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[Nier Automata] Completely Devoid Of All Meaning

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  • AkilaeAkilae Registered User regular
    It's always interesting to see people react to the game. Just make sure you persevere. Routes A&B only get you 50% of the game.

    Aegis
  • Kai_SanKai_San Commonly known as Klineshrike! Registered User regular
    Oh yeah I know that part of it.

    I saw a lot of contention about the game on hard. I feel like hard is pretty much the ideal way to play for me. I did normal for the intro kind of by accident but glad I did from what I learned.

    It was a shock when I noticed things would near wipe me out in one hit at first. But I quickly realized I just needed to not get hit. Which for the most part, isn't a hard thing to do. As long as I don't try to go gung ho in on enemies and expect to dodge everything AND kill. This really hit home around the second major boss. That was also the last time I wasn't somewhat overleveled. It is true though once you really start getting a chance to work with the chips system you can make hard becomes incredibly manageable. I also kind of got caught doing a ton of sidequests right around what I think is the middle of route A and now was like 6+ levels above everything. I need to just commit to getting to the first ending at this point. This is like, the first game with non story quests that I actually actively LOVE to do though. I enjoy the game itself to death, and everything giving me a reason to just work with it in different ways, or flat out experience it has been a joy.

    For the spoilery parts
    The whole adam birth and fight bit was the first thing in the game to catch me off guard definitely. I somehow avoided any major spoilers outside of obvious shit like A2 and 9S being playable at some point and stuff. Also was when the difficulty first hit as hard. I think I needed to do that fight about 15 times? Which I didn't mind at all. However I did NOT understand the full aspect of the corpse retrieval thing yet. I knew you had to get it or lose chips, but when the boss fight put you right back at it instead of a save point, I figured it also was skipping the corpse retrieval aspect for some reason. I got lucky on this boss and happened to reload a save in the latter half of my attempts and started noticing the corpse and getting it for the HP heal, but still didn't "get" I was losing chips.

    The amusement park boss though? I need to say first that might be the moment in the game I got sucked in to the experience. I was playing that at night with headphones. That fight took me like 40+ attempts on hard. In addition, so far that has been THE best scripted fight in the game. The whole thing plays out so amazingly. I did lose a corpse here because when I died in the first half, it was stuck under her body and I died again before I could move her. I didn't know yet I could reload my save so I lost some choice chips there. That might have been why it took so many attempts after. Since most of those attempts were the second half, that meant I was killing those corpses a lot. I got a few levels off that alone, but also a TON of the drop rate up chips. This is what kind of skyrocketed me into solid chip setups. That and her dropping a great weapon damage up +4.

    After doing the sort of Adam and Eve fight thing, thats when I got sucked into side quests. Unlike most in this thread it would seem, I loved the races. The third one got me for a bit but I knew beforehand that you actually pick up speed if you run on ground for a time. So I focused more on a short land path and found that idea route. I just barely pulled it off but got it in like 6 attempts. The second one took me longer because I was going for a wrong route for a while.

    Then I got sucked into that parade quest. Oh my gosh. That is why I am overleveled. I gained 6 levels trying that over and over. Also a ton of weapon damage up chips. I finished that around level 30 with 2 +4 weapon damage chips with a low cost. I hadn't even started the flooded city part which was like level 20. Yikes. I also did everything I could in the forrest because I thought Emil was there. Then found out he just randomly appears in the city.

    So now I shot through the flooded city parts and the shmupping was awesome. Then did the block city and beat Adam without much issue (like 2 deaths). I just now finished up the BECOME AS GODS factory and that is where I am at. Hoping to get through route A without being sidetracked now.

    In short, this is a very good game you know.

  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited December 2018
    Picked this up on a whim, seemed interesting.
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    I think it's a novelization?

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  • HenroidHenroid Radio Demon Internet HellRegistered User regular
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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited December 2018
    So I'm about halfway through Long Story Short, and... well, that's one accurate title. It's a very, VERY abridged version of Automata, and it suffers greatly for it. It adds almost nothing and takes away everything. I'd rather just play the game again.

    Even the brief new bits about A2 and Adam/Eve don't contribute anything that the game doesn't cover in some form.

    cj iwakura on
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  • Trajan45Trajan45 Registered User regular
    About to finish the book I'm currently on and I'm thinking of jumping into this next. How long does it take to get through the campaign? Sounds like you have to play it twice? is the play through different? or can I just google the best ending lol.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    Trajan45 wrote: »
    About to finish the book I'm currently on and I'm thinking of jumping into this next. How long does it take to get through the campaign? Sounds like you have to play it twice? is the play through different? or can I just google the best ending lol.

    You play as different characters and get different perspectives, so it's pretty different. Maybe 30-40ish hours for all the endings?

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  • Steel AngelSteel Angel Registered User regular
    Trajan45 wrote: »
    About to finish the book I'm currently on and I'm thinking of jumping into this next. How long does it take to get through the campaign? Sounds like you have to play it twice? is the play through different? or can I just google the best ending lol.

    There's only one real repeat.

    First you play route A. B is a retelling of the events of A. C,D, & E are totally new and intertwine with each other so you're not replaying large sections of something.

    Big Dookie wrote: »
    I found that tilting it doesn't work very well, and once I started jerking it, I got much better results.

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