178 episodes

Eric Van Allen and Kenneth Shepard come together for a multi-part video game retrospective podcast. Normandy FM does episodic analysis of video games, starting with Bioware's Mass Effect series, going on to discuss other genres and studios. Tune in to the discussion and join in by playing along with us!

Mass Effect | 51 Eps.
Dragon Age | 47 Eps.
Jade Empire | 5 Eps.
The Last of Us | 16 Eps.
Final Fantasy X | 23 Eps.
Cyberpunk 2077 | Ongoing

Twitter:
Normandy FM: @normandyfmshow
Eric: @seamoosi
Kenneth: @shepardcdr

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    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

Eric Van Allen and Kenneth Shepard come together for a multi-part video game retrospective podcast. Normandy FM does episodic analysis of video games, starting with Bioware's Mass Effect series, going on to discuss other genres and studios. Tune in to the discussion and join in by playing along with us!

Mass Effect | 51 Eps.
Dragon Age | 47 Eps.
Jade Empire | 5 Eps.
The Last of Us | 16 Eps.
Final Fantasy X | 23 Eps.
Cyberpunk 2077 | Ongoing

Twitter:
Normandy FM: @normandyfmshow
Eric: @seamoosi
Kenneth: @shepardcdr

    Cyberpunk 2077, Episode 12: The Ghost of You feat. Tim Rogers

    Cyberpunk 2077, Episode 12: The Ghost of You feat. Tim Rogers

    It's finally time to talk about the man in our head. It's the Johnny Silverhand episode.

    Tim Rogers joins us as we talk through Johnny Silverhand's relationship to those in life and in death, discuss how Cyberpunk 2077 handles V's autonomy as Johnny starts to take control, and finally meet Ken's boyfriend: Kerry Eurodyne.

    Enjoy the show!

    Send questions for our upcoming Q&A to normandyfm@gmail.com

    Become a Normandy FM patron:
    http://patreon.com/normandyfm

    Follow us on Twitter:
    Normandy FM: @normandyfmshow
    Eric: @seamoosi
    Ken: @shepardcdr
    Tim: @108
    Action Button: @actionbutton

    Action Button's Cyberpunk 2077 review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnBKX_vdYQI&t=1885s

    • 2 hr 58 min
    Cyberpunk 2077, Episode 11: The Hand That Feeds feat. Matt Kim

    Cyberpunk 2077, Episode 11: The Hand That Feeds feat. Matt Kim

    IGN's Matt Kim joins us to talk about Goro Takemura and how he helps us set up Cyberpunk 2077's final decision, but doesn't do much else.

    In this episode we talk about how Goro embodies Asian stereotypes often perpetuated in the Cyberpunk genre, and how he offers one of the game's best conversations about class issues, but does nothing with it.

    Enjoy the show!

    Send questions for our upcoming Q&A to normandyfm@gmail.com

    Become a Normandy FM patron:
    http://patreon.com/normandyfm

    Follow us on Twitter:
    Normandy FM: @normandyfmshow
    Eric: @seamoosi
    Kenneth: @sheparcdr
    Matt: @LawofTD

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Cyberpunk 2077, Episode 10: A Day in the Life feat. Alan Torres and Andrew King

    Cyberpunk 2077, Episode 10: A Day in the Life feat. Alan Torres and Andrew King

    It's a big episode this week as we're joined by IGN's Alan Torres and TheGamer's Andrew King to talk about the standout side quests of Cyberpunk 2077's second act.

    Alan joins us to talk through the drawbacks of interfering with the Nomad's business, and talking through how Cyberpunk handles grief and ceremony around Jackie's death.

    Andrew returns as we put the spotlight on the good and bad of Delamain, and get real heavy about the ethical conundrums of martydom and belief as it pertains to a death row inmate's theatrical execution.

    Then Ken and Eric wrap things up by talking about how the Peralez's establishing themselves as a power in Night City might be playing into a larger conspiracy. Enjoy the show!

    Become a Normandy FM patron:
    http://patreon.com/normandyfm

    Follow us on Twitter:
    Normandy FM: @normandyfmshow
    Eric: @seamoosi
    Kenneth: @shepardcdr
    Alan: @Alan7615
    Andrew: @funnelchest94

    • 3 hr 20 min
    Cyberpunk 2077, Episode 9: Breaking the Law feat. Riley MacLeod

    Cyberpunk 2077, Episode 9: Breaking the Law feat. Riley MacLeod

    Riley MacLeod returns to help us talk about Cyberpunk 2077's cop turned private investigator River Ward.

    This episode we talk about Cyberpunk's take on the detective game, the game's vision of cops and law enforcement, as well as the window River's story has into a domestic quiet life for a V who chooses to romance him. Or the life the game insists on trying to force on women and tease gay men with.

    Enjoy the show!

    Riley's Cyberpunk 2077 review:
    https://kotaku.com/cyberpunk-2077-the-kotaku-review-1845946628

    Become a Normandy FM patron:
    http://patreon.com/normandyfm

    Follow us on Twitter:
    Normandy FM: @normandyfmshow
    Eric: @seamoosi
    Kenneth: @shepardcdr
    Riley: @rcmacleod

    • 2 hr 17 min
    Cyberpunk 2077, Episode 8: Go Your Own Way feat. Julie Muncy

    Cyberpunk 2077, Episode 8: Go Your Own Way feat. Julie Muncy

    It's time for our Panam episode where we talk about everyone's favorite Nomad and the contrast in how Cyberpunk 2077 handles her story.

    Julie Muncy joins us as we help Panam deal with discord within her clan, and touch on some of Cyberpunk 2077's romance systems, portrayal of the Nomad culture, and how it sells that home is not a place, but a people.

    Enjoy the show!

    Julie's Cyberpunk 2077 review on USGamer:
    https://www.usgamer.net/articles/cyberpunk-2077-review

    Become a Normandy FM patron:
    http://patreon.com/normandyfm

    Follow us on Twitter:
    Normandy FM: @normandyfmshow
    Eric: @seamoosi
    Kenneth: @shepardcdr
    Julie: @juliemuncy23

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Special feat. Kate Sánchez and Fūnk-é Joseph

    Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Special feat. Kate Sánchez and Fūnk-é Joseph

    It's time for a special episode as Kate Sánchez and Fūnk-é Joseph return for a Cyberpunk: Edgerunners spoilercast. We're taking a break from the video game to talk about Netflix's anime set in Night City, and how we think it surpasses Cyberpunk 2077's depiction of life as a merc under Arasaka's thumb.

    Enjoy the show!

    Become a Normandy FM patron:
    http://patreon.com/normandyfm

    Follow us on Twitter:
    Normandy FM: @normandyfmshow
    Eric: @seamoosi
    Ken: @shepardcdr
    Kate: @OhMyMithrandir
    Fūnk-é: @funkefly
    But Why Tho: @ButWhyThoPC

    A roundup of where you can follow and support the Fanbyte staff, courtesy of Lotus:
    https://twitter.com/LotusLovesLotus/status/1571967439016968193

    • 1 hr 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Crash Chords ,

Great pod. Great hosts.

These gents are a genuine delight. The show is a blast. The guests are stellar. If you’re a Mass Effect and Dragon Age fan it’s a must listen. They go so in-depth it’s like hanging with friends and just chatting about games. It’s easily the second best BioWare related podcast ever made.

-Matt aka Stormageddon

Reflex OneTwoThree ,

Thank you

I've had a lot of hit-or-miss luck with podcasts, but found this group in the midst of a great streak. I simultaneously have some "I wanna fight you on that" moments as well as some really strong "YES, EXACTLY THAT, YAY" moments.
I haven't even TOUCHED a lot of the podcast at this point, but knowing this podcast is here is definitely encouraging me to pick up some ME games as well as dive into another Inquisition run just so I can come back and see how well we match up (and where we differ) with our Inquisitors.
Thank you for being here and doing what you do.

.YokNapAtaWpha. ,

Thoughtful and relaxed BioWare banter

Kenneth Shepard and Eric Van Allen talk about beloved BioWare series like Dragon Age and Mass Effect. Their back and forth feels like listening to good friends debate and come together, and their guests are fantastic, especially when they disagree with the hosts.

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