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- Action-Packed Battles – Players switch between melee and ranged attacks in battle against hordes of enemies and challenging bosses across a variety of open field maps
- Beautifully Desolate Open-World – The game joins together beautiful vistas and locations with no area loading. Environments contain a wealth of sub-events in addition to the main storyline.
- Masterfully Crafted Story and Characters – The game tells the story of androids and their ferocious battle to reclaim a machine-driven dystopia overrun by powerful weapons known as machine lifeforms
- Elements of an RPG – Players will obtain a variety of weapon types, level up in battle, learn new combat skills, and customize a loadout that caters to their playstyle
- “Auto Mode” Available for Beginners – Novice players can elect “Auto Mode” for easy attacks and evasions
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Developer: PlatinumGames Inc.
An extra-terrestrial invasion has left mankind exiled on the moon. Androids are sent to the deserted ruins of our home planet in order to remove the menacing Mechanoids. The YoRHa 2B, the latest infantry model android, is tasked with the perilous mission to rid of the invaders from the surface of Earth. Where will the on-going proxy war between Androids and Mechanoids lead to?
Humanity has been driven from the Earth by mechanical beings from another world. In a final effort to take back the planet, the human resistance sends a force of android soldiers to destroy the invaders. Now, a war between machines and androids rages on... A war that could soon unveil a long-forgotten truth of the world. Developed by an all-star team consisting of producer Yosuke Saito (DRAGON QUEST X / NIER), director YOKO TARO (Drakengard / NIER), character designer Akihiko Yoshida from CyDesignation, Inc. (FINAL FANTASY XIV / BRAVELY DEFAULT), game designer Takahisa Taura from PlatinumGames Inc. (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance), and composer Keiichi Okabe from MONACA, Inc. (TEKKEN / Drakengard 3 / NIER).
Top Customer Reviews
Almost immediately the game starts to subvert those expectations piece by piece, deconstructing and twisting in on itself until you've abandoned any notion of predictability.
The first thing that surprised me about the game was the consistent fluidity of the combat, and how the mechanics seem to hold up even as the game throws new ideas and situations at you. The basic controls and rhythm remain the same as the game forces the perspective of a top-down shooter, or a 2D platformer. These experimental shifts never require you to mentally adapt or use different controls. I've never seen a game transform itself so frequently and effortlessly.
The story is also in a league of its own, as it starts with a very simple premise yet expands into something far more transgressive and poignant. It conveys its themes in a very surreal, postmodern style that blends tragedy with dark, offbeat humor, even going so far as experimenting with the fundamental structure of video games itself. (Disclaimer: Do not stop playing once the credits roll. You've barely scratched the surface.)
This is one of those games that you will think about long after you finish it. I can't recommend it enough.
I'm not too far into Nier: Automata, maybe only 15 minutes past the demo, but so far a truly fantastic game. The music is some of the best I've heard in gaming, the story is intriguing, and gameplay is incredibly mixed, but polished and fun as hell. Very unique but pleasing title.
Nier 1 was my favorite game of the PS3 era, and it doesn't seem like you need to have played it to enjoy the sequel. But I'm already sure that this the best game of the PS4 generation... you just have to be willing to play a game that doesn't mind being wierd.
Is it perfect? No-- there are occasional hiccups in performance but they are very minimal. Mostly the game runs very smoothly at 1080p, and its controls are second to none. Going back to Final Fantasy XV after playing this feels majorly clunky. I hope Square Enix applies this combat, and NOT FFXV's, to the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 3.
The story itself is complex and inviting, but not mandatory. Cutscenes are skippable thank goodness, and the soundtrack is stellar-- non-intrusive and excellent.
What more do you want out of a video game? Plus, gameplay never gets boring. It's constantly switching between basic RPG to third person action to bullet hell game styles. Easily best game of the year so far, and one that I'll be playing for many months to come.
Story, voice acting, gameplay, music; all superb and will help you weave in to this world that you will wish were much bigger.
I highly recommend this to anyone who wants an intellectual and philosophical dive into the human psyche through unconventional story-telling.
You will keep asking for more, and the game will give you more!
Do not be deterred by the fact that this game is a sequel. You will learn everything you need to know and then you may even want to go back and delve in to another extremely complex story.