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  • Summary: Humanity has been driven from the Earth by mechanical beings from another world. In a final effort to take back the planet, the human resistance sends a force of android soldiers to destroy the invaders. Now, a war between machines and androids rages on... A war that could soon unveil aHumanity has been driven from the Earth by mechanical beings from another world. In a final effort to take back the planet, the human resistance sends a force of android soldiers to destroy the invaders. Now, a war between machines and androids rages on... A war that could soon unveil a long-forgotten truth of the world. Expand
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
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  1. Apr 2, 2019
    97
    If you've never played NieR: Automata, this package is the perfect way to experience this bizarre and haunting masterpiece.
  2. Mar 5, 2019
    95
    I’m shocked with the scope, the size, and the feel to a game that is now two years old (as of March 7th). It is still very much a unique title that offers up about everything you ever dreamed in one single experience. The fact that you’ll want to replay it speaks volumes about what is in store for you. There aren’t a lot of games that make you want to revisit them so quickly, but NieR: Automata is definitely one of them.
  3. Mar 19, 2019
    95
    NieR Automata: Game of the YoRHa Edition was my first foray into the NieR series and I personally loved it. I know some people soured on having to basically replay the same game again just to get to the third run that opened up more of the story, but the first two routes don’t take incredibly long to play through if you don’t do any side missions. Then again doing the side missions just made the game more fun for me and I kept forgetting that I needed to finish the main story to write this review. If you’re into hack-and-slash RPGs and don’t mind having to play through the game three times to experience the full story, give this game a shot.
  4. Feb 26, 2019
    90
    While it’s a bit disappointing that the bulk of the package is just a compilation of already released content, it’s still easy to recommend NieR: Autoamta Game of the YoRHa Edition to anyone that hasn’t already played the best game of 2017.
  5. 90
    NieR:Automata remains one of the greatest games of this generation, if not of all time. And with all of the game's content available in one complete package, there's no excuse to not check it out now. If you're someone who already owns the game, however, the Game of the YoRHa Edition doesn't offer much for you to justify buying it again.
  6. Feb 27, 2019
    90
    It’s no question that NieR: Automata is one of the most memorable video game experiences in this current generation, and the NieR:Automata: Game of the YoRHa Edition is a convenient and cost-effective entry point for newcomers.
  7. Mar 5, 2019
    80
    If you haven’t pulled the trigger on NieR: Automata yet, this is the time! As a brand new player, I feel ridiculous for waiting this long to dive in. Dearth of new content or not, the Game of The YoRHa edition is a terrific good time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 79
  2. Negative: 10 out of 79
  1. Mar 2, 2019
    10
    Best Game in Looooong Time Si es perfecto que mas puedo decir la musica la accion el hecho que lo pase bien y no me aburi como con los otrosBest Game in Looooong Time Si es perfecto que mas puedo decir la musica la accion el hecho que lo pase bien y no me aburi como con los otros AAA que salen como productos sin almas. Este juego es una experiencia interactiva hasta el ultimo de los creditos. mexclando realidad con virtualidad en una forma que pocos ejemplares pueden hacerlo. le doy 10 no por fanatismo sino porque la experiencia fue de 10 y al final todo lo que buscamos en un juego es esa cosa que nos dice me alegro de haberlo terminado y no de por fin lo termine. Expand
  2. Dec 7, 2020
    10
    The BEST OST of all time. I am still listening to its music a year since beating the game. Did I mention the story is a master piece too?
  3. May 28, 2021
    10
    Wow! I am blown away by this game.. It's epic story, music and characters reminds me of the glory days of Final Fantasy but it is also backedWow! I am blown away by this game.. It's epic story, music and characters reminds me of the glory days of Final Fantasy but it is also backed up fast, fun and engaging fighting that never gets boring. I did not expect this game to be as creative, magical and just so damn good.. But it really is! 10/10 Expand
  4. Jun 24, 2020
    9
    Normally I would put a pros and cons in my review but honestly I loved everything about this game so I am only going to list my one singularNormally I would put a pros and cons in my review but honestly I loved everything about this game so I am only going to list my one singular con.

    Con:I absolutely hate the map in the game. This game is set in the far flung future and even now we have better mapping technology than they tried to put in this game. For the love of all that is holy fix the mapping functionality in the next game.
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  5. Feb 12, 2020
    9
    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
  6. Jun 29, 2019
    8
    There is a lot of stuff to like about this game. For example the smooth movement and combat, the veritcality of the open world, a solidThere is a lot of stuff to like about this game. For example the smooth movement and combat, the veritcality of the open world, a solid soundtrack, the way the camera adjusts to the situation (top down during bullet hell sequences, sidescrolling for platforming, free floating during sword combat etc.). However many people have pointed these things out already so i'm going to leave it at that and move on to the negatives.
    - load times feel to long
    - i don't find any of the main characters in this game particularly interesting or likable (however they are not obnoxious either)
    - after I saw the credits rolling for the first time I was a little disappointed. The ending felt unsatisying and rushed, especially since I found many themes in the story to be quite promising. It also took me only 12 hours to get to the credits. Not a great first impression. New game plus added some interesting gameplay and story content. However the story content only added more to my confusion. A lot of stuff was added but it didn't explain the "Why" for me. At the end of the game i feel like i still don't know anything about YorHa or the robots on earth. And the main characters and their motivations only become less tangible throughout the game
    - graphics. I'm playing on a base PS4 and quite frankly was shocked by how ugly the game looks. Resolution is sub 1080p with heavy aliasing and despite targeting 60fps the game drops frames heavily quite often. Also texture quality is quite low. The art style doesn't help either, making for a bleak and overall rough looking image. It's laughable when you consider that games like Horizon which are similar in scope and released around the same time just look generations ahead. If you leave this game on the menu screen for a while a trailer will start playing and I feel like the trailer is how the game should have looked: it's a much smoother and clearer image with more vibrant colours. I don't know how the PS4 Pro image compares but on base PS4 graphics are a massive disappointment.

    All of this being said i think that Nier Automata is an overall good game. I would recommend it to people who want a "hard scifi" game mixed with fluent combat and are willing to look past the games superficial "ugliness". Otherwise there are a bunch better looking games to play.
    The game, especially the story is really overhyped in my opinion so i'd also recommend drastically lowering your expectations for the story and the music
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  7. Dec 31, 2019
    0
    Sinceramente como as pessoas gostaram desse jogo. GRAFICOS ULTRAPASSADOS HORRÍVEIS. JOGO TODO CHEIO DE NEBLINA PRA ESCONDER E DESFARSAR OSSinceramente como as pessoas gostaram desse jogo. GRAFICOS ULTRAPASSADOS HORRÍVEIS. JOGO TODO CHEIO DE NEBLINA PRA ESCONDER E DESFARSAR OS GRÁFICOS MAL FEITO. JOGABILIDADE ANDA EM MATA UNS ROBÔS SEM GRAÇA S TUFO REPETIDO S
    SEM FALA DO MAL ACABAMENTO FO JOGO TRILHA SONORA OKAY HISTÓRIA SEM GRACA Clichê sem fala pior de tudo mundo vazio quer te mal elaboradas não sou hater mais e mal feito esse jogo odiei pior recepção.Nao vale a pena jogo parece joguinho de celular
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