bigbull1
BigBull
bigbull1
Apr 16 2018
302

Nearly wrote “Florida Man” about five times while putting this together.

Feb 2 2018
1

Hmm. I shall probably give it a try. Thanks for the not-too-revealing assessment. Recently I’ve been trying to play games as blind as possible, trying to get my first impression uninfluenced by a bunch of outside noise. If a game is truly good then it should be good regardless of fanfare. Read more

Jan 30 2018
91

But the subdued color palette makes sense for a lot of games. I think that’s the major difference between the palette choice in a lot of japanses games(Both Nier games also come to mind).

The style that you call bland, isn’t supposed to invoke beauty in the instantly gratifying way saturated color palettes do. It’s Read more

Jan 3 2018
1

Late reply (also due to job/holidays/family), but if you stopped after playthrough two, you really should pick it back up. Read more

Dec 17 2017
2

I thought I had a handle on the controls (on my first playthrough) until the “swarm” battle outside of the resistance camp. I’d barely made it through the battle right before, using up a ton healing items and just got trashed.

Up until that point, I’d been been much more distant/defensive in my play style. There was a Read more

Dec 13 2017
1

Aa, I’m so happy for you, you have a lot of awesome waiting for you :D

Dec 13 2017
2

Yeah, people hate the hacking minigame for “trivializing the combat” but it’s there so that you don’t have to do the same boss fights twice. (And I really liked it because I am old and bad at combat, but have hundreds of hours playing Asteroids.) Read more

Dec 13 2017
2

So this made front page (a week after you wrote it), and I wonder if you have beat playthrough 2 since then? Read more

Dec 13 2017
2

No real spoilers here, but the hacking is fun (and if you want HUGE level boosts, you need to use it on the special character) OTHER than one point in Route C that made me waste an hour (and almost threw a controller) on a 30 second hack.

Dec 6 2017
2

Welcome to playthrough 2. What do you think of the hacking mechanic so far? A lot of people hate it, but I found it much less stressful. Read more

Nov 30 2017
1

I think you’ve put your finger on it exactly. The map and quest tracking systems are terrible, but they did that in the interest of forcing you to make a closer connection with the game world. It’s a brave choice, because if the world or game were less good, it could just push you away from the game entirely.

Nov 29 2017
1

It’s kind of a Yoko Taro signature move. All the Drakengard games and the original Nier all had lots of endings. In fact, Nier is a spin off of the very last “kind of canon but also a joke” ending from the original Drakengard.