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NieR Replicant Review

By BwwDtt | 10 December 2020
Average: 6 (2 votes)

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... is a remake of the computer game in the Action/RPG genre, developed by the Japanese studio Cavia and released by Square Enix in 2010 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

  • Dynamic Action Combat System
  • Hardcore and Challenging Bossfights
  • Unique Universe deisgned by Yoko Taro
  • Excellent Art Style and Music

NieR Replicant Gameplay

NieR Replicant is an extended version of NIER, which will not only complement the history of the original project but also change the gameplay to make it more appealing for fans of the NieR: Automata. The main goal of the developers is to modernize the project from 2010, which was skipped by many players. In NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... you will have to try to save your sister from a deadly disease in a dark post-apocalyptic world. The protagonist will have to search for a cure, and during the journey, he will uncover the truth not only about the nature of the disease but also many other secrets of the world. The game is being developed by Drakengard and NieR creator Yoko Taro and Dragon Quest X and NieR: Automata producer Yosuke Saito.

Toylogic studio, responsible for the development of NieR Replicant, promises that new Replicant will not be a simple remaster. Together with PlatinumGames, developers are changing the gameplay, bringing it more similar to the successful NieR Automata. For today's players and fans of 2B's story, NieR will expand adding new characters and reworked side quests. The game will be voiced, and the legendary composer Keiichi Okabe will compose new tracks and re-record the old ones.

The plot of NieR tells us about the journey of a young boy who is looking for a cure for his gravely ill sister. On his way, he is helped by a Grimoire Weiss book, a guy in a strange mask named Emil, and a beautiful swordswoman girl named Kainé, as well as the mysterious Shadows, which are somehow connected to the disease of the protagonist's sister. The plot of NieR: Replicant takes place long before the events of the much more popular sequel Nier: Automata. Nevertheless, their events are closely related. Automata fans definitely should check out Nier: Replicant, where they can learn about the past of humanity and the reasons for the creation of androids.

The story of NieR Replicant begins in the summer of 2053 in the ruins of an unidentified city. A lingering blizzard envelops the region, luring the few survivors into the tenacious cold with little shelter and minimal food. Two survivors of the onslaught of climate change lie crouched in the ruins of a grocery store - a boy and his sister. The girl suffers from an uncontrollable cough, and her brother makes a momentous decision. A mysterious book lying on the ground between them taunts her brother with its power to help; he need only to give up his soul to gain power. Several monsters known as shadows appear, and the brother fights them to protect his sister with the help of the book. However, after defeating the shadows, the child becomes even sicker. You will have to explore the world of NieR and find the solution for this trouble.

One of the unusual facts about this game is that it has two completely different versions for Western and Japanese auditory. The modified version of NieR Replicant, NieR Gestalt, was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in the West in 2010. The game is set in a different time, but the concept and characters remain the same, except that Nier and Yona became father and daughter.

NieR Replicant is an extraordinary project in many ways. The game itself is unique and impressive, and the fact that it was published by Square Enix, getting more and more cautious about risky experiments, is even more impressive. In an era where the game world is ruled by refined game design, and analytical departments are excluding the slightest risk, the developers were not afraid to release a niche game made in the spirit of jRPG from the 90s full of original ideas and somehow strange mechanics. The gameplay and graphics of the original NieR are already severely outdated, but the plot, characters and visual style are always fantastic.