The Big Kingdom Hearts IV Reveal w/ Ash Paulsen

The Big Kingdom Hearts IV Reveal w/ Ash Paulsen

Eric, Kat, and Nadia are joined by Ash Paulsen to break down the Kingdom Hearts IV reveal, discuss Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.1, and dust off the "What is an RPG?" debate.

Episode Notes

This week’s Axe of the Blood God is simple and clean. Friend of the show and Good Vibes Gaming host Ash Paulsen joins Kat, Nadia, and Eric to talk about Square Enix’s surprise Kingdom Hearts 4 announcement. What, exactly, is going on in the game’s mystifying trailer? How did Sora get doxxed? What happened to his Ronald McDonald shoes? Why did Goofy and Donald descend into hell to look for Sora instead of assuming he went to Heaven? The discourse is rich and flavorful.

Also in this episode:

  • Final Fantasy XIV 6.1 is here. Time to dust off your catboys.
  • Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes pits Not-Byleth against Byleth.
  • Kat beats up her first shadow in her Persona 3 day-by-day playthrough
  • The “What is an RPG’ discourse reaches new, depraved depths. But “If Bloodborne counts as an RPG, so does Actraiser! Tell ’em, Hawk!”
  • Nadia once had a Cabbage Patch doll, and that ended poorly for everyone.


RPGs and Fighting Games

They share more than just fireballs! Kat and Eric are joined by special guests Brenden Groom and Mitchell Saltzman to discuss why these are two genres that taste great together! What fighting games would make a great RPG? What RPG would make a great fighting game?...

Paying Tribute to Akira Toriyama, Unicorn Overlord, and More

Akira Toriyama died on March 1, leaving behind a legacy that includes Dragon Ball, Dragon Quest, and an incredible impact on both games and anime. With Eric out, Kat and Nadia are joined by Victor Hunter and Ash Paulsen to break down he changed RPGs, our memories of watch Dragon Ball, and more.