This is the transcript of a Youtube video, which can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/DWpjyTw8-Pc

Welcome to my video essay on NieR: Automata. In this video, I’d like to offer my critique on a game that was lauded by critics and embraced by fans. I’m going to lay out my case for why this game is a mess of unfulfilled potential, from the poor structure to the clunky writing and characterisation, to the undeveloped themes and uninspired gameplay. But let’s start at the beginning.

For those who haven’t played it, the story of NieR: Automata is set against the backdrop of…

Kat (Pixel a Day)

I (Kat) have a PhD in psychology but I’ve decided I would rather rant excitedly about games instead. I make video essays and write blog posts and articles. ​

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