GI: "Nier Automata is rough around the edges, but that doesn't stop us from wanting more games like it."
Yes we definitely need more games like Nier: Automata and I'm glad they are working on another Nier game It's the perfect combination of great soundtrack, great combat, great presentation and story
Definitely. Great game. I'm so glad Japan generally hasn't fallen prey to the overly politically correct/progressive, scared to offend anyone attitude that it seems many other developers have adopted. As a result they can still produce quirky, fun games like Nier.
Yup that's another reason i love Nier, it's so different than the norm
Nier is an awesome game. Definitely want more. A remake of the first would be welcome as well.
He'll yeah. The original was so fun to experience, but an improvement in the gameplay department would go a long way
You can try out the other games in the Drakengard franchise
There are tons of weird masterpieces coming out of Japan but unfortunately they don't get as much press.
Well you’re in luck. Sequel is in the works.
Weird? That rught there is why you dint get more
A lot of my favorite games are weird AF. Gameplay trumps all for me
Got it this black Friday, can't wait to play it
Nier Automata is easily one of my favorites games for 2017 and I hope to get a sequel in the future.
Any unbiased folk played this and recore...if so... ?
I've played Neir: Automata but not Recore, and my opinion of the former is: I feel the term "masterpiece" is quite an overstatement. While the game displays its visual them competently and the music, although reminiscent of the original "Ghost in the Shell", does a satisfying job in creating atmosphere--I fear the combat and narrative of the game leave a lot to be desired. The combat is simply a means to an end, and makes God of War seem like Devil May Cry. But where God of War could rest on sheer scale and brutality to con vie the passion of combat, Neir Automata's combat comes across as rather anemic. Combat is spliced between full active combat and 2D shooter sections which work exactly like God of War's puzzles in breaking up the melee sections with a bit of variety--sadly these 2D sections come across rather bland and later in the game serve no point but to lay a background for exposition dumps. Honestly, I feel this element of the game should have stayed in Sly Cooper 3. The narrative is sloppy and riddled with standard anime cliche's of the last 15 years. It all boils down to an overarching theme of nihilism combined with rather shallow characters who's entire motives are also shallow and cliched. "High art" and "Masterpiece" have been thrown around in regards to this title but honestly I can't see it. Nothing about this game, how it plays, its themes, or it's narrative and structure scream "brilliance". Finishing the game in its entirety I'd say it was average--at best.
If you u only finished this once, u only got 25% of the story. But overall i kinda have to agree with the gameplay part. Having bad and repetitive enemy design and variety didn't help the combat either.
@derksoolz Yes I played through the entire game, I.E "all endings". Games like Mass Effect 3 and Dues Ex: Human Revolution have "choose your ending" as a simple a/b/ or c option and are snubbed for it. This game does it and suddenly "masterpiece" "what a brilliant piece of art". And this game didn't have the world building or interesting characters like the referenced games earlier And I say if you ran through 2B's part you got way less than 25% of the story. Considering 9S run is nearly identical and gives more narrative than 2B's. I understand the game wishing to push its overall theme of "everything is pointless" which 2B's run gives evidence to, but as I mentioned: nihilism isn't interesting. I'm surprised more peopled aren't upset with this creators general message of "video games and life are pointless".
Yep would love more games like Nier
Fantastic game! The one thing that irked me was they locked quite a few new bosses and enemies behind multiple playthroughs. I know thats taro's schtick but comeon! that music though...that made up for it.
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