NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... for PlayStation 4
PS4

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...

Apr 23, 2021
8.84
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143rd of 7733

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: Toylogic Inc.
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... is an updated version of NieR Replicant, previously only released in Japan. Discover the one-of-a-kind prequel to the critically-acclaimed masterpiece NieR:Automata. Now with a modern upgrade, experience masterfully revived visuals, a fascinating storyline and more! The protagonist is a kind young man living in a remote village. In order to save his sister Yonah, who fell terminally ill to the Black Scrawl, he sets out with Grimoire Weiss, a strange talking tome, to search for the "Sealed verses." Experience the NieR Replicant story for the first time in the west through the eyes of the protagonist as a brother.

Gamer Reviews

3002 Reviews
9.49
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Feb 7, 2022

Nier Replicant's story is about Nier (you), trying to save his sister Yonah from a terminal sickness. In the world of Nier some shadows called shades are killing all the humans. Nier is desperate to save Yonah at any cost, starting an adventure by killing shades and resolving the mystery behind the world.

Nier Replicant is not an easy game to recommend to everyone, because its bizarre and unique story. Some side quest are tedious and have some comics event during conversation, but not so great. If you like obscure, bizarre stories and action RPG maybe this game is perfect for you. The story is kind off slow so be patient. It also have 5 endings (A, B, C, D and E) in which ending E is the new ending added in this remake. It is a little tedious to replay the game to get the others ending, but each ending gives you a little more of context of the story and extra cutscenes.

Jun 8, 2021

The game feels like a prototype to Nier Automata in every way. From the story involving the young boy and the older lady in a world that doesn’t seem like what it appears from the onset, to the combat with its long list of minute details that make it feel unique based on what you choose. The combat is good, albeit a bit simplistic by today’s standards. The movement feels just like Automata did. The music is fantastic as always. The things I wasn’t so hot about was the story being extremely slow to pick up steam. I know, rpg games are usually slow burns, but it’s harder these days to have time for that. What makes the first 10 hours or so harder to slog through is that the actual story quests feel like side quests. The side quests themselves are extremely fetchy and just not fun in 2021. Another gripe is that the projectile magic attack is not precise at all. You have to shoot ahead of the reticle to actually shoot at your target depending on how far away you are. I’m comparing this to Automata, it’s impossible not to considering the sequel exists. The jumping feels floatier in this one, so I had trouble gauging it during boss fights. The main characters (white haired) are also kind of bland and one dimensional. Sure, there’s some unique qualities about all of them, but it’s not enough to make me feel like I wanted to listen to what they said. Kaine came off as just kind of stupid, brother Nier was very predictable, and Yonah was the typical sweetheart. Yes, the game is old, but the writing could have been better for the main characters. Emil and Weiss can be fun. Ultimately, as a stand-alone action rpg, this is an average 5, with so many loading screens (seriously?), but the music makes it a 6 at most. As a game re-released after Automata, it pales harshly in comparison: it’s a 4, because sometimes the PS3-era problems are just annoying and for the love of god, end the fetching quests! If the game had less loading screens, better writing, tighter projectiles, no fetch quests, a better first 10 to 15 hours, and some very minor movement adjustments, it would be a clean 8. My problem is that the game feels like chores up until the last few hours of the game, kind of like kingdom hearts 3. It feels like Star Wars Episode 1: very slow, pretty boring, kind of too specific to matter, with bland main characters. 5.4, slightly above average.

Apr 29, 2021

8 hours in so far, I give it 7.5 out of 10. Currently in Emil Mansion just before the main boss I guess since there's a save point.

My score might change as I progress but so far I can tell that it's a little bit aged. I've never played Yoko Taro's game before Nier Automata so my expectations is a little bit different and maybe a bit too high (I loved Automata).

Combat is not as exciting as in Automata and the enemies so far lacks variety. I don't think it'd be worse than what I've played so far. I'm still enjoying it but it doesn't hook me and play it for hours and hours in one sitting like Automata did.

Yannis Spirou

Yannis Spirou

May 29, 2021
9.20
samittahman1234

samittahman1234

Jan 27, 2022
7.60
Ömer Bilimen

Ömer Bilimen

Jan 18, 2022
7.60
Genbu94

Genbu94

May 1, 2021
8.00
Kamil Jakubowski

Kamil Jakubowski

Apr 30, 2021
9.00

Aggregate Gamer Reviews

Critic Reviews

60 Reviews
8.19
Matt BianucciApr 22, 2021
NieR Replicant’s upgrades put it nearly on par with NieR: Automata, and while it doesn’t live up to the tight package Automata provided, it’s a great addition for anyone who missed it the first time around.
Mollie L PattersonApr 22, 2021
NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487129… remakes an under-appreciated action RPG for a new era of consoles and players, giving us another look into the beautifully bizarre mind of creator Yoko Taro. Replicant isn’t the most impressive remake on a technical or visual level, but it’s received some very welcome upgrades, such as an improved combat system. More importantly, the thing that didn’t need fixing wasn’t broken: the original’s captivating storyline and cast of characters. Everything in that regard is still here as it should be, just told through the eyes of the initially intended protagonist, and with a few pieces of originally cut content restored.
Richard WalkerApr 22, 2021
NieR Replicant is for the most part a pleasurable experience. The story is just about compelling enough, and while the combat isn't particularly challenging, it does prove enjoyable. New content, like the Seafront's 'Mermaid' segment, set aboard a beached ship, and a fifth ending offer replay value; and, much like in NieR Automata, getting to the final credits doesn't necessarily mean you've finished the game.

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