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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
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  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: 37 out of 622
  1. Mar 31, 2018
    10
    Beautiful and rich story and characters. Loved every moment of it. Didn't have the tears that some people had butthere were so many deepBeautiful and rich story and characters. Loved every moment of it. Didn't have the tears that some people had butthere were so many deep questions to be asked afterwards. And the gameplay itself was freaking awesome 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.

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    Story + (A lot of endings, some very tragic, you'll cry)
    Characters + (A2, B2 sweet)
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    2017 is very good! NieR: Automata is now on the list of my favorite games that nobody should miss.
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  3. Dec 24, 2019
    10
    This is real Ghost in the shell ,intelligent story and character , nice plot twist ,easy and addictive combat system
  4. Mar 19, 2017
    10
    Before buying the game I thought it would be just another game with great combats made by Platinum Games, but Nier Automata is so much moreBefore buying the game I thought it would be just another game with great combats made by Platinum Games, but Nier Automata is so much more than that. The lore is amazing, the characters are great and I felt myself fully immersed in the plot during most of the of the time. Expand
  5. Mar 8, 2017
    10
    Open world done right. How can Western devs even compete? Sadly this will be overshadowed by other games that just recently came out, butOpen world done right. How can Western devs even compete? Sadly this will be overshadowed by other games that just recently came out, but anyone looking for a good, challenging time should consider picking up Nier. Expand
  6. Feb 22, 2020
    9
    As it is part of the drakengard/drag on dragoon and Nier lore, I had to play this wonderful game. For Fans it has many references to the oldAs it is part of the drakengard/drag on dragoon and Nier lore, I had to play this wonderful game. For Fans it has many references to the old ps2 classics. If it would have more gameplay hours about the story like in Nier and Drakengard, it could be a 10 for me. Instead I got a bit disappointed getting all the various endings pretty soon. Expand
  7. Feb 12, 2020
    0
    Despite not up to date graphics and other flaws (like boring mmo-like side quests and unbalanced weapons) the game is one of the mostDespite not up to date graphics and other flaws (like boring mmo-like side quests and unbalanced weapons) the game is one of the most memorable and atmospheric games of all time. The characters and the music are unique, and if you beat the game you will never forget it. Expand

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