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Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Nier Automata: End of the YorHa Edition releases on Switch October 6th

Super excited for this personally.

Automata is a game that always piqued my interest, but I don't own a PS4 or an Xbox One and my laptop can't handle it.
I'm a big fan of Platinum's works and everything I've seen of it looks awesome, so this is shooting straight to near the top of my Most Wanted list. Will try my best to go in unspoiled.

With this announcement I am pretty much set for the rest of the year in terms of Switch content. Heck, I will probably end up shelving F.I.S.T. Forged in Shadow Torch for 2023 as I'll be too busy with Monster Hunter Sunbreak/Xenoblade 3/Splatoon 3/Nier/rest of Zombie Army 4.

Also, according to the website, the port is being done by Virtuos, the team behind switch ports like Dying Light, Dark Souls Remastered, the Bioshock Collection, and Starlink:

NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition | SQUARE ENIX (square-enix.com)



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)

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Oh Virtuos ! Then the port was definitely in good hands 👌



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mZuzek said:
Hiku said:

I'm sure @mZuzek can testify that I told him I also stopped right after playing through the Demo portion, and then didn't touch it again for a year.

Turned out there was a lot more to the game than the demo suggested, and it became one of my all time favorite games.

I can testify indeed, but there is a key difference here in that what made you drop the game was that you didn't like something regarding the story whereas Vodacixi didn't like the gameplay. The story in Nier Automata is incredible. The gameplay is... well, I think it's good, but it's hardly faultless. I for one didn't like it when the game randomly forced a camera change on me and made me play it like it was GTA 2, thankfully this happens far less frequently after the prologue. Mechanically the combat is pretty solid, but nowhere near as good as the likes of Bayonetta or Astral Chain, it felt subpar for Platinum's standards. Still, I think whatever gameplay issues the game has are minor enough that the story completely makes up for it and then some.

Yeah, I am in the same boat as Vodacixi.  I played the PS4 version for a decent amount of hours, but I didn't care for the gameplay enough to keep playing.  I do not like combat in most 3D games (including this one), and I don't think the exploration part of the game is that great either.  The story to this game may be fantastic, but I didn't like the gameplay enough to find out.



I’ve not actually payed attention to this game before, but it looked really cool. I like the premise as well. This might be my next game after Xenoblade Chronicles 3.



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Nintendo convinced square to make it on switch glad they did.



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Great news.
While I feel lile the game is a bit overrated, it is still a great game none the less and should be enjoyed by more people.



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Good game but not great.
Definitely too much backtracking. The game feels huge when you begin but it quickly turns out there are only a couple of areas that you will have to visit multiple times. Fast travel is only unlocked when you're already half way through route A.

It's also a little short when you consider all that backtracking and/or replaying the same areas during the other routes. I beat all three routes in about 18 hours.

After all the praise it got, it definitely left me a little disappointed.



Leynos said:

NA low key has the best dodge in any game ever with the dodge slide and since a number of games tried to emulate it. Ultra Age is an indie action game trying to be like Nier all around. Onechanbara Origin. Scarlet Nexus as well. Not that NA invented dodge slide but it's the best version and other games have tried since to emulate it. Doesn't seem like much to some but in action-heavy games, I find it a godsend.

I played Ultra Age and really liked the combat system.



Listening to Nier Automata's soundtrack right now and it really great.



Kakadu18 said:

Listening to Nier Automata's soundtrack right now and it really great.

Weight of the world japanese.



Cute and honest Sega Saturn fan, also noone should buy Sega grrrr, Sega for life. The reason I'm chaotic to few 3rd party developers is because I'm protecting Sega and also I lack skill to get really hot girl I really want. also few devs deserve it for making bad game's personal experiences, looking at Ghost Blade HD the shmup or Fighting EX Layer. My standards are too high for genres I play. KOF 13 > Fighting EX layer gameplay.