Wednesday, 26 July 2017
- GR Review

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This week after 50 hours of playing NieR: Automata on PS4, I finally beat the game in its entirety. After traveling through three heart-wrenching "playthroughs" and experiencing countless success and failure, I found myself staring at the credits screen listening to the beautiful The Weight of the World. I knew this was a game I would recall long into the future, rising above the dozens of other powerful games that have arrived during the past year.
NieR: Automata is a brilliant JRPG. Traditionally that means it has no business having a PC version. But with the rising growth of the PC platform, PlatinumGames and Square Enix were compelled to deliver the best and brightest of the Drakengard series to the JRPG-hungry PC gamers of the world. The question is, did it invest enough time into the port's development to do the game justice?
You can read James Kozanitis' full review of the PS4 version here. This review will briefly touch on what NieR: Automata is before focusing on what makes the PC version difference.
The Legend
It isn't often that a game like NieR: Automata comes to PC. While there are plenty of multiplayer games to be found on the platform that you can spend hundreds of hours investing time into, there aren't too many options when it comes to single-player. Although Square Enix's efforts to bring its Final Fantasy games over to Steam has helped tremendously in this regard, their arrival several years later makes them more difficult to appreciate.
There's a good chance that NieR: Automata will go down in history as one of the best RPGs ever made. Unlike many games in the genre, it doesn't rely on any single element to carry the weight of ...

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