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  • Summary: NieR: Automata is an action RPG set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by machine lifeforms and abandoned by mankind. As part of an android army created by humans to reclaim the planet, players will fight their way through the mechanical horde using a collective of close-combat weapons andNieR: Automata is an action RPG set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by machine lifeforms and abandoned by mankind. As part of an android army created by humans to reclaim the planet, players will fight their way through the mechanical horde using a collective of close-combat weapons and ranged attacks. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Aug 1, 2018
    100
    XBox One owners have no excuse to miss out on this game. It is one of the best examples of video games as a medium of entertainment and needs to be played by every person possible. I cannot stress enough how important this game is, or how good it is.
  2. Jul 2, 2018
    100
    The story has impact on both a base level and philosophically, and will no doubt leave you with questions to consider for days after you finish if you enjoy that kind of thing. I wish I could have more games like NieR: Automata, but I'll probably be waiting a while — it's only so often a game this excellent comes around.
  3. Jul 5, 2018
    95
    Being that the game is unchanged from last year, it’s no surprise that the Become As Gods Edition doesn’t disappoint. If you’re Xbox-only and haven’t given this game a go, there’s no better time than the present.
  4. Jun 29, 2018
    90
    The award masterpiece of Platinum Games arrives on Xbox One: the story is captivating, the world is alive and evolving, the combat is engaging and the soundtrack is simply amazing.
  5. 90
    A fantastic mix of explosive action and thoughtful storytelling, that results in one of the most unpredictable and ambitious action role-players of the modern era.
  6. Jun 28, 2018
    89
    As good as it was on PS4, but with a bit more content, and it's cheaper. A win-win situation despite its delay.
  7. Aug 17, 2018
    70
    Nier: Automata Become As Gods Edition has a very deep and thoughtful story, but it requires a lot of time before you get down to it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 3 out of 23
  1. Jul 9, 2019
    10
    THE PEOPLE RATING THIS GAME AT 0 HAVE NOT EVEN BEATEN THE FIRST LEVEL.
    They are upset that the game doesn't immediately start as a JRPG like
    THE PEOPLE RATING THIS GAME AT 0 HAVE NOT EVEN BEATEN THE FIRST LEVEL.
    They are upset that the game doesn't immediately start as a JRPG like Final Fantasy. That starts on the 2nd level. This game is criminally underplayed and absolutely deserves more recognition than it gets. The game had a great story, amazing hack and slash gameplay, and some bullet hell moments that will give you a good challenge no matter how experienced or inexperienced you are. Give this game a try.
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  2. May 11, 2019
    10
    I made an account, just so i could rant about how great this game is. I played this on my pc a while back but never put hours into it, sinceI made an account, just so i could rant about how great this game is. I played this on my pc a while back but never put hours into it, since my PC is kinda a potato and so performance wasn't great. The game stop reps didn't even know this was on Xbox and was utterly lost trying to help me find a digital code. It's a real shame this game doesn't get the praise it deserves.

    I'm playing on the One X and man, is it a pretty game. Sure some of the textures could use a bit more pop to them, but honest i was happy with the 4k and HDR. The game play was super fun and was smooth. No performance issues and the only real bad thing i could say is the cut scenes was a bit lower res and just didn't have the fidelity that the rest of the game did.

    Now you can't review this game without mentioning the 2 best features of this game. The music and the story. The combat is fun and all, but dear lord the soundtrack is probably the best i've ever heard. it really fits the atmosphere and the whole post apocalypse vibe to the planet. It's very anime feeling with the music but it fits the feel so well.

    Now the story is going to get the highest praise i can give. Now some may not agree but i genuinely could not wait to do more missions and learn more. To see the story unfold and to see the twists and the differen't routes. The character development between 2b and 9s was superb. Honestly even the machines with their different quirks was such endearing characters and i was happy with the endings i have seen so far.

    The combat to me feels like DMC so if that aint your thing, then you may find it hit or miss. It did get a tad annoying to constantly hold the pods shoot button but the combos and different abilities gave some refreshing options to different fights.

    The camera will switch between 2d and 3d views and feels very stylish and really makes it feel more cinematic, but oddly kinda still helped keep the immersion. Same with some of the UI. It felt very robotic which is fitting for the setting.

    Now there is 26 different endings. You level up for what seems like forever, so there is a metric ton of replay ability. You definitely want to at least get the main endings in the main routes. A, B and C. Some was kinda nice to stumble upon and a few felt kinda funny, but really it just gives you more to do.

    Honestly all things said and done, if you are reading this, you probably heard about this game. I honestly dont know why you wouldn't play it. Sure i wish the story was longer, the world was more open and a few other things but this is a MASTER PIECE. The music and story is instant classic. The gameplay is fun, and i mean really isn't that why you play games?

    Dont listen to the others. This game can be challenging on higher difficulties, its save and camera features are different from most games, but trust me when i say if you play this game the right way you shouldn't have many issues. I think i died only once the entire play through on normal and experienced zero serious bugs or save related issues. So just take the 30-40 hours and beat the main routes and enjoy this game. It's definitely one of a kind.

    Just a few tips, first buy plenty of healing items. save often incase you trigger an ending, always use your pod, and dont repair your dress after you self destruct, unless you dont like "the view" XD
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  3. Jun 26, 2018
    10
    Square enix did it yet again. Nier: Automata is the single player hack and slash RPG every xbox gamer wanted to come to our platform, and itSquare enix did it yet again. Nier: Automata is the single player hack and slash RPG every xbox gamer wanted to come to our platform, and it did.

    In a time where aliens invade earth with machine lieforms, the human race hangs by a thread on orbiting "bunkers". There are so many things that this games does perfectly that tons of other games attempted. Lets start with the constant POV changes. One minute you're in the standard 3rd person, next you're playing as a 2D sidescroller, usually finished with a top down sequence. The game blends the POV so well in a way that comes off as refreshing in the gaming world.

    The combat is fluid and satisfying. Every blow to an enemy feels significant and wonderful to do. Nier: Automata in a way reminds me of a faster paced Bloodborne. If you aren't evading enemy attacks you could instantly die to a combo in higher difficulties. (You'll die instantly from one hit on the hardest difficulty regardless). The boss battles always have your adrenaline running which is something I haven't personally felt since Cuphead.

    Story wise, the game is pretty straightforward and makes you question your morals and the cause you're fighting for around halfway through the game. Otherwise, the game is spectacular in every respective way. My only complaint is that there are a few questionable texture pop in times here and there. Nonetheless, Nier: Automata is the perfect game every Xbox player should own.
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  4. Sep 3, 2019
    10
    Perfecto. Un juego que mezcla todo de una manera hermosa y con una calidad poco antws visto
  5. Feb 8, 2019
    10
    Amazing graphics,amazing game

    A good hack n slash game i highly recommend it
  6. Jul 26, 2018
    10
    This and Bloodborne are game of the generation. Cannot wait for NieR 3. a good 40 hours of content to explore.
  7. Dec 26, 2018
    0
    No save until first boss killed and can't skip many intros. Need wait and pass easy parts again. Annoying.

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