The Axe of the Blood God Guide to Tactics RPGs

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!

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Episode Notes

This month’s special episode of Axe of the Blood God is a complete guide to tactics RPGs! Nadia, Kat, and Eric outline their history, talk about what makes them great, and recommend some good starting points (and also options for the tactics RPG sickos out there… you know who you are).

Some specific topics we cover:

– The legacy of XCOM and whether it deserves to be called a tactics RPG

– Permadeath and what it means for the genre

– Branching paths, deep customization, and all the other tactics RPG hallmarks

– Fire Emblem, Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor, Front Mission, Super Robot Wars, Shining Force, and many more classic tactics RPGs

We also share your picks for recommended tactics RPGs as well as our hopes and dreams for Triangle Strategy! The Axe of the Blood God Guide to Tactics RPGs is a companion for our Final Fantasy Tactics Pantheon Game Club, which is currently ongoing. Consider this a crash course in the genre in the run-up to the release of Triangle Strategy and beyond. Thanks as always to our Patrons supporting us at the $5 level and above! There’s lots more exclusive content available, from our Game Developer Quest exploration of FromSoftware to our Pantheon catalogue, and lots more to come!

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