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Luigi87
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(02-21-2017, 08:15 PM)
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Yoko Taro lives a life of despair to grants us these wonderful gems.
He's a treasure to the industry.
Geg
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(02-21-2017, 08:16 PM)
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lmao the OT title

It may take a while before I get around to playing it but I'll definitely pick this up at launch. I want to do what I can to support Platinum after what happened with Scalebound.
Sumio Mondo
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(02-21-2017, 08:17 PM)
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If anything, I'm expecting too much from this game. I hope Yoko and Platinum delivers!

Out of all of the games out this year this is the one I'm looking forward to the most, I think. Fingers crossed they knock it out of the park and manage to make it a Nier game as well as an awesome Platinum Action game. Nier was after all my favourite game released last generation...just came out of nowhere. Drakengard 1 is one of the most demented games ever made and I love that too.
KodaRuss
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(02-21-2017, 08:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by ubercheez

I can't believe NA and EU are getting cover on the right. It's so... generic action movie poster-y, whereas the artwork version is beautifully eye-catching.

I'm glad it's reversible so we can still have the better one, but I wish people in game stores and shopping online could see it.

NA always gets the crappy covers. Nothing new.

Originally Posted by SmoothRunningGun

No it isn't. There were much better options.

There were worse. This was by far the best.
Loadout
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(02-21-2017, 08:21 PM)
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Is the US/NA cover also reversible?
Omnistalgic
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(02-21-2017, 08:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cornbread78

NA launch isn't for another 2 weeks brotha.

Oh snippies...well my Japanese brethren hopefully tell us how good it is...got high hopes after that incredible demo
Hektor
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(02-21-2017, 08:21 PM)
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Do we know if kids are appearing in this videogame?

Asking for a friend

Novum_Veritas
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(02-21-2017, 08:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Omnistalgic

Oh snippies...well my Japanese brethren hopefully tell us how good it is...got high hopes after that incredible demo

We will keep you updated :P
True Fire
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(02-21-2017, 08:23 PM)
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How do we lobby Square Enix to stop Day 1 editions? It's not a thing anymore, especially in first press editions.
Makikou
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(02-21-2017, 08:23 PM)
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MFW I have to wait until March 10th..

HZD be here already pls.
Parakeetman
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(02-21-2017, 08:24 PM)
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Great work on the OT. Not only is it easy on the eyes, formatted well, its also filled with actual information.
BRSxIgnition
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(02-21-2017, 08:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Loadout

Is the US/NA cover also reversible?

The US/NA cover is the only reversible one. It's the "Day One Edition" cover by default, and can be reversed to show the JP cover.
Armaly
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(02-21-2017, 08:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hektor

Do we know if kids are appearing in this videogame?

Asking for a friend

I expected a picture of Arioch.
Loadout
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(02-21-2017, 08:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition

The US/NA cover is the only reversible one. It's the "Day One Edition" cover by default, and can be reversed to show the JP cover.

Thank god, it looks much inferior to the JP cover.
GwyndolinCinder
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(02-21-2017, 08:26 PM)
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The E3 2016 boss battle
https://youtu.be/Iq3_phBQA_Y?t=2m15s

Lord knows how many times ive watched this and i am still so hype to fight it, and see what that second phase is.
DKL
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(02-21-2017, 08:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by GwyndolinCinder

The E3 2016 boss battle
https://youtu.be/Iq3_phBQA_Y?t=2m15s

Lord knows how many times ive watched this and i am still so hype to fight it, and see what that second phase is.

These patterns are going to be brutal on very hard, which is why I was curious about how fast they let you back into the game lol
BRSxIgnition
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(02-21-2017, 08:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by GwyndolinCinder

... and see what that second phase is.

I think we just found our Rhythm Game boss.
Avallon
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(02-21-2017, 08:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition

They Need It:

Both Yoko Taro & Platinum Games need the support. Originally announced on December 5th, 2016, NieR: Automata once had a very well placed release date. That was until Nintendo came along and decided to release the Switch and a new Zelda game in the same week as Yoko Taro's wild ride: robo-edition. Now he's worrying about a lot more than Atlus. Combine this with Platinum's recently canceled project Scalebound, and you can see why they could use all the sales they can get. So if you've got the money to spend, throw some of it at NieR: Automata; there are worse ways to spend it, after all.

God, I hate the air of desperation surrounding this title. Let the game live or die by its own merits. Every time I've seen this game mentioned, some kind of defense force comes out of the woodwork to try to convince you to buy it. Now it's in the OT.

I'm buying it.
BRSxIgnition
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(02-21-2017, 08:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Avallon

God, I hate the air of desperation surrounding this title. Let the game live or die by its own merits. Every time I've seen this game mentioned, some kind of defense force comes out of the woodwork to try to convince you to buy it. Now it's in the OT.

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.

Originally Posted by LotusHD

I agree that it probably shouldn't be in the OT of all things (It really does sound desperate), but aside from that, can't help it if people care about wanting a game to be as successful as possible.

Admittedly, it was left over from the 'Hype Thread.' If it's truly an issue it can be removed.
LotusHD
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(02-21-2017, 08:37 PM)

Originally Posted by Avallon

God, I hate the air of desperation surrounding this title. Let the game live or die by its own merits. Every time I've seen this game mentioned, some kind of defense force comes out of the woodwork to try to convince you to buy it. Now it's in the OT.

I agree that it probably shouldn't be in the OT of all things (It really does sound desperate), but aside from that, can't help it if people care about wanting a game to be as successful as possible.
Cyanity
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(02-21-2017, 08:38 PM)
I'm broke as hell, but will be picking this up the second it releases on PC. Gotta support Yoko Taro, the mad genius that he is.
Imp the Dimp
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(02-21-2017, 08:40 PM)
What is that nonsense title?
LotusHD
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(02-21-2017, 08:40 PM)

Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition

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

I think it'd be for the best long-term. Like it's one thing to want people to support the game, but then you bring up Zelda and Horizon and what not, and while yea, they're obviously factors that will impact the game's success, let the OP at the very least just focus on the game's merits.
Dio
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(02-21-2017, 08:41 PM)

Originally Posted by Imp the Dimp

What is that nonsense title?

A quote from the series creator.
Armaly
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(02-21-2017, 08:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition


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

+1 for remove
Luigi87
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(02-21-2017, 08:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Imp the Dimp

What is that nonsense title?

As per the wonderful OP

Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition

What's with that OT Title?
Yoko Taro is a wonderfully weird man.

BRSxIgnition
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(02-21-2017, 08:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by LotusHD

I think it'd be for the best long-term.

Originally Posted by Armaly

+1 for remove

Done & done.
SkyTurnsRed
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(02-21-2017, 08:45 PM)
OP says length is 25 hours. Was this confirmed?
BRSxIgnition
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Originally Posted by SkyTurnsRed

OP says length is 25 hours. Was this confirmed?

By the producer himself, yes. (Though Famitsu took 30 hours.)
Loadout
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(02-21-2017, 08:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition

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

Did they say anything about the length for 100%?
ubercheez
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(02-21-2017, 08:48 PM)
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Yeah, I'm getting the game because I loved the first one to pieces and Automata looks like everything I want from a sequel. I think making a charity case for it does it a bit of a disservice.

(Other than that, though, great job with the OP. Hope you don't feel like we're dogpiling you.)

Edit: Aaaaand beaten already with the removal. Oh well :)
convo
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(02-21-2017, 09:00 PM)
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Are they really saying gettingthe true or at least all endings isn't tied to the completionist path anymore? It would be nice to not having to grind for weapons and upgrades to get endings but i wouldn't have minded with this gameplay.Yoko Taro at least talked aboutsecret super bosses for completionists.
I can see reviewers just stopping at the first ending and being confused and saying "Wah happen?" and that's all they'll acomplish.
FlyinJ
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(02-21-2017, 09:01 PM)
When is this live on the HK store?
TissueBox
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(02-21-2017, 09:04 PM)
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Hmm heard promising things about this game. Will definitely check it out eventually!

PSYCH, on-lock for asap on the ps-four but I am not E!!
Avenger54321
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(02-21-2017, 09:06 PM)
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Can't wait...

Hope this game sells well enough to convince Square to make both a NieR remaster and a sequel a few years down the line.
Son Of Sparda
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(02-21-2017, 09:09 PM)
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Ugh, I have to wait till 7th march :(

Have fun you guys. Amazing OT btw.
ZoronMaro
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(02-21-2017, 09:09 PM)
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I'm so excited for this game. I almost want to cancel my NA order for JP, but I'll still get the good box art either way.

I know it's dual audio/english subs, but is it confirmed menu's and everything else is in english?
BRSxIgnition
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(02-21-2017, 09:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by ubercheez

I think making a charity case for it does it a bit of a disservice.

(Other than that, though, great job with the OP. Hope you don't feel like we're dogpiling you.)

Not at all! I appreciate all the feedback, and if so many agree - myself included - why not change it?

NieR: Automata will be able to stand on its own - my only real worry is that there's only so much Platinum, Yoko, and Square Enix can do when faced with HZD and a brand new Nintendo Hardware Launch + Zelda just days away.

Originally Posted by Loadout

Did they say anything about the length for 100%?

Originally Posted by Hektor

TL;DR around ~ 55 hours.

So i'd say 40 hours because devs usually exaggerate

This is also listed in the OP, under "Game Length."

Originally Posted by ZoronMaro

I know it's dual audio/english subs, but is it confirmed menu's and everything else is in english?

It's the same as the Demo - it detects system language and defaults to that for menus.
pixxxelz
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(02-21-2017, 09:10 PM)
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I'm so tempted to double dip, ugh, why did they have to include dual audio in the Japanese version...

Also excellent OT op, I'm glad you didn't use that "new woman" nonsense.
Hektor
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(02-21-2017, 09:10 PM)
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I finally got charged for my BBE preorder. I was starting to get worried
Hag
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(02-21-2017, 09:25 PM)
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My body is ready for us release. Just got my Nier 1 platinum yesterday
GwyndolinCinder
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(02-21-2017, 09:25 PM)
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Anyone tried the Honk Kong demo and selecting "order game"
Kureizu
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(02-21-2017, 09:27 PM)
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Does anyone know the price of the HK version? By looking at other games, I guess it's either 398 or 420.
TheFlow
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(02-21-2017, 09:28 PM)
How long is this game?
ubercheez
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(02-21-2017, 09:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hag

My body is ready for us release. Just got my Nier 1 platinum yesterday

Did a replay a month ago to prepare for this and thought about going for the plat... but that weapon grind, man. How long did that take you?
slackern1nja
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(02-21-2017, 09:30 PM)

Originally Posted by Kureizu

Does anyone know the price of the HK version? By looking at other games, I guess it's either 398 or 420.

428 HKD. Sony confirmed it here: https://blog.asia.playstation.com/hk...s-week-21-feb/
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(02-21-2017, 09:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kureizu

Does anyone know the price of the HK version? By looking at other games, I guess it's either 398 or 420.

428 HKD
Kureizu
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(02-21-2017, 09:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by slackern1nja

428 HKD. Sony confirmed it here: https://blog.asia.playstation.com/hk...s-week-21-feb/

Originally Posted by Novum_Veritas

428 HKD

Great. Thank you guys.
Parakeetman
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(02-21-2017, 09:32 PM)
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OP should make a general FAQ section to help prevent the same questions being asked over and over.

While info seems to be scattered about, its better to have just a clearly marked area for general questions in a single location. Makes for easier quick reading.

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