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Podcast 496 - The Scaredy Brad Show (Nier Automata, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and More!)


og:image:, Feedback from our last episode
, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
, Nier Automata
, Hollow Knight
, Starbreeze to Publish System Shock 3
, Mass Effect Andromeda Animation Controversy,

While Zelda might still be dominating most of our gaming time, Kris and Brad did manage to plow through the opening hours of Nier Automata! Of course, there is still plenty of discussion to be had after the group has spent about 50 hours with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild! In the 2nd segment though, things take a spooky turn and Brad flees the room in terror.

Podcast 496 - [download]

This Week's Discussion Topics:

Feedback from our last episode
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Nier Automata
Starbreeze to Publish System Shock 3
Mass Effect Andromeda Animation Controversy
and more...

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  • Mr.GreenToS 2 years, 6 months ago

    Just to clarify on the whole Bioware situation going on right now with Mass Effect Andromeda, It's best to know that Bioware Edmonton are what we know as "Bioware", they made the Mass Effect Trilogy, KOTOR, Dragon Age etc.

    Bioware Montreal are a "support" studio for Edmonton. They made Mass Effect Andromeda. Andromeda is their first and only full release.

    Almost no one who worked on the original ME trilogy has worked on Andromeda, meaning Andromeda was effectively made by the Bioware "B-team".

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  • Cobra 2 years, 6 months ago

    from what I've seen of Mass Effect Andromeda the animations are pretty jank but I'm hoping the gameplay and story make up for it. I've already pre-ordered the game and something that caught my eye on the origin store page was the super deluxe edition of the game. Now the standard version which I got is $79 CAD followed by the deluxe edition which is $89, what caught my eye about the super deluxe edition of the game was that its $130 which I thought wow what do you get with that monstrous price? what you get is a weekly high value booster pack for the multiplayer. I proceeded to shit out my own asshole out of disgust for EA. The gall they have to charge $40 extra so that you can have the chance to get higher quality gear then everybody else via RNG. In closing fuck you EA

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    • Cobra 2 years, 5 months ago

      a follow up to this: after playing mass effect I was right that the gameplay makes up for the crappy animation quality but oh my god everyone partook in free Botox injections or something in this game

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  • iMacOfDeath 2 years, 6 months ago

    Power Rangers is going to suck, because it's not the 90's any more. We've moved on from that campy enemy-of-the-week beat 'em up style of show, just like we've moved on from Reboot, Gargoyles, and Farscape.

    I like how the creator behind Neir responds to questions about 2Bs outfit, like why she wears high heals and her ass shots. Also, he wears a mask around in public, that takes some serious balls.

    Mass Effect Andromeda is Dragon Age Inquisition in space, it sucks. Put aside the glitches and facial animation issues, BioWare blew their brains out when they removed not only Quarians but half of their standing alien races from the equation. Aliens we have come to enjoy, they cut out of the picture like Trump.

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    • Tobli 2 years, 6 months ago

      @Imacofdeath Here i see excellent shows like farscape being thrown under the buss in the comment section. What a travesty.

      I think Quarians are great, but i understand the need to cut races. If they started with all the original races, and added new ones from the new galaxy it would probably have felt bloated.

      The mass effect andromeda coverage has been quite worrying. Even as someone who is sort of trying to maintain a media blackout on what has been my most anticipated game. I have gathered the gist of the issues. There is the part that Brad mentioned where fixing these things might not be feasible from a technical perspective. Even though i believe that Bioware will do whatever they can to adress these issues.

      One thing that baffles me though is one screenshot i saw of a fairly central NPC you encounter early in the game. She looked like she had been shot in the face with Homer Simpsons makeup gun, and there was a comparisson shot without any makeup that looked way better. Which calls into question the judgement of the people in charge.

      Pineapple fact: Pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain which breaks down the proteins in your mouth when you eat it.

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      • iMacOfDeath 2 years, 6 months ago

        Oh I'm not saying Farscape isn't good, it was, at least until the third season anyways. Just that we, as a society, have moved on from that kind of show. It's sad, yes, but trying to bring back the past with a 2017 upgrade looks disgusting. Just like those Power Rangers.

        Yet they gave us two f***ing human companions!? If they want to go someplace new, then give us new! Or at least give us different! Not a Jacob and Jack clone!

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        • Tobli 2 years, 6 months ago

          I have complained about human companions in previous titles, but not about the fact that there are human companions. To me it's fine as long as i like the characters.

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          • iMacOfDeath 2 years, 6 months ago

            Guess we'll truly see come the 21st.

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  • NecroTechno 2 years, 6 months ago

    Brad, why do you hate vegemite? Your Australian listeners (all three of us) are very offended.

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  • drew327 2 years, 5 months ago

    I remember in the last few weeks Nick was sarcastically hoping that one of the big games coming out would be bad because we don't have time for all these good games. Wish granted! Mass Effect Andromeda.

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    • Nick Henderson 2 years, 5 months ago

      Bad? Please. ME:A is flawed; maybe a little rough around the edges, but hardly bad. I fully expect to spend a solid 40 - 50 hours with the game. 2017 has yet to deliver a flat out stinker.

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      • drew327 2 years, 5 months ago

        If you spend 40 hours with the game, I will send you a hot dog :)

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  • 1mrboy 2 years, 5 months ago

    I can't believe Brad remembered giving me shit over Alan Wake considering it was years ago. I mentioned it during an impromtu round of chatter of the week on a week that David was gone. Brad remembering that on last weeks episode made my day! Further proof that this is the best community out there.

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