NieR: Automata - Platinum's Take on all the Weirdness of NieR and Drakengard

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  • atiradoratirador It means "shooter" and I know it's a terrible username Joined: Posts: 1,641
    edited March 24
    I've stumbled upon Lana Rain, a "cosplayer" that did some "interesting" things with the character of 2B

    Just google her
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  • Tekno VirusTekno Virus small man big strength Joined: Posts: 8,778
    atirador wrote: »
    I've stumpled upon Lana Rain, a "cosplayer" that did some "interesting" things with the character of 2B

    Just google her

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  • HawkingbirdHawkingbird I am thou...thou art I Joined: Posts: 26,808
    I need to ask a question relating to a sidequest.
    I completed Emil's memories. What's the significance of the shack beneath the mall? The game expects me to feel a certain way about it but I have no idea what.
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  • FrozteyFroztey Break the Cuffs Joined: Posts: 10,024 mod
    I need to ask a question relating to a sidequest.
    I completed Emil's memories. What's the significance of the shack beneath the mall? The game expects me to feel a certain way about it but I have no idea what.

    Just wait my nigga
  • Disciple of RyuDisciple of Ryu The King of Iron Fist Joined: Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    atirador wrote: »
    I've stumbled upon Lana Rain, a "cosplayer" that did some "interesting" things with the character of 2B

    Just google her

    Thought it was a tranny at first.
  • GasarakiGasaraki Joined: Posts: 8,893 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I need to ask a question relating to a sidequest.
    I completed Emil's memories. What's the significance of the shack beneath the mall? The game expects me to feel a certain way about it but I have no idea what.

    It's the home of a main character in Nier

    I think another quest has you going there but not sure
  • D.R.E.D.R.E. One. Little. Voice. Joined: Posts: 1,324
    finished ending A last night..gonna go back and start knocking out these side quests now..
  • SkieghSkiegh I am Ryudo Unit 2R Joined: Posts: 436
    edited March 29
    Now that I've 100% this game (mostly, didn't 100% fishing -- cause why would I!?), I can finally look in this thread again.

    This game was amazing! I have never in my life been more satisfied with a video game purchase. It's really rare, even for really good games, for a game to give me exactly what I was looking for at the time. I am so satisfied right now, even though I technically beat the game days ago, but only just now finished every tiny bit left there was (mostly farming shit). Yet another game crams itself into my top 3, may even be contesting for #1.

    The story was great -- I've been telling a co-worker the story each time I work with him, as he said he would never touch the game because it's not his thing. You know a story is at least a bit compelling when someone who is only hearing some co-worker talk about it is intrigued and hooked on where it's going. I've beaten it now, so he'll get to hear the ending soon enough. It's just so amusing to me, seeing his reactions. I think this is one of the few video games that has a story I could actually tell to someone and have them not be a bit bored or put off by it. Even great stories like the Legacy of Kain series are pretty hard to spin a yarn about, since they can be confusing. This game's story is the right mix of puzzling but predictable. I was rarely confused about what was going on, and when I was, it didn't take long for me to pick up some pieces and make my own hypothesis about what was going on.

    This is the only game that I have read every single thing about it. Every side dialogue, every archive, each and every tiny bit of information I could get my hands on. I think I can count the number of books I've read even in the Witcher 3 (which I love) on one hand. Very impressive for a game to get me to care that much.

    --

    Figuring out whether or not I was even going to buy this game was almost as interesting as the game for me. I kept hearing this game's name everywhere and I was just like "God, why are people so excited for a new IP? Usually people only buy the same shit." Turns out, it's not a new IP. I never heard of the first Nier, but after awhile of pushing from all of the people I knew, I decided to finally figure out just what the hell "Nier" was all about and checked the Wiki page on it. The moment I saw "Drakengard" on there, I immediately became a bit intrigued and also quite confused. "How does this game that is about some Androids in the future have ANYTHING in common with that really repetitive game with the dragon and fucked up flying babies I played a long time ago?" The moment I found out it was a spin-off based off of a joke ending, made me so enticed, I used those marvelous videos from Clemps to catch up on things. The dark fantasy and odd stories of all of the Drakengard games and the original Nier, it was all so interesting and bizarre.

    The origin story of the Nier series as a whole seemed too interesting for me to pass up the chance. Glad I jumped on the Yoko Taro band-wagon.
  • KeckaKecka Psycho Crushing that booty Joined: Posts: 1,742
    So, just out of curiosity, how many people played the original Nier before this one? Because as someone who finished that game multiple times, I think there's good and bad sides of going in with that knowledge.
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  • chadouken!chadouken! less < more Joined: Posts: 5,220
    Damn, here I am halfway through Horizon with Nier and Zelda still in the cellophane. My plan was to open Zelda first, after beating Horizon, but now I'm not so sure.
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  • CDB2CDB2 Joined: Posts: 3,280
    I need to pick up Nier, but I also need to break in Mahvel 3 on Steam...at least get to 8th lord, hop back on Overwatch, and finish Civilization VI demo.

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  • HawkingbirdHawkingbird I am thou...thou art I Joined: Posts: 26,808
    I started route C
    What the fuck happened? YoRHa got wrecked, 2B gets killed, start playing as A2, tower spawning from underground. Somehow the game treats this as the true beginning. Did I spend the last 40 or so hours on a prologue?
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  • GasarakiGasaraki Joined: Posts: 8,893 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I started route C
    What the fuck happened? YoRHa got wrecked, 2B gets killed, start playing as A2, tower spawning from underground. Somehow the game treats this as the true beginning. Did I spend the last 40 or so hours on a prologue?
    Nah, it's not a prologue, but it is when a lot of major shit starts to go down.
  • DarkstalkerDarkstalker King of the Ring Joined: Posts: 2,470 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Gasaraki wrote: »
    I started route C
    What the fuck happened? YoRHa got wrecked, 2B gets killed, start playing as A2, tower spawning from underground. Somehow the game treats this as the true beginning. Did I spend the last 40 or so hours on a prologue?
    Nah, it's not a prologue, but it is when a lot of major shit starts to go down.

    I will argue that
    THE TITLE CREDITS JUST APPEARED

    (i agree but i thought it was funny)
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  • KeckaKecka Psycho Crushing that booty Joined: Posts: 1,742
    That's one of the "issues" with the game compared to the first Nier. It follows largely the same pacing and set-up when it comes to story, so I kind of got a feel for when the big moments were coming. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, because a "predictable" flow to a story just means it follows a logical progression, but there certainly wasn't as dramatic a shock as the library fight or learning about Project Gestalt in the original for me in Automata.

    Though I will say that at the end, when they reveal
    the 2E designation
    it was an "oh shit" moment.

    I will say that it took pretty big balls for Taro to go the way he did with ending E, though. People have come to expect a certain type of conclusion from him, and that's certainly not it. The justification for
    deleting your save
    wasn't as amazing due to breaking the fourth wall, even if it did help the theme of the ending.

    All in all, a fantastic experience that was leaps and bounds beyond the original in every aspect but the characters and story, because the machines ended up kind of lacking and none of the characters really had the compelling and sympathetic stories of Kaine and Emil. It's not that any of it is bad or even disappointing in Automata, but endings B and D in the original are up there in terms of fucking with the player and re-contextualizing events you've already seen.
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  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 24,245
    Encase this was not shared before. if it was? .... well fuck it

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  • StarhammerStarhammer The Laughing Man of SRK. Joined: Posts: 20,756 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I started route C
    What the fuck happened? YoRHa got wrecked, 2B gets killed, start playing as A2, tower spawning from underground. Somehow the game treats this as the true beginning. Did I spend the last 40 or so hours on a prologue?

    With what you have learned, you must now gain vengeance.......................for 2B. If it clanks, kill it. no survivors allowed.

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  • XthAtGAm3RGuYXXthAtGAm3RGuYX SRK's ResidentSleeper Joined: Posts: 11,951
    edited April 1
    But no really though that pretty much just ruined my blind playthrough so I just looked up whether or not 2B
    comes back to life which she does so hey that's great.





    Cram a whole fucking Android arm up your pisshole dude
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  • HawkingbirdHawkingbird I am thou...thou art I Joined: Posts: 26,808
    Dude, what the fuck!!!
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  • HawkingbirdHawkingbird I am thou...thou art I Joined: Posts: 26,808
    Ok, so don't know what to think now
    I completed route C, unlocked chapter select and debug mode, got A2 and 9S endings, had to go through the a bullet hell shump as end credits. All that shit for pods to delete my save and thank me for playing. That's it? I feel like I'm being fucked with
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  • IdunoIduno ...what to put here Joined: Posts: 5,409
    You didn't have to get your data deleted for route e you know
    “It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so ****ing what."
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  • GasarakiGasaraki Joined: Posts: 8,893 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Iduno wrote: »
    You didn't have to get your data deleted for route e you know
    yeah, the game tells you as much, you didn't get fucked with
  • DarkstalkerDarkstalker King of the Ring Joined: Posts: 2,470 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Gasaraki wrote: »
    Iduno wrote: »
    You didn't have to get your data deleted for route e you know
    yeah, the game tells you as much, you didn't get fucked with
    it prompts you like A BILLION TIMES

    hey you wanna delete your save

    you sure? deleting it means if you play again you start from scratch

    you sure? you lose like all the weapons

    you sure? don't forget you finally unlocked chapter select

    you sure? and debug mode

    you sure? because there's no going back once you do this

    you sure? because there's nothing really to be gained from this except that your save will help someone else

    you sure? because this is like the final warning that this will delete your save

    you sure?
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  • HawkingbirdHawkingbird I am thou...thou art I Joined: Posts: 26,808
    edited April 1
    So my save actually got deleted. If there's nothing more I'm fine with it.
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  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 24,245
    But no really though that pretty much just ruined my blind playthrough so I just looked up whether or not 2B
    comes back to life which she does so hey that's great.

    If you are that worried about spoilers, why are you even in the thread where every post is a poetical spoiler?
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  • IdunoIduno ...what to put here Joined: Posts: 5,409
    Because we have these things called spoiler tags which everybody bar one person has actually been using?

    The tools are there to be used.
    “It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so ****ing what."
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  • XthAtGAm3RGuYXXthAtGAm3RGuYX SRK's ResidentSleeper Joined: Posts: 11,951
    Darksakul wrote: »
    But no really though that pretty much just ruined my blind playthrough so I just looked up whether or not 2B
    comes back to life which she does so hey that's great.

    If you are that worried about spoilers, why are you even in the thread where every post is a poetical spoiler?

    Because I didn't think there would be any dipshits that openly post such a critical plot point when the game is less than a month old, especially since you can get banned on SRK for spoiling new media things like the ending of movies and shit without putting it in a spoiler tag.

    I mean I come in here to ask some shit about how many forms Father Servo has an then
    Lol get revenge for the main character by killing everything

    Well gee golly mister! I wonder how I'm supposed to interpret that fucking sentence.
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  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 24,245
    Iduno wrote: »
    Because we have these things called spoiler tags which everybody bar one person has actually been using?

    The tools are there to be used.
    One person, and without context offer no information on its own.
    Also there like eleven-teen kajillion endings and story paths.

    It's like playing a Marvel Super Heros game where you get to play all the individual story likes.
    Eventually you end up with the Venon/Ghost Rider Red Hulk taking on the son of Mephistopheles, or you can have Hostess Fruit Pies Spider-man.

    If there is a wrong doing, it is a honest slip up.

    Just have both parties give each other a kindly reach around and say "No Homo" at the end, and move on.
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  • HawkingbirdHawkingbird I am thou...thou art I Joined: Posts: 26,808
    Darksakul wrote: »
    Iduno wrote: »
    Because we have these things called spoiler tags which everybody bar one person has actually been using?

    The tools are there to be used.
    One person, and without context offer no information on its own.
    Also there like eleven-teen kajillion endings and story paths.

    It's like playing a Marvel Super Heros game where you get to play all the individual story likes.
    Eventually you end up with the Venon/Ghost Rider Red Hulk taking on the son of Mephistopheles, or you can have Hostess Fruit Pies Spider-man.

    If there is a wrong doing, it is a honest slip up.

    Just have both parties give each other a kindly reach around and say "No Homo" at the end, and move on.

    It's still a huge spoiler without the context.
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  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 24,245
    Starhammer wrote: »
    With what you have learned, you must now gain vengeance.......................for 2B. If it clanks, kill it. no survivors allowed.
    Does not say what actually happens to B2, if B2 is "alive" or not or if you are still playing as B2.

    All it really say is there a huge upset and you have to get revenge.

    if That gamer gurl really wants to do something, contact a mod, or get over themselves.
    Seriously.
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  • HawkingbirdHawkingbird I am thou...thou art I Joined: Posts: 26,808
    It would have been better if he didn't name the character. The way he worded it gives little room for interpretation.
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  • XthAtGAm3RGuYXXthAtGAm3RGuYX SRK's ResidentSleeper Joined: Posts: 11,951
    Darksakul wrote: »
    Starhammer wrote: »
    With what you have learned, you must now gain vengeance.......................for 2B. If it clanks, kill it. no survivors allowed.
    Does not say what actually happens to B2, if B2 is "alive" or not or if you are still playing as B2.

    All it really say is there a huge upset and you have to get revenge.

    if That gamer gurl really wants to do something, contact a mod, or get over themselves.
    Seriously.

    Why would you
    get revenge for someone that is alive and a combat Android

    You wouldn't, because it would make no sense. It was already partly spoiled for me on YouTube before purchase because somebody brought up how they were mad that "something happened" to the character. It wasn't that bad because I didn't know what it was yet, or the severity of it. But then add that to a post that only someone with a part of their brain missing couldn't figure out, and you have a ruined bit of the story that you didn't see coming.

    You're about as ignorant as Ocean machine dude.
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  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 24,245
    Honor? Duty? Tacos? Because reasons?
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  • HawkingbirdHawkingbird I am thou...thou art I Joined: Posts: 26,808
    He's right though. Within the context of Automata
    There's no real need to seek vengeance for a dead YoRHa unit when their memories are uploaded to the servers regularly and can get a new body when the old one is destroyed. 2B could get her own vengeance.

    That only becomes possible after an even bigger spoiler.
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  • StarhammerStarhammer The Laughing Man of SRK. Joined: Posts: 20,756 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    But no really though that pretty much just ruined my blind playthrough so I just looked up whether or not 2B
    comes back to life which she does so hey that's great.





    Cram a whole fucking Android arm up your pisshole dude



    Oh? Greetings stranger, you must be new here. It appears you have suffered significant and extensive damage to the posterior region due to accidental triggering of a text-based weapon system. If you wish, the hall of tears is located in sector 9S. It's only a suggestion mind you. Personally, I wouldn't worry about the injuries. You'll find that your enhanced armor and self-repair systems can handle it with ease. In other words......................
    Chillax. There is more to come..

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  • XthAtGAm3RGuYXXthAtGAm3RGuYX SRK's ResidentSleeper Joined: Posts: 11,951
    Can someone explain what seems like an in-joke in that one side quest "Jean-Paul Melancholy"? The whole thing seems like its supposed to be a statement about somebody with Jean Paul taking their place. Plus for some reason voiced lines where they say his name get censored when they say it. I don't get it.
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