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NieR: Automata screens, arts

NieR: Automata screens, arts

Some new screenshots of NieR: Automata surfaced this month but today Square Enix released them in a proper resolution. They show the recently revealed andoid A2 and android 9S, both part of the YoRHa automated infantry squad. The title is expected ot launch this year on PS4.

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Commented on 2016-04-27 17:21:10
So looking forward to it. Day1 here. PS3 version looked like a PS2 game but it was great game IMO. Glad they din't kill the IP. This one look good with and that weapon is so big to the character though. Looks ridiculous lol
Commented on 2016-04-27 17:25:31
Exactly. Those outfits and swords and stuff, looks like it's a japanese fantasy game and not a documentary. :D
Commented on 2016-04-27 17:38:21
this is looking pretty damn nice. i really like the style of it, and nier 1 was really good too (ugly ass protagonist though lol) i just hope platinum hasn't got too much control in regards to plot.
Commented on 2016-04-27 17:49:12
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Commented on 2016-04-27 18:01:59
Platinum have yet to exercise their game development muscle on current gen hardware and I for one would love to see what they could achieve as their pedigree is second to none and right now their talents are being somewhat held back Nier at least looks like their first steps into this gen.
Commented on 2016-04-27 22:50:34
This is probably the game I'm most looking forward to this year, but also the one I'm most worried about. So far, it looks great visually, the combat looks very interesting, and I'm sure the music will be excellent. But I haven't seen any hint that it's anything other than a standard Platinum action game. I need exploration, quests, towns, people. You know, like an actual RPG.
Commented on 2016-04-27 23:24:49
Yaass, Platinum!

After watching the most recent gameplay walkthrough it seems as if Platinum have done it again, Square-Enix has the right idea about how to use Platinum and that is if you want an unparalleled action experience they are your guys.

Looks a lot like what the Rising sequel was meant to be (I guess because it is the same director) and that's not a bad thing, not a bad thing at all. :D
Commented on 2016-04-28 17:24:39 In reply to omniscient
Posted by omniscient
Platinum have yet to exercise their game development muscle on current gen hardware and I for one would love to see what they could achieve as their pedigree is second to none and right now their talents are being somewhat held back Nier at least looks like their first steps into this gen.
um, have you heard of Scalebound which frankly looks MILES better than Nier, graphically speaking.

Oh and they have exercised their muscle this gen and produced a turd (Legend of Korra) and an OK game (Transformers: Devastation).
Commented on 2016-04-28 18:15:41 In reply to alimokrane
Posted by alimokrane
um, have you heard of Scalebound which frankly looks MILES better than Nier, graphically speaking.
and runs about 15 fps (aims for 30), which goes against every platinum release so far as far as i'm aware?
Commented on 2016-04-28 18:44:41
Posted by alimokrane
um, have you heard of Scalebound which frankly looks MILES better than Nier, graphically speaking.

Oh and they have exercised their muscle this gen and produced a turd (Legend of Korra) and an OK game (Transformers: Devastation).
I think he meant flexed their muscle on something that isn't WiiU, of which Nier: Automata would be their first title that isn't sponsored by Activision and a "downloadable" title.

Scalebound should look better, it's aiming for half the frame-rate, so that's not a surprise at all, it's also the studio's most ambitious title to date, but Nier right now looks so much more polished than Scalebound pre-alpha and is likely coming out way before it anyway.

That being said, Nier: Automata also has its own style, an area that Scalebound hasn't quite found its feet in yet, but I imagine with the delay and E3 looming we'll see a very different Scalebound and one that hasn't been dumpster-diving in the UE4 asset packs.
Posted by KORNdog
and runs about 15 fps (aims for 30), which goes against every platinum release so far as far as i'm aware?
While Platinum aim for 60fps, their games very rarely hold it, also Madworld on the Wii was 30fps, so Platinum can still do action and aim for 30fps.

Not that 30fps is a problem, Okami was a fantastic game.
Commented on 2016-04-29 11:44:39
Some pretty rough graphics tech there...
Commented on 2016-04-29 16:06:36
I like the look and feel of this game, but lack of diversity among the enemies is worrisome. I'm hoping I'm not slashing away at just the Android avatar for 8 hours.
Commented on 2016-04-29 21:33:08 In reply to alimokrane
Posted by alimokrane
um, have you heard of Scalebound which frankly looks MILES better than Nier, graphically speaking.

Oh and they have exercised their muscle this gen and produced a turd (Legend of Korra) and an OK game (Transformers: Devastation).
Nier on PS3 had very bad gfx. This looks like a generation leap lol
Commented on 2016-04-29 22:32:47
Looking pretty ace.

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