DeveloperPlatinum Games
PublisherSquare Enix
SeriesDrakengard
PreviousDrakengard 3
Platform
  • Microsoft Windows
  • PlayStation 4
GenreAction RPG

 

Check out our Forum!

Nier: Automata is one of those games no one really knew that we were getting. Back when the original Nier came out it was a mish-mash of different genres and while it was strange, it managed to work, but it was such a niche title that no one had even heard of. Almost 8 years later, we got a sequel to the game in the form of Nier: Automata and the game was released to critical-acclaim and considering the developers – Platinum Games – it wasn’t much of a surprise.

Nier: Automata takes place on a dystopian Earth that has been attacked by aliens from another planet, forcing the human race to flee to the moon to keep the human race alive. To combat the mechanised-robots the aliens used to take over the Earth, a new breed of soldier was designed, the Androids. These Androids are modelled after their human counterparts and are used for combat, reconnaissance, and any other purpose they can think of. Our story focuses on 3 different Androids working as a team, that simply go by the names of 2B, 9S, and A2. At the beginning, the story seems very one sided, but as you delve deeper into the alien-invader’s weapons and the world that they now inhabit, everything becomes very unexpected and interesting all at the same time.

Aesthetically speaking, the game looks gorgeous. All environments in the game are completely varied from one another, with different enemies and locations to find. Characters, weapons, and enemies have a great amount of detail implemented and really makes the visuals for this game a memorable one. There is so much vibrancy in the game, and even in the darkest recesses of Earth, Nier: Automata is still an incredible game to simply look at; let alone play.

One of the most important parts of an action hack-and-slash is the combat, and damn, did Nier: Automata get it right. Similar to how Devil May Cry plays, you have a light and heavy attack, along with a set of projectiles, all of which can be combed in unique and amazing ways. Not only is the combat fun, but it’s also incredibly varied. As you go through your combos, you can switch between different weapon sets and really deal some damage to your foes, while pulling off fancy combos that might get a bit difficult to keep track of after a while. The variety of weapons is what makes the whole weapon switching gameplay mechanic so much more interesting, as the variety of types allows for some seriously damaging combos.

Overall, Nier: Automata is considered one of the best games of 2017 and for good reason. When it comes to the story, gameplay, and visuals, all of them are just as fantastic as each other. This right here is a game that you could lose a lot of time in, without even realising, and that’s okay! Even if you didn’t enjoy the original Nier, this sequel changes more than enough to make this game feel like a completely different experience; one that has a story you won’t be forgetting any time soon.

Find it on eBay

Mortal Kombat Trilogy is Brutally Good

Die-hard lovers will lose their minds on all-new moves, finishing processes, and a new key character - Chameleon. Players will not locate any improvement concerning control, images, or audio from the Playstation variant of MK3, however they will locate a hell of a lot...

The Hunt Is On; Monster Hunter: World Review

Developer Capcom Publisher Capcom Series Monster Hunter Previous Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Platform Microsoft Windows PlayStation 4 Xbox One Genre Action RPG   Check out our Forum! data-ad-client="ca-pub-3677540157566945" data-ad-slot="4894666200"...

Why Does Everyone Think They Pro Now?; Street Fighter V Review

Developer Capcom Publisher Capcom Series Street Fighter Previous Street Fighter: Puzzle Spirits Platform Microsoft Windows PlayStation 4 Genre 2D Fighter   Check out our Forum! data-ad-client="ca-pub-3677540157566945" data-ad-slot="4894666200" data-ad-format="auto">...

Mortal Kombat Still Rules

Anyone remember if the sight of blood onto your TV screen was a enormous enough deal to maintain congressional hearings? These were the times, man. Here's the match that sparked enormous quantities of controversy for revealing digitized characters getting killed. But...

Does Link Finally Bang Zelda?; The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review

Developer Nintendo Publisher Nintendo Series The Legend of Zelda Previous My Nintendo Picross - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Platform Wii-U Nintendo Switch Genre Action Adventure, Open World   Check out our Forum! Catch me on Twitch...

IT’S OVER 9,000!!!!!; Dragon Ball Fighterz Review

Developer Arc System Works Publisher Bandai Namco Games Series Dragon Ball Previous Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X Platform Microsoft Windows PlayStation 4 Xbox One Genre 2D Fighter   Check out our Forum! data-ad-client="ca-pub-3677540157566945"...

Tonight on Fox, Frank Castle Kills Everyone; or Why The Punisher on Genesis Rules

    A sweet revenge story that translated well from Comic to Video Game adaptation. The loving story of Frank Castle putting lead in anything that looks the slightest bit crooked on the streets of New York. I fucking love Capcom's direct to Sega Genesis Punisher Game....

Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now is Better Than It’s Predecessor

Competitions in Carmageddon 2 take place far from cities on account of the high degree of danger. You concentrate on the racing, not on attempting to try to remember the controls. This variety makes you want to download and try, each one of these excellent tracks....

A Wasteland of Opportunity; Fallout 3 Review

Developer Bethesda Game Studios Publisher Bethesda Softworks Series Fallout Previous Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel Platform Microsoft Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Genre RPG   Check out our Forum! data-ad-client="ca-pub-3677540157566945" data-ad-slot="4894666200"...

The 15th Final: Final Fantasy XV Review

Developer Square Enix Publisher Square Enix Series Final Fantasy Previous Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius Platform Microsoft Windows PlayStation 4 Xbox One Genre Action RPG   Check out our Forum! data-ad-client="ca-pub-3677540157566945" data-ad-slot="4894666200"...