We don't get games like Nier: Automata too often. And by that I mean games that simultaneously weave a deeply harrowing existentialist narrative, in addition to playing with our expectations on how we play games. There's nothing else around like Nier: Automata (except for maybe its predecessor). And in an industry that sometimes leans too heavily on sameness, it's wholly refreshing.
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Hideki Kamiya is supervising the project as well.
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Big discounts on some of the best Japanese games on the PlayStation.
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Yoko Taro assures the crowd at GDC 2018 that he's not as much of a "genius" as some may think.
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Nier: Automata won Best RPG at the DICE Awards.
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Japan owns a huge chunk of Kat's favorite games of 2017.
A good year for humanist games.
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One of this year's best games can be yours at a massive discount thanks to Black Friday deals.
The PlatinumGames director reveals what Capcom titles he'd like to work on again.
The Nier: Automata director has made clear previously that no job is off the table, so long as he gets paid.
Market research failed to predict Nier: Automata's success.
Square Enix is looking into more Nier in our future.
Nier Automata is a global hit.
The Bayonetta creator credits Nier: Automata director for saving PlatinumGames.
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I just want to hug all the cats and play all the games.
Scalebound is dead, but the memories will last a lifetime.
We chat with Nier: Automata director Yoko Taro on the hypocrisy of humanity and how the sequel even materialized in the first place.
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From the rusted machines to the YoRHa androids, clothes are more than just stylish.
A mod promised to fix Nier Automata's graphics has become a fight over video game piracy.
For those who have beaten the game already, accessing the new DLC poses a problem.
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Also, outfit yourself as characters from Nier: Replicant's past.
Square Enix's cult RPG is already a hit.
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PODCAST: Kat, Caty, and Nadia talk Nier Automata, Mass Effect Andromeda, Chrono Trigger, and more in this massive episode of our RPG podcast.
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