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kyleforrester87

Started a new game of this tonight, mannn it's so good. I really hope they continue this series.

@ellsworth004 I didn't get the DLC as I got distracted with other releases then thought I'd wait for a sale. I will certainly pick it up at some point. I know it's mostly combat arenas. Out of interest are they accessed via the locked lifts across the world? Or are they just a bit of a red herring?

kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

ellsworth004

@kyleforrester87 ever find that robot guarding a door in the coast area? Maybe robot kills himself when u talk to him, hard to remember it's been awhile since I played it. And another in the desert. There is a third one I think, I never beat them, they are very hard. Need to get back into it and beat them.

ellsworth004

PSN: ellsworth004

BranJ0

@kyleforrester87 Yeah, I finished it a couple of weeks ago - absolutely incredible game, when I finished the first playthrough I thought it was very good, but the number of revelations, plot twists and just flat out epic moments that kept on coming in the other playthroughs meant that, by the time I finished the true final boss of Ending E, I honestly think this might be one of my favourite games ever. I'm going around recommending it to all my friends if they show even the slightest interest in it, because I feel like more people need to experience it. I'm considering starting the game completely over again, because I know just how much thought they put into the plot. I'm not sure if you'll have seen this, and I apologise for how messy the layout is, but I found this discussion online that really shows the depth of that final reveal in the game, here it is: http://i.imgur.com/zXPUmHr.jpg - SPOILERS for anyone who hasn't finished the game in that link!

It was also one of the only video games to make me really sad - I don't think I'll ever be emotionally over the ending of chapter 14.

But yeah, basically I utterly adored it. It was one of those games to me that you only find once in a blue moon, it was just perfect for me.

BranJ0

kyleforrester87

@BranJ0 Nice! I completely agree with you, it really is that good. In my head it's competing to be my favourite game ever (against the likes of FF7 and FF9 which I never thought would risk being dethroned haha)

I'll have a good read of that later on today for sure.

kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

KratosMD

Is it crazy that I'm already feeling nostalgic for this game, even about eight months after its release? I went back and listened to some of the soundtrack and the songs are so freaking beautiful and memorable. City Ruins, Great Desert, Birth of a Wish and who can forget about Goliath. This game is pure art.

I know that NieR won't probably be most people's GOTY for this year but it definitely gets my vote for having the best soundtrack of any game this year.

'To judge others by your own standard is the height of folly'
'They fail to live because they are always preparing to live' - Alan Watts

Th3solution

Fine, fine! Gah, I’m almost convinced to buy this. I can’t get over the fact that I didn’t really like the demo that much. But the accolades from the community are just too much! I relent!

If the other guy is getting better, then you'd better be getting better faster than he's getting better, or you're getting worse.

ellsworth004

@Th3solution demo doesn't do game Justice at all. I thought demo was so so, bought game cuz good things I had heard. Definitely one of the most memorable games I've ever played.

ellsworth004

PSN: ellsworth004

KratosMD

@Th3solution @ellsworth004 I actually loved the demo, it is one of the best ones that I've played in a long time. It was also the main reason why I decided to buy the game at launch. But yeah, the rest of the game is better than the intro, I'll give you that.

@kyleforrester87 After I've finished up Wolfenstein I'm going to jump straight into my second playthrough of NieR. Haven't had a good opportunity to continue playing the game yet but now seems like a good time to do so and I am also starting to miss it.

It seems like this and FFIX will be the two main games that I will keep going back and forth with you, haha. I will see to finish both of them soon (I'm on disc two right now of FFIX, in case you were wondering ).

'To judge others by your own standard is the height of folly'
'They fail to live because they are always preparing to live' - Alan Watts

Octane

I think I may have to start a new playthrough some day. I quit a few hours in. Maybe just to do the story stuff and ignore all the side quests.

Octane

KratosMD

@Octane I remember you having trouble with the whole no checkpoint system during story missions, yeah? Just so you know, after the first mission the game becomes more open world and checkpoints become more plentiful. I'm actually not completely sure, but I don't remember any areas after the first one that didn't have at least one checkpoint. Even the "story missions" later on have checkpoints if I recall correctly.

'To judge others by your own standard is the height of folly'
'They fail to live because they are always preparing to live' - Alan Watts

Th3solution

@Octane Oh! So, as someone who this game did not appear to resonate with, why did you not finish it? Did you find the gameplay too boring, too difficult, the side quests too repetitive, or the story too dry? I haven’t heard many who have played the game and not loved it, so I’m curious to hear your unique take on it since I’m trying to decide whether to buy it.

If the other guy is getting better, then you'd better be getting better faster than he's getting better, or you're getting worse.

KratosMD

@Th3solution I literally answered that question above, hehe.

Edited on by KratosMD

'To judge others by your own standard is the height of folly'
'They fail to live because they are always preparing to live' - Alan Watts

Octane

@KratosMD I got past the intro eventually. I played a fair bit of it, I remember the theme park, and a tree house.

@Th3solution Whatever story there was, I didn't really care for it (not enough to remember what it was about at least), it's a bit too abstract for my liking. Don't really care about the characters either, can't even remember their names, 2B or something. Gameplay isn't bad, but the character's movement feels very floaty. The setting was a very generic desolate post-apocalyptic world. And all the enemy robots have these creepy smiles. I don't know, maybe not my type of game. Keep in mind that I haven't played a lot of it, so things may change later in the game, but I wasn't impressed with the part I played. I just stopped playing it and moved on to something else.

Octane

Th3solution

@KratosMD Ha, ha — yeah, you posted right before I did.

@Octane That’s good to know. Appreciate your insight. So to help me out, and without getting too far off subject, to see whether this game would be to my liking, what is your “type of game”? Like your favorite game this year or favorite genre or something so I can see if I might feel similarly about Nier.

If the other guy is getting better, then you'd better be getting better faster than he's getting better, or you're getting worse.

KratosMD

@Octane It actually breaks my heart hearing you describe the game like that. The characters and the world in the game have so much depth to them and they all feel so masterfully crafted with a lot of care being put into them.

But maybe it's just like you said that the game might be too abstract for you as a lot of strange things happen in the game. That's the beauty of it for me, however, and that's why I absolutely love it. You just don't see a lot of games like this nowadays.

'To judge others by your own standard is the height of folly'
'They fail to live because they are always preparing to live' - Alan Watts

Th3solution

@KratosMD @Octane ... for example, I tried Dark Souls and never liked it. If the game is really difficult or requires a huge amount of time to warm up, I’m not too interested. If this is similar, then I’m not sure I’ll care for it.
The story actually sounds interesting to me.

If the other guy is getting better, then you'd better be getting better faster than he's getting better, or you're getting worse.

ellsworth004

@KratosMD which Wolfenstein are you speaking of? I just recently beat the new order and have been playing the old blood, and im downloading the new Colossus as im typing this. If u are talking about the newest one, are u enjoying it? I loved the first one.

ellsworth004

PSN: ellsworth004

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