#3: NieR Automata (PS4)
NieR Automata was one of the most surprising announcements in gaming last year. Like most fans, I was pretty sure a sequel was out of question, especially after Cavia was disbanded shortly after the original NieR launched in 2010. Then, out of nowhere, here comes NieR Automata, with an all-star development team at the helm. I’m a big fan of Platinum Games, I adore the action combat gameplay they specialize in. This combination is like peanut butter and jelly, perfect. I know some were skeptical when it was first announced, but the gameplay trailer released and put those doubts to rest. NieR Automata will launch on PlayStation 4 in 2016.
Nightcore34: “I thoroughly enjoyed the first game so I’m particularly excited for this, the gameplay seems nice, the music is awesome and overall I’m hyped for it.”
z_merquise: “The first NieR had lots of great ideas but those ideas weren’t executed well. Now, with PlatinumGames (who is my current favorite developer) at the helm, it shows lots of promise. The gameplay trailer they released totally impressed me.”
bloodiOS: “I’ve enjoyed Taro Yoko’s works since way back when the original Drakengard came out. But even without that, I do personally feel that the original NieR‘s story, its settings, and its characters are all very gripping and memorable. However, at the same time, I’ve always felt that the combat itself could use a lot of improvements. With PlatinumGames now working on the gameplay for the upcoming sequel, it really is like a dream comes true for me. Combining Taro Yoko’s creativity along with PlatinumGames’ seemingly unrivaled expertise at making action games and, to me, NieR Automata is already shaping up to one of the most promising action RPG to come. But that’s not all! Anyone who has played the original NieR know just how incredibly wonderful the music composed by Keiichi Okabe was and I have no doubt that he will continue to do so for NieR Automata. A crazy and exciting story, heated and addictive action, along with beautiful and alluring music is what I’m expecting out of NieR Automata, and I have a very good feeling that I’m going to get it. The release date of this game simply can’t come soon enough.”