Neir Replicant



  • I know Automata is a bit of a favourite around here and that the original has reached a little bit of a cult status.
    I have this upgraded version coming tomorrow and I'm quite excited to revisit 2010 again since I never replayed the game since back then.
    Anyone else excited about what might be one of the best releases of the year?



  • I'm super excited to play it and the "10 hours to get good" situation doesn't bother me at all. I kinda love the vibes of Nier and I don't care if its a slow burn.

    I just won't get to it until late May likely. My buddy is getting it tomorrow.



  • @dipset said in Neir Replicant:

    I'm super excited to play it and the "10 hours to get good" situation doesn't bother me at all. I kinda love the vibes of Nier and I don't care if its a slow burn.

    I just won't get to it until late May likely. My buddy is getting it tomorrow.

    Is that what they say? I think Neir has a wonderful start. Post introduction, It's incredibly relaxing and eases you in perfectly.



  • @sheria

    I've read quite a few reviews / previews at this point that mention how slow the game starts. Ben and Brad agreed on that in their preview from a few weeks ago. That was the crux of Polygon's review: "Nier Replicant is a brilliant video game that I recommend with the most frustrating caveat in entertainment: 'It gets good after 10 hours.'” https://www.polygon.com/reviews/22395953/nier-replicant-review-ps4-pc-xbox-one

    Personally, I don't mind. I actually like some game intros that most people don't (KHII, P4:G), so we'll see what I think when I get my hands on it.

    Eagerly awaiting for the EZA Review.



  • GOTY material :)

    Can't wait for my copy to arrive.



  • Been playing it since yesterday, love some of the small changes like sprinting, Parrying added guarding thus making it something useful (counters also do absurd damage), the remixed music, added dialog for bits that were originally text. Curious to see the new content when I get to it.



  • I bought a copy of it. I'm coming in fresh. I haven't played either NieR game.



  • @neocweeny
    Welcome to the nut house, get some tissues on hand when you start your second play thru.







  • Had ending E spoiled to me because of nap roulette after work. Woke up to it playing.

    That said

    It's awesome to see the short story adapted into the game, and fleshed out a bit more to help it connect to Automata.



  • To anyone that has played Nier, how "bad" is the pursuit of the final and proper ending(s)?

    Ben wrote:

    Accessing all of the endings is unintuitive to say the least, not to mention tiresome, requiring the collection of 33 weapons and repeating a lot of the same content. Many of the side quests can be dull affairs, and although there are definitely ones that have worthwhile stories, the act of actually doing them often means the same sort of monotonous fetch quests again and again.

    And it isn't that I question him, but people said the same sort of thing about Automata and I found endings A, B, C, D, E to be really straightforward affairs: Beat it as 2B, beat it as 9S, beat the new part as A2, make the choice, reload, make the other choice, get the final ending. It sounds more complicated than it really is so I wonder if the Nier Replicant endings are also more complicated at a glance or if they are in fact a complete pain in the ass to achieve?



  • @dipset I've yet to play Replicant, but I found people's feelings towards the original version to be rather exaggerated in its cumbersomeness. You might have to follow a guide though.



  • Has anyone got some of that Nier Repellent? I might need some.



  • I'm about 5 hours in. I'm enjoying it eventhough it's a bit slow and has a lot of backtracking (not in a good way).

    The music is absolutely outstanding... goddamn.

    @dipset said in Neir Replicant:

    To anyone that has played Nier, how "bad" is the pursuit of the final and proper ending(s)?

    I also worry about this. I've played Drakengard and did not enjoy getting all the endings there.



  • @neocweeny
    The original game, for the final ending you needed to get all the weapons and max all of them out, one of which I recall being missable in the first half (the sword called faith I think)
    Beyond that if you do all the side quest (especially the fishermen one) you'll be able to make enough money in a hour or so to buy damn near every material you need and pay for the upgrade as well.