I know it's early but it looks like it could be one of the best games of the year.
Yeah, I'm not sure if I'm more surprised by the remake of Link's Awakening, or this.
The combat looks really stylish and fluid, as expected from the Nier: Automata team. And I like the art direction and setting. Now I'm really hoping it's an action-rpg so that we get to explore the world and get to know its inhabitants.
I don't have a big problem with the way the main characters look, but I would say it feels like their appearance doesn't do the rest of the game justice, from what I saw.
Also, important info:
It’ll be out on August 30. Oh, and according to Nier Automata director Yoko Taro, Astral Chain director Takahisa Taura’s nickname is “USB” or “Ultimate Sex Beast.” No, I’m not making this up. So that’s important, too.
Damn...nicknames don't get much better than that
Agreed on the action-RPG comment. Part of what is selling me on the game were those urban free-roam sections we caught a glimpse of. I hope this isn't "run through the city to hit the next encounter" a la Transformers Devastation. I hope you can actually take your time, explore, shop, and take on quests from NPCs.