Category: Weekly Episode

Pokemon Legends: Arceus Reactions, Polish vs. Innovation, And Band Pranks

Pokemon Legends: Arceus Reactions, Polish vs. Innovation, And Band Pranks

We react to the reviews of Pokemon Legends: Arceus, talk about the debate between graphical polish and gameplay innovation, and share our favorite pranks from days gone by.
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PC RPG Quest – 1990s: Meet the PC-98 + The Mega Activision Blizzard Acquisition

PC RPG Quest – 1990s: Meet the PC-98 + The Mega Activision Blizzard Acquisition

We revisit the PC-9800 with special guest PC98 Audi while breaking down the Activision Blizzard acquisition, Space Jam DVD, and more.
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When Is An RPG Too Long… Or Too Short?

When Is An RPG Too Long… Or Too Short?

This week, Kat, Nadia, and Eric talk about a hodgepodge of lively topics, from a look at 13 new minutes of Pokemon Legends: Arceus to what makes an RPG too long (or too short).
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The Indie RPG 2022 Preview

The Indie RPG 2022 Preview

It's time for the big Indie RPG 2022 Preview! Plus, an AGDQ preview, the launch of the Top 25 RPGs Of All Time Remake, and a brand-new post show!
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The 2022 RPG Preview: From Pokemon Legends to Starfield

The 2022 RPG Preview: From Pokemon Legends to Starfield

This week's episode explores all of the biggest RPGs of 2022, including Starfield, Elden Ring, and more!
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The RPG Year in Review 2021

The RPG Year in Review 2021

This week on Axe of the Blood God, Kat, Nadia, and Eric say farewell to 2021 by looking back on the year's greatest RPG triumphs (and a few, er, not-triumphs).
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The Game Awards Reax & LGBTQ+ Representation From Catherine To Final Fantasy V

The Game Awards Reax & LGBTQ+ Representation From Catherine To Final Fantasy V

This week's episode features a hearty discussion about LGBTQ+ representation in games, old and new, eastern and western. There's a long way to go, but there's been a lot of progress that's worth celebrating, too.
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Is a Chrono Cross Remake On the Way?

Is a Chrono Cross Remake On the Way?

Could a Chrono Cross remake be on the way? Plus, a mailbag!
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Shin Megami Tensei 5 Review

Shin Megami Tensei 5 Review

We review Shin Megami Tensei 5 alongside Game Informer's Kim Wallace! Also in this episode: Kat's Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl critique, Nadia's disjointed rant about Simon Belmont from Captain N, and more!
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Is This Shin Megami Tensei’s Big Moment?

Is This Shin Megami Tensei’s Big Moment?

Shin Megami Tensei V is now out on Nintendo Switch, and this is it's best opportunity yet to hit with mainstream audiences. Can it do it? Plus: Elden Ring impressions! Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker's delayed! And more!
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That One Legend of Dragoon Tweet

That One Legend of Dragoon Tweet

SuperDerek RPGs joins the show to defend the honor of Legend of Dragoon! Also in this episode: Shin Megami Tensei V is very good, and open wide because here comes a deluge of Elden Ring information.
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PC RPG Quest – 1980s: The Rise of JRPGs

PC RPG Quest – 1980s: The Rise of JRPGs

This week delves into the dawn of JRPGs on the MSX and the PC88 as the PC RPG Quest continues. Also: Super Robot War, The Witcher Season 2 trailer, and Star Ocean!
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An Ode to the Ogre Battle Series

An Ode to the Ogre Battle Series

Kat and company take on Squire Enix's Ogre Battle series with help from Patron Waah! These still-beloved strategy games deserve more acknowledgement and we're going to fix that. Also: Haunted Chocolatier, CD Projekt Red delays and Mass Effect 3 controversy.
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How Dragon Slayer And Xanadu Changed JRPGs As We Know Them

How Dragon Slayer And Xanadu Changed JRPGs As We Know Them

In this week's episode, Nadia, Kat, and Eric wade neck-deep into the legacy of Falcom's long-running Dragon Slayer series! Plus FFXIV: Endwalker impressions, Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 and more.
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The Spookiest RPG Creepypastas

The Spookiest RPG Creepypastas

Axe of the Blood God gets sPooOoOoky this week as Kat, Nadia, and Eric talk about "creepypasta" RPGs. Plus thoughts on the Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio shakeup, Sora's Smash reveal and more.
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Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Review

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Review

Nadia, Kat, and Eric invite Jason Wilson back this week to review Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous. Plus Actraiser Renaissance, Amazon's New World, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin and more!
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PC RPG Quest – 1980s: The Golden Age Of RPGs

PC RPG Quest – 1980s: The Golden Age Of RPGs

This week, Nadia and Kat are joined by Jason Wilson as they continue the PC RPG Quest with an exploration of an important chapter of RPG history, the '80s! Plus Nintendo direct news and Chris Pratt as Super Mario.
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The Spooniest Episode: Bards In RPGs

The Spooniest Episode: Bards In RPGs

This week Nadia and Kat get a little spoony and talk about one of the oldest and most controversial RPG classes: The Bard! We discuss their history, famous bards, and answer the question: are they cool?
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The Great Tales Ranking, Part 2

The Great Tales Ranking, Part 2

In Part 2 of our celebration of the Tales series, we're jumping into the classic entries that pushed the series forward and retain a special place in our hearts. Joining us once again are Kim Wallace and Victor Hunter!
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Tales of Arise Review w/ Eric Van Allen

Tales of Arise Review w/ Eric Van Allen

This week, Kat and Nadia are joined by USgamer alumni Eric Van Allen as they dive deep into Tales of Arise. Plus Stardew Valley may be finished, news of a KOTOR remake and more.
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