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  • Summary: NieR Producer Yosuke Saito, director Taro Yoko and composer Keiichi Okabe return, teaming up with character designer Akihiko Yoshida and PlatinumGames to present the next entry in the saga – NieR: Automata.
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  1. Positive: 98 out of 101
  2. Negative: 0 out of 101
  1. May 5, 2017
    100
    Nier: Automata is an absolute masterclass in game design. It surpasses expectations time and time again resulting in an experience not to be missed by fans of action titles.
  2. 100
    Put simply, NieR: Automata is the greatest game ever made. It’s not just that it is the deepest and most narratively potent game ever developed - and it is a truly deep narrative experience - but more than that, Yoko Taro has finally found perhaps the developer on the planet capable of doing his visionary work justice. This game is a true, genuine work of art, and anyone who wants to prove that gaming does possess an equivalent to the greatest novels, operas, theatre plays, or paintings, now has that very game to point to. Yoko Taro is gaming’s Shakespeare, Da Vinci, and Welles, all rolled into one.
  3. Mar 6, 2017
    93
    Yoko Taro and Platinum Games form an alliance that elevates the NieR franchise where probably no one expected it to be years ago. Automata is a great action extravaganza with so much love for the games as a medium as we, the players, should have for it.
  4. Mar 6, 2017
    90
    Thanks to Platinum Games' knack for riveting and gratifying combat, Automata is Yoko Taro's most exciting game to date. The combat mechanics click after hurdling a low learning curve, and the end result is a skillful dance where balletic dodges complement wushu-inspired aggression. Moreover, this multi-ending trip is generously peppered with surprises and revelations, as well as easter eggs that call back to the first game and the Drakengard series from which Nier spun off. It's a meaty, often exhilarating trek that showcases Platinum Games' and Yoko Taro's unique blend of genius.
  5. Mar 6, 2017
    90
    NieR: Automata mixes many genres while it tells a mature, complex story, and it does it all in an impeccable way. It has some minor flaws (secondary missions, average graphics), but it is overall a game you should not miss.
  6. Mar 6, 2017
    87
    Nier: Automata is one of the most original, surprising and brilliant games of this generation. Not perfect, but unmissable.
  7. Loads of interesting ideas and plenty of good intentions, but nothing sticks. It’s like it was made by a team of people with super short attention spans. They’d come up with a good idea, carry it half way, then get distracted by another thought, and do it all over again until ending up with an unfocused, unsatisfying, incomplete product.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 50 out of 810
  1. Dec 13, 2017
    10
    I must admit, at the beginning the game didn't caught my attention, just bought it, at november's end out of the blue, but since then haveI must admit, at the beginning the game didn't caught my attention, just bought it, at november's end out of the blue, but since then have done almost nothing but play, as the history unfolds, and you start to understand the meaning, and even meaningless of all, you realize that this is a game to be remembered, a great plot, if not one of the best a every had the pleasure to play, its good to know that even with relative low budgets, masterpieces like this can still be made, that is the word, NieR Automata is a masterpiece, a must play title to all video games fans Expand
  2. Mar 7, 2017
    10
    NieR: Automata - another masterpiece from Platinum Games. I was fascinated by this game, and I'm ready to go back again and again. The gameNieR: Automata - another masterpiece from Platinum Games. I was fascinated by this game, and I'm ready to go back again and again. The game reminded me the best of Metal Gear Rising.

    Atmosphere +
    Story + (A lot of endings, some very tragic, you'll cry)
    Characters + (A2, B2 sweet)
    Locations +
    Open world +
    Graphics +
    Optimization +

    2017 is very good! NieR: Automata is now on the list of my favorite games that nobody should miss.
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  3. Jun 25, 2020
    10
    It's my favorite game of the decade, it's just that good, money and budget don't make a great game, Nier is at best a AA but to tell it'sIt's my favorite game of the decade, it's just that good, money and budget don't make a great game, Nier is at best a AA but to tell it's story, a story about humanity, about what make a human being you first need a direction, and thanks To Yoko Taro, we have that. Expand
  4. Mar 20, 2017
    10
    This game is unique, something different. Myself i compared it to undertale as it triggered similiar emotions. For me it's GOTY. For the GloryThis game is unique, something different. Myself i compared it to undertale as it triggered similiar emotions. For me it's GOTY. For the Glory of Mankind!

    Put into bucket slasher, rpg, bullethell, sidescroller and a beautiful story which is the main point of this game!

    One final advice - See it to the very end, you won't regret it!
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  5. Mar 22, 2017
    10
    A true work of art that deserves to be appreciated beyond its technical section, if you really want to enjoy the game to the maximum you mustA true work of art that deserves to be appreciated beyond its technical section, if you really want to enjoy the game to the maximum you must arrive until the last end Expand
  6. Dec 1, 2019
    9
    Th best sundtrack in gameplay history. Very emotional story, interesting quests and plot, nice fights, comfortable chips system. The onlyTh best sundtrack in gameplay history. Very emotional story, interesting quests and plot, nice fights, comfortable chips system. The only drawbacks are backtracking and too empty world. Expand
  7. May 5, 2021
    0
    I really like this game, I don't want to spoil anything so I won't go into details but trust me it's a great game.

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