NieR, 10 Years Later – Yoko Taro’s Magnificent Embrace of Gaming’s Gray Area (Otaquest)

In comparison to the polished presentation and refined if controversially-linear gameplay of XIII, NieR felt crude and dated almost immediately.. Yet ironically, NieR is emblematic of change and a transition within the wider gaming industry, and now feels like a game ahead of its time in the wake of the phenomenal success of its unlikely sequel, NieR Automata. With a remake on the horizon, looking back at NieR’s place in the gaming landscape upon its release and the storied position it holds 10 years later couldn’t be more different.

You can read this piece over at Otaquest.

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