Episode #20: A2, Brute?

Join the AVoCADo GamesCast crew for a roundtable discussion on recent action RPG NieR:Automata. Blindfolds not included. (Alternate titles for this episode included “2B or Not 2B,” “Dressed to the 9S,” and “Beverly Hills, 9S21O.”) [Recorded April 8th, 2017]

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AVoCADo GamesCast #20: NieR:Automata

Featuring:
Merve
Ben
Operetta
Zach_Annon

Editor:
The Kappa

Timestamps:
0:15Introductions, Outfits, and Lore
7:25 – Non-Spoilery Overview
18:45 – Spoilers for Route A
34:30 – And Now Let’s Spoil Everything! Starting with Route B!
45:35 – Animations, Controls, and Combat
55:15 – Joke Endings
57:20 – The Humanity of Androids and the Links Between DrakeNier Games
1:06:00 – Endings C and D
1:08:00 – Alien Invasion
1:10:15 – Sidequests and Machine Societies
1:22:15 – Playing as a Machine
1:25:00 – How the Game Goes Meta
1:28:40 – Secrets and Closed Doors
1:31:25 – Yoko Taro and PlatinumGames
1:34:05 – The Events Leading Up to Ending E
1:39:10 – Conclusion

Download Link: https://archive.org/details/avocadogamescast_ep20

Linkdump after the jump.

Sections marked with two asterisks are safe to listen to for all listeners. Sections marked with a single asterisk are safe to listen to for people who have completed the game up to the ending of Route A. Sections without asterisks are safe to listen to only for people who have completed all five main routes.

Introductions, Outfits, and Lore (0:15)**
  • A screenshot of blindfolded Riku from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. I’d try to figure out why Riku is blindfolded, but I’m not going down the rabbit hole that is Kingdom Hearts lore right now. (Source: Kingdom Hearts Wiki)
  • Summary of the prequel stage play to NieR:Automata, entitled YoRHa. (Source: NieR Wiki on Wikia)
  • Clarification: Drakengard/NieR series creator Yoko Taro was involved in the production of Drakengard 2, but not as the project director. Sidenote: Though most Japanese names are inverted to read in given-name/surname format in western media, Yoko’s name usually maintains the original order, and his name is written as Yoko Taro in the English credits for NieR:Automata. For that reason, this linkdump will refer to him as Yoko Taro. (Source: Wikipedia)
Non-Spoilery Overview (7:25)**
  • NieR:Automata reveal trailer. (Source: PlayStation on YouTube)
  • Moose-riding footage from the game. (Source: PlayStation on YouTube)
  • The combat system designer Ben mentioned is Takahisa Taura. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Combat training in Dreamfall: The Longest Journey. (Source: Dilandau3000 on YouTube)
  • Correction: The game was revealed back in 2015, about 9 months before E3 2016, and it was announced as Nier New Project back at E3 2015. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Clarification: At the time of recording, DLC hadn’t yet been announced. Now, an arena combat DLC expansion entitled 3C3C1D119440927 has been announced. Yes, that’s the actual title. (Source: Anime News Network)
Spoilers for Route A (18:45)*
And Now Let’s Spoil Everything! Starting with Route B! (34:30)
Animations, Controls, and Combat (45:35)
Joke Endings (55:15)
  • Ending K: eating mackerel. (Source: roycehellion on YouTube)
The Humanity of Androids and the Links Between DrakeNier Games (57:20)
Endings C and D (1:06:00)

No links here.

Alien Invasion (1:08:00)
  • The art for the alien mask. (Source: NieR:Automata Wiki on Fextralife)
Sidequests and Machine Societies (1:10:15)
Playing as a Machine (1:22:25)
How the Game Goes Meta (1:25:00)
  • The sequence of events leading up to Ending E. (Source: [E]Yuu on YouTube)
Secrets and Closed Doors (1:28:40)
  • Clarification: At the time of recording, the DLC hadn’t yet been announced, but now we know that at least one of the secret doors leads to the DLC arena. (Source: Square Enix NA on YouTube)
Yoko Taro and PlatinumGames (1:31:25)
The Events Leading Up to Ending E (1:34:05)
  • The dual-perspective boss fight against Ko-Shi & Ro-Shi. (Source: Nitchi Jo on YouTube)
Conclusion (1:39:10)

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