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S1E22: NieR: Automata – even more android butts

This week we talk a little more about NieR: Automata's android butts. We also discuss early Mass Effect: Andromeda reviews and of course, more praise for Breath of the Wild.


  • animation
  • critique
  • game design
  • gaming
  • mass effect: andromeda
  • nier: automata
  • reviews
  • the legend of zelda: breath of the wild
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Notes for this Podcast

It's just me and Liam again for this ep, whilst Dave visits the frozen north.

Although it's been a quiet week for news, we have a good chat about our continued experiences with NieR: Automata _and somehow end up talking about android butts again. _The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Mass Effect: Andromeda's awkward animations

We discuss some of the early review screens which have appeared from Mass Effect: Andromeda. There are some less than flattering facial animations...

Sadly however, this has led to a slew of online harassment of a particular employee (ex-employee?). BioWare responded to the harassment with this tweet.

Frog Fractions 101 - Noclip Documentary

I mentioned this video based on Liam's comparison of Frog Fractions to some elements in NieR: Automata. It's a great documentary, but does contain some spoilers for the Frog Fractions phenomenon.

NieR: Automata development screens

I mention the NieR: Automata developer blog in this episode. Some of the screens featured within give away a great deal of information about the production of this game, and the concept art in particular is very pretty.

Screen capture from Nier: Automata development
Animation rigging on a simple enemy
Screen capture from Nier: Automata development
Animation rigging on protagonists
Screen capture from Nier: Automata development
Concept art for a powerfull enemy
Screen capture from Nier: Automata development
Character model accompanying concept work

You can read more on the Platinum Games developer blog.

VHS promotional videos

Liam's latest addition to his game collection, is old promotional tapes. The majority of examples he lists can be found quite easily by searching online.

Below is the Squaresoft promo, signalling their their move away from Nintendo hardware to the Sony PlayStation.


Bryan McDowall

Bryan McDowall

Liam Gannon

Liam Gannon

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