Sunday, 08 July 2018 22:42

REVIEW: Nier: Automata - Become As Gods Edition (Xbox One)

Written by StacefaceMayhem
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Nier: Automata is a brilliant game. It has everything I look for in what I think makes a game successful; A quirky but well worked, in-depth plot, astoundingly appealing to look at but simple inventive gameplay, open world areas with linear elements, interesting camera angles and beautiful graphics that compliments the atmospheric, well selected backing tracks.

When it first came out, I read a lot of reviews for Nier developed by PlatniumGames with Square Enix, and was thoroughly impressed at what I saw. Being an exclusive PlayStation title then, it went to a different reviewer, so I never actually got to experience it. Time is precious in this job, so it fell wayside. Now that the ‘Nier: Automata- Become As Gods’ edition is finally available on Xbox One, I am able to finally take the ride for myself.

Now, MKAU did review Nier: Automata on its initial release in March last year for PS4, so for a more in-depth break down of the game feel free to follow the link here: https://www.mkaugaming.com/item/4919-review-nier-automata-ps4.html 

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The ‘Become As Gods’ edition comes packed with all the current DLC, some skins and accessories for all those diehard fans. I say this as just casuals aren’t going to benefit from all of these features right away, as they require multiple play throughs.

I was lucky enough to play it on my Xbox One X and was able to really appreciate its beautiful enhancement for 4K HD, HDR10 support and smoother frame rates. I didn’t have much to compare as I didn’t play the original, but this game was a work of gritty, rustic art and a thing of magnificence for the senses, it is just too bad they didn’t utilise these environments to their true graphical potential. When watching online comparisons, the quality in graphics have very minute enhancements that may have people who have already played it, not wanting to play it again.

While most JRPG’s seem grindy, this game is refreshing with it’s interesting characters and ever shifting gameplay. If you are like me though and have always had this game on your to do list but never got around to it, starting it on the Xbox One X is a must to get the top, but not necessarily needed experience. Now to start it all over again.

Additional Info

  • Review Score: 5.0 / 5.0
  • Release Date: Out Now
  • Platform: PC, PS4, XBOX ONE
  • Developer: PlatinumGames
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Genre: Role-Playing, Action