I am going to keep my posts short this week. I am working on clearing out my backlog, towards that end I purchased a PlayStation 4. I realize some of you may think this adds to my backlog, you are wrong. Any great game is always present in my backlog, whether or not I have access to play them is another story. Now I have access to play everything.
NieR: Automata was fantastic. Prior to this game I completed Bayonetta 2. While I enjoyed Bayonetta 2, the combat was a bit to precise for me to truly enjoy. Dodging in order to activate Witch Time was not the most fun mechanic, and many of the enemies attacks had weird timings. I forgave these faults enough to complete the game and enjoyed it – leading my to Platinum’s other recent release NieR: Automata.
The game had a certain relaxing air to it. It encouraged you to explore the world. Side quests were fun and light hearted. The game was not too difficult but still remained challenging, I played on Normal. I actually loved the semi open world nature of the game, compared to the linear level structure of Bayonetta 2. NieR: Automata felt very Zelda-like to me. I especially enjoyed using the plug-ins to customize my characters abilities. By the end of the game, I felt near unstoppable.
There are multiple endings and characters to use throughout a playthrough of the game. I completed Endings A & K. But I enjoyed the game enough to go back and complete at least the next view endings. I hear that you get to experience some other character’s perspectives, which may be enjoyable.
For now I can’t withstand the urge to play The Last of Us: Remastered. Brian will be happy to hear that I think I am interested in Horizon: Zero Dawn too.
Back to the PlayStation 4, also I strangely really enjoy the controller.
Jake “prettyboyplaid” Fredericks