Is Nier Automata a top 10 game of the decade?

Is Nier Automata a top 10 game of the decade?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah probably, when did the decade start though, 2010 or 2011? Because if 2010 then my GOTD is Mario Galaxy 2 lmao

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      2010-19.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I googled and apparently it's 2011-2020
        >There is no year 0. Jesus was born before 4 B.C.E. The concept of a year "zero" is a modern myth (but a very popular one). In our calendar, C.E. 1 follows immediately after 1 B.C.E. with no intervening year zero.
        Mario Galaxy 2 is not even close to being my GOTD then, there were too many good games in the 2000s

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous
        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >B.C.E
          Spotted the garden gnome

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don't care. It makes sense that we record 0 as the first year in a decade. A person who is 30 years old is in their thirties, we don't say someone who is 30 is in their twenties.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Was she really made in a factory?

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How come to this day there's still no clowngirl action game?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      TLOU2

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a top 5 game of all time

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I played and was not impressed whatsoever.
    Why is it so praised?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      filtered

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Please explain.
        I didn't disliked it.
        I thought it was fine.
        But gameplay wise I think most other Platinum games are better and story wise I didn't really think it was that good.
        It had cool music and aesthetic though.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I personally consider Automata to be the pinnacle of Platinum's games, with way more depth than any their previous titles.
          Also, did you actually finish all the game's chapters, or only the route A?
          Very important, as the A chapter's literally a prologue. B is a massive upgrade in many ways, and actually starts to answer many of the questions A leaves you with, re-contextualizing almost the whole game and leading to the even more extreme C chapter and up.

          Last but not least, while it's not necessary to enjoy the Automata's plot and subtext, it is also a magnificent sequel to an already pretty damn good game from 2010, and part of a much larger saga.

          If you replaced the 2B with a man would you say the same thing

          Yes, I would.
          I will be completely honest with you: all the 2booty shitposting almost made me skip the whole game, as I thought it to be yet another coomer bait, something like the Oneechambara.
          It wasn't before I started noticing the actual DrakeNier fans discuss the game's themes and storyline in a similar secrecy hush-hush manner as us Silent Hill fans used to do it years ago, trying to avoid spoiling the juicy parts for the newcomers but still following what's being implied, that I got curious of trying Automata at some point. Soon after, one of my dear friends with excellent taste recommended it to me personally, and rest is history.

          I unironically enjoyed B chapter and 9S' gameplay way more than the generic yet kinda fun hack & slash gameplay of 2B. His character's also a lot more interesting, not to belittle 2B's role and backstory at all (which many people seem to be totally oblivious of, even after beating the game).

          And obviously having now played the OG NieR (Gestalt and Replicant), plus Drakengards, I can honestly state that Taro's emotional rollercoasters of madness work even without beautiful femme fatales with exposed skin.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Do you recommend playing on normal or hard anon?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              For the first run, Normal by all means.
              NieR games are not exactly meant to be some "Dark Souls hard" masochism runs. On the contrary, actually. I love just roaming around, finding secrets, doing side quests (which are VERY important for the world- and character-building, btw!), and even just fishing.
              Yes, fishing.

              That being said, I've seen plenty of people to get filtered by the "tutorial" phase alone, since the game kinda plays like some early PS2 era classic title. No auto-saves or checkpoints, and some bosses can kill you in a couple shots you if you're not careful, especially early on.
              But if you like tweaking your character's loadouts, learn to toy around with your Custom Chips (character upgrades) and and so on, you can quickly become pretty over powered.

              Hard cranks up damage values, a lot, and strips you of some basic functionalities, such as enemy lock-on. It's best left for later playthroughs.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                okay, thank you. I'll start my playthrough soon.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Great to hear. Hope you have even half as good time as me and my buddies had with it.
                One tiny protip: enable the "online features". Trust me on this one. No, it's not some multiplayer thing, no Souls-like invaders and shit either.

                Also, you may have seen the "lol you need to replay the gaem 10 times!!" meme.
                Don't bite into that bait!
                Taro's games are always split into [chapters], some which may overlap with past events, BUT each chapter does expand and continue the overarching story. Sometimes, in ways you may not anticipate.

                Eventhough the game outright tells you after finishing the chapter [A], with big cat-sized letters, that you're not even half-way through the story yet, waaay too many people still drop the game after the prologue chapter and are left wondering what the fuzz was even about. I've seen even big publisher gaming magazine journos make this mistake in yesteryears, and some outright wrote an apology article years later.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm kinda used to it since I played Replicant back on the PS3... unfortunately I only finished that one two times because I was bored of the gameplay, I'm glad Automata's gameplay is better. Also I didn't get much from the history which is a shame because people say it's great, but I don't remember the game explaining much of anything, I wanted to know why society became that way and why were the real characters those black ghosts and stuff.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I'm kinda used to it since I played Replicant back on the PS3
                In that case you kinda know the drill.
                However, Automata is far less repetitive than Gestalt / Replicant. It actually progresses one big story all the time, rather than making you replay literally the very same half of the game like its predecessor.

                >I wanted to know why society became that way and why
                You kinda need to play Drakengard 1 to get the full picture. It's only hinted in the documents and LOADING SCREENS of Replicant and such.

                The whole series' kinda like that, but I found it exciting to dig through the past games and piece together the bigger picture, like some digital archeologist.

                The gameplay is garbage
                The story is pretty basic
                The visuals are nice
                The music is top tier

                Nobody here has replayed it, because overall it's pretty mediocre. I wish I had pirated it.

                He definitely wouldn't feel like writing up paragraphs of muh nostalgia in defence of it. There's nothing to spoil, because adults should be able to see most of it coming a mile off. The kojimbo style chapter design should also tip people off that this is a story game - the gameplay is very secondary to fanservice.

                >Nobody here has replayed it,
                I have literally replayed it 100%, twice.
                I first played it on PC, loved it. Beat the story in full at 80h mark.

                Bought it for PS4 soon after, and replayed it there as well. Platinumed it completely.
                Automata is astonishing masterpiece, that perfectly utilizes gaming's interactive nature to deliver its story and the main themes, latter being the more striking and important of the two. It goes beyond gaming.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Platinumed it completely.
                Did you earn them, or buy them? I bought one just to see if it was a joke, and was surprised when it popped. I felt guilty, it was the "80% quests" one, so to make up for it, I 100%'d the quests.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Not that anon but I bought the pod upgrades trophy, I found the grinding for the resources very exhausting, also I barely used the pod attacks and just wanted to see the platinum appearing.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you need to know philosophy, i'm sorry anon.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's the opposite, if you know philosophy you're already familiar with every idea the game presents

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        > shallow, below high-school reddit-tier philosophy vulgarization "le deep"

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >t.plebbit

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Why is it so praised?
      Great visual design.
      Great OST.
      Great atmosphere.
      Great and very varied gameplay.
      Good story, profound themes.
      Story and themes mostly delivered via gameplay = absolute art.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you replaced the 2B with a man would you say the same thing

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The gameplay is garbage
          The story is pretty basic
          The visuals are nice
          The music is top tier

          Nobody here has replayed it, because overall it's pretty mediocre. I wish I had pirated it.

          He definitely wouldn't feel like writing up paragraphs of muh nostalgia in defence of it. There's nothing to spoil, because adults should be able to see most of it coming a mile off. The kojimbo style chapter design should also tip people off that this is a story game - the gameplay is very secondary to fanservice.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Played it for the first time 3 months ago and it's easily a 9/10

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          NTA, but you play as 9S for the majority of the game, so....yes

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >If you replaced the 2B with a man would you say the same thing
          How to spot someone who has never played it, classic Ganker autismo

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Most players dropped Automata after 2B died.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              That's just the Steam card hunters.
              It's like that in every game.
              Don't take that to mean anything, it's entirely unreliable because of them.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            as i said here

            NTA, but you play as 9S for the majority of the game, so....yes

            , you play as 9S for most of the game, so that is proof that anyone who played the game in its entirety and praises it definitely does not do it cause you play as 2B, cause you indeed do not play as 2B for most of the game

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It would be a different game.
          Part of the dynamics of the story and the characters is the domineering woman (2B and then A2) and the out of sorts but inquisitive boy trying to grow up, and being stopped every time by the woman.
          That part of the story is the Faustian spirit being stifled by the comfort provided by a corrupted vision of motherhood.

          On the other hand if you just meant the ass, you're stupid, but at the same time even the ass is 100% part of the narrative.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          9S is the real main character, especially after 2B dies, so yes.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Other than the characters the graphics are ugly and the gameplay is mediocre

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      people just want to fuck 2b
      notice how nobody gave a shit about neir until this one came out(the other ones had male protags)

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Main character has a nice ass

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'd say so, but mainly just because of the soundtrack

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      better to listen to the cd then and not play the game...

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Game osts need context. The ost, as great as it is, works because of the story it's in.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This.
          What would be of Song of the ancients(Atonemnt) without Devola and Popola sacrificing themselves so 9S can reach the inside of the tower? or Widespread Illness playing just before 9S and 2A final fight?

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It is one of the top-10 games of all time.
    Literally up there with games like Ocarina Of Time.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For me, sure. But it's not at the very top.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its pretty shit
    The ass got my attention
    After that its shit

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I mean 2b ass

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pic related is the final Gankererdict

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it doesn't answer op's question.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you needed to wait for the image to finish loading before you saved it dude

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Route A was 7/10.
    Route B & C were like 4/10.
    OST was 9/10 though.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Reminder:
    If you played the game on Normal difficulty, or with English voices, you played the game wrong and your opinion is irrelevant.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's only worth to play the game on Japanese if you speak Japanese fluently. You literally lose 30-40% of what is happening on the screen because you are reading subtitles

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Losing half of the story is better than hearing a newgrounds reject voice actress butcher the script and give off the entirely wrong emotional impressions the entire game. Its a real fucking shame that 2B got such a terrible casting choice, because 9S is great in english, and Cherami Leigh as A2 is as solid as she always is

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >play on hard
      >can't lock onto enemies
      Nah, fuck that.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        lock on literally punishes you anyway but making the bullet spread, making it so you make less damage if you lock on compared to simply manually aiming

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The bullets are chip damage provided you're not overlevelled anyways. It's dealing with the camera when melee fighting without lock on that's the problem.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >It's dealing with the camera when melee fighting without lock on that's the problem.
            i dunno man, i beat the level 99 special rank coliseum and i never use lock on there cause it limits how keep an eye on my surroundings, i never had any issue

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Thats not the issue, the issue is when the enemies can fucking one shot you unless you autistically overlevel. Thats just bad game design

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This is only true in the tutorial and maybe the first two hours of the game. If you get health upgrades and the chip that gives you health on hit, and the one that recovers health on kill, you regen fast as fuck. The game is punishing on hard in the beginning, and then piss easy once you get towards the middle - i cant imagine how easy it is on normal

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I played on VH all the way and it feels unbalanced as fuck.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The English dub does fall into some Funimation inflexion, but it wasn't that bad. It was stomachable, on par with VII:R.
      How is the translation though? I never looked into it.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Only thing worth while of automata is that they acknowledged Drakengard in the anime recently and thats cool. Automata is fine but by far the least interesting of Taro's main games outside of mabye drakengard 3

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Replicant is like 10 times better when it comes to the story and characters

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. You don't hear nobody talking about it because they haven't played it because they are fucking pretentious coomers

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I do not agree. The story's delivered poorly, and the literal repetition of the same half of the game ruins it in the end. Automata handles the delivery way better, and its setting, cast and themes work notably better with the gimmicks and overall "whoa!" effect.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Route C in OG nier is shit, i'll agree there. I don't know how on earth you can defend gimped 9S gameplay repeating the worst part of the game compared to Route B in Nier which completely turns the game on its head.
        Hell even the anime is doing it side by side and the story isn't being affected in the slightest unlike Replicant in which the replay is mandatory to the narrative

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >spamming nicado in a nier thread
    Whats his endgame?

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I LOVE 2B!!!!!!!!!!

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Even if people dont like the game, anyone who has beaten it (and if you didnt your opinion is worthless) will say with confidence that this game has the best ending credits of anything, ever. I really wonder how they will adapt/include this in the anime

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this. I will say though I kinda hope they dont try to adapt it in the anime because I honestly dont think it would work the same way. but i hope im wrong and i hope they pull it off in a equally beautiful way

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe it'll be done through some form of puppet kino, that could be cool.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What about Portal's iconic ending song?

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    alwiys rember

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    for what purpose?

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    nah

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    'cado in the 'log

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Excellent thread, truly what you would expect from modern Ganker(nel)

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    nier and automata made me feel something again, so for me yes

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Commander is so much better than 2B it;s not even funny, I want to worship every inch of her body daily

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I really want to be her!

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >anime showing both the dragon pierced on tokyo tower and a reference to the ballroom in the shadowlord's castle
    >we've only had 2 episodes
    alright guess i WILL be watching

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I want to see Legion. I pray to the Watchers.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    when the hell is this game gonna go on sale again?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      golden week maybe? but it's really anyone's guess

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I got this far when does it get "good"?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kill all the machines there
      FUCK machines

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I got this far
      you're not even outside of the introduction yet, things are still being presented and first introduced

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I played 6 hours when does it get good
        >you haven't even played the introduction yet
        Oh so never

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          more like you can't expect any story to get to the good part before the elements that make it are even introduced
          also
          >pascal's village
          >6 hours in
          what the fuck have you been doing all this time? Pascal's Village is around the 2 hours mark, 2 hours and a half at most

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >what the fuck have you been doing all this time?
            "Enjoying" the "ambient" "open world"

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You must suck donkey duck at the game

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Is Nier Automata a top 10 game of the decade?
    Ps4 games might win GOTY despite their decade old hareware limitations, but no switch game ever will.

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No.
    The gameplay is very mediocre, the action is servicable enough for a playthrough or two at most but not to the extent the game wants you to play for. The game is also way too easy, most of the items and upgrades you get feel meaningless considering how easy the game is which makes exploring the open world feel more barren and dull than it already is. The side quests are also extremely shallow and pretty much only amount to fetch quests with barely anything going on for them.

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes.

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It came out last decade, so it can not be game of the current decade.

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I stopped playing it after the second or third ending. The gameplays like 4/10 but the music was great.
    It seems like one of those games pretentious retards jerk off because the ending has some sort of le heckin epic kino meta twist while 95% of the game is boring shit that no one talks about like MGS2 because it makes them feel smart. The same kind of people who unironically listen to those 2+ hour long "analytic" videos about games on youtube where they just repeat the events of the game to you.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >game is boring shit that no one talks about like MGS2
      you are fucking retarded. mgs2 has the best gameplay and most technology in the series.

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Personally to me it was an okay game but wasn't very memorable.

    Drakengard 3 was a shut game but was very memorable. That final boss will forever be the most kino moment.

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