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  • Humperfunk 23 Apr 2021 08:52:35 8,557 posts
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    Game is too good not to have its own thread.

    Started the remake this morning and as expected, it's an absolute dream to play. That soundtrack, and excellent quality of life improvements (such as using NieR Automata's traversal etc), my god.

    Playing it on the PS5 so smoothly 60fps as well, might be the same on PS4 Pro etc but so far, so very very happy :)

    Anyone else in at launch or just me?
  • Rogueywon 23 Apr 2021 08:53:46 11,571 posts
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    Doesn't unlock for another 8 hours or so on PC... though that doesn't really matter as I'm working.

    Crossing my fingers and hoping the PC version is better than Automata's.
  • dfunked09 23 Apr 2021 09:06:08 1,996 posts
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    Had it pre-ordered through TGC but they seem to have had some payment issues if you use PayPal so it got cancelled.

    Can't seem to make up my mind which version to go for now... Might wait for some feedback on the PC version before I make the jump.
  • nickthegun 23 Apr 2021 09:08:07 86,400 posts
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    Ive always regretted binning it (or at least Gestalt) so Im really thinking about the possibility of considering to maybe potentially pick it up today.

    I didnt really get what it was going for and the game itself was actually quite shit, so the story really couldnt force its way through that.
  • Humperfunk 23 Apr 2021 09:14:10 8,557 posts
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    Haha the game is definitely improved with the remake Nick, if that helps!

    I fully suspect Gestalt will be the superior version story wise, but will of course reserve judgement until the end.
  • Tuffty 23 Apr 2021 09:20:25 4,856 posts
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    I'm so excited to play this. Never played the original, I know the broad strokes of the plot but not the details so I'm really excited considering how much I love Automata.
  • Rogueywon 23 Apr 2021 09:20:47 11,571 posts
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    After the great Dad Game Pandemic of the last few years, with even fucking Kratos reduced to walking slowly while having meaningful conversations, I'm actually very glad they went with BroNier rather than DadNier.
  • Decks 23 Apr 2021 09:21:06 29,777 posts
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    Is it just the same kind of thing as Automata then?
  • nickthegun 23 Apr 2021 09:31:08 86,400 posts
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    Yes and no. If you dug the story and structure of Automata, then its in the same ball park but Automata is (likely to be) refined and superior in pretty much every department.

    They did change the combat to be more like Automata, though, which was one of the biggest complaints about it.
  • JamboWayOh 23 Apr 2021 09:35:59 23,810 posts
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    Front page review isn't exactly that glowing.
  • Rogueywon 23 Apr 2021 09:40:59 11,571 posts
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    I bounced off Gestalt twice, I think due to a combination of technical issues (the framerate could drop into the dumpster) and the combat just not clicking with me. Found Automata's combat much easier to get along with, so I'm absolutely up for them bringing Replicant's combat more into line with that.
  • nickthegun 23 Apr 2021 09:41:14 86,400 posts
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    It is very much an outlier (although EGs opposite land reviews do tend to be on the money after the dust settles).
  • Rogueywon 23 Apr 2021 09:42:41 11,571 posts
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    EG got Malindy to do the review. As far as I can tell, the only value she brings is inducing a weird kind of nostalgia for Edwin.
  • Wayne 23 Apr 2021 09:53:30 3,362 posts
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    This game should have alternative skins for people that donít want a fifteen year old girl in underwear in their game.

    Edited by Wayne at 10:05:44 23-04-2021
  • monkman76 23 Apr 2021 09:56:40 18,564 posts
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    Wayne wrote:
    This game should have alternative skins for people that donít want to a fifteen year old girl in underwear in their game.
    I'm alarmed at what the missing verb might be here.
  • dfunked09 23 Apr 2021 09:58:35 1,996 posts
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    The headline suggests she didn't really care for the game to begin with, so it was probably never going to be a glowing review.

    Think someone in the comments said it'd be nice to have a review from someone like them (and me) who loved Automata but never properly played the original. A fresh take seems more valuable than the review we got.
  • monkman76 23 Apr 2021 10:01:26 18,564 posts
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    Rogueywon wrote:
    EG got Malindy to do the review. As far as I can tell, the only value she brings is inducing a weird kind of nostalgia for Edwin.
    Seemed quite a good review to me. I'd describe your reaction to any EG review as kneejerk at this point.
  • nickthegun 23 Apr 2021 10:02:27 86,400 posts
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    I'd say thats an ideal kind of person to review it. Has the game done enough to win me over again? And by the sounds of it, it didnt.

    The backtracking, for example, is one of the things that wore me out first time around and that hasnt been changed.
  • Rogueywon 23 Apr 2021 10:03:07 11,571 posts
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    @monkman76 Nah, they do still have some decent reviewers. Robert Purchese, Martin Robinson and Vikki Blake are all perfectly fine. Malindy is just the person who reviews all the Japanese games who doesn't like Japan or Japanese games.
  • monkman76 23 Apr 2021 10:08:07 18,564 posts
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    I consider Nier: Automata to be essential
    From her review. Not seeing it tbh.
  • JamboWayOh 23 Apr 2021 10:08:12 23,810 posts
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    Rogueywon wrote:
    @monkman76 Nah, they do still have some decent reviewers. Robert Purchese, Martin Robinson and Vikki Blake are all perfectly fine. Malindy is just the person who reviews all the Japanese games who doesn't like Japan or Japanese games.
    I thinks that a good thing tbh. It's beneficial to have that outside perspective and from the looks of it some of the elements sound tiring such as the backtracking which is a big no no for me, especially if it's virtually the same content.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 23 Apr 2021 10:18:37 33,762 posts
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    I'm home alone most of this weekend so am tempted, but the lack of even X/Pro love is putting me off.

    You expect me to settle for blur-o-vision in 2021?
  • nickthegun 23 Apr 2021 10:19:56 86,400 posts
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    TBF, its specifically a last gen product and a last gen price.
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 23 Apr 2021 10:21:47 4,283 posts
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    Heard a few potential issues regarding framerate (assumedly on base consoles). As I only have a standard Ps4 I have not preordered this yet so will wait for reports as not planning a PS5 any time soon.

    As for the series I played Gestalt first but didn't finish it but played it properly after finishing Automata and slightly preferred the world setting in the sequel. I will get this at some point though.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 23 Apr 2021 10:27:57 33,762 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    TBF, its specifically a last gen product and a last gen price.
    It's not even last gen though, it's pauper gen.

    I can't lower myself to that.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 23 Apr 2021 10:28:53 33,762 posts
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    I probably will lower myself to that as I have no self control.
  • Decks 23 Apr 2021 10:29:06 29,777 posts
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    Yeah if it doesn't even run better on the upgraded last gen consoles that's pretty poor.
  • nickthegun 23 Apr 2021 10:33:40 86,400 posts
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    It would be quite ironic if the first game I bought in this generation of consoles was developed for the base PS4.
  • uiruki 23 Apr 2021 10:41:12 5,789 posts
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    The PC version doesn't sound great either, with some controller-related stuttering weirdness. Suspect I'll wait this one out and see how it all boils down given how bad the support was for Automata.
  • Trafford 23 Apr 2021 11:00:29 9,205 posts
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    I'll be getting it in a couple of weeks.
    How's the combat? Like on par with Automata?
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