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  • Summary: Get ready to experience where the NieR series all began - NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...Set in a post-apocalyptic world, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 is puts you in the role of the titular Nier, a young man on a quest to cure his sister Yonah of a deadly disease. What they discoverGet ready to experience where the NieR series all began - NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...Set in a post-apocalyptic world, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 is puts you in the role of the titular Nier, a young man on a quest to cure his sister Yonah of a deadly disease. What they discover will make them question everything they thought they knew The original NieR release has an interesting history. In Japan, there were two versions of the game: NieR Replicant and NieR Gestalt. NieR Replicant focused on Brother Nier and his sister Yonah. In NieR Gestalt, the main character was Father Nier, and Yonah his daughter. Only NieR Gestalt released in the West (under the name NIER) - so excitingly, this will be the first time many people will have played the Replicant version of the game. Expand

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  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Apr 22, 2021
    90
    NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… is one of the most carefully constructed re-releases in recent memory. I was delighted to see just how much of the original experience remained intact, with the bulk of alterations focused on its visuals and combat. While I am happy that NieR: Automata remains a resounding success, its influence over this updated release of NieR hasn’t robbed it of its unique identity; this is, by and large, the NieR that I fell in love with. I think all the new content that has been added to Replicant ver.1.22 is all worth seeing. Looking back at my journey once more with Nier, Kainé, and Emil, I am so happy that one of the most underappreciated games gets another chance to show why it is so special again.
  2. Apr 22, 2021
    90
    Nier Replicant is a fabulous remaster of a lauded but messy cult classic, improving it without giving up on its essential strangeness.
  3. May 7, 2021
    85
    Thanks to the extensive remaster, this extraordinary, albeit quirky game is now accessible for a wider audience. Nier: Replicant belongs to a rare breed of RPGs that grip you to the very end.
  4. Apr 22, 2021
    80
    Improved visuals and smoothed out combat go a long way in Nier's update, but it's the story that's the star of the show.
  5. Apr 22, 2021
    80
    While the game takes a leap in graphical quality, it is more of a short step then a broad jump. Furthermore, Nier Replicant still suffers from the same dull sidequests and the redundant open world it did eleven years ago. However, once you put all this behind you, focus on the fluent combat and enjoy the amazing story, Nier Replicant is a unique experience rarely seen in videogames.
  6. Apr 22, 2021
    78
    Well-made, yet partially outdated remaster; captivating due to its fast-paced combat and touching story that unfolds over time.
  7. Edge Magazine
    Apr 22, 2021
    70
    It would be wrong to say there’s never a dull moment in Replicant then, even if at least some of that dullness is deliberate – a way to emphasize our heroes’ struggles. But at its best, you’ll come to understand why it deserves a second chance. [Issue#358, p.104]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 21
  2. Negative: 4 out of 21
  1. Apr 26, 2021
    10
    This game is awesome so far, put in a good 20 hrs its just objectively better that the one we got originally. It looks better, the rerecordedThis game is awesome so far, put in a good 20 hrs its just objectively better that the one we got originally. It looks better, the rerecorded voices are better and even fantastic where they need to be. And the music that they redid is phenomenal with some much emotion just gives me goosebumps every time i hear it. The story and music are what really steals the show overall and the combat overhaul alleviated my biggest criticism of the original and is great this time. I cant wait to get all endings again i detect another game to Platinum :D (Also cant wait for the next game in this fantastic series, and tbh i would take another Drakengaurd as well please ) Expand
  2. May 10, 2021
    10
    The original Nier was a game greater than the sum of its parts. Nier Replicant is all that, but the parts are even better and the sum evenThe original Nier was a game greater than the sum of its parts. Nier Replicant is all that, but the parts are even better and the sum even greater. One of the most unique experiences gaming can offer. Expand
  3. May 4, 2021
    10
    Finally got hands on this masterpiece, I got into Yokoverse with Automata and absolutely love it, this was my long need to play game and thisFinally got hands on this masterpiece, I got into Yokoverse with Automata and absolutely love it, this was my long need to play game and this version allow it, after automata depression I though i never gonna experience something like that, but this game exceeded automata in all ways. True masterpiece. And about that PC port after 60hrs ingame I never encountered any of bugs, i had locked FPS in AMD drivers. Expand
  4. May 2, 2021
    8
    Story - 8/10 (especially with the new E ending, but to be honest they should have completely removed the C route since its just unnecessaryStory - 8/10 (especially with the new E ending, but to be honest they should have completely removed the C route since its just unnecessary and for me it killed the pacing of the game)
    Music - 9/10 (imho Automata wins this one but the music is quite good especially for a 11 year old game)
    Gameplay - 8/10 (The sidequests are **** even for a game thats 11 years old, but some of them have an OK story to cover it, most of them dont. Combat is really good and fluid, on par with Automata. The Word system is also well balanced but it falls short if you play on anything other than the Hard difficulty.
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  5. May 21, 2021
    8
    Nier Replicant is a slow burn. It takes some time to grow on you, but when it does, it gets better and more enjoyable. If you playedNier Replicant is a slow burn. It takes some time to grow on you, but when it does, it gets better and more enjoyable. If you played Automata, you’ll feel right at home.

    Hear me out. I get that this is a remake, so obviously, a lot of its elements have received a drastic overhaul. But, here’s the thing: in my 100 hours of playtime, I couldn’t help but feel that this felt like a PS3 game with a brand-new coat of paint slapped on. I won’t argue that movement and combat feel fluid and fantastic, but everything else still felt….archaic. Side quests were not engaging or compelling: fetch these amount of items, kill this amount of enemies, etc.; fishing and farming mechanics that felt outdated; repetitive boss fights.

    But! This game doesn’t need to pride itself on gameplay; you play for its beautiful, strange, and heart-wrenching story; you stay for its cast of characters. Sure, maybe I thought the gameplay was only good enough, but man, did I want to keep playing just to see what unfolds. There is heavy lore here, and I was engrossed. I won’t spoil too much, but it’s not over once those credits roll.

    Nier Replicant had this weird ebb and flow. At times, I thought it was good, then average, then fantastic by the end of it. Did it have its ups and downs? It did, but its flaws were not enough to hold it back from being great. Now I understand why this is a cult classic among Nier fans, and it made me a fan too. Get it and enjoy!
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  6. May 28, 2021
    7
    It a fun good story-driven game

    This game is one of the BEST game I have played I the last few years. And a really good remake Good
    It a fun good story-driven game

    This game is one of the BEST game I have played I the last few years. And a really good remake

    Good combat not too hard but you can't go brain dead. Like that you have soo many options. For example, I like to parry and switch my magic a lot but you could only use two spells and be more of a spammer

    A really good story overall. The main quest and side quest gives me a nice good feeling. You can see that this game is from a "better time" not to be all like that, but developers can learn a thing or two from old 2000 games. I do recommend not do all the side quest but at least do some of them.

    GameMap design. The Map and dungeons have good layouts. But it is here you will start to see that this is an old game. Invisible walls EVRY WEAR! And thx to that I can't give this game higher than a 7 for that, even though I want to.

    Game AI. The enemy AI is good sometimes not all the times but they work and are fun to fight against. Companion AI do oooooh god save me they are pretty stupid

    Music, not mabby my type but it fit well into the game and the feeling around it

    The graphic is good you will not hurt your eyes, but you would not be amazed at the same time.

    Now the performance was a hit and a miss. If you have a relatively good pc then the only problem you are going to have is sonic syndrome, wear if your fps goes over 60 then the physics moves faster. I only crashed 2 times, and both of those times i had a worse pc

    PC:
    Rtx 2060
    Ryzen 5 5600x
    16GB
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  7. May 14, 2021
    0
    Same **** over and over u gotta finish the game 5 times and its ****ty game lol

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