The Year of Tactics 2022 w/ Leana Hafer

The Year of Tactics 2022 w/ Leana Hafer

From turn-based to real time, from revision to brand-new IP, there was a lot going on with the strategy genre this year. How does one find the time and money to love them all?

Episode Notes

This week on Axe of the Blood God, friend of the pod Len joins Kat, Nadia, and Eric as they talk about one of this year’s most popular RPG sub-genres: The strategy game. From turn-based to real time, from revision to brand-new IP, there was a lot going on with the strategy genre this year. And, uh, there still is! The year’s not quite over! How does one find the time and money to love them all?

Also in this episode:

  • Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Takes
  • Speaking of strategy games, how’s Marvel’s Midnight Suns?
  • World of Warcraft: Dragonflight is a pleasant flight so far
  • What’s the worst game you ever got as a gift?

POST SHOW

Len joins the Axe of the Blood God’s weekly ride into hell via the post show. There’s a hodgepodge of discourse this week, including “Hangovers suck,” and how each of us would fix the Game Awards. Half the awards are currently belted out in the thirty seconds a nominated developer might theoretically get up to use the can, so maybe putting a stop to that kind of thing is a first step.

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