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Nier: Automata Review
Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.
It's a hard game. You explore the world on foot, encountering characters and combat as you go. The battles are fought in real-time using a range of attacks. As well as this there are platforming elements as well as more pure shooting sections. As you progress you gain experience and level up health, defence, and attack power. Alongside the main story are side quests and shops in which you can purchase items to help you on your way.
The story branches depending on your choices and how well you do in combat. There are 27 different endings in total so players often complete the game multiple times to experience these. However, it is possible to get all of the endings without starting over.
Running through both this story and the interactive elements are unusual themes drawn from the plight of these robots in the midst of the war. This takes it to the heights of the history of philosophy, challenges human exceptionalism and even touches on the meaning of life.
This is kept from feeling too airy fairy by being rooted in a harsh narrative about these sexualized battle androids. As Chris Plante put it, "you kill robots who spend their days raising children, having sex, reciting literature, building and destroying societies, and obsessively seeking any meaning whatsoever. You claw for the meanings of being and not being. And all of this, somehow, despite the odds, works."
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Nier: Automata Game Of The Yorha Edition
Nier:Automata Become As Gods Edition
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. You can purchase cosmetic items for the game. Pod Skins: Play System, Cardboard Retro Grey, Retro Red, Grimoire Weiss, Amazarashi Head and Machine Mask Accessory. Outfits: Revealing Outfit, Young Man’s Outfit, Destroyer Outfit. There are also additional sub-quests that can be purchased: three different battle challenges.
- Nier: Automata Game of the Yorha Edition includes the DLC
- Nier: Automata Become as Gods Edition includes the DLC
Rated PEGI 18 due to frequent scenes of strong, graphic violence and strong language. Violence varies from non-realistic fight scenes between humanoids and robots to more graphic cinematic scenes involving human-like characters being impaled on large swords with large amounts of blood and injuries being depicted.
Strong language including the word ‘f**k’ and its derivatives can be found throughout the game.
This game has been rated ESRB MATURE 17+.
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