The PC RPG Quest Takes a Look Back at the 2000’s with Jeff Green

The PC RPG Quest Takes a Look Back at the 2000’s with Jeff Green

This week, we look at the state of the PC RPG market in the 2000's. It was the best of times, but also the worst (blurst?) of times.

Episode Notes

This week on Axe of the Blood God, the PC RPG Quest continues! The gang is joined by their friend Jeff Green, who was at the epicentre of the major shift PC gaming underwent in the 2000’s. On the surface, it was a grim time for PC RPGs. MMOs were encroaching on single-player adventures, consoles were eating into the PC RPG space…and what the heck was this “Steam” thing Valve refused to shut up about? Pffft. It’ll never catch on.

Also in this episode:

  • We introduce our characters for next week’s D&D game! Be there or be square.
  • Starscourge Radahn was un-nerfed in Elden Ring, but the important thing is he still rides on a tiny horse. (Or is it a tricycle?)
  • Kat has started her Persona 3 playthrough, and she has some initial thoughts.
  • Actraiser is an RPG. End of discussion.


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.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Review

It’s the spoiler-free Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Spectacular! The panel has had plenty of time with Rebirth, or as I like to call it “Final Fantasy VII-3”. Does it improve upon Remake? Does it stand on it’s own? Do you need to play the lost mid-2000s Japanese feature phone game Before Crisis to fully grasp the importance of the character of Cissnei?