• Register
  • TOS
  • Privacy
  • @NeoGAF
  • Like

Novum_Veritas
Member
(02-21-2017, 08:33 PM)
Novum_Veritas's Avatar

Originally Posted by Parakeetman

OP should make a general FAQ section to help prevent the same questions being asked over and over.

Good idea.
ubercheez
Member
(02-21-2017, 08:34 PM)
ubercheez's Avatar
Half the questions have been about the title, which is already answered in the OP.
Parakeetman
No one wants a throne you've been sitting on!
(02-21-2017, 08:35 PM)
Parakeetman's Avatar

Originally Posted by ubercheez

Half the questions have been about the title, which is already answered in the OP.

This is more for when things go full steam once the JP version launches.
hans_castorp
Member
(02-21-2017, 08:35 PM)
hans_castorp's Avatar
Somebody please confirm (in spoilers) if there is a Rhythm Game boss
BRSxIgnition
Member
(02-21-2017, 08:37 PM)
BRSxIgnition's Avatar

Originally Posted by Parakeetman

This is more for when things go full steam once the JP version launches.

Questions like?

I attempted to cover most of the questions (like game length, both true end and completionist, as well as "do I need to play the original" and stuff like that) that I thought would be asked most in the Information section of the OP.
Parakeetman
No one wants a throne you've been sitting on!
(02-21-2017, 08:37 PM)
Parakeetman's Avatar

Originally Posted by hans_castorp

Somebody please confirm (in spoilers) if there is a Rhythm Game boss

We have no idea since the game isnt out yet.
BRSxIgnition
Member
(02-21-2017, 08:39 PM)
BRSxIgnition's Avatar

Originally Posted by hans_castorp

Somebody please confirm (in spoilers) if there is a Rhythm Game boss

If you count the E3 Boss Demo Footage as a Rhythm Game Boss, then yes. Otherwise, we don't know.
rocketskates
Member
(02-21-2017, 08:40 PM)
rocketskates's Avatar
Awesome seeing lots of familiar faces posting in here.

Luv u guys


Is just gotta wait til my BBE comes in 😐
Parakeetman
No one wants a throne you've been sitting on!
(02-21-2017, 08:41 PM)
Parakeetman's Avatar

Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition

Questions like?

I attempted to cover most of the questions (like game length, both true end and completionist, as well as "do I need to play the original" and stuff like that) that I should would be asked most in the OP.

What Im saying is you should have a single section where you compile the Q&A stuff for simple things which has a visible label so users who generally look at FAQ stuff first to see if their question is in there will find it easily.

Otherwise lots of users will skip over trying to read through everything in the OT to hunt just for that specific piece of information. Then again in general nobody reads the OT after a certain point in the thread, but its good for your other users who are participating in the thread to point folks who dont read to the FAQ section that would have the answer to their question.

While you already have the answer written out in the product info section one of the more common questions will be total play time.

Other stuff you should be able to come up with on your own or reorganize with the information you already have present. As you do not need a lot of super indepth stuff, but just general answers to questions you know users would ask.

Pretty much that small section after the product information part is a FAQ. Good place to have a banner for it as its up at the top so easy to see right away. You might want to toss the playtime info in there too if you decide to make a banner for that section you did. The quoted section below to be clear.

What is NieR?

Sadly overlooked as one of the hidden gems of last generation, the original NieR was an action RPG released 7 years ago that told a story about a man trying to save his daughter from a seemingly incurable disease in a post-apocalyptic world nearing its end. Though it didn't release to critical acclaim, it resonated with many passionate fans who praise its story and music to this day. Directed by none other than Yoko Taro - yes, this guy - it shunned expectations and left a mark all its own, combining genres and shocking players with its raw storytelling. (Text Adventure Pun Intended)
What is NieR: Automata?
NieR: Automata is an Open World Action RPG that places a strong focus on storytelling. Though you don't need to have played it to enjoy the game, NieR Automata takes place thousands of years after Ending E of the original NieR. Unlike the original however, Yoko Taro & his crew are this time backed up by Platinum Games, known for their high quality action games like the Bayonetta Series & Metal Gear Rising Revengeance, and they've been given almost complete creative freedom by publisher Square Enix.

In short, NieR: Automata is set to combine more of the deep, surprising storytelling of the original with a completely redone combat system created by some of the best action game developers in the business.
What if I want to play the original first?
If that's what you want to do, you should take a look at Amazon for your country, or a local game store to see if they have any used copies. Otherwise, you should be just fine catching up to speed with either - or both - of these:
What's with that OT Title?
Yoko Taro is a wonderfully weird man.
How can I import the game?
You can order JP or HK PSN cards on Play Asia or another code reseller to buy the game through the corresponding PSN Store. (Requires JP/HK PSN Account)

Since once again thats pretty much a tiny FAQ as is so having one of those nifty banners you create would be great just to catch the readers eye better that this is the section with general Q&A
Last edited by Parakeetman; 02-21-2017 at 08:44 PM.
xZoneHunter
Member
(02-21-2017, 08:42 PM)
xZoneHunter's Avatar
March is going to be a great month.
T.O.P
Member
(02-21-2017, 08:43 PM)
T.O.P's Avatar
Can't friggin wait for the EU release

Let's just hope that i'll be done with Zelda by the time this drops, such an insanely busy month
slackern1nja
Junior Member
(02-21-2017, 08:45 PM)
slackern1nja's Avatar

Originally Posted by GwyndolinCinder

Anyone tried the Honk Kong demo and selecting "order game"

Oddly enough the HK demo isn't available if you search for it on PSN via browser or on the PS4. Had to google it for a link and hit the download button so I could download on the PS4. Sony HK's own page links to purchasing the digital version of the game but that just takes you back to the demo page.

Edit: just checked, there's no order option unlike the NA/EU version. Just 'Check back soon!'.
Last edited by slackern1nja; 02-21-2017 at 09:47 PM.
Olimar
Junior Member
(02-21-2017, 08:46 PM)
Olimar's Avatar
Really excited for this one, although I don't believe it will be a day one purchase for me. I'll have to watch some Twitch streams before I think about settling down.

Game looks great, combat is fluid, and I was actually very impressed by the demo despite never playing any game in this series prior.

I just want to make sure this game is right for me. I have been torn against Nioh and this, and not sure what game william be more forgiving in the end. Not too big of a Dark Souls fan which is what Nioh seems to resemble.

There is just only so much time in a day...
Parakeetman
No one wants a throne you've been sitting on!
(02-21-2017, 08:46 PM)
Parakeetman's Avatar
What I want to know is when are they going to release the OST for the game as gotta preorder that NOW lol
The_Darkest_Red
Member
(02-21-2017, 08:47 PM)
The_Darkest_Red's Avatar

Originally Posted by Olimar

Really excited for this one, although I don't believe it will be a day one purchase for me. I'll have to watch some Twitch streams before I think about settling down.

Game looks great, combat is fluid, and I was actually very impressed by the demo despite never playing any game in this series prior.

I just want to make sure this game is right for me. I have been torn against Nioh and this, and not sure what game william be more forgiving in the end. Not too big of a Dark Souls fan which is what Nioh seems to resemble.

There is just only so much time in a day...

"what game william be more forgiving in the end"

Freudian slip, your destiny has been laid bare before your eyes. Nioh first it is.
rocketskates
Member
(02-21-2017, 08:47 PM)
rocketskates's Avatar

Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition

It has and will always have its own merits - if people don't want the game they don't need to buy it.

It's simply no secret that its originally well-placed release date has now been severely threatened by much larger titles, and NieR: Automata deserves a chance if the person is interested.



Admittedly, it was left over from the 'Hype Thread.' If it's truly an issue it can be removed.

Fuck that. Yoko Taro needs all the help we can get him to get the recognition he deserves. People still aren't realizing that for fans of his and in general, the fact that this game ever got made is still a miracle.
iRAWRasaurus
Member
(02-21-2017, 08:51 PM)
iRAWRasaurus's Avatar

Originally Posted by ubercheez

Half the questions have been about the title, which is already answered in the OP.

No one reads he OP!
Hektor
Member
(02-21-2017, 08:51 PM)
Hektor's Avatar

Originally Posted by Parakeetman

What I want to know is when are they going to release the OST for the game as gotta preorder that NOW lol

You can already preorder it here on Amazon.jp, release is March 29th.
https://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The first print will come as exclusive 3 Disc set, later prints will only come in 1.
Aspirations26
Member
(02-21-2017, 08:51 PM)
Aspirations26's Avatar

Originally Posted by The_Darkest_Red

"what game william be more forgiving in the end"

Freudian slip, your destiny has been laid bare before your eyes. Nioh first it is.

Hahahah this man speaks the truth.
LotusHD
Member
(02-21-2017, 08:51 PM)
LotusHD's Avatar

Originally Posted by rocketskates

Fuck that. Yoko Taro needs all the help we can get him to get the recognition he deserves. People still aren't realizing that for fans of his and in general, the fact that this game ever got made is still a miracle.

Then make a thread, or feel free to bug people in other threads or within the OT I guess. But it really doesn't need to be in the OT itself, just makes it sound like the game's a charity case lol, especially when you bring up other big titles.

We all know it's a miracle, but we should have at least some formality since it's the OT thread.
GwyndolinCinder
Member
(02-21-2017, 08:53 PM)
GwyndolinCinder's Avatar

Originally Posted by Novum_Veritas

428 HKD

Well thats gonna annoy some people, someone was throwing around 420 in here earlier. Which can make a big difference when your ordering psn cards.
Jiraiza
Member
(02-21-2017, 08:59 PM)
Jiraiza's Avatar
18 hours to go.

Guess I'll be listening to Amazarashi's single to get in the mood.

https://youtu.be/aiNKk3fPed8

I wonder if they'll use this in the game somewhere.
Eolz
Member
(02-21-2017, 08:59 PM)
Eolz's Avatar
Great OT! Like the title too :)
Subscribing but won't go in until some time in case of spoilers ahah
ZangBa
Member
(02-21-2017, 09:00 PM)
ZangBa's Avatar
Hype for text adventure part 2.
Novum_Veritas
Member
(02-21-2017, 09:00 PM)
Novum_Veritas's Avatar

Originally Posted by GwyndolinCinder

Well thats gonna annoy some people, someone was throwing around 420 in here earlier. Which can make a big difference when your ordering psn cards.

Yeah, I think it was even me, was not intentional though, just had 420 on my mind not 428, sorry.
Setsu00
(02-21-2017, 09:01 PM)
Setsu00's Avatar

Originally Posted by Jiraiza

18 hours to go.

Guess I'll be listening to Amazarashi's single to get in the mood.

https://youtu.be/aiNKk3fPed8

I wonder if they'll use this in the game somewhere.

Most likely during one of the endings.
Parakeetman
No one wants a throne you've been sitting on!
(02-21-2017, 09:05 PM)
Parakeetman's Avatar

Originally Posted by Hektor

You can already preorder it here on Amazon.jp, release is March 29th.
https://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The first print will come as exclusive 3 Disc set, later prints will only come in 1.

Nice thanks! Will check that out.
Evil Monkey DTT
Member
(02-21-2017, 09:05 PM)
Evil Monkey DTT's Avatar
Can you not preorder the Hong Kong version? Seems like it's the cheaper way to go.
TheFlow
Member
(02-21-2017, 09:11 PM)
TheFlow's Avatar

Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition

By the producer himself, yes. (Though Famitsu took 30 hours.)

ah ok
OniBaka
Member
(02-21-2017, 09:16 PM)
OniBaka's Avatar
I know the reference but I'm not really feeling the OT title.

Can't wait to hear some impressions.
Ferr986
Member
(02-21-2017, 09:16 PM)
Ferr986's Avatar
Is Nier having a sequel that miraculous?

I mean, Drakengard had 2 sequels after all lol
The42gamer
Junior Member
(02-21-2017, 09:20 PM)
The42gamer's Avatar
I hate the fact that I'll be at work tomorrow when it releases and then I have to go get a desk from my aunts so I won't be able to play it until awhile into the evening.

I'll be checking this OT constantly though
BRSxIgnition
Member
(02-21-2017, 09:24 PM)
BRSxIgnition's Avatar

Originally Posted by Parakeetman

Since once again thats pretty much a tiny FAQ as is so having one of those nifty banners you create would be great just to catch the readers eye better that this is the section with general Q&A

Done - thanks for the advice.

I'll keep an eye out for other questions that keep popping up, so that I can add answers to those as well.
Clear
This post contains disingenuous arguments meant to disguise my fanboyism. Reader beware!
(02-21-2017, 09:24 PM)
Clear's Avatar

Originally Posted by Ferr986

Is Nier having a sequel that miraculous?

I mean, Drakengard had 2 sequels after all lol

Considering: Production costs exploding in the HD era, the decline in popularity of JRPG's in the west, the diminished state of the console market in Japan, and little in the way of critical approval or commmercial success internationally...

Yeah. Its miraculous alright.
Satch
ch... deal with ya tag sis before you get clockT. now sashay away.
(02-21-2017, 09:27 PM)
Satch's Avatar
Can someone make me an avatar of 2B from this picture

https://abload.de/img/img_3451t1u6q.jpg

i hope this links right, im on my phone
DarkChronic
Member
(02-21-2017, 09:29 PM)
DarkChronic's Avatar
I've watched an entire Nier playthrough and read a ton of analysis/lore stuff and I'm still not entirely sure what exactly happens between Nier and this game.

Something about *******aliens and Emil making a ton of clones of himself lol?
muteki
Member
(02-21-2017, 09:32 PM)
muteki's Avatar
Probably going to crack and import...
Visualante2
Member
(02-21-2017, 09:35 PM)
Visualante2's Avatar
Wish they'd let me give them money on PC already. I'm putting down everything until I finish the original.
Lime
Member
(02-21-2017, 09:36 PM)
Lime's Avatar

Originally Posted by Satch

Can someone make me an avatar of 2B from this picture

https://abload.de/img/img_3451t1u6q.jpg

i hope this links right, im on my phone

not sure if this is what you wanted

Parakeetman
No one wants a throne you've been sitting on!
(02-21-2017, 09:37 PM)
Parakeetman's Avatar

Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition

Done - thanks for the advice.

I'll keep an eye out for other questions that keep popping up, so that I can add answers to those as well.

Awesome thanks for the constant hard work on the OT. As you did a great job with it once again.
True Fire
Member
(02-21-2017, 09:37 PM)
True Fire's Avatar
Oh god I can't wait for this soundtrack. And the game too. But I hope we get recordings soon.
AngelOFDeath
Member
(02-21-2017, 09:38 PM)
AngelOFDeath's Avatar
2017 needs to chill out with all these games.
Dartastic
Member
(02-21-2017, 09:39 PM)
Dartastic's Avatar
Are there any reviews yet?
Hektor
Member
(02-21-2017, 09:40 PM)
Hektor's Avatar

Originally Posted by Dartastic

Are there any reviews yet?

Famitsu gave it a 39


Not like that means a lot
Parakeetman
No one wants a throne you've been sitting on!
(02-21-2017, 09:41 PM)
Parakeetman's Avatar

Originally Posted by Dartastic

Are there any reviews yet?

From Famitsu (As game will be released in Japan first) Also we all know that Famitsu scores are a joke so take it with a grain of salt.

NieR: Automata (PS4) – 10/10/9/10 [39/40]

*Credits to Gematsu

Originally Posted by AngelOFDeath

2017 needs to chill out with all these games.

"no"
Last edited by Parakeetman; 02-21-2017 at 09:43 PM.
Plumpman
Member
(02-21-2017, 09:44 PM)
Plumpman's Avatar
Is this import friendly? I heard it has English Subtitles, but was unclear on if the menus were translated.

EDIT: Yes I'm impatient! HNG!
Last edited by Plumpman; 02-21-2017 at 09:45 PM. Reason: HNG!
Clear
This post contains disingenuous arguments meant to disguise my fanboyism. Reader beware!
(02-21-2017, 09:46 PM)
Clear's Avatar
Quick heads-up: There are evidently people out there with copies already, so be careful folks. I've already stumbled across footage (albeit potato-quality) of a short stretch of gameplay in a style that's not been shown up to now...
Parakeetman
No one wants a throne you've been sitting on!
(02-21-2017, 09:47 PM)
Parakeetman's Avatar

Originally Posted by Plumpman

Is this import friendly? I heard it has English Subtitles, but was unclear on if the menus were translated.

EDIT: Yes I'm impatient! HNG!

Seeing how the JP demo had options to turn the game into English. Would imagine the full version will also.
Ferr986
Member
(02-21-2017, 09:49 PM)
Ferr986's Avatar

Originally Posted by Clear

Considering: Production costs exploding in the HD era, the decline in popularity of JRPG's in the west, the diminished state of the console market in Japan, and little in the way of critical approval or commmercial success internationally...

Yeah. Its miraculous alright.

That already was a thing (even more than now) when Nier 1 released.

And even though it wasn't a big seller, it got a small cult. IMO it was more surprising to launch Drakengard 3 than Nier 2.
Jiraiza
Member
(02-21-2017, 09:51 PM)
Jiraiza's Avatar

Originally Posted by Clear

Quick heads-up: There are evidently people out there with copies already, so be careful folks. I've already stumbled across footage (albeit potato-quality) of a short stretch of gameplay in a style that's not been shown up to now...

Well, if the Day 1 patch is real, then they won't have all that much to spoil except for the first few hours.

Thread Tools