I played the North American release of Nier aka Nier Gestalt (aka Papa Nier) back in 2019, an experience I walked away from frustrated--both by the message it tried to convey, and the repetition necessary to get the endings that consequently diminished the impact of most of its emotional scenes. When the remake was announced, I was interested and excited for it, because despite--or, possibly, because of--all my frustrations, the game did
interest me. I liked the world, I liked the characters, there were a number of scenes and even sidequests that did a number on me emotionally, even if a couple were drained of their power due to the aforementioned game mechanics. It's a game I'd think about every so often, months after finishing, and even if it was out of frustration, it at least made me feel something
in the end.
I'm not sure if I'll be getting those problems of mine remedied in Replicant, as I don't know how or if they tweaked the mechanics to make the process of obtaining the endings less arduous, but I am enjoying it a lot so far! I finished the first half today and thought I'd chronicle my thoughts.( Collapse )