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Nier Automata

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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 51,328 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    It's a crappy port but the fan patch fixes all the issues particularly the awful frame pacing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,707 ✭✭✭✭K.O.Kiki


    Evade wrote: »
    If you're close to the end with 9S stick with it because mild
    the story continues past the ending you get with 2B.

    I found 9S a lot easier to use, just hack everything, but it isn't quite as much fun.

    9S campaign is a lot faster too; you don't have to redo the side missions with him since they're already marked.
    And it gets crazy good once you reach a certain point & meet A2...


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,992 ✭✭✭✭Potential-Monke


    I might pick it up again when it's cheaper, i've a habit of completing all side quests before advancing the main story, and i got bored of the same ones again (especially that slutty robot quest... ugh).


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,784 ✭✭✭Evade


    I might pick it up again when it's cheaper, i've a habit of completing all side quests before advancing the main story, and i got bored of the same ones again (especially that slutty robot quest... ugh).
    I think you'll only get the same quest again if you didn't complete it last time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,891 ✭✭✭megaten


    Hoping this will go on sale on ps4 soon.

    Physical copies were around 30 quid when I bought it a month or so ago.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,707 ✭✭✭✭K.O.Kiki


    Finally got back around to completing this, WHAT A STORY!

    Now all I have left is the damn-hard secret "Y" ending and I can
    replay to Ending E and let the game delete my save files forever.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 80,330 Mod ✭✭✭✭Sephiroth_dude


    megaten wrote: »
    Physical copies were around 30 quid when I bought it a month or so ago.

    I'm hoping this turns up on 12 days of Xmas sale :pac:.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,387 ✭✭✭Cina


    I tried to get into this multiple times and just found it painfully dull. The world was bland, the quests were MMO fetch, the combat was 2d dimensional (literally, at times). The graphics were crap (and awfully optimized for PC)

    What am I missing here? It was sh*te!


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    Cina wrote: »
    I tried to get into this multiple times and just found it painfully dull. The world was bland, the quests were MMO fetch, the combat was 2d dimensional (literally, at times). The graphics were crap (and awfully optimized for PC)

    What am I missing here? It was sh*te!

    There are a minority who agree. Apparently you have to get to the third play through before it really gets good. Good luck with that!


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,166 ✭✭✭✭J. Marston


    There are a minority who agree. Apparently you have to get to the third play through before it really gets good. Good luck with that!

    Really? Sounds like the most hipster, up it's own arse thing I've heard about a videogame recently.

    Was gonna look to get it if it was one of PSN's Christmas deals but that has put me right off it.


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 51,328 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    The game has major problems but the experience is worth it.

    But you have to put up with a lot of **** as well. I loved it but the issues with the combat and fetch quests are warranted.

    It's a better 7/10 game than most 9/10 games 😂


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    J. Marston wrote: »
    Really? Sounds like the most hipster, up it's own arse thing I've heard about a videogame recently.

    Was gonna look to get it if it was one of PSN's Christmas deals but that has put me right off it.

    You might like the core of the game more than me though. There are 5 main run throughs. I got about a third of the way through the second one and dropped it. The first two runs are apparently almost identical. Exact same ****ty game again? No thanks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,707 ✭✭✭✭K.O.Kiki


    Cina wrote: »
    I tried to get into this multiple times and just found it painfully dull. The world was bland, the quests were MMO fetch, the combat was 2d dimensional (literally, at times). The graphics were crap (and awfully optimized for PC)

    What am I missing here? It was sh*te!
    The combat gets better once you start getting chips which let you do more (e.g. dodge offset / Witch time style, taunt combos, etc).
    Graphics are fine once you use the FAR mod, if you don't like the art style that's on you though.
    J. Marston wrote: »
    Really? Sounds like the most hipster, up it's own arse thing I've heard about a videogame recently.

    Was gonna look to get it if it was one of PSN's Christmas deals but that has put me right off it.
    Nier:Automata is the only game this year where, in the middle of a boss fight, it did something that made me go "WOW!" and I had to stop and start talking about it with my friend because of how amazing it was.

    And it's made by Japanese crazy people, not pretentious hipsters (the good-crazy kind).
    You might like the core of the game more than me though. There are 5 main run throughs. I got about a third of the way through the second one and dropped it. The first two runs are apparently almost identical. Exact same ****ty game again? No thanks.

    Route B is
    the same story from a different perspective. You don't have to re-do your side missions & it's much faster (less than half the length of Route A). Also since you're playing as 9S the gameplay is slightly different (hacking instead of swords). They converge naturally, and Route C will then show you a whole different story/the true end.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 29,424 CMod ✭✭✭✭johnny_ultimate


    If you haven't warned to the game by playthrough 2, then I'd be surprised if you did later on - the later sections just mix and match the gameplay elements introduced earlier, sometimes pretty much identically (e.g. the schmup sections). The game has played all its main gameplay cards by the time you're a little into playthrough 2, and there's just a lot of tedious hack n slashing, hacking (oh god the hacking - an utterly painful mechanic that only gets less tolerable as the game progresses) and backtracking to get through after that. IMO none of the gameplay strands are interesting, and rather than the different styles mixing things up, they're all just mildly irritating in their own way. The chip system belongs in a far worthier game!

    It's an aggressively repetitive game, and while the most satisfying narrative beats are later on, they're neither interesting nor revelatory enough to justify the huge amount of time the game spends spinning its wheels.


  • Registered Users Posts: 690 ✭✭✭Gingervitis


    Having played both Zelda BOTW and Nier: Automata, I am convinced that Zelda will win the Game of the Year award (I know, controversial); however, in terms of narrative, Nier is up there with Undertale in terms of best story and emotional investment of the last 10 years of gaming. Be it the soundtrack, the gut punches, or the almost Spec Ops: the Line's level of meta-narrative, this has it all. What Remains of Edith Finch was similarly engrossing, but when you add Platinum's kinetic gameplay, it elevates the experience, at least for a while. I'll fully concede that the game drags in terms of the core gameplay loop over multiple playthroughs, but I will disagree with the above that the narrative pay off doesn't compensate. For me, it does and so much more. When I remember Nier: Automata, it won't be the fetch quests, or the samey Bayonetta-lite combat, it's the frequent jaw dropping moments throughout the game. The fact that the story can paper over said cracks and also be spine-chilling in places (literally had to get up and walk around the room at the end in disbelief), leaves me to believe Yoko Taro is some kind of god, here to save us from AAA bull**** and multiplayer sh*te.

    My GOTY, no question.

    (Also, being in the top 10 reviewed games of 2017 on OpenCritic leads me to believe I'm not taking crazy pills!)


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,707 ✭✭✭✭K.O.Kiki


    Bonus, 2B has the most beautifully rendered arse in videogame history.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,707 ✭✭✭✭K.O.Kiki


    Discovered this tool, gonna try it out later:
    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=890543121

    For saving disk space.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,166 ✭✭✭✭J. Marston


    Still waiting for this go on sale for PS4.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,707 ✭✭✭✭K.O.Kiki


    I think it's ok to post these now (major spoilers!)





  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 80,330 Mod ✭✭✭✭Sephiroth_dude


    J. Marston wrote: »
    Still waiting for this go on sale for PS4.

    Same here! 40 is the lowest I've seen it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,166 ✭✭✭✭J. Marston


    On sale finally on PSN for €35 so got it.

    Still early on but the combat is so satisfying. The open world is pretty bland but I can tolerate it since the gameplay is great. Customising your chips is awesome too, can try loads of different loadouts.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 80,330 Mod ✭✭✭✭Sephiroth_dude


    J. Marston wrote: »
    On sale finally on PSN for €35 so got it.

    Still early on but the combat is so satisfying. The open world is pretty bland but I can tolerate it since the gameplay is great. Customising your chips is awesome too, can try loads of different loadouts.

    Got it too, 35 euro, great price.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,478 ✭✭✭brianregan09


    When the offer up lads downloading the demo now


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 80,330 Mod ✭✭✭✭Sephiroth_dude


    When the offer up lads downloading the demo now

    April 5th I think.


  • Registered Users Posts: 858 ✭✭✭one armed dwarf


    If it hasn't been mentioned already the original Nier is a wonderful game. Automata was a good sequel but I liked the original a great deal more even if it feels a bit shambolic in parts.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 51,328 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    If it hasn't been mentioned already the original Nier is a wonderful game. Automata was a good sequel but I liked the original a great deal more even if it feels a bit shambolic in parts.

    It's the best 7/10 game you will ever play.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,359 ✭✭✭✭Vicxas


    Picked this up from the PS4 store as it was on sale.

    Have to say it feels proper old school, I love how the camera shifts from one part to the other, even in the boss fights.

    I'm only about 2 hours in, and I've beaten the Amusement boss and discovered the village.

    Great fun so far.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,707 ✭✭✭✭K.O.Kiki


    Vicxas wrote: »
    Picked this up from the PS4 store as it was on sale.

    Have to say it feels proper old school, I love how the camera shifts from one part to the other, even in the boss fights.

    I'm only about 2 hours in, and I've beaten the Amusement boss and discovered the village.

    Great fun so far.
    Whatever you do, try to avoid reading story spoilers.
    Also don't feel obliged to do every side mission.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,478 ✭✭✭brianregan09


    Played the demo earlier and ya I think I'm gonna buy this tonight :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,166 ✭✭✭✭J. Marston


    K.O.Kiki wrote: »
    Whatever you do, try to avoid reading story spoilers.
    Also don't feel obliged to do every side mission.

    But I want to though.

    Also, after seeing a few more environments, I'm convinced the graphics department blew their budget on 2B, her dress and boots and then realised they had about 100 quid left for the rest.


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