Platinum Games' newest action-RPG NieR: Automata is almost here and reviews have been mostly positive about this sequel to Nier. Although the reviews are mixed, here is a rundown of everything there is to say about NieR: Automata from the good to the bad. The game is set to release on March 7 for NA and March 10 in Europe and Australia.
NieR: Automata Review Rundown
Kotaku describes director Yoko Taro, the man behind Square Enix's Drakengard series, as an eccentric fellow and it shows in the games he creates. NieR: Automata is no exception and first off, the game is an open world RPG with multiple endings that can branch out to different chapters and affect the gameplay. One ending might give a player a new ability, while another might extend the story. Although this is an amazing trait of the game, everyone agrees that the game's main attraction is its unpredictability in terms of story and open-world exploration. Surprises and revelations abound at every corner and turn 2B dares to take.
GameSpot thanked Platinum Games' for NieR: Automata's 'knack for riveting and gratifying combat.' While IGN says the game is beautiful and highly entertaining but the story lacks sense and compelling characters. Game Informer rated NieR Automata a 7.75/10 - possibly the lowest due to the combat not nearly engaging enough and repetitive premise.
NieR: Automata Is It Worth It?
NieR: Automata's most redeeming qualities are the stunning soundtrack and beautiful visuals. And although these are important elements of any game, it fail to justify 60 bucks worth of repetitive gameplay. All in all, NieR: Automata is a good game but whether it's worth $60 or not is debatable since many recent releases can offer the same open-world RPG experience with better storylines and combat depth. This game will appeal to those who like hack and slash and don't care much about the game story-wise. Is NieR: Automata worth it? Probably not until the game goes on sale.