- The reviews of NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... - a remaster of an acclaimed if somewhat forgotten action RPG - have appeared online;
- The game is getting a ton of positive reviews, most of which point out that this title is more than just a simple resolution boost and some texture improvements.
Critics from around the world have released their first reviews of NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139..., the remaster of NieR Replicant, an action jRPG from 2010. The refreshed version offers upgraded audiovisuals and enables users who have not had the opportunity to try the title before to get acquainted with the ambitious and scheme-breaking storyline of the work. The review score average on Metacritic is currently 83/100 (based on 60 notes, only for the PS4 version).
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Selected Game Reviews for NieR Replicant Ver.1.22474487139...
- TheGamer - 100/100
- GAMINGbible - 100/100
- Noisy Pixel - 100/100
- Screen Rant - 90/100
- Game Revolution - 90/100
- Twinfinite - 90/100
- PlayStation Universe - 90/100
- Hobby Consolas - 88/100
- Gamepressure.com - 85/100
- Vandal 85/100
- Gamepressure- 85/100
- Destructoid - 85/100
- Video Chums - 84/100
- IGN Italia - 83/100
- IGN - 80/100
- VGC - 80/100
- GamingBolt - 70/100
Critics are encouraging both new players and veterans to try out the remaster. They note that the refreshed visuals go far beyond a mere increase in resolution, making it feel like a much prettier title. The combat system has also been improved and is now even more satisfying.
Reviewers also reassure skeptics that despite a few mechanical and stylistic changes, it's still the same RPG with a story that goes beyond the standards dominating the gaming medium. What's interesting, the devs also took care of completely new story content, so even those who played the original will find a few surprises.
However, it is not a perfect remaster - according to critics, it did not manage to cover for certain gameplay shortcomings, primarily its repetitiveness. Some archaic 'fetch, take, sweep' solutions may put off impatient players. But it's worth the effort to get to know the best parts of the original.
NieR Replicant Ver.1.22474487139... will launch tomorrow, April 23, 2021, on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and next-gen consoles - PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S - via backward compatibility.
- NieR Replicant Ver.1.22474487139... - official website