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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).
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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.
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.
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.
This game was loaded with goodies and cameos from the first nier game plus drakengard as well. Not only that, it offers an overview of characters giving a new stand on the game in some parts, dynamically changing the way you need to approach said spots. While the enemy variety can be kind of limiting, there is a certain charm about them that makes them, in a way, unique in the game. At some points I felt attached to the enemies more than the protagonists, 2B and 9S.
The customizing in this game is extensive as well as what some would consider overpowering, making you feel kind of like a god. But the difficulty is balanced well enough to where if you want more of a challenge, it will be there for you. That's another thing about customizing though. It will cater to your play-style however you feel comfortable. Which is enjoyable.
I've never played the first nier nor drakengard, but I have read about its amazing multiple ending segments that actually can continue the game further the more times you play it. And with Automata it was no exception. I beat the game once only to be given a message saying that there is more to be discovered. Tempting it I play a new game on the saved data only to get the same story, but in a different perspective by playing as 9S this time around. The gameplay between 2B and 9S is somewhat the same, but there is enough of a difference between the two such as hacking instead of a heavy attack with 9S that it actually felt like a new game.
This story goes so much further than any other linear story that I have played to date! Hell, I'll give it this; most open world games, including gta V, don't have this kind of pacing and sort of dynamic story arch with sub- quests. The one game I believe comes close to this would be witcher 3. And the best part of it is, Nier DOESNT NEED DLC TO CONTINUE ITS STORY (looking at you, Destiny).
So the only fault I felt Nier Automata had would honestly be it's lock on system. In my opinion, it is quite tedious to get the hand of it. But with a little practice that shortly become a minor nuisance.
So if you liked the first Nier, you're going to love Automata. If you've never played the first one, that's fine too because the game doesn't heavily lean on it considering that if you played the first one and got the "True" ending, then it'll all make sense. This game offers a thought provoking story, in depth lore, and immersion. Truly a game you should have in your archive.