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NieR : Replicant ver.1.22474487139... (PS, Xbox, PC | out NOW! Apr 23, 2021)

NieR : Replicant ver.1.22474487139... is out today!
I think we should talk about this game here instead of the NieR:Automata thread.

This is a remake of NIER, but it's the Japanese version with the brother and sister, not the father and daughter.

Many of us have never played it, but some have.

I'm about 45 min in, and I dig it. The opening battle is a bit easier than the one in Automata, that's for sure! I love the atmosphere in these games along with the extremely bleak storytelling.

The Drakengard ending (Ending E!) plays a part in the "why" as to this game's premise, but it's not mandatory to know that. It just adds some context.

Good stuff!
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Re: NieR : Replicant ver.1.22474487139... (PS, Xbox, PC | out NOW! Apr 23, 2021)

Soulcrushingly, Best Buy didnít hand off my order to UPS, so I guess Iíll have to wait until Monday.
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For anyone playing this for the first time, be prepared for a VERY slow and repetitive first 10-12 hours.
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Yeah, "slow burn" is too nice of a word for the beginning of the game from what I recall. But I'm looking forward to playing through this.

For those that didn't know, version 1.2247448... is the square root of 1.5. Just to explain the title (NieR 1.5)
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For those looking to go even further back, is there any means to play Drakengard at this point other than busting out a PS2 or PS3 to play the original PS2 disc?
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Re: NieR : Replicant ver.1.22474487139... (PS, Xbox, PC | out NOW! Apr 23, 2021)

I'm not sure how taboo the word is still, but emulation works for all 3 games if you own them. I would personally like to see them added to Playstation Now.
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Re: NieR : Replicant ver.1.22474487139... (PS, Xbox, PC | out NOW! Apr 23, 2021)

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For those looking to go even further back, is there any means to play Drakengard at this point other than busting out a PS2 or PS3 to play the original PS2 disc?
Drakengard is a bit of a slog, but I actually enjoyed it. The controls are a bit archaic at this point. It would not be a bad idea to skip it, but watch an explainer video about the story and how Ending E kinda/sorta leads to Nier.
Drakengard 2 does not need to be played/understood at all, as it's on a separate timeline.
Drakengard 3 is a prequel to the first game, and provides additional context to lead up to Drakengard 1. Again, an explainer video is probably good enough. The game itself plays terribly in some sections on PS3... Maybe better if emulated on PC.
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Re: NieR : Replicant ver.1.22474487139... (PS, Xbox, PC | out NOW! Apr 23, 2021)

Thanks. I heard about one ending (I think to the first) which was so absurd, I wanted to see it for myself.
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You leave the fantasy setting and end up in a rhythm battle with the Devil over Tokyo? Or something crazy like that.


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Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
Thanks. I heard about one ending (I think to the first) which was so absurd, I wanted to see it for myself.
Spoiler:
You leave the fantasy setting and end up in a rhythm battle with the Devil over Tokyo? Or something crazy like that.






Funny enough - that absurd ending is the one that ultimately leads up to NieR. Which sounds about right for the director of the franchise.

I posted this in the Automata thread, but it seems more suited here. It's just a 24 minute long video of a guy summarizing Drakengard 1 + 3 with game clips and mentioning a few ways they tie to Nier. I would just link it but they removed that ability here. Ending E starts at the 15m 45s mark.

I wouldn't watch this until after you've played NieR Replicant. It spoils a couple things.



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I just watched the ending on YT. Sadly, not nearly as absurd as I was thinking based on the description.
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Re: NieR : Replicant ver.1.22474487139... (PS, Xbox, PC | out NOW! Apr 23, 2021)

The absurdity is mostly in one of the other endings when
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The giant babies eat a character


But the thing with Ending E is how absurdly hard it was.
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Re: NieR : Replicant ver.1.22474487139... (PS, Xbox, PC | out NOW! Apr 23, 2021)

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For anyone playing this for the first time, be prepared for a VERY slow and repetitive first 10-12 hours.
10-12, how long is the fucking game. Usually 10-12 takes me months...
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10-12, how long is the fucking game. Usually 10-12 takes me months...
It's a Square Enix action RPG. Not only does it have a long game but you have to play the 2nd half like 3 times to see all the endings. Close to 60-70 hours total, I'd imagine?
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10-12, how long is the fucking game.
Looking at reviews, I'm seeing anywhere from 20-40 hours. I'm assuming that depends on how many side quests people are doing and how many times they're replaying to get all the endings. Looks like it's around 60 hours to platinum.
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Also, if you plan is to see all the endings, you'll need to use a guide for several reasons. Once you get through Part 1 (first half), you can't go back. Missing items means you'll never get 3 of the 5 endings. To get the "final" ending, you need to create a separate save towards the end...which I won't spoil. You also have to play through the full game again to get that one as well, not just the 2nd half IIRC.
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Are the 2nd and 3rd play through like Automata where its more a new chapter than a replay or is it exactly the same?
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Are the 2nd and 3rd play through like Automata where its more a new chapter than a replay or is it exactly the same?
IIRC the replays of the 2nd half are mostly the same with some extra lore and the other endings. The full replay for the final is the same up to a point, then more is added.
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Somehow I had not heard about the requirement to do all those side quests in part 1, so thank you for that. I'll need to keep that list open when I play it some more.
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Somehow I had not heard about the requirement to do all those side quests in part 1, so thank you for that. I'll need to keep that list open when I play it some more.
Side quests and making sure you buy everything from blacksmiths.
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Sounds like a new save slot every save spot kind of game.
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I canít get into all endings and replaying to get. Iíll get one and whatever I miss, if Iím interested Iíll see them on YouTube or whatever. I canít play games multiple times just for the multiple endings, even though yes, Iím probably missing out on a lot, but as I said, if interested Iíll seek out, but not going to play them.
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Looking at reviews, I'm seeing anywhere from 20-40 hours. I'm assuming that depends on how many side quests people are doing and how many times they're replaying to get all the endings. Looks like it's around 60 hours to platinum.
this I can handle. No multiple endings crap.
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I don't think this is a spoiler, but in this game's case, the 2nd playthrough is more a 2nd chapter, not a replay. So I'd say if you get into it, at least reload that save file once after you beat the game the first time.

I started last night and its still just as snooze inducing as I remembered , I have got to get past the initial hump. Game looks fantastic after the opening segment (which looks wholesale lifted from the PS3).

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Is it really that much of a slog in beginning? What, there’s no killing and fighting and stuff? Really thinking of holding off now. I saw so much footage of killing and reviews didn’t mention beginning. At least the good ones I read.

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Is it really that much of a slog in beginning? What, thereís no killing and fighting and stuff? Really thinking of holding off now. I saw so much footage of killing and reviews didnít mention beginning. At least the good ones I read.
I'm exaggerating. It starts off with a giant battle and is no slower than most action RPGs including ones I love. I just played it while exhausted.

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