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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: 49 out of 313
  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. Nov 26, 2019
    10
    Amazing amazing amazing, one of my favorite games of all time, purchased 4 copies 1 for myself and 3 for my friends because I feel this gameAmazing amazing amazing, one of my favorite games of all time, purchased 4 copies 1 for myself and 3 for my friends because I feel this game needs to be experienced that badly.
    Absolutely a must play.
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  3. May 13, 2017
    10
    Perfection.
    Brilliant visuals, brilliant sound design, premium platinum games gameplay, tons of variety, deep story with multiple endings.
    Perfection.
    Brilliant visuals, brilliant sound design, premium platinum games gameplay, tons of variety, deep story with multiple endings. Even fully customizable gamepad controls!

    Absolutely brilliant.
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  4. Jun 16, 2018
    9
    Overall: 10/Great
    Great great great great game!!
    Threw in 10h/day in 2 weekends (couldnt play midweek) and plan to redo all archs soon
    Overall: 10/Great
    Great great great great game!!
    Threw in 10h/day in 2 weekends (couldnt play midweek) and plan to redo all archs soon enough.
    Great combat, great story, the universe is mehly, great voice acting (play it in Jap, though english is fairly decent, its still weird), great combat (again), great open world to explore.
    Oh, and, bloody awesome soundtrack! The ost of this game is simply magnificient and greatly empowers every scene.
    9 months after I'm still listening to the OST.
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  5. Dec 7, 2021
    9
    NieR: Automata is one of the most beautiful games to exist, its profound story and perfect combat combined with the perfect music really sendsNieR: Automata is one of the most beautiful games to exist, its profound story and perfect combat combined with the perfect music really sends you to the game of this post apocaliptic world.

    Instead of foccusing on what NieR: Automata does right, which a lot, i think its best to understand what it doesnt do right.

    Colour Scheme and Scenery: While NieR: Automata has a beautiful landscape with tons of new concepts and ideas, like the Amusement Park and Pascal's Village, the game suffers from a great problem that touches its beautiful scenery, the colour scheme is horrendous, the game always has this gray tone in EVERYTHING that you look at, the colours (when they are present) look washed out and boring, some may argue that the colour scheme was thought to reflect the state of the world and the characters, however i do not buy this, i think it doesnt add anything and if anything it only takes the potential that the game had to look even better.

    Textures and minor details: While the overall game may look just fine, the game can range from incredible textures like 2B clothes to terrible cardboard paper textures like the rocks near the shopping district, this inconsistency summed with the bland washed out colour scheme create a very unamusing thing to look at.

    Overall Settings and Perfomance: that is the worst possible thing to talk about when talking about NieR: Automata, not being able to pause and use the menu when you are doing any type of movement is ridiculous, not being able until 2021 to play the game in 16:9 is something baffling, an insult, the ammount of disregard for the PC port of this game is visible.

    Story Repetition (routes): arguably while NieR has one of the best stories, it also suffers a lot from its repetition, when you are playing with 9S on route B, its the worst part of the game, you are playing something you already played, with a much worse gameplay and way more boring, overall Route B is where people seem to leave the game, i cant blame them, its not something perfect by any means, very much the opposite actually.

    Things that NieR does the best:

    Soundtrack: the soundtrack for NieR Automata is one of the best in the entire video game industry, the perfect combination of instruments and singing for every single moment of the game, it has somber songs, sad songs, happy songs, fighting songs, you got it all, if it wasnt for NieR's amazing soundtrack im 100% the game wouldnt be what it is.

    Gameplay: NieR gives you a lot of possibilities with the setup you want to use, you can use multiple weapons, combined with your pod, which gives you a lot of possibilities on how you want to approach the fight, and the game is actually challenging, being an alternate gameplay between 2D Platformers and actual combat, it never gets boring.

    Story: While one could argue that the story is not that good, i sincerely think its great, i also prefer NieR:Replicant story over Automata, however the story is not bad by any means, its really something else, entirely different, its in its own league, it plays a lot with philosophy and dilemmas, if you are not interested by those topics then obviously the story is not for you, however i dont see anything anything wrong with Automata's story, objectively speaking.

    Overall: NieR: Automata is great, it has a great story, beautiful soundtrack and amazing combat, it suffers from a lot of problems in regards to settings, colour schemes, framerate and all, but if you genuinely wish to get past these problems and attempt to accept the game for what it is, it can become a fantastic experience.
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  6. Nov 23, 2021
    7
    Really good story and combat mechanics just becomes boring once you have to do Nine's story as it is just 2B's story again which is where IReally good story and combat mechanics just becomes boring once you have to do Nine's story as it is just 2B's story again which is where I stopped playing. Expand
  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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