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Old 04-18-2017, 07:56 AM   #1
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Nier: Automata DLC Features New Coliseum Challenges and Rewards



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New Content for Nier: Automata Announced

Fans will soon have more to experience in the world of NieR: Automata with today’s announcement from Square Enix that a set of downloadable content is coming soon for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Steam.

The downloadable content (DLC) set, titled “3C3C1D119440927”, will include three exciting new colosseums to challenge, plus additional sub-quests. Upon completion of these quests, players can earn various rewards, including:

• Costumes from the previous Japanese release, NieR: Replicant, for androids 2B, 9S and A2

• Records that add special music tracks to the players’ jukebox

• New equipment and cosmetic accessories such as hairspray that allows you to change the color of 2B and A2’s hair

• Masks with unique “on equip” effects

• Special bullets that change the appearance of enemy bullets

The critically acclaimed NieR: Automata has shipped more than one million physical and digital copies worldwide. Developed in collaboration with PlatinumGames Inc., it delivers a masterful mix of action and RPG gameplay. Players battle as androids 2B, 9S and A2 in order to reclaim the world for their human creators and uncover long-forgotten truths.

NieR: Automata is now available for the PlayStation 4 system and Steam.
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:19 AM   #3
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I have to admit that I don't quite understand the popularity of "NieR: Automata"*. It's everything people claim to hate about JRPGs, combined with not one but two of the most unpopular (by commercial standards) genres in the world - bullet-hell shooters and grind slashers. Sure, it's bold and uncompromising, but so are "Yakuza 0" and "Gravity Rush 2" - none of which sell well.

You have to hand it to Square Enix: They really brought PlatinumGames back after Korra, Transformers, TMNT and "Scalebound"... Grats!

*) Yes, I played it, but only for about two hours. Then I happily returned to Kamurocho.
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:59 AM   #4
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You did not play it enough to really get why it is so popular. The more you play the game, the more you get invested in the lore and characters. If you stopped only a couple of hours in, or just during the first ending (there are three major endings), then you are missing out on a lot.

As for the gameplay, it is fast and instantly rewarding, with the ability to really augment your experience with plug-ins. It can get pretty addicting going from mob to mob and just watching them melt in front of you.

Also doesn't hurt that B2 is damned pleasing on the eyes.
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:43 AM   #5
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You did not play it enough to really get why it is so popular. The more you play the game, the more you get invested in the lore and characters. If you stopped only a couple of hours in, or just during the first ending (there are three major endings), then you are missing out on a lot.
But that's just it: Ask anyone who played "Gravity Rush 2" (or the first "NieR"), and they'll tell you the exact same thing. Why give one game a chance and not the other? The only reason I can think of is "marketing".

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As for the gameplay, it is fast and instantly rewarding, with the ability to really augment your experience with plug-ins. It can get pretty addicting going from mob to mob and just watching them melt in front of you.

Also doesn't hurt that B2 is damned pleasing on the eyes.
You just described "Dragon's Crown", which did okay, but nowhere near NieR (heh). Then again, maybe I'm just too old for bullet hell in 3D. I was constantly struggling with the camera, even in the prologue. I didn't die, but there were multiple occasions where I blindly mashed my way through the hordes of (slightly off-screen) enemy puppets. Just keep dodging (it's a Platinum game, after all), and you'll be fine...

Just so I'm not coming off as a total hater: I don't hate "NieR: Automata", and for anyone who likes or even loves it: Great! It's just that I was very curious after the immense praise the game got in print and online magazines, and I'm sad to say the gameplay and visuals didn't quite do it for me. No idea about the lore, but I'm a brainwashed android, fighting robots that never had a brain to start with, for a human race that's probably long since gone extinct. I bet someone will erase my memories or force me to self-destruct in at least one of the endings...
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Buying for the costume alone.
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But that's just it: Ask anyone who played "Gravity Rush 2" (or the first "NieR"), and they'll tell you the exact same thing. Why give one game a chance and not the other?
The games play totally differently (Gravity Rush relies heavily on the freedom of movement and exploration, while NieR is all about the combat and feeling like a bad-ass) and are tonally different (NieR is seen as a "thinking man's" action-RPG while Gravity Rush is a teenage romp through hypercolor floating cities). NieR also has the the benefit of being developed by a rather enigmatic and independent director, so there is a pull towards liking his games simply because they are so off the rails (he is analogous to Quentin Tarantino in many people's eyes).

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You just described "Dragon's Crown", which did okay, but nowhere near NieR (heh).
Dragon's Crown and Code of Princess were always going to have a more niche market because they are highly detailed 2D side-scrollers with basic controls. NieR is open world, 3D, and for the most part, voiced gaming experience. It just has more appeal to a wider range of players.

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Then again, maybe I'm just too old for bullet hell in 3D.
There is where the game is actually pretty forgiving. Many of the bullets can actually be shot (if they are light colored), and you can get plug-ins to make them easier to deal with (ie. slow time, mitigate, and even absorb), and you can change the difficulty at any time. So the game is as challenging or easy as you want to make it based on plug-in selection and optimization and game difficulty settings.

At the end of the day what sells NieR is that it is a mind fuck. Not many games these days can really get in your head that are not simply Indy titles or walking simulators, which is why you have a lot of noise about this title.
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Old 04-18-2017, 11:13 AM   #8
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I love nier automata, can't get enough of it
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Buying for the costume alone.
It's good to see the SJW lunatic movement has not taken root in Japan.
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This game seems potentially cool, but like Scherge I played the first few hours and haven't gone back yet. I will eventually, but it didn't draw me away from the other stuff I'm playing. But damn that costume sort of demands that I get back to it!
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Old 04-19-2017, 05:02 AM   #11
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It's good to see the SJW lunatic movement has not taken root in Japan.
Agreed!

The story in the game I found intriguing. I like how it slowly unravels even just through the initial play through. I can't wait to get through the second and third to learn more.
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It's good to see the SJW lunatic movement has not taken root in Japan.
The dev from the beginning of the JSW complaint about her ass, has from day one openly made fun of them, even saying "how all the pornographic fan art is great, can anyone put it in one place for me to see?"


it's anti-pc actions and rhetoric like this we need to get away from the toxic mentality that if you're offended someone has to conform to your snow-flake sensibility

Same with FunCom and age of conan having full nudity for females and males.
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