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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: 37 out of 244
  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. Dec 22, 2019
    10
    Однажды я наткнулся на видео, где игровому персонажу этой игры подсматривают камерой под юбку и она с возмущением уворачивается, а игрок заОднажды я наткнулся на видео, где игровому персонажу этой игры подсматривают камерой под юбку и она с возмущением уворачивается, а игрок за подобное действие получает игровое достижение. Тогда мне показалось это чем-то странным и я решил скачать игру с торрентов, не надеясь на шедевр... Как же я ошибался тогда...
    В начале игры героиня произносит небольшую речь о смысле жизни и как суров наш мир, эту речь я запомнил наизусть, проникшись её глубиной. Проходя пролог я уже начинал понимать, что это игра не про трусы героини, а что-то крайне любопытное - мир настиг апокалипсис, люди вынуждены переместиться на Луну, Земля захвачена инопланетными роботами, а играем мы за оставленных когда-то людьми андроидов, верящих в спасение человечества.
    Так и проходит игра спокойно: мы бегаем по миру, выполняем задания командования, общаемся с вечно сопровождающим нас напарником. Все это проходит под божественный саундтрек, описывая который я бы написал отдельный хвалебный обзор, не за просто так игра получила награду за лучший саундтрек в семнадцатом году.
    Кстати, игру нужно пройти трижды: Сначала мы проникаемся миром, осваиваем игру, встречаемся с нашими первыми противниками и союзниками, играя за девушку-андроида 2B. Далее, во втором прохождении, играем за её напарника 9S, который может взламывать роботов-противников и узнавать их мысли, их сущность. Тут то я и осознал гениальность этой игры, ведь бесчувственно кромсая противников мы лишь выполняли приказы, а тут мы можем понять с кем воевали и посмотреть на сюжет с другой точки зрения. А третье прохождение так вообще полно спойлеров и сюжетных поворотов, причем все не возникает из ни откуда и во второй раз меняет наше восприятие сюжета путем раскрытия всех возникавших при первых двух прохождениях вопросов. Кстати, как раз таки проблема, почему не все поняли эту игру и заключается в том, что не все прошли её в третий раз, совершив огромную ошибку... А в конце так мы вообще сражаемся с титрами, чтобы пройти игру до конца!
    В итоге имеем - захватывающий сюжет, который дает поразмышлять о великом, невероятный божественный саундтрек, который можно постоянно слушать и вне игры, приятную глазам графику с прекрасными и самыми различными пейзажами от парка аттракционов и средневекового замка, оккупированных роботами до почти пустой пустыни.
    О минусах тяжело говорить, они везде существуют, в этой игре они связаны лишь с малым бюджетом ввиду того, что Square-Enix не поверили в невероятный успех проекта и выпивающего сценариста...
    Вердикт: Играть однозначно! Не играть - строго не рекомендуется, ибо это, возможно, идеал видеоигры, по крайней мере я так считаю...
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  3. Jun 1, 2017
    10
    I didn't know what to make of this game before I started playing. I purposely kept myself in the dark so as to not get spoilers.
    That was not
    I didn't know what to make of this game before I started playing. I purposely kept myself in the dark so as to not get spoilers.
    That was not necessary. No matter how much you read, watch or listening about this game, no matter how many spoilers you get, nothing, and I mean NOTHING, can prepare you for the rollercoaster ride that is Nier Automata.
    It's part RPG, part spectacle fighter and part bullet hell, but at the same time it's none of the above.
    When people tell you that you need several playthroughs to get the entire story, it's not exactly correct. You're not finished when you're finished. Your second playthrough is not like your previous playthrough. That's all I'm saying.

    This is a sad game. That's not to say it doesn't have comedy, and it does, but the overall story is tragic and sad, and there will be parts that will break your heart, but persevere because the real ending is nothing short of magic, life affirming and thought provoking.

    This is a masterpiece. Not technically (the PC version is buggy), but an unquestionable triumph of storytelling, game design and character development.
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  4. Jul 3, 2019
    9
    Beautiful Game... Love it for all other, but hate it for this terrible PC Port...
  5. Mar 25, 2017
    9
    In breve: NieR Automata è un titolo intrigante e interessante, dalla storia profonda e coinvolgente; un gioco che riesce a farsi amare in ogniIn breve: NieR Automata è un titolo intrigante e interessante, dalla storia profonda e coinvolgente; un gioco che riesce a farsi amare in ogni suo aspetto. Sebbene infatti pecchi un po’ a livello tecnico per questioni legate al frame, tutto il resto invece è impeccabile e riesce a farvi dimenticare ogni problema. Le musiche sono coinvolgenti e rievocano in voi delle sensazioni fenomenali, quasi come se, invece che giocare, foste lì a seguire quelle vicende. La trama poi è davvero piacevole, il connubio uomo-macchina che da sempre riesce a farsi spazio nel cuore degli uomini, quella domanda: le macchine saranno mai come gli uomini? Una questione dalle mille sfaccettature che ci viene presentata sotto una luce intrigante. Il tutto contornato da ambientazioni favolose e un gameplay davvero ricco e ben strutturato che non ha nulla da invidiare, un hack and slash con sfaccettature da GDR, arricchito da mini-giochi e cambi di prospettiva. Insomma un titolo da avere assolutamente all’interno della propria libreria. Per non parlare dei finali; credevate che la prima volta, fosse tutto finito?

    Recensione completa su TeamNerd it
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  6. Mar 29, 2017
    7
    This is one ugly looking game. The draw distance is super low and objects are popping in right in front of your feet. The textures are madeThis is one ugly looking game. The draw distance is super low and objects are popping in right in front of your feet. The textures are made for a Playstation 2 and only update to Playstation 3 when you stand really close. I could have drawn those textures in paint myself. This definitely doesn't look like a Playstation 4 gen game, don't let fake images and videos fool you. I do like the setting/theme of of the game and even though the graphics are bad the world has a certain charm to it.

    The story this far (8 hours playtime) is nothing special. Even though most of the side quests are standard fetch quests, they all have little twists and funny dialogues so they don't feel as bland as in many other games.

    The gameplay is where the game shines however and anyone who like Bayonetta will like this as well. The constant switch between third person, top down and side scrolling feels really fresh and unique as well. The games switches from a linear robot smashing prologue to an open world MMO-like game and then to something completely different. They have done a really good job of merging different genres into one game. Bosses are well designed and I seriously don't even want to know what goes on in the head of the designers, it's messed up, but in a good way!
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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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