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  • Summary: The distant future

    Invaders from another world attack without warning, unleashing a new type of threat: weapons known as machine lifeforms. In the face of this insurmountable threat, mankind is driven from Earth and takes refuge on the Moon. The Council of Humanity organizes a
    The distant future

    Invaders from another world attack without warning, unleashing a new type of threat: weapons known as machine lifeforms. In the face of this insurmountable threat, mankind is driven from Earth and takes refuge on the Moon.

    The Council of Humanity organizes a resistance of android soldiers in an effort to take back their planet. To break the deadlock, the Resistance deploys a new unit of android infantry: YoRHa.

    In the forsaken wasteland below, the war between the machines and the androids rages on. A war that is soon to unveil the long-forgotten truth of this world...
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Mar 27, 2017
    95
    Overall, Nier: Automata is a phenomenal game filled with great gameplay, world building, amazing storytelling, and it even poses some interesting questions. There’s so much to love about this game and it has spawned dozens of think pieces from various websites on the topics posed in the game. I truly believe Nier: Automata is easily an early Game of the Year contender for 2017. If you own a PlayStation 4 or have a Windows machine capable of running it, you have to give this game a try.
  2. Apr 10, 2017
    91
    This unusual action game set in an offbeat world created by Taro Yoko is a treasure trove of pleasant surprises. It's not often that we meet such a stylish, offbeat, memorable game.
  3. May 11, 2017
    90
    Sometimes frustrating but always compelling, Nier: Automata is a wondrous and strange experience that could only ever be a game. [Issue#261, p.60]
  4. Mar 21, 2017
    80
    In the end, NieR: Automata reflects what’s in your heart, and it’s possibly the most playable introduction to the glorious madness of Yoko Taro there is. Whether that’s worth something to you I couldn’t possibly say, but it’s left quite a mark on me.
  5. Mar 23, 2017
    79
    A beautiful, melancholy action RPG that’s effortlessly stylish and utterly unpredictable.
  6. Mar 19, 2017
    79
    A profound jewel of an action game that deserved a better PC port.
  7. 60
    NieR: Automata contains twenty-six different endings, which inevitably incentivizes those who want to see all possible conclusions. But, the apparent lack of story, which drops off for a good while after the introductory level, is stinging, and you must have enough commitment to see past this. The combat is unique and, at times, refreshingly variegated gaming styles emerge from NeiR — from hack-and-slash to arcade-esque air fights — but enemies themselves show little variation and predictable movement. If you are looking for a hack-and-slash with extraordinary graphics and a fair amount of character customization, then it is likely you’ll enjoy playing this release.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 33 out of 215
  1. Mar 19, 2017
    10
    Definitely a great port from platinum's side. This game is hard to emulate on a M&K combination due to its genre mashing elements, thus aDefinitely a great port from platinum's side. This game is hard to emulate on a M&K combination due to its genre mashing elements, thus a controller is recommended.
    The performance is stable, with no frame rate drops below 40 on heavier action scenes,
    Great port, kudos to platinum.
    The full screen bug is there, hope it gets fixed soon. Temporary fix will be to use Borderless Gaming App.
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  2. Oct 23, 2019
    10
    One of the best games I ever played.
    Sorry.
    I take my words back. THE best game I ever played. And I have strong suspicion it is the best
    One of the best games I ever played.
    Sorry.
    I take my words back. THE best game I ever played. And I have strong suspicion it is the best game ever and will remain such.
    The soundtrack is a masterpiece by itself too.
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  3. A-C
    Apr 13, 2017
    10
    This is a landmark for the gaming industry on how to deliver a game.............. just play it and the first ending is but the ending to theThis is a landmark for the gaming industry on how to deliver a game.............. just play it and the first ending is but the ending to the first part of the Prologue, the second ending is the second part of the Prologue. Then and only Then the game truly starts Expand
  4. Feb 27, 2019
    10
    This was the best game in my life. I never ever enjoyed single player game in my life this much.
  5. Jan 5, 2019
    9
    I'm such a big fan of this game that I actually wrote a mail to Platinum asking for a patch that fixes and improves optimization and FranziskaI'm such a big fan of this game that I actually wrote a mail to Platinum asking for a patch that fixes and improves optimization and Franziska von Karma's costume (Ace Attorney) for 2B as free DLC. I know they probably won't read it, but it's better to have our voice heard than not doing anything and complain. But back to the review. The strongest feature of this game is its combination of mech and on foot hack and slash gameplay. The OST is great and reminiscent of the predecessor. The war story is fascinating. 2B has a very relatable personality. By the way, I play with the skirt on 99% of the time (:P) as I find the skirtless option to be distracting and unnecessary. On the other hand optimization isn't great: cutscenes lag, controller support is meh and I heard it has texture issues, which luckily I haven't experienced thus far. Expand
  6. May 11, 2017
    8
    Graphics: one of the best things in the game are the flawless animations, which were expected from Platinum Games. Not so good are the lowGraphics: one of the best things in the game are the flawless animations, which were expected from Platinum Games. Not so good are the low quality textures and the crazy framerate, but overall the graphics get the job done. Artistic direction is a bit of a mixture, with really nice character design and some original stages, that contrasts with a quite forgettable world. 7/10

    Music: It’s been a while since I found a videogame in which I actually stopped playing and started listening to the music. It is impossible not to notice how flawlessly the beautiful songs are blended with the scenery. The english dubbing is not bad, and the japanese is amazing. 10/10

    Gameplay: 1 word - original. The game is presented as an action RPG, but the “action” element plays a big part. The combat mechanics have nothing to envy to the best action games and are clearly inspired in Bayonetta, meaning they are fun and difficult to master. There are several weapons with their own movesets (including flawless transitions between weapons mid combo). I needed around 35 hours to complete the game, and the hard and extreme difficulties were a hell of a challenge.

    But it’s not only about the combat, the game keeps surprising you throughout the adventure, it will suddenly metamorphose into a side scroller beat em up, and at the next moment into Space Invaders. Despite the variety, the game can get a little bit repetitive sometimes. The major gameplay flaw is the camera, which can be all over the place sometimes and seems impossible to manage with a joystick. Another thing that the game doesn’t get right is the open world: a medium sized place with not much to do besides mindlessly practicing your combat skills against loads of repetitive enemies. Finally, the lack of autosaving for long periods of time can really be a pain. 8.5/10

    Story: the story is interesting enough to keep you hooked until the end, and interesting too is how it is conveyed piece by piece (and playthrough by playthrough). Sometimes you will feel it’s a little bit melodramatic or childish for your taste, some others that you are being presented with these anime clichés you already know too well, but luckily those moments don’t last long, and the whole thing, without having many (or any) major moments, still manages to stay interesting and mostly unpredictable until the end. About the side content, you have your typical fetch quests mixed with some that are more story focused, but ultimately most of them are not very entertaining. 8/10

    In summary, Nier Automata is full of fresh action oriented gameplay, with a beautiful OST and a technical aspect that gets the job done. But a boring open world and a plot that lacks climax somehow jeopardize what could have been a masterpiece. 8/10
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  7. Mar 28, 2020
    0
    Esse jogo não tem a menor condição de ser jogado, eu acreditava que por ser a edição GOTY, a má otimização e o problema de resolução estivesseEsse jogo não tem a menor condição de ser jogado, eu acreditava que por ser a edição GOTY, a má otimização e o problema de resolução estivesse solucionado, mas me enganei.

    O jogo não é ruim, mas o port desse jogo por parte da Square Enix e Platinum Games chega a ser cômico, pois é um jogo de 2017 que tem um problema ridículo de resolução. É normal que jogos mais antigos tenha alguns Patches para melhorar ou atualizar a resolução como no caso do "Widescreen Fix" dos GTA's da era 3D, mas esse que faz parte da atual ter esse tipo de problema? Não dá, fora que tem propaganda enganosa na chamada, pois a ultima coisa que esse jogo roda é a 60fps, pode verificar alguns relatos de quem já jogou este game via Steam, o jogo é totalmente cagado, até mesmo nos Settings que é completamente limitado.

    Se você quer pegar o game, pega no 'Xiboquinha' ou 'Preisteichion', pois na Steam não dá. Preze pelo seu rico dinheiro que você soa pra ganhar e escolha jogos que tenha ao menos o mínimo de otimização que é o caso da resolução, e até 1 real sai caro, pois tem jogos Indies que você gasta centavos que não existe esse problema.

    Fui praticamente obrigado a pedir reembolso na STEAM, um game de 2017 não pode depender de mod de RESOLUÇÃO para rodar como deveria.
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