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Old 05/16/2018   #76
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I got ending E, it was an interesting way to wrap the game, that said, I see this ending causing some frustration to some people so I suggest watching it on youtube instead.
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Old 05/20/2018   #77
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I really love this game, guys. I'm most of the way through the second playthrough, and the more I play it, the more fun it gets. I'm doing a lot more of the quests in this run, and I really like the little stories that go with each of them, and how it fills into the wider mystery as to what exactly is going on. I love what a significant, noticeable difference your plug-in chips make. I love the stories that go with the weapons. I love how in the hacking minigame whatever song is currently playing becomes 16-bit. I also love finding connections to the first Nier. I need one more Large battery to finish the Engine Blade, and I haven't found nearly enough Pure Waters to upgrade a Pod even once..

That's all I have for the moment really, just raving. Excellent game.
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Old 05/20/2018   #78
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Started replaying it today from the beginning and hnghh. Now I remember why I dropped a game as good as Horizon Zero Dawn cos I just couldn't put this down.
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Old 05/21/2018   #79
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One thing I forgot to add is praise for the map. With so many games going for the "sprawling open world," emphasis on the sprawling, I like that the map is a manageable size, that I can actually learn my way around it and know how to get to a place intuitively. But at the same time, there are no shortage of little discoveries. (SPOILER) I was pleasantly surprised when I found the underground tunnel system near the desert after thinking I'd seen the whole map.

I got my Ending B and I believe I'm most of the way to C. (SPOILER) I had been bracing for a rote 'twist' like "The machines have been humans all along!!" Especially since that's what the first Nier did anyway, so I didn't foresee the twist that actually came, which was nice. So I'm very curious as to exactly where/how they're going to wrap this up. Something to do with that voice that took control of the YorHa units, I guess.

Eve's comment to 9S about assuming his desire to "**** 2B" was...unexpected. And can androids even do that?
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Old 05/22/2018   #80
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ForceStealer wrote: (SPOILER) Eve's comment to 9S about assuming his desire to "**** 2B" was...unexpected. And can androids even do that?
(SPOILER) Well, one's a panty flashing maid and the other's a shota, what do you expect

anyway keep playing.
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Old 05/22/2018   #81
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ForceStealer wrote: (SPOILER) Eve's comment to 9S about assuming his desire to "**** 2B" was...unexpected. And can androids even do that?
Yoko Taro actually did indeed answer that question in a Q&A section from the Japanese Strategy Guide, which some fans translated into English.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...VBTzzYlDg/edit
Yoko Taro wrote: Q4. Do androids, as well as Adam and Eve, have reproductive organs? Do they use them?
They do not have them right after their ‘birth’. Since reproductive organs were hidden in most of the information from humans, they failed to copy those organs. However, during their learning process, they may gain body parts that serve as reproductive organs. Since they can copy anything, they can create semen, change their sex, and even mimic pregnancy to a certain extent, but since they cannot become truly organic lifeforms, they will not be able to undergo insemination or mitosis. They can only create very convincing imitations of the real thing using other materials.
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Old 05/22/2018   #82
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lol. Of course he did.

I finished all the [real] endings last night. I love the effects when you have the Engine Blade fully upgraded.

(SPOILER) I don't know that I have coherent thoughts to share, but I can ramble for a bit I guess. Good lord did things start getting shitty in Route C. Even though Ending A didn't actually explain anything, I liked that it was reasonably positive. That all went to hell quickly though, haha. I liked 2B's body armor, and it was fun being a consummate badass again after going through the game as 9S.

The no more humans was a bit of a drag, if only because I really wanted to see what their base on the moon was like and such. But I get the very Yoko Taro-ness of the masters of both sides being long dead. And the connection to the first Nier made sense there. The connections started getting more overt than I was expecting, actually. Seeing the Library in the tower, all the Gestalt reports, of course Devola and Popola. (And to be clear, those weren't the ones from Nier, but the two who screwed up that these two were being persecuted over WERE, right?)
I expected the connections to be more easter-egg-y and vague than that, so that's cool.

The virus stuff was shitty, especially wiping out Pascal's village...was that really necessary? I played A2's bits before 9S', and as he was turning into a rage monster, when I had to go over to Pascal's as him I was afraid they were going to make it that HE gave them the virus. I'm glad it wasn't that, at least.

The tandem boss fight was fun, and the final ending was, at least, pretty adorable. With your pods coming to care about the characters and rebuilding the two so they can be together at least. And that ending credits thing was cute, with the messages from around the world. I actually did pretty well! But I did finally get help towards the end, but I got a lot further than I anticipated at the start.

A couple questions that are just off the top of my head - so, in Ending D, the Machines launch themselves into space. But they don't show that in Ending E, so did that still happen? Or did A2 just wreck the tower and the machine network is destroyed?

Another - so the backdoor built into the Bunker so that YorHa would be wiped out before they learned the truth and spread it to other androids. But...was that simply scheduled to happen at the appropriate time (as in, when it looked like the androids were about to win?) Or was it just counted on that the machines would find it?

I'm assuming we don't know how long 2B has been repeatedly killing 9S when he got to clever? Who started YorHa anyway, were the humans still around? Or was it just some androids figured out the truth and were remarkably plan-oriented?

That's all I have for now I think, but I'll come back if I think of more


Anyway, the game was great fun, highly recommended
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