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Nier Replicant Ver. 1.22474487139 - The Final Preview

IbizaPocholo

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Check out our hands-on final preview after about 16 hours with Nier Replicant Ver. 1.22474487139, the remaster of 2010's Nier Replicant, a Japan-only version of Nier that features a younger protagonist, but largely the same classic story from renown game developer, Yoko Taro.

This preview covers an overview of Nier Replicant, while also specifically diving into combat, the Aerie, and the Junk Heap, which are the three parts of the preview build that we are allowed to talk about.
 

KiteGr

Member
The IGN preview doesn't seem to tell shit beyond that it's a remake of an alternative version of a PS3 game.

The "before you buy video" from gaming Bolt covers a lot more ground.

Here are the bullet points according to their Video:
  • Remake/Remaster of the Japanese PS3 version of Nier that featured a younger protagonist.
  • Takes place thousands of years before Automata. Zero knowledge is required.
  • Visual Upgrade... Duh!...
  • Combat closer to Automata, but simultaneously slower paced to be also close to the original.
  • Many areas have been expanded to have more exploration.
  • There will be more story content, both expanded from the original and brand new!
  • It will be fully voiced for all characters!
  • The voice over have been redone with the same cast, with the exception of the legendary Alan Rickman who was... unavailable.
  • There might be DLC...
  • And the PC requirements... I don't care about those. This is a console game.
I played the original on PS3, but I couldn't continue beyond the first ending. The graphics were bad, the combat dated, there was to much text to read (those who played it know what I mean). I've heard that Taros original plan was to have the older guy as the protagonist, but ScEnix had none of it, saying that older guys don't sell games in Japan, thus only the Japanese PS3 had the Replicant version, while all the rest where the Gestalt versions.
 
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Danjin44

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I've heard that Taros original plan was to have the older guy as the protagonist, but ScEnix had none of it, saying that older guys don't sell games in Japan, thus only the Japanese PS3 had the Replicant version, while all the rest where the Gestalt versions.
Actually its the opposite, the only reason they made older Nier is to appeal to western audience.
 
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PC specs cause OP thinks this is “a console game”


  • MINIMUM:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows® 10 64-bit
    • Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 3 1300X; Intel® Core™ i5-6400
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ R9 270X; NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: 60 FPS @ 1280x720
  • RECOMMENDED:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows® 10 64-bit
    • Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 3 1300X; Intel® Core™ i5-6400
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ RX Vega 56; NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: 60 FPS @ 1920x1080
 

Mister Wolf

Member
PC specs cause OP thinks this is “a console game”


  • MINIMUM:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows® 10 64-bit
    • Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 3 1300X; Intel® Core™ i5-6400
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ R9 270X; NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: 60 FPS @ 1280x720
  • RECOMMENDED:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows® 10 64-bit
    • Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 3 1300X; Intel® Core™ i5-6400
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ RX Vega 56; NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: 60 FPS @ 1920x1080

After the shitty Automata performance i will wait and see how good the PC port is.
 
Brother Nier was always canon. Dad Nier was made specifically for the Western market back when they still thought Westerners only liked protags that looked like Conan the Barbarian. This is no longer a delusion that Japan labors under, so the canon version of Nier is the one that will be released as the remaster.
 

Clear

Member
The previews all sound really positive, can't wait to have my heart torn out and stamped on again!

I do wonder though if Yoko is going to take the opportunity to soften things up a little bit in terms of the harsh emotionality of the story. He's mentioned that the impact of the second route was a lot more abrasive than what was intended and in so doing created a different impression to what he was going for.
 

Kuranghi

Gold Member
The requirements for a PC port of a japanese game don't mean the game will be locked at that fps if you have that HW, it most likely means the game can run at 60fps in gameplay. I wish to be pleasantly surprised.
 

dcmk7

Banned
For someone who has only played Automata (and loved it), is this something that I should definitely play?
 
For someone who has only played Automata (and loved it), is this something that I should definitely play?
It will be interesting for people who started with Automata finding out who Devola and Popola are, who Emil is, and also there's a couple of places in Automata which are references to places originally seen in Replicant.

SPOILERS FOR REPLICANT FOLLOW

In many ways though, people who started with Automata are lucky since they wouldn't actually know that humanity was extinct, something which is made certain by your actions in Replicant. The twist in Automata where you find out humanity is already gone loses it's value as a surprise if you played Automata after Replicant and knew it was 8,000 years after the events of Replicant.
 
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saintjules

Member
Gone gold. Google translate

Oh, I forgot. It was four years ago ... "Nier Replicant v1.22 has been mastered! (Long ago)", so with the approval of DLC (how free this time!), It's finally a paragraph. Please look forward to the announcement of the contents of the DLC and the release date. We are accepting reservations! !! Please buy it!

 
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VALCON 82

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Its gettin closer guys!!
Also I saw the announcement for the free DLC with Automata costumes (at last i think its free). Hope there is more coming for it than just that but I'm still "in like Flynn" with the white snow edition!!!!
 
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Danjin44

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My White Snow edition shipped from SE the other day.
 

Northeastmonk

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My preorder has sat in my digital library for a couple days now :)

I actually cancelled the special edition because I wanted to afford more games. It does look awesome. I watched the sample music trailer and that brought back a lot of memories.

 
A hefty few weeks on the wallet to come..

Nier
Mass Effect
Subnautica below zero
Judgement (Xbox One)

It's gonna hurt.
I'm just getting NieR. I can't even keep up with what I'm buying lately because there's so much stuff. Didn't fully finish Mario 3D World or even start Bravely Default II. 70 hours into Monster Hunter Rise. NieR next week. Got like 4 indie games on sale the other day ... :lollipop_anguish:
 

JohannCK

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Just leaving this here



 

Danjin44

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I'm just getting NieR. I can't even keep up with what I'm buying lately because there's so much stuff. Didn't fully finish Mario 3D World or even start Bravely Default II. 70 hours into Monster Hunter Rise. NieR next week. Got like 4 indie games on sale the other day ... :lollipop_anguish:
I'm also only getting Nier this month and we also have next update of MHRise later this month, looking forward hunting Chameleos and he stealing my Mega Potions and Antidotes.
 
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