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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: 23 out of 34
  2. Negative: 5 out of 34
  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. 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
  3. Jun 23, 2022
    10
    NieR: Automata was my first entry into this series (as it was for many), forever raising the bar on computer games and setting an example forNieR: Automata was my first entry into this series (as it was for many), forever raising the bar on computer games and setting an example for how this medium can uniquely convey a message unlike any other medium.
    The Replicant remake was a fantastic way to enjoy the prequel in a contemporary quality, and all I can say is, I am very glad that I did. I can't even imagine what fantastic storytelling and emotional rollercoaster will await in the next installment of this series.
    Automata holds the crown, but don't miss out on this one if you remotely enjoyed Automata.
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  4. May 16, 2021
    8
    Just to go play it. It is excellent.

    The story is very romantic and beautiful. The characters are amazing. The sound design is fascinating.
    Just to go play it. It is excellent.

    The story is very romantic and beautiful. The characters are amazing. The sound design is fascinating.

    Why 8? There are many issues. Even though most of the fans say that automata is much worse than replicant, I don't agree with that. For some reason I just don't get the same chills and existential thoughts that I got after automata. The combat is quite good, but gets a bit annoying after many hours that this game requires you to play. The backtracking and the repetitive aspects of the game are awful. At some point you really get insanely tired of the game.

    However, even though the game has different problems, overall it is still worth playing. It might give you a lot of things to reconsider.

    What Taro is doing in his games is actually making the player think about the basic things that we are all so used to. The concepts of life, love, meanings, destiny and others are actually very complex. Taro is trying to push these ideas to their limits. The game will make you think about the stuff that you think is obvious, but actually is not obvious at all. I believe that such stories are the most valuable nowadays.

    One thing I also really enjoy is that all his stories do not end well. Each quest, each characters' story, each enemy has a sad outcome. Everything in this game has a bad ending. All his stories are followed by loss, pain and death. But what Taro is doing is showing that bad is actually not that bad. We are constantly surrounded by bad things, but they are actually the only thing that makes everything else in our life matter. I think that this is the best way to show beauty. You only start valuing what you have when you lose everything else.
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  5. Nov 9, 2021
    8
    Everything is cool, but even Weiss is tired of this pointless running around
  6. Jun 22, 2022
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Nier replicant 1.22 is a video game remake of Nier replicant from 2010. The game was directed by Yoko Taro who directed Drakengard 1 and 3 and supervised Drakengard 2 and is the creator of the Nier franchise.

    The story of Nier replicant 1.22 is a well-thought-out story, but with lacking background in the game. The story builds from Drakengard ending E where Angelus and Caim enters a world similar to ours. However, it is not necessary to play Drakengard to enjoy Nier. The story does however fall somewhat as the plot twist is what makes the story deeper than the average Hero story. Together with extra material after ending A and B makes the story more interesting following as more information is uncovered for the player.

    The characters are fun and interesting part of the game. They add flavour with each other’s personality as they complement each other. They motivate each other and has fun dialogue with each others. Kaine’s intense and foul-mouthed personality together with Emil’s shy and kind-hearted or Kaine and Grimoire Weiss insulting each makes the game funnier and more interesting to play.

    The music of the game is overall good, with some pieces better than others. One of the better music pieces in the game is Shadowlord. Where the music becomes more intense as the boss fight goes on, causing the flow of the battle in increase. Another well done music piece is the end credits song which has well organized with its instrument and vocals working together to create a melodious music piece.

    The gameplay of Nier is in my opinion the most boring part of the game. The game combat is average at best, thanks to the magic you can use in the game. The game otherwise a normal hack and slash game where you cut down enemies with different weapons such as swords or spears.
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  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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