Aesthetic Critique Of Video games

Critical but casual approaches to current, past, and future video games six times a week. In addition, guests will periodically share their own aesthetic and personal experiences with games in conversation! Subscribe to our Patreon at if you'd like to hear special patron-only bonus episodes!

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Episode 9 - Nier: Automata


In Episode 9 of No Cartridge Audio (if you missed episode 8 on SimGolf, consider becoming a patron at we start with a guest spot by someone who may or who may not be NPR's Ira Glass (probably not him) discussing a fundraising effort for the show. After this, we focus in on Nier: Automata, a lovely game I've been writing about and streaming this weekend. Focusing on genre and the bucking thereof, we talk about constraint, aesthetics, and the way gameplay can be read as art. 

Music this week is from the Nier: Automata soundtrack, the song is called "Alien Manifestation" and was composed by Keiichi Okabe.



Filetype: MP3 - Size: 13.28MB - Duration: 11:44 m (158 kbps 44100 Hz)

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