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 Post subject: NieR: Automata
PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:12 
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This is... well, y'know how people who like the original NieR always say "NieR is an awesome game hampered by shitty combat". Well they got Platinum in to sort that out for them.

It's awesome. You'll laugh, you'll cry, the music is some of the best you'll ever hear in a videogame.

Just, don't just play it through once. Really, don't just play though it once.


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 Post subject: Re: NieR: Automata
PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:15 
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I really loved Nier and even liked the combat, so I might love this.

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 Post subject: Re: NieR: Automata
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Don't play it through at all?

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 Post subject: Re: NieR: Automata
PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:24 
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Theres a demo on PS4, btw.


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 Post subject: Re: NieR: Automata
PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:35 
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I'm doing Final Fantasy XV at the mo which has one of the Nier Automata tracks to listen to in the car. It's really nice.

This is on The List though.


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 Post subject: Re: NieR: Automata
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Grim... wrote:
Don't play it through at all?


You need to complete the game 3 (?) times to get the full story / true ending

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 Post subject: Re: NieR: Automata
PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 17:23 
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Yeah, looks like something I'll get when it's cheap.

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 Post subject: Re: NieR: Automata
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I know very few 'people who game' in real life, but the few that i do have been raving to an almost frightening degree about how good this is. And not the Platinum combat (though apparently that is great fun) but more just the pure experience of it all. It's another one of those things that can only be done as a game and just wouldn't stand up in any other medium. Which I love, so I'm all in.


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 Post subject: Re: NieR: Automata
PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 23:31 
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It's amazing. It's really is an experience you can only have as a videogame. It's also one of the darkest videogames I've ever played. Seriously.

ETA: The Platinum combat is fun, and gets rid of the "Yoko Taro games: amazing story, shit gameplay" thing that has dogged them since Drakengard. Saying that, it ain't Bayonetta, it's very much an action RPG.


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 Post subject: Re: NieR: Automata
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 17:19 
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Cor! Just got this from my workmates for my birthday :luv: as some of them away for my actual birthday next week.

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 Post subject: Re: NieR: Automata
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This is the best video game I've played since Bayonetta - it does so many things with its story that couldn't be done in other media. It's a sort of mashup of Metal Gear Rising, Radiant Silvergun, Neon Genesis Evangelion and Secret of Mana.

Everything in it has a reason for existence, there's no fat there. I've spent 70 hours on it so far and it still feels super fresh. Like, everyone buy it.

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 Post subject: Re: NieR: Automata
PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 10:53 
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:this:

Although I'm only 2+ hours in. This game is me.

Bayonetta/Shmup/RPG/Shadow of the Colossus/DMC

Has it's own feel though.

Like Dark Souls, I want to discover everything about it on my own.

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 Post subject: Re: NieR: Automata
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You win internet, I'll bite and gerrit.

Just picked up the steelbook edition which has the nicest art on a steelbook I've ever seen (cause most steelbook's are fucking garbage, right).


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 Post subject: Re: NieR: Automata
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Mine has a reversible cover!

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 Post subject: Re: NieR: Automata
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Satsuma wrote:
You win internet, I'll bite and gerrit.

Just picked up the steelbook edition which has the nicest art on a steelbook I've ever seen (cause most steelbook's are fucking garbage, right).

Is it still in the wrapper?


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 Post subject: Re: NieR: Automata
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It was preowned, so no. Zelda still is, mind; I just can't muster up the interest to play it.


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 Post subject: Re: NieR: Automata
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How come you bought it then? It can't have been cheap.

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 Post subject: Re: NieR: Automata
PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 14:52 
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How come you bought it then? It can't have been cheap.

There were some rumours that Wii U numbers would have been low, so he got one to make sure he could get it.

He's a hotshot lawyer so the money isn't a concern. He spent £50 on Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate to play it once with Dave and me.


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 Post subject: Re: NieR: Automata
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Ah, that makes sense. I take it the rumours were less than true?

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 Post subject: Re: NieR: Automata
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Grim... wrote:
Ah, that makes sense. I take it the rumours were less than true?

Seems so.

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 Post subject: Re: NieR: Automata
PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 15:28 
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Nintendo are scum. Yet another scam preying on the innocent. When will you all learn?

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 Post subject: Re: NieR: Automata
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Lonewolves wrote:
Grim... wrote:
How come you bought it then? It can't have been cheap.

There were some rumours that Wii U numbers would have been low, so he got one to make sure he could get it.

He's a hotshot lawyer so the money isn't a concern. He spent £50 on Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate to play it once with Dave and me.


Pffft. It was my suggestion to get MH cause I wanted a crack at it and thought it would be something we could get into. Turned out, you got a missus and we haven't played a game since.

And it wasn't very good, natch.


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 Post subject: Re: NieR: Automata
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Satsuma wrote:
Lonewolves wrote:
Grim... wrote:
How come you bought it then? It can't have been cheap.

There were some rumours that Wii U numbers would have been low, so he got one to make sure he could get it.

He's a hotshot lawyer so the money isn't a concern. He spent £50 on Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate to play it once with Dave and me.


Pffft. It was my suggestion to get MH cause I wanted a crack at it and thought it would be something we could get into. Turned out, you got a missus and we haven't played a game since.

And it wasn't very good, natch.

She's happy with me playing games, I just haven't had time apart from my iRacing commitments (and even those I've scaled back now). :(


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 Post subject: Re: NieR: Automata
PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 10:07 
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Get a room.

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 Post subject: Re: NieR: Automata
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So whats the latest thoughts on this - its down to $45 (about £38) on the US PSN store this week

https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/ ... EDITION001

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 Post subject: Re: NieR: Automata
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Latest thought is 'I'm hooked'.

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 Post subject: Re: NieR: Automata
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Fucking amazing.


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 Post subject: Re: NieR: Automata
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It's still in the steelbook case.


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 Post subject: Re: NieR: Automata
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Satsuma wrote:
It's still in the steelbook case.


I know you recently went back to Dark Souls (:dark souls:) but what are you actually playing right now ? ....

Actually I think that might make a good thread give me a sec

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 Post subject: Re: NieR: Automata
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I'm about 10 hours into this now, and that's from only sitting down to play it twice - once I start I just can't stop. (Using family sharing to borrow it from an American Friend, so both times I've been kicked off because it's gotten late enough he's wanting to play something)


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