The RPG Year in Review 2021

The RPG Year in Review 2021

This week on Axe of the Blood God, Kat, Nadia, and Eric say farewell to 2021 by looking back on the year's greatest RPG triumphs (and a few, er, not-triumphs).

Episode Notes

This week on Axe of the Blood God, Kat, Nadia, and Eric say farewell to 2021 by looking back on the year’s greatest RPG triumphs (and a few, er, not-triumphs). 2021 was a bit slim on major triple-A RPG releases, but there’s been a great showing from smaller games, including SMT V, Tales of Arise, Monster Hunter Stories 2, Loop Hero, Ys 9, and so very much more.
Oh, and there was also a new expansion for a certain online RPG that shall remain nameless. We can no longer say its name; it’s become far too powerful. Please forget about the critically acclaimed MMORPG with the free trial that lets you play through all of A Realm Reborn and the award-winning expansion Heavensward.
Also in this episode:
  • Nintendo sure did drop an Indie Direct. Sea of Stars looks dope.
  • OK, so you can’t play Final Fantasy XIV, but you can play Final Fantasy 7 Remake on PC! Oh wait, it’s kind of a mess.
Kat is now besties with Henry Cavill. We will all miss her as she departs on her glorious new life as a Hollywood groupie. Wait, didn’t Elton John write a song about this…?

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