Console RPG Quest

Console RPG Quest

What is the greatest RPG on every console? That’s one of the central questions driving Console RPG Quest, a multi-part Axe of the Blood God series exploring the RPG legacy of every console from the Atari 2600 to the Switch.

The Console RPG Quest Finale: Let’s Rank the Greatest RPG Consoles

The Console RPG Quest Finale: Let’s Rank the Greatest RPG Consoles

This week, Kat and Nadia rank the consoles according to their contributions to the RPG genre.
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The Console RPG Quest: Nintendo Switch

The Console RPG Quest: Nintendo Switch

It is the very end, my friends — the very end of Axe of the Blood God's RPG Console Quest! This week, Kat and Nadia talk about the healthy RPG library that's up for grabs on the Nintendo Switch.
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The Console RPG Quest: Nintendo Wii U

The Console RPG Quest: Nintendo Wii U

The Console RPG Quest is nearing its end, and this week Kat and Nadia look back at a real winner: The Wii U!
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The Console RPG Quest: PlayStation Vita

The Console RPG Quest: PlayStation Vita

Axe of the Blood God pays its dues to Sony's PlayStation Vita, exploring why it's loved by retro JRPG fans in the latest RPG Console Quest.
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The Console RPG Quest: Nintendo 3DS

The Console RPG Quest: Nintendo 3DS

This week's Console RPG Quest takes us back to the Nintendo 3DS, a handheld that projected images in 3D without the need for goofy glasses. And despite an infamously rocky start, ended up giving us a lot of great RPGs.
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The Console RPG Quest: PlayStation 3

The Console RPG Quest: PlayStation 3

The Console RPG Quest continues with the RPG legacy of the PlayStation 3. How did everything turn out for Sony's first HD console? We break it down along with the Final Fantasy XIV expansion trailer, Persona 5 Strikers and more.
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The Console RPG Quest: Nintendo Wii

The Console RPG Quest: Nintendo Wii

On this week's Console RPG Quest, Nadia and Kat discuss the strange, often troubled RPG history of the Nintendo Wii. Plus EA no longer has a Star War, the Final Fantasy VII extended universe, and Cyberpunk discourse.
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Console RPG Quest: PlayStation 4

Console RPG Quest: PlayStation 4

Kat and Nadia examine the outsized impact of the PlayStation 4 on RPGs in this episode of the Console RPG Quest, and discuss the ways that RPGs have changed over the past seven years.
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Console RPG Quest: Xbox One

Console RPG Quest: Xbox One

With the next generation of consoles looming, we're jumping ahead in the Console RPG Quest to the Xbox One! While at first glance its RPG legacy appears quite weak, we discuss why there's more to it than meets the eye.
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Console RPG Quest: Xbox 360

Console RPG Quest: Xbox 360

The Console RPG quest enters the HD era as we unpack the legacy of the Xbox 360! In a period of transition where shooters dominated, trendsetting RPGs still proved instrumental to the console's early success.
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Console RPG Quest: PlayStation Portable

Console RPG Quest: PlayStation Portable

The latest edition of the Console RPG Quest explores the legacy of the PlayStation Portable! Sony's initial foray into the handheld space has a richer RPG legacy than you might expect.
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The Console RPG Quest: Nintendo DS

The Console RPG Quest: Nintendo DS

The latest entry in the Console RPG Quest series takes on the Nintendo DS, the legendary "third pillar" that did its part to carry Nintendo for more than a decade.
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Console RPG Quest: Xbox

Console RPG Quest: Xbox

This week's episode wraps up another generation by adding the original Xbox to the Console RPG Quest. Kat and Nadia look back on Microsoft's entry into the console market, which helped usher in gaming's modern era.
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Console RPG Quest: WonderSwan and Neo Geo Pocket

Console RPG Quest: WonderSwan and Neo Geo Pocket

On this week's episode we add the WonderSwan and the Neo Geo Pocket to the Console RPG Quest! Kat and Nadia discuss the RPG legacies of these somewhat obscure handhelds that still maintain a loyal following.
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Console RPG Quest: Game Boy Advance

Console RPG Quest: Game Boy Advance

For this edition of the Console RPG quest, Kat and Nadia return to the early days of the 2000s to delve into the overlooked RPG legacy of Nintendo's most underrated handheld: Game Boy Advance.
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Console RPG Quest: Nintendo GameCube

Console RPG Quest: Nintendo GameCube

The Console RPG Quest continues with an in-depth exploration of the Nintendo GameCube. Hailing from an era when Nintendo was considered deeply uncool, it's now remembered more fondly along with its best RPGs.
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Console RPG Quest: PlayStation 2

Console RPG Quest: PlayStation 2

On this episode of the Console RPG Quest, Kat and Nadia tackle the PlayStation 2! This remarkable console opened the floodgates for Japanese RPGs in the west and ushered in a new wave of franchises and developers.
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Console RPG Quest: Sega Dreamcast

Console RPG Quest: Sega Dreamcast

We've nearly reached the PlayStation 2 era in the Console RPG Quest, but first we take a quick detour to talk about the Sega Dreamcast and it's unique RPG legacy. With special guest Shane Bettenhausen.
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Console RPG Quest: Nintendo 64

Console RPG Quest: Nintendo 64

As the Console RPG Quest wraps up the 32-bit era, we arrive at the Nintendo 64 for a discussion of the console's RPGs, its place in RPG history, and Nintendo's evaporating success amid the rise of the Sony PlayStation.
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Console RPG Quest: Sony Playstation

Console RPG Quest: Sony Playstation

We look at the momentous RPG history of the Sony PlayStation in this edition of the Console RPG Quest! It's RPG legacy is well-known, but is more complicated than you think. Find out why!
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