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USgamer's RPG Podcast Picks the Best RPGs of 2016 (So Far)

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: Plus, Nadia, Kat, and Bob dive into Final Fantasy Brave Exvius and Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness.

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Axe of the Blood God is our weekly RPG podcast hosted by Kat Bailey. You can find the previous episodes here.

In this week's episode of Axe of the Blood God (download link here), we explore Final Fantasy Brave Exvius and Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness (say that three times fast), then pick some of the best RPGs from the first half of 2016.

This past week saw the release of Final Fantasy Brave Exvius and Star Ocean. Nadia was reasonably positive about Brave Exvius, where Bob was a little more negative on Star Ocean. As usual, our conversation goes in a lot of different directions, so check it out.

In the second segment, we recap the first half of 2016 and pick some of our favorite RPGs. By and large, I've been pretty happy with the array of both new games and high-quality DLC - especially Far Harbor and Blood & Wine. The Blood God has been pleased. We cover several of the highlight, the only omission being Darkest Dungeon. I'm disappointed in myself for not remembering to mention Darkest Dungeon. It's really good! But at least I manage to squeeze in a little more Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE discussion.

Next week: Axe of the Blood God x 8-4... again!

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Show Description

Kat, Bob, and Nadia discuss Final Fantasy's latest turn on mobile and review the new Star Ocean (15:40) before moving on to discuss the best RPGs through the first half of 2016 (33:56). Odin Sphere, Dark Souls, Fire Emblem Fates, and more!

Music from Axe of the Blood God is courtesy of Lena Chappelle, who has also contributed the themes to Active Time Babble and Roleplayers' Realm. I also use music from the RPG Music Pack over at Check it out!

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