about the world's most popular RPG series? Here's everything you need to know: what Final Fantasy is, how it plays through, what are the best and worst games in the series - and where you should get started!
Obsidian's latest is a 15-hour episode of South Park. That probably tells many of you everything you need to know about this game.
Square Enix just might have made good on its impossible ambition to create an MMO that appeals to online-averse Final Fantasy fans.
This hyperactive sports RPG won't do much for fans of serious soccer sims, but anyone interested in a more lighthearted approach should check it out.
As a sequel to upbeat Chrono Trigger, this gloomy RPG should have been a wreck... yet somehow, it wasn't.
An impressive port to Sony's PlayStation 4 has the potential to put Final Fantasy XIV in a unique position among MMORPGs.
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