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Despite some technical issues, NieR: Automata is an excellent action RPG experience that doesn't give you a moment to breath. In addition, the story is not silly and leaves a deep impression in you.
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Nier: Automata is nothing short of marvelous game. The game's characters and developments that some go through are breathtaking. This is a game where the more you put into it the more you will get out of it as some side-stories will give more context to some parts of the main one. On top of that, you’ll hear some of the best music this generation. The final boss music is some of the best created to date. Combine with a completely customizable control scheme to boot. The good is phenomenal with the bad being negligible to almost pretty distracting at time. It's an absolute miracle that this game came to be, and what was delivered is Platinum's return to form and another chance for the world to experience a game helmed by Yoko Taro.
Whenever I try to jump to some higher place, since 9S is blocking the way I wouldn’t be able to nail it the first time around or when I tend to circle back from where I came from, 2B’s character doesn’t just slip through 9S’ which ends in me dragging 9S’ sorry butt backwards all the way back to where I started. Talk about awkward movement. But despite these areas where the game might need some improvement on, this game is quite a huge success. It caught my attention from start to finish and it made me yearn for more when it ended. As what a famous quote said, “All good things come to those who wait.”
There are annoyances, such as some unnecessary repetition, and it never really challenges as an ultimate gameplay experience, but these are more than made up for by the excellent presentation of fascinating story with intriguing and strongly-utilised themes.
To see, feel, and experience Nier: Automata in your hands nearly seven years after its predecessor…is like a blip from another timeline, crossed over to our own in a moment of bewildering brilliance.
NieR: Automata is a triumph of creativity, superlative combat, interesting characters and is just an all-round great game. Its short-but-sweet story is given substantial depth by a game structure that encourages and incentivises multiple playthroughs
NieR: Automata is one of the biggest surprises so far in 2017. Besides some excellent combat mechanics and the usual Platinum Games Style you get a deep story with some great twists and an amazing soundtrack. The game doesn't make it easy for beginners to get into the mechanics and story but we still recommend to everyone to try it out.
Review in German | Read full review
NieR: Automata is a game full of surprises in a post-apocalyptic desolated world that is combined with a intriguing and complex narrative. The spectacular writing of Yoko Taro is well received by excellent mechanics, a graphic and art design that act as another narrative element, in occasions, even more than the dialogue itself, and a camera perspective and gameplay variation that impress and innovates in every step the game takes. Yoko Taro, Platinum Games and Square Enix, without a doubt have given PS4 and PC one of the best games of this generation!
Review in Spanish | Read full review
NieR: Automata admirably manages to transition from cult favorite to mainstream title without becoming over-ambitious...I would call this Taro’s masterpiece, but it’s practically his AAA debut, so let’s not go jinxing it.