Square Enix has just announced that they are hiring on their recruitment page for Business Division 6 for NieR.
Nier 2 for PS4 cool
Nier: Automata is Nier 2 noob
He's just posting to be the first and to get some upvotes. Ignore him and some other people here on N4G ;)
NieR: Automata is no more NieR 2 than Metal Gear Rising is Metal Gear Solid V. Canonical, but not quite a sequel. It's a spinoff. In this case, a spinoff of a spinoff.
@ Berenulf Indeed @ DarXyde That's a really shoddy example to damage control on his behalf. Nier is a spinoff to Drakengard, but Automata is still a sequel
PhoenixUp, NieR: Automata is a sequel to NieR. On this, we agree. But it's also set very far in the future so as not to interrupt any story Square wants to place between that. It uses themes, some characters, and references to NieR in the same way that Metal Gear Rising does. That was originally supposed to take place between 2 and 4, but ultimately it was decided that it would be after the fact to avoid influencing games taking place after 2 chronologically. Automata is similar in that it subscribes to the events of the series, but it doesn't even play the same, nor is it numbered and includes a subtitle ("Automata"). Not really different from Metal Gear Rising. Call it what you will. It IS a sequel (I dont deny that), but I wouldn't call it NieR 2 either.
And Drakengard 3 is set in the past. That doesn't stop it from being called Drakengard 3. A game's place in the timeline doesn't effect its numbering. Your MGR comparison falls flat since it uses drastically different gameplay from MGS so obviously it couldn't be considered MGSV, especially since an actual MGSV was being made at the time. Not to mention that Kojima once considered Peace Walker to be MGSV before actually making MGSV. Nier: Automata is a new NieR game true to the spirit of the original with better gameplay rather than being a downgraded title(PW) or something made to be entirely different(MGR:R). Nier: Automata isn't officially numbered because its subtitle has a similar meaningful naming scheme to its predecessor. The two Japanese versions of Nier were named Replicant and Gestalt in reference to significant entities in the game's story. The sequel continues the trend with a title referring to automatons. Nier: Automata is basically as close to Nier 2 as you're going to get.
@DarX-what are you talking about? Metal Gear Rising is called that because it is not Metal Gear Solid... Just like metal gear acid had one in two because it's not actually a continuation of another series that is seen as a side game. Smh there's so many examples that actually prove this that I'm not really sure how you don't understand. Neir Automata is Nier 2, like Red Dead Redemption is the sequel to Red Dead Revolver. But clearly it would be called Nier automata 2 , like how Red Dead Redemption 2 well....has a 2
Square Enix are smashing it these days.
As long as it's direction is left in the hands of Yako Taro, and the clever suits who have managed to bugger up Final Fantasy and Kingdom hearts over the past 10 years keep their grubby mitts off of it... I'm ready to pay for it, day one.
After Drakengard 2 Square Enix has decided to leave the entire franchise in Taro's hands
Make it happen captain
Please be True. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. IF they do though, they BETTER let Platinum Games develop it.
Right? Give them a much bigger budget too! Nier Automata was better than 90% of games I've played in the past 10 years. Even with its flaws (most of which I'm sure would be fixed by a better budget.) It was such a fulfilling experience. (Wanted to give a shout out and thank all those who helped me get to the end by the way! Your sacrifices will not be forgotten!) Those who got ending [E] know what's up, haha.
I actually don't think they need a bigger budget I actually believe it did as good as it could do and I think that they found a nice Middle Ground especially if they're already talking about a sequel.
@_-EDMIX-_ Nah, they definitely need a better budget. There were a lot of load-in texture problems with Nier Automata that I'm sure would have been at least lessened by more substantial funding.
@snook-except that never stopped me from enjoying the game that's not even stopping me from buying the proposed sequel. Spending more money for a situation like that is not necessarily going to make much sense in my personal opinion. It would be great for quality control sure but nothing like that stopped me from buying the game. I could care less.
Well to my understanding it was a combination of platinum games and Square Enix. It'll most likely the sequel is going to have the same combo.
Can we get Drakengard 4
Platinum or bust
Nier 2 was amazing, but I hate how they took the money the money and ran leaving the fans with barely any post-launch support other than a throw away DLC.
Yea screw them for giving us a complete game that never required DLC
If a game is complete on release, then anything after launch is just gravy. Not every game needs continuous support.
PS Pro version needs support, the PC version need support. On the PC they're using mods to easily fix frame rate issues on the PS Pro players don't have this option.
Of course they are. Gotta milk and destroy any popularity the name managed to build. Typical SquareEnix style right there.
And yet we're still waiting for a PC patch...
Nier Automata 2 ftw
Excellent Nier Automata was amazing. Didn't think i would like it at first but ended up loving it. Just been getting the First Nier so looking forward to trying to platinum that also.
HIghley doubt it will just be on PS4 the first was like a trial release and now this one will come out.
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