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by Saint of Killers » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:12 pm

Saint of Killers wrote:Gonna finish second playthrough today/tomorrow, and then put this on the back-burner until I'm done with Persona 5 and Horizon: Zero Dawn. I'm still enjoying it but, unless third and fourth playthroughs are massively different, I know I'm gonna get tired of it and I really don't want that to happen. Instead I will end it on a high, and play again in a few months time. (*Touch wood*)


Well this isn't getting finished tonight, and maybe not tomorrow night, either, because the side missions just keep on coming!

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by HSH28 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:36 am

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Saint of Killers wrote:Gonna finish second playthrough today/tomorrow, and then put this on the back-burner until I'm done with Persona 5 and Horizon: Zero Dawn. I'm still enjoying it but, unless third and fourth playthroughs are massively different, I know I'm gonna get tired of it and I really don't want that to happen. Instead I will end it on a high, and play again in a few months time. (*Touch wood*)


Well this isn't getting finished tonight, and maybe not tomorrow night, either, because the side missions just keep on coming!


Not sure if this is what you are talking about, or if you want to read the following article because it has some spoilers, but if it is it seems like you'll want to continue playing.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017- ... laythrough

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by Rubix » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:57 am

Think you need to complete it a few times in order to get the whole story

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by Saint of Killers » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:07 am

HSH28 wrote:
Saint of Killers wrote:
Saint of Killers wrote:Gonna finish second playthrough today/tomorrow, and then put this on the back-burner until I'm done with Persona 5 and Horizon: Zero Dawn. I'm still enjoying it but, unless third and fourth playthroughs are massively different, I know I'm gonna get tired of it and I really don't want that to happen. Instead I will end it on a high, and play again in a few months time. (*Touch wood*)


Well this isn't getting finished tonight, and maybe not tomorrow night, either, because the side missions just keep on coming!


Not sure if this is what you are talking about, or if you want to read the following article because it has some spoilers, but if it is it seems like you'll want to continue playing.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017- ... laythrough


Learned this last night! Finished 2nd playthrough and I expected 3rd (and then 4th) would cover the same events but from a different perspective. That isn't what happened. But...

Rubix wrote:Think you need to complete it a few times in order to get the whole story


While it looks like the story will move on, the gameplay will mostly remain the same and so my worry about it getting repetitive still stands.

I'll definitely be coming back to it though, and sooner than planned now that I know the story moves on after 2nd playthrough. (May return to it before H:ZD.)

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by Rubix » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:19 am

Ive heard some of the gameplay changes

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by Saint of Killers » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:22 am

Ta for the heads-up!

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by Brerlappin » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:49 am

I just got the first ending, and honestly overall I was pretty disappointed. I kinda don't want to play now as 9S because the hacking mini game is fun like 3 or 4 times but not for an entire campaigns worth of play. But apparently to see what happens after ending one I need to finish playthough 2. I missed about 90% of the side content just down to how bad the UI is. The fact you cant highlight individual sidequests and that all quest markers are just turned on and make the map look like a red diamond convention meant I just said strawberry float it and went for main mission markers only. I dunno, maybe this one was just overhyped but right now I'm feeling pretty ambivalent towards it.

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by Saint of Killers » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:59 am

I only used hack a few times, usually on the melee/bullet sponge enemies (the gold enemies are rare fights and they don't respawn). You don't have to use it if you don't want to.

Map features are very basic indeed, but being able to place a manual marker does make finding the missions you're interested in doing a little easier.

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by Rubix » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:50 pm

Finished first playthrough

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by Dual » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:35 pm

Just finished the demo and now I want to get the game. Liked the way the camera moved around different sections so seamlessly.

Most Japanese game I've ever played as well.

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by Saint of Killers » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:01 am

Guess what I'm gonna be making a start on again today :slol: I'm enjoying Horizon ZD, but knowing I won't have time to finish it before Persona 5 hits just isn't sitting right with me, and so I've decided it makes more sense to see NierA through to completion. (Which I *will* be able to do before P5 hits.) Hopefully the gameplay won't feel repetitive but, if it does, I'm sure the story, new side missions, enemies, etc will make up for it.

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S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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by Saint of Killers » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:28 am

3rd playthrough spoiler: I am NOT liking this stormtrooper get-up. :dread: I understand why it's being used, but it still feels sketchy as strawberry float to be running around in it.

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S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: NieR Automata (PS4) - Platinum Games - Demo on PSN
by Saint of Killers » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:41 pm

Rubix wrote:Ive heard some of the gameplay changes


Holy gooseberry fool :slol: Will just leave it at that. Happened a short while after chapter 3 kicked off, it wasn't anything major but it had us laughing a in kind of disbelieving/lol wut way.

Also, I expected the story to go one way but, thank strawberry float, it seems not to be going down that route. I'd have hated it if it had.

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S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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by Saint of Killers » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:31 pm

There's a section in chapter 3 which is arguably the worst bit of gameplay in the whole game.

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S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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by Saint of Killers » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:43 am

Done. Mostly. Still not seen the "true" ending but that really can wait :slol: I'm glad I went back to this earlier than planned.
Chapter 3 definitely had the biggest *ugh* moment, *loved* just about everything else. If NierA isn't in my top games of the year then we'll have had an amazing year of games!

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S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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by chalkitdown » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:52 pm

I've never wished so much for a game to be linear like i do when playing this. Honestly, if this was more akin to Ninja Gaiden/Bayonetta/DMC et al, I would be loving the strawberry float out of it. I thought the first hour was stunning. The awesome combat, the way it switched gameplay styles so seamlessly, the very interesting story, the massive boss. It was almost a perfect opening hour.

Then the game proper starts and it's find me 5 of this, get me 3 of that, fetch me all this gooseberry fool while I'm gonna sit here and do nothing. The worst kind of open world shite. My heart had never sunk so fast. The world is so dull and drab, too. Maybe it's my open-world fatigue, maybe it's because I'm playing it off the back of Zelda but I'm just not feeling this at all. I guess i should research my purchases more :lol: I honestly didn't know it was an open-world game.

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by Brerlappin » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:07 pm

Yeah the open world in this is so dull. Literally nothing to do in it at all. I'm pretty much done women world as a genre overall, I'm tired as gooseberry fool of it but god damn it's unnecessary in this game. It would've been so much better as a linear title. The demo is almost a bait and switch

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by Saint of Killers » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:37 am

Ways to get around drab world that much quicker: play main missions until fast travel (between unlocked save point locations) is unlocked; put nothing but speed plug-in chips in one of your chip storages (so storage should be System Chips + Moving Speed Up chips); buy the item that kind of looks like a pouch (bought from Resistance Camp, I think it's called Satchel), it'll allow you to ride a moose or a boar without need of setting bait down. (You'll just have to stand beside the creature for a moment or two before the button prompt appears.)

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S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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by Tafdolphin » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:23 pm

I agree with brer here, the open world is utterly pointless. I've enjoyed precisely one of the sidequests (the Lost Sister one) and the rest have been needless fetch quests with very little payoff. Didn't help that I did quite a few before Fast Travel turned up. I'm going to concentrate on the main story and see where we go, but so far it's nowhere near the 'masterpiece' that it's been touted as.

Saying that, there's nothing I've disliked. The combat is strawberry floating brill, the story is super interesting and the upgrade system is great.

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by Rubix » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:39 pm

Just finished my second playthrough and onto my 3rd

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