publisher: Square-Enix / Eidos
Game mode: single player
NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... is an improved and extended version of the 2010 action RPG NieR Replicant. The prototype was developed by the no longer existing Japanese studio Cavia (e.g. Drakengard and Bullet Witch). The new edition was produced by the Toylogic team (Happy Wars and Happy Dungeons) and the people from PlatinumGames (Nier: Automata and Bayonetta series) helped with the work.
The game is a spin-off of the Drakengard series, considering the fifth ending of the first part of this cycle, in which the Earth has fallen into disrepair, as canon. Action of the NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... starts thousands of years later. We play as the teenage boy named Nier. He goes on an expedition in search of a cure for the mysterious plague known as the Black Scrawl, which his younger sister, Yonah, fell victim to.
Compared to the original, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... not only does it recreate the whole plot of the original from 2010, but also enriches it with additional characters, threads and endings. The game was designed so that even veterans can count on a lot of fresh impressions.
The game is an action RPG, in which we observe events from a third person perspective. The gameplay focuses on fighting the enemies with a powerful arcade combat system, allowing you to lead out many types of attacks and combine them into combos. The player can also use spells. The gameplay is varied by occasional battles with mighty bosses.
In NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... several weapons are available to the player, including a one- and two-handed sword and a spear. Each weapon can be modified with materials found during the game, increasing damage and gaining access to many useful special effects. When you play for killing enemies and completing quests you get experience points, which are used to improve the hero's stats. We also get gold to buy items.
In addition to the main storyline, the game also offers many optional side tasks. There are also sections and adventures in the form of mini-games, requiring, among others, farming and fishing.
Compared to the original NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... offers not only additional content, but also a much improved graphic design. In addition, all audio and music has been recorded again.