RPGamer Delivers A Spectacular Nier: Automata Review

Nier has finally returned and yeah, once again, it’s damn good.

When the original Nier released last generation, many gamers missed it. And that was unfortunate because despite low sales, it turned out to be a diamond in the rough, one many critics thoroughly enjoyed. Developer Cavia had delivered a unique, highly engaging action/RPG that combined traditional role-playing elements with action-based combat and a pseudo-open-world setting. It really was an inspired mix.

But as the years passed, the loyal fanbase began to lose hope that we’d ever see a sequel. After all, with low sales, there wouldn’t be much incentive. Good news came when we learned Platinum Games (Bayonetta, Vanquish) was working on the follow-up title, despite the fact that RPG fans remained leery. What did Platinum know about RPGs? Well, as it turns out, they know plenty, despite the new title’s more action-y emphasis.

And for one of the best Nier: Automata reviews out there, we suggest checking out RPGamer. Critic Colin Milliken writes up an engaging, tight, ultimately enlightening analysis that addresses the reader’s most important questions. For example, because the new adventure is dramatically different in so many ways, would a big fan of the original be disappointed? And if the reader hasn’t played the first entry (like so many deprived gamers out there), what should s/he expect?

In the end, it’s a well-structured piece that doesn’t meander or shoot wide of the mark. It remains focused on that which matters most and the result is a highly readable and very informative review that doesn’t send us groping for other reviews. Well done, Colin!

Why We Like It:

Straightforward and laser-focused on the core elements of the game, though we also get some subjective commentary as well.

— Though difficult to do, this review caters to both fans of the original and newcomers. The former group will have their compare-and-contrast questions answered and the noobs will receive all the requisite info.

Spends a proper amount of time on each of the game’s aspects, while still maintaining the pacing. There’s no wasted effort here.

Read Colin Milliken’s Nier: Automata Review Now 

3 thoughts on “RPGamer Delivers A Spectacular Nier: Automata Review”

The game was a pleasant surprise for me. Even though I knew Platinum would make it too action-y, they don’t force you to master all the insane combos like they did in Bayonetta. The RPG stuff is there, too.

I can’t WAIT to try this! 😀

This is one of those games that I’m going to sink a LOT of hours into, I can see that already. 😛

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