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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: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  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: 27 out of 45
  2. Negative: 6 out of 45
  1. Aug 28, 2021
    10
    I played Automata before playing this and even though I enjoyed Automata's combat more, I think the story in Replicant is absolutely amazingI played Automata before playing this and even though I enjoyed Automata's combat more, I think the story in Replicant is absolutely amazing and it hits really really hard. Expand
  2. Dec 26, 2022
    10
    Replicant é meu segundo jogo favorito, perdendo apenas para o Automata.
    A trilha sonora aqui, segue sendo uma das mais marcantes que eu já
    Replicant é meu segundo jogo favorito, perdendo apenas para o Automata.
    A trilha sonora aqui, segue sendo uma das mais marcantes que eu já ouvi na minha vida. A história é simplesmente épica, linda e cheia de desastres. Os plot twists, como de costume em NieR, são completamente insanos. Destaque para a história de Kainé.
    É uma jornada épica que justifica muitas coisas de Automata e expande esse universo.
    Fiquei sem chão ao notar que antes da história da 2B e 9S, ocorreram tantas coisas nesse mundo. Chorei assim como chorei em Automata.
    Serão para sempre meus 2 jogos favoritos.
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  3. 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
  4. Nov 5, 2021
    8
    This game is incredible, yet it also suffers from pacing hell. It's an enjoyable experience and i'm glad to have played it, but this game alsoThis game is incredible, yet it also suffers from pacing hell. It's an enjoyable experience and i'm glad to have played it, but this game also suffers from segments that while meaningful also feel bland. I do understand that this is a faithful remaster and I also enjoyed the new content they added. I just wish they could've found a way to have players enjoy Nier Replicant's beautiful story while also ridding itself of some of it's tedium counterparts. Expand
  5. May 6, 2021
    7
    anybody who gives this game a 10/10 is lying. this game is not that good.

    firstly, i have not played the original version of this game, nor
    anybody who gives this game a 10/10 is lying. this game is not that good.

    firstly, i have not played the original version of this game, nor do i intend to. however i can already tell, that this remake was too faithful. what do i mean by that you ask? well, there are so many issues and oversights which were from the original game, which should have been fixed, but weren't. while i dont expect every complaint i have to have been fixed, there are some really annoying gameplay elements which i really wish were changed or altered in some way. considering this is a remaster, a lot of the problems i have with this game should not be here.

    anyway before we get onto the full game, lets discuss the pc port itself. for the most part, i experienced very few bugs and glitches. that being said, the game was not completely sterile. infact there was one bug which was apparent right from the start and, boy, its a big one. the classic, "we tied your movement speed to your frame rate, and forgot that the PC port does not have an fps cap". how does this happen? its 2021. i could understand (who am i kidding no i couldnt) if this was 10 or so years ago, but are you seriously telling me that nobody tested this? i hope nobody did, because if someone saw this and thought, "yeah thats fine" then i would be genuinely concerned. YOU RUN AT LIKE 4 TIMES THE INTENDED SPEED. WHAT?!

    so anyway onto the game itself with as few spoilers as humanly possible.
    firstly its an open world game, in a style which reminded me a lot of ocarina of time from the get go. large open fields, with various areas, kingdoms and towns extending from that. but unlike ocarina of time, you do a lot of running back and forth between these areas, often on foot. you also do not get fast travel until the second half of the game. needless to say, this is a giant pain. when you do finally unlock the ferry, which serves as this games form of fast travel, the docks for them are so out of the way, and the areas that you can access them from are so big, it hardly reduces the tedium of running about in a barren empty wasteland. that being said though, some of the places you visit are genuinely awe inspiring. I absolutely love the idea of a town built into the side of two parallel cliffs, and a town hidden in the desert where everyone wears masks, and gets around by riding boats on streams of flowing sand. ( also yes i know you do revisit areas in OoT, but its never necessary until you unlock various means of travel, such as the bunny hood, or teleportation songs)

    the story of the game initially seems cliché. a young boy trying to save his sister from an illness, but gradually over the course of the game, it really starts to pick up and turn into something truly unique and memorable. my only issue with this is that it takes way too long to really get into the meat of the story. for most of the first act, you're aimlessly running around the world trying to find info on the black scrawl, the illness that the protagonist's sister is suffering from. then in the second act, you are running around trying to get the magic mcguffins to unlock the evil guy's lair. and even once you beat the game for the first time, you end up left with a half finished conclusion, and are forced to replay the game to find out more. to completely understand the game's lore, you have to beat the game 5 times. while i do like the concept of achieving various endings to paint the full picture, the game itself is really tedious. especially when you have to do it multiple times back to back.

    also to access the last 3 endings, you also need to collect all 33 weapons, which is an ordeal in itself. specifically the quest to unlock the Labyrinth's shout, is a giant pain in the ass, which has you running back and forth on a really long fetch quest and grinding for rare items, just to get one sword you probably won't even use.

    the way weapons and abilities are balanced also leads to an overall unsatisfying combat experience. you are never forced to use the unlockable abilities, and dungeons rarely test you in new ways. this creates a really repetitive gameplay loop, as it pretty much boils down to: go to x place, kill shades, fight big monster, rinse and repeat.

    i suppose the main reason why i still absolutely love this game is probably because of the characters. emil and kaine are really interesting, and i really liked the way their pasts and futures were explored throughout the game. that being said though, i also really hate how your party is constantly separated, in really jarring ways. firstly it makes interaction between characters fairly minimal when you aren't doing main story related stuff. secondly it means that when you are in a town area, your party wont be there, only for them to suddenly appear when you exit it

    i want to say more about this game but the 5k limit means i cant :/

    just want to say i still love this game. its probably my GOTY despite its plethora of issues
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  6. Jan 14, 2023
    6
    I'm quite far in the game, and decided I'll leave a short review already, because I don't think my impression of the game will change much.I'm quite far in the game, and decided I'll leave a short review already, because I don't think my impression of the game will change much. Game is ok. In some aspects it exceeds Automata, mainly with characters who are much more colourful and more entertaining then those in Automata. But in terms of fetch quests it is way way worse. Both games suffer from similar bad design issues thought, as fetch quest in Automata are also tedious and combat although smooth and flashy gets quickly repetitive. Later on in the game enemies just become damage sponges. But I think that's because of small worlds both games have, although both have nice vistas to look at. I recon that if the worlds would be bigger and more intricate, combat would be good enough. Story is not bad and better then in Automata. Music is again fantastic and drives the playthrough. But just like with Automata where I only completed Route A and didn't want to play more, here I'm not even sure if I will complete the game. I probably will, but at least half of the game is a slog. I had much more fun with Trials of Mana remake. That one, although much more simple in its design, is way more entertaining. Still, I recommend this one at a discounted price. Expand
  7. Apr 26, 2021
    1
    A lot of technical issues. As many as at the Automata game. And they are the same. The same resolution issue, animations tight with the gameA lot of technical issues. As many as at the Automata game. And they are the same. The same resolution issue, animations tight with the game loop, glitches on several resolutions, full screen issue. This is not the game I wanted to buy in 2021, especially as a f***g remastered Expand

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