NieR Automata is one of my favorite games ever made. I was nervous about how it would hold up on Switch, especially given how troublesome its PC port was at launch, and I am incredibly happy to have been wrong to worry. This might be the best third-party Switch port I’ve ever played, which makes it incredibly easy to recommend this game to anyone who has never played it before. There are simply no two ways about it: NieR Automata was a triumph of design in 2017, and it is a triumph of porting big games to Switch in 2022.
I'm not sure i can describe this game adequately and how powerful it is. I feel like the word "masterpiece" is honestly fair to use. Its story is unbelievable and emotional making me cry and experience so many emotions. Its characters and world are amazing and fun. The combat is crazy and flashy with multiple options and weapons dodges and options showing off the amazing tough of platinum games that propelled this game. This game crafts something special though the endings, multiple routes, events and sequences. Its gameplay even supports the narrative and android/ humanity existential themes through purposeful moments, repetition and in game events. So much of this port is amazingly brought forward and helps it run wonderfully. This games narrative is something i cant stop thinking about, and it presents an amazing player decision that really highlights its themes and makes you understand giving up for others in a new way, Nier A goes beyond the medium in ways few games do and is just special to the point where i feel like every gamer/ person should try to experience it.
NieR: Automata The End of YoRHa is an amazing package that has been wonderfully ported to the Switch. Those who haven’t played it previously have another opportunity to experience the remarkable epic, whereas the lure of a handheld version may also tempt aficionados back to this sensational hack and slash RPG.
NieR: Automata – The End of YoRHa Edition is a good choice for Nintendo Switch owners. It has everything great that the game was acclaimed for upon its release in 2017 and adds never-before-seen content. It is admirable how they condensed a game of these dimensions on this platform.
One step back for the gorgeous Nier Automata on the Nintendo Switch . The game is still entertaining but the equation 720p/1080p + 30fps doesn't give the best result. The “portability factor” adds something, but not enough to convince those who already played the game on other platforms.
A great game, with good gameplay and a great story. I would really recommend this game to everyone, but there are some slight issues in docked mode sometimes the performance gets a bit worse and I encountered a clip through walls glitch that is easy to perform, but it generally works really smoothly. And at last I don’t know if that’s a me thing but the game feels a bit like semi open world Bayonetta with a sword, I think that’s a bit of wasted potential, but since the Bayonetta gameplay is great I don’t mind it. The main story also ends abruptly, but the story is finished in the postgame. It is a great game that I recommend for everyone.
I don't get this game at all. Maybe I'm missing something. The story has some interesting things going for it and the machines are an interesting enemy. But other than that the whole thing feels decidedly meh. The combat plays like an ersatz version of Devil May Cry, with far less aerial combat and enemy juggling and worse player and camera controls. Enemy encounters often turn into a frustrating bullet hell, with a wonky camera that at times feels like an extra opponent. Combat also suffers from a lack of verticality and options for fast traversal, and enemies feel kind of same-y. I died quite often, I'd say more or less as frequently as when I play dark souls. The difference is that the deaths in Nier: Automata never once felt fair, and beating the harder enemies never once felt satisfying.
Maybe there's depth to be found here, but I sure haven't been able to find any. This is not helped by the fact that the game's plethora of systems are hardly explained. How do you play the fishing mini game, and what's the point of it? Who knows! How does one use the various installable module thingies? No idea, the game never tells me. What are the various resources and random things I collect? Can I use them for something? Is there crafting? Beats me. Heck, I didn't even know there were healing potions for a good several hours because the game never explained that this was a thing.
Lastly, the aethethics are a mixed bag. Graphics are okay for it being a switch game, and the enemies are generally well designed. The world is also generally beautiful, albeit not that exciting. Our heroine, however… I get that it's a thing they're going for, but the bleak and sombre tone of the story is rather at odds with the fact that the protagonist – supposedly a rugged soldier – runs around in some kind of maid outfit that gratuitously displays her naked butt whenever the camera is at a low angle. Had they gone for a comedic ecchi vibe, or a tone similar to e.g. Bayonetta, it would have been at least consistent. But in this game it just makes for a weird cognitive dissonance.
SummaryNieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition is the Nintendo Switch™ version of NieR:Automata, an award-winning post-apocalyptic action RPG that has achieved deep-rooted popularity around the world. The distant future… Invaders from another world attack without warning, unleashing a new type of threat: weapons known as “machine lifeforms.” In ...