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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: 84 out of 91
  2. Negative: 0 out of 91
  1. May 6, 2021
    100
    NieR Replicant ver. 1.22474487139… is a pitch perfect update to one of the greatest stories ever told in the medium. Combat feels fast and fluid, much like players’ tears once they finish the game. The new content feels natural, magic is more useful than ever, and the reprised music and voice over bring the world to life.
  2. 90
    The NieR franchise has easily become one of my favorites. After NieR Automata, my need to replay the original NieR grew and grew, and thankfully, Square Enix has answered my prayers for an updated version of the original title. NieR: Replicant tells a fantastic story that's carried by great writing and a soundtrack that stops you in your tracks to listen to its incredible melody. The only thing that holds Replicant back from true greatness is its old-school take on fetch quests and the horribly constant backtracking.
  3. Apr 27, 2021
    90
    Blemishes aside, it’s hard to see NieR Replicant ver. 1.22 as anything other than a masterpiece. Beautiful and tragic in equal measures, it’s a feast for the senses, a true epic, and an utterly unforgettable experience.
  4. Apr 22, 2021
    83
    Despite some dated shortcomings, this “version upgrade” is more than the sum of its parts. Novel design choices like camera and genre shifts are as impressive today as they were more than 10 years ago. Main characters are dynamic with their own interesting backstories, and the plot is as deliciously devastating as you’d expect. Nier Replicant might not convert players that were turned off by the original or Automata, but there are more than enough quality-of-life updates and story-centric nuances to keep longtime fans and new initiates coming back for subsequent playthroughs.
  5. 80
    Nier Replicant is a chameleon, as its slow start serves as a siren song that leads to explosive emotional crescendos and satisfying narrative payoffs.
  6. Apr 22, 2021
    80
    I'm not going to lie, Nier Replicant made me ugly-cry on several occasions. Kainé, Emil, and Weiss will win your heart with their earnest and endearing personalities, making their tragic journey with you and tremendous story moments hit hard. Despite some significant gameplay enhancements, the lengths you have to go to see the story all the way through will be a test of your willpower. But for all its antiquated designs retained from the original version, it's worth the effort in the end. Thus, Nier Replicant is essential for anyone who has love for Automata, and it's a special experience on its own.
  7. Apr 22, 2021
    60
    Taro’s approach is of a restless rarity; he swaps genres as though trying to scratch an itch.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 126
  1. Apr 24, 2021
    10
    Story,soundtrack,game play and character are masterpiece I recommend this game
  2. Apr 24, 2021
    10
    If you liked nier automata, you will like replicant, specially if you have never played it before like me. It starts slow, just as automataIf you liked nier automata, you will like replicant, specially if you have never played it before like me. It starts slow, just as automata but it is worth the 60 dollars. After a couple of main missions you will notice how yoko taro is starting to play with your feelings, and the side missions start to get interesting too. The music is great, but I think nier automata sounds better (You can unlock the ost of automata after beating the game). there is also skins to put the blindfolds for the characters. Don't expect drastic changes in gameplay like automata( aerial, hacking), replicant is only ground battle, and the ground battle does feel like automata. I do think that replicant is harder in difficulty.

    The only con I could find is that while the gameplay has improved, I havent encountered an enemy that I can use the full improvement on, but I could be wrong since I only played it for a couple of hours and have done like maybe 6 main missions.

    The pros well you already know
    Story 10
    character development 10
    music 10
    graphics 7
    gameplay 10
    Difficulty 8
    So far

    I havent taken into account the add ons from automata (oh and the sword of 2b is in the game!)

    Support yoko taro, and please square enix let platinum games do the third one!
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  3. Apr 26, 2021
    10
    One of the best 2021 game. Hardcore users who like some goods shall get new experience.
  4. Jun 4, 2021
    9
    I am unsure if I should give this a 9 or an 8. For the sake of Nier and possible further games...9.
    I feel the need to complain, though this
    I am unsure if I should give this a 9 or an 8. For the sake of Nier and possible further games...9.
    I feel the need to complain, though this is a great story driven game with an awesome soundtrack.
    In direct comparision to Nier Automata, which I platinumed in 2017 and is one of the best games I ever played, Replicant is one step behind in absolutelely every aspect. Combat, story, characters(ok not emil), soundtrack, graphics, art style, level and general game design. But it's like comparing a 8-9 to a 10 in most cases. In the end, I understand the nostalgia and am happy to have had this kind of origin story, but not motivation for platinum trophy after seeing every ending.

    What I seriously cannot understand: I have to play it in 1080p without any AA on my PS5. I regret to not have bought it on steam....what a f*cking lazy port graphics wise.
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  5. Apr 24, 2021
    9
    Хороший ремастер, отличной игры. К сожалению оригинал игрался через боль и только лишь история держала до конца. Сейчас порог погруженияХороший ремастер, отличной игры. К сожалению оригинал игрался через боль и только лишь история держала до конца. Сейчас порог погружения изменился в лучшую сторону, графика подтянута(но конечно можно было и лучше), боевая система стала разнообразнее(но можно было и лучше).
    Неизменным остались история и к сожалению геймдизайн, который устарел.
    Toylogic проделали хорошую работу, хоть я и любил их happywars, но сомневался в правильности выбора. Молодцы.
    Nier хорошая игра и она заслуживает большего внимания, чем получила в свое время. Однако, можно было и лучше. Обидно, что Йоко Таро превратился в бренд, пусть творит, а не выгорает. Без спойлеров, если вам понравилась Автомата, то стоит поиграть в Репликант и вы знаете чего ждать. Если вы знаете о Автомате только по жопке 2В, проходите мимо.
    Готовьтесь, бэктрекинг и история сведут вас с ума!
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  6. Aug 8, 2021
    8
    Thus, the revised version "NieR Replicant" is a lot of fun. The storyline can keep you glued to the console for a long time. While theThus, the revised version "NieR Replicant" is a lot of fun. The storyline can keep you glued to the console for a long time. While the missions are good, the side quests could have used more variety. Thanks to the exciting battle system and excellent boss fights, you get a lot for the money. The graphical performance could simply have been more. In return, the reworked music tracks just sound great. If you like to experience a classic on the console, you should take a look at "NieR Replicant". Expand
  7. Feb 17, 2022
    0
    I really want to play the games of the series, but they do not have the Russian language. This review is an attempt to influence the developerI really want to play the games of the series, but they do not have the Russian language. This review is an attempt to influence the developer and publisher. Expand

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