The time has finally come. It's been nearly a year, but the Blood God has assembled to deliver the long-promised, no-holds-barred Xenoblade Chronicles 3 spoilercast. Nadia and Eric are joined by two Xeno-heads, GameSpot's Jake Dekker and io9's James Whitbrook, to talk...
Tag: Fire Emblem
Are We Past the Golden Age of RPGs? Or Are We Living In It?
When you think of the "RPG Golden Age," what comes to mind? The SNES, certainly--who can deny the brilliance of Chrono Trigger? (Except for Eric Van Allen, who has been banished to the Naughty Step to think about what he said.) But what if we're living in the Golden Age of RPGs right here and right now? Between the Switch
Game Developer Quest: Intelligent Systems
In this month's exclusive special for our Patrons, it's another entry in the Game Developer Quest, covering Intelligent Systems! We go over the history of Intelligent Systems and the creators who oversaw its history. Some items we cover in our wide-ranging conversation: How it began as a Nintendo support studio Why Hironobu Sakaguchi loved Fire Emblem The success of Paper
Which Trends Will RPGs Adopt Most Over the Next 10 Years?
Not a single person is ready for 2023, but guess what! It's happening anyway! Time is kind of a dick like that. So Kat, Nadia, and Eric just steel themselves this week and take the full-bodied plunge back into work. That's why this week's episode is refreshing, but there's also a small chance it'll stop your heart. This week's main
The September Nintendo Direct: Paradise for RPG Fans, Paradise Plus for Farming Game Fans
Anthony John Agnello stops by to talk about the RPG news from last week's Nintendo Direct, including new Final Fantasy Theatrhythm and Fire Emblem games, plus a name for the Breath of the Wild sequel!
The Axe of the Blood God Guide to Tactics RPGs
This month's special episode of Axe of the Blood God is a complete guide to tactics RPGs! From Fire Emblem to Battletech, here's what you need to know!
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.
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.
Console RPG Quest: Sega Genesis
In this episode of the Console RPG Quest, we talk about the legacy of the Sega Genesis and its rich RPG history, in the wake of its 30th anniversary.
Console RPG Quest: The Nintendo Entertainment System
Axe of the Blood God's Console RPG Quest continues with one of the most consequential consoles ever for the genre: the Famicom/Nintendo Entertainment System!