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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: 54 out of 874
  1. Nov 7, 2017
    10
    This is game is easily what Final Fantasy XV should have been. It has a complete well written story, amazing gameplay, and awesome soundtrack.This is game is easily what Final Fantasy XV should have been. It has a complete well written story, amazing gameplay, and awesome soundtrack. Even the game has shoot 'em up elements, and also has
    an awesome soundtrack.
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  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. Jul 6, 2020
    10
    Игра не без недостатков, но плюсы для меня так перевешивают минусы, что меньше 10 поставить не могу. Отличный мозговыносящий сюжет, персонажи,Игра не без недостатков, но плюсы для меня так перевешивают минусы, что меньше 10 поставить не могу. Отличный мозговыносящий сюжет, персонажи, которых любишь, необычный мир, в который хочется заглянуть, который хочется изучить. Великолепная боёвка, дизайн, озвучка.

    Из недостатков хочу отметить бесполезную систему прокачки. Никаких очков навыков или характеристик распределять не нужно, просто с каждым уровнем герои становятся сильнее. Но ведь и враги точно также становятся сильнее. В итоге прокачка выглядит каким-то странным и недоработанным не то наследием, не то заимствованием из других игр.
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  4. May 25, 2017
    10
    This game is great in gameplay, with an emotioanl story and with fast pacce combat syle. People who play this game is important to know thatThis game is great in gameplay, with an emotioanl story and with fast pacce combat syle. People who play this game is important to know that you must not stop in the second round since that just a prologue to the story, the real story start in the third round of the game ehere it gets better from there in term of storywise. Expand
  5. Mar 23, 2017
    10
    Breathtakingly complex...this game can not be more perfect even if the gods themselves crafted it.

    I've been playing video games for around
    Breathtakingly complex...this game can not be more perfect even if the gods themselves crafted it.

    I've been playing video games for around 18 years now and all this time has left me jaded towards the medium. I've found it increasingly harder to find games that can capture my enjoyment and provide me an awe inspiring experience that can take me away from the real world like when I was younger. Nier Automata is one of those rare gems in gaming that brings me back to why I fell in love with the medium in the first place. Nier is the only game since the Witcher 3 that had me blink and 10 hours had passed without my noticing. Yoko Taro and his team have created a masterpiece that nobody should miss.

    I will start by saying that I haven't played a Yoko Taro directed game before, but I have heard a lot of great things about his weird world that he has created that links between multiple games and franchises (Nier/Drakengard respectively) so I was really excited when I heard that Square decided to give him a good budget and a very well known studio for their character action games (Platinum) to make a sequel to the original Nier from the previous generation. So without any doubt and after hearing that it got a PC release I instantly purchased it, because I was fascinated by what Yoko Taro could do.

    And what a fantastic job he and his team at Platinum Games have done. A game that shouldn't be passed on by ANYONE, because it does something that I, personally, haven't encountered in a game before (which I won't spoil here, because you HAVE TO experience it yourself).

    Imagine a Platinum game that has exquisite combat, a director that is so masterful in how he presents the story giving small information and tidbits as you go along and a soundrack by a composer that is well known (Keiichi Okabe) that you take a few moments from playing the game just to listen to the music..it's THAT GOOD.

    I won't go much into the story of the game, because it's very easy to spoil, but the story and overarching plot is so well done and it makes you question a lot of things about humanity, emotions, life itself and many other things.

    This has been an eye opening experience that I will never forget. From the amazing soundtrack by Keiichi Okabe to the wonderful directing and story by Yoko Taro and the combat by Platinum games..they all mesh together to create one of the best Action RPG's that I have ever played. Yes, the fetch quests can be tedious and grinding can be a pain at times to achieve everything this game has to offer, but I did not waver and was fascinated by this world.

    I will now post a quote from Jim Sterling's review that resonated with me so much that I cannot state it better as an ending to this lenghty review:

    "Nier itself is important. It is, as far as I’m concerned, historically significant in terms of its design and the way in which it uses the framework of a videogame to tell an evolving story. If I had my way, every budding game developer would play this game to the point of acquiring endings A, B, C, D, and E before acquiescing to its final and alarmingly direct request.

    Few games are able to showcase the power of the medium like Nier: Automata.

    If history forgets this game, then **** history."
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  6. Dec 2, 2019
    9
    Simplemente de los mejores , la historia me parece muy pero que Muy buena su gameplay es extremadamente fluido las mecanicas de combate sonSimplemente de los mejores , la historia me parece muy pero que Muy buena su gameplay es extremadamente fluido las mecanicas de combate son excelentes como una pega en mi opinion son los graficos Expand
  7. Nov 3, 2021
    0
    Me parece hermoso, de los mejores juegos que he jugado, la banda sonora que te toca el alma, la historia de cada personaje, ni si quiera puedoMe parece hermoso, de los mejores juegos que he jugado, la banda sonora que te toca el alma, la historia de cada personaje, ni si quiera puedo explicarlo, solo jugándolo se puede mostrar cuan bueno es. Expand

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