NieR: Automata Thoughts

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 2NieR: 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


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