Nier: Automata’s Success “Saved Platinum Games”

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Platinum Games (perhaps best known for the Bayonetta series) game designer Hideki Kamiya has recently showered Nier: Automata director Yoko Taro with praise over Twitter, crediting the masked man with saving the studio from being forced to continue churning out games based on existing franchises (a fate that usually befalls dying studios) due to the success of Nier: Automata.

According to Kamiya, Nier: Automata’s success has given the company a new fanbase while also increasing the size of its staff, things that Kamiya is very grateful for:

“NieR’s success has to this point given Platinum a new fanbase, a growing staff, a brilliant success story, an increase in qualified job applicants, and a great benefit.

Normally, I can’t help but do everything by myself… it’s a pitiful story, but to say that Yoko-san saved Platinum would not be an exaggeration. I cannot thank him enough.”

Yoko Taro’s response:

“Nice to meet you, too. Thanks to the support of the Platinum people, I was really saved by both work and spirit… It is an honor to be able to make games together. Thank you very much.”

Nier: Automata had accumulated over 1.5 million sales back in May, with the game looking likely to soon receive a sequel…


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    Comment by Anonymous
    03:28 17/08/2017 # ! Good (+0.6)

    He's thinking about how much he wants to **** Yoko Taro, isn't he?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:00 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol I still wonder just what the fuck was said there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:17 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Take it anyway you want. I took it a "love"

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:04 19/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    He said 'Kill' cuz he was going crazy at the time...this was like right before he ended up killing an image of 2B is a very brutal fashion.

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    Comment by Indra EMC
    08:06 17/08/2017 # ! Good (+0.4)

    The game might be over hyped, but it's a great game overall, that's why the sales is high.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:21 21/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think you sir got no idea what overhyped means.

    BOTW is an overhyped game, this game has an everlasting effect compared to BOTW thus more of a cult following like Shawshank redemption.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:46 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Is this game over hyped?

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    Comment by Rya
    03:56 17/08/2017 # ! Good (+0.5)

    Only a little. The first half is a rollercoaster. The first time you visit all the locations, you are stunned by how cool it is. But then you have to revisit everything a hundred times over because fast travel becomes available much too late. That gets boring. Combat becomes more of a hassle as no enemy is really strong enough to challenge you once you have learned how to effectively use upgrade chips. The story isn't great in this first half, very much standard fare. Credits roll. Then you play again as another character. Same story again? Boring... or so you might think. Because you learn more about other things and that changes everything. Suddenly the combat is irrelevant and the story REALLY gets interesting. Game is a great 8 or solid 9 depending on how much you like the combat. Other problems are the relatively small world and low variety of enemy types.

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    Comment by Rya
    03:58 17/08/2017 # ! Good (+0.5)

    I'm a grizzled old man who has seen family members die and I still almost cried at the final credits.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:50 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    In my opinion, Nier Automata is the best game of 2017.

    Mainly because It didn't waste my time with tedious bullshit like other games out there. Doing small shit in this game actually rewards you with thought provoking ideas. sometimes funny sometimes sad; it never felt like i wasted my time interacting with the game world.

    (Why do we play videogames? what's the point?) is a main thing in all of Yoko Taro's games.

    Honestly the game might be overhyped because of 2b's ass.

    ...dat ass tho...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:47 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    As Rya pointed, the first ending isn't really the ending. A lot of people just drop the game after it and say it sucks. Something he forgot to mention but the meat of the story is in the 3rd/4rd/5th endings.

    As for comments that you don't need to have played the previous Nier game, that's true. But if you've played it, it's the cherry on top and another layer of enjoyment when you see all the scattered references and shout-outs from the previous game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:50 24/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    WTF. There was nothing to cry about. Robots take a rocket to space. Androids kill each other. Who gives a fuck?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:26 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would like to think that those people who ign'd their way in Nier:A's first ending as excess fat. Best 60$ spent now that western publishers are pushing for lootboxes...

    A great game for an end of an era.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:18 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    We all did. Nothing to be ashamed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:04 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    You forgot to mention the AWESOME music.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:27 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's fun in the first playthrough
    In the second playthrough you think, wtf i've already done this(mostly)
    and then the 3rd playthrough is going on and here is where it gets REALLY INTERESTING.

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    Comment by thaguy
    17:00 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a pretty good game, more importantly DO NOT read any spoilers for it, that's how you get the complete experience. The story is pretty weird and memorable, as well as its characters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:22 21/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    NO, it was released when Breath of the Wild was released. If this was memorable than the system mover Nintendo game then it's not.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:03 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not too over hyped, it's entertaining and has a lot of different endings- though only the first 5 matter, and a few secret bosses that you have to be super high leveled for. It's a fun romp. Though go for ps4 over the steam version, even though the steam version goes on sale for $20 less than a new copy of it on ps4.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:06 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Steam version still not fixed?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:29 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I ended up using a controller on PC as mouse and keyboard just doesn't suit this kind of game very well, especially during certain parts.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:37 19/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you're too cheap and proud to buy a controller to play on PC you shouldn't be playing video games in the first place: You should be seeking professional mental help.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:23 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I want to know if developers even know what a mouse and keyboard is... my god...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:51 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yup. Still waiting for a patch.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:34 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I never had any issues with steam version. Then again I do have a proper gaming PC.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:07 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes. They don't even bother to communicate properly

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:03 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    hard to say what is over hyped.

    for me it was way beyond expectations.
    for my buddy it was good but nothing special.

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    Comment by TheOhFaSho83
    19:20 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait
    What?
    But Nier: Automata is a multi platform game
    And it wasn't even on Nintendo
    At all
    That can't be right

    lmfao this should effectively shut up all the Nintendo fangirls who proclaimed Bayoonetta 2 being a Wii U exclusive would somehow save Platinum Games because Nintendo sm

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    Comment by TheOhFaSho83
    19:18 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait
    What?
    But Mier: Automata is a multi platform game
    And it wasn't even on Nintendo
    At all
    That can't be right

    lmfao this should effectively shut up all the Nintendo fangirls who proclaimed Bayoonetta 2 being a Wii U exclusive would somehow save Platinum Games because Nintendo smh

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:11 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Overly hyped for alternate endings? yes b/c thats what the previous nier game did. If anything the difficulty actually felt like a difficulty, hard mode is a pain in the ass, but im proud that it is since most games with hard mode feel like its easy nowadays. Aside from that 2B is definitely the most popular female protagonist of the year

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:28 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought very hard was a breeze o.O except for adam and eve double battle, jet figthers in the tower and the ending credits.

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    Comment by Ishmon16
    13:34 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gotta give credit when credit is due This game is amazing cannot wait for the sequel is there is one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:01 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sequel ??? Is this confirmed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:37 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yoko Taro would do anything if you give him money, even save a company ... he even acknowledge that he is a sellout and is not ashamed of it ... at least he delivers most of the time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:23 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    hey give the man money and he delivers good history and interesting characters, not like others that recive 4 millon dolars and come out with garbage, ejem like some named K inafune

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:49 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    funny how the author comments on them "being forced to continue churning out games based on existing franchises" when nier automata itself is a sequel of Nier aka an existing franchise (though verry niche at the time)

    still loved both those games though :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:31 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It probably means they now have the cash to make their own Original IPs again, rather than Korra or TMNT.

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    Comment by BlackScience
    02:35 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    And where fuck the money go? PC version is fucked up with crash, white screen, bad performance in some computers, drop fps, and others shits.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:51 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    maybe you should get a good pc than more of 500 mg of ram :P+

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:29 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    i played all the endings on very hard, just got the credits rolling and gotta defeat all of the credits aaaand it turns out my game crashes after exactly 21 deaths so it's ultra hard to have to redo the entire credits from the beginning instead from each checkpoint :(

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:49 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Last time I checked, RAM wasn't measured in milligrams.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:28 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Isn't Sailor Pluto supposed to ensure those kind of incursions don't happen?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:07 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh shit!! He's a fucking time traveler from another dimension!!

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    Comment by ran76
    13:20 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    mg?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:27 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    megs. As in megabits...I guess?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:41 19/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    my doctor prohibits me from intaking more than 250mg of RAM daily because of my chronic memory leaks from a loose anal port.

    500mg would be a lethal dose.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:42 19/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Download FAR you stubborn Jackass. Game is great, but everyone knows SE is total shit when it comes to any semblance of support.

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    Comment by Enfield Mundo
    03:08 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The game works perfectly fine on my rig. Not everyone was having issues running the game, you know.

    The biggest complain from people about the PC version came from the FPS drop when playing cutscenes, anyway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:29 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't play games that were obviously made for consoles on PC. Don't play games that were obviously made for PC on consoles.
    Do not be stupid.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:38 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shadow of Mordor plays just fine on my pc thank you very much.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:38 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    No Witcher 3 on console, then? ;)

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:37 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anything that doesn't play at max res max framerate on a console was not made for that console.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:49 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its a console game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:05 17/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    everyone i know who played it on pc had no problems.

    your pc is just a piece of trash.




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