NieR: Automata Video Review – A Beautifully Crafted Gem

NieR: Automata Video Review

Yesterday, we published our full official written review for NieR: Automata. In it, our man Nichola said: “Even if you haven’t touched Darkengard or NieR in the past, I can’t recommend NieR: Automata enough. It’s such an interesting meld of open RPG, twitch action, platformer, bullet hell shooter that shouldn’t be ignored by anyone. In the slew of amazing games this spring release season, it’s easy to forget about this gem because it’s a sequel. Don’t let that happen to you.”

Today, we have for you our no reading required video review.

There is no question Platinum Games have outdone themselves and should be proud of the game they have developed. The endless waltz of swords and explosions in NieR Automata is impressive.

NieR: Automata trailer

In case you missed it, 2 days ago the game had an update which fixed a few small bugs, in addition to a well-known issue that causes the game to fail to proceed after its prologue when all game files aren’t fully downloaded. This issue has caused serious frustration with some players since it follows more than 45 minutes of progress with no saves available.

In terms of the games story, invaders from another world attack without warning, unleashing their secret weapon: the machines. In the face of this insurmountable threat, the human race is driven from the earth and takes refuge on the moon.

The humans develop an army of android soldiers to fight back against the mechanical horde, but succeed only in slowing its advance. To break the deadlock, a new breed of android infantry is sent into the fray: the YoRHa squad.

In the forsaken wasteland below, the war between the machines and the androids rages on. A war that is soon to unveil the long-forgotten truth of this world…