A demo of Nier Automata was released at the PlayStation Store before Christmas. Players were pleased with the graphics and immersive gameplay. However, the ending stunned the public with the unexpected turn of events.
Here is a spoiler-filled video of the ending:
Nier Automata Plot
Nier Automata takes the audience to the Factory to destroy their target. 2B, the protagonist, attempts to escape after being cornered by Goliath wheels. In addition, a fight against Goliath occurs. 2B and her ally 9S’ fates are unknown.
YoRHa No2 Type B (2B) is a female android designed by humans. She escaped the Moon to escape extinctions by the Machines. Meanwhile, YoRHa No9 Type S (9S) is a male android whose main skill is hacking.
The full demo is just about 30 minutes on average. Gamers who got hold of the trial felt that major parts of the story were left out. However, it seems that this is a strategy that Square Enix devised to entice players to buy the full version.
Meanwhile, the combat and 2B’s movements are stunning at best. Players are in for a treat as the protagonist moves through every nook and cranny in a swift fashion. Knowing that all YoRHa androids are trained before battle, it is quite a feast to the eyes to watch the characters fight and move through the game.
On the other hand, the players are shocked with the boss battle at the very end of the demo. The unfair fight scene resulted to an unexpected scene that might make the players wonder what will happen in the full game.
There are theories that the demo ending of Nier Automata might just be a test that the droids need to pass before going into full combat. In addition, the androids are immersed into an extensive training. This mission might just be a test to see if they have what it takes to fight.
Yoko Taro’s new full-length game is filled with twists, love angles, and dramatic endings. Players who are familiar with Taro’s work will see his signature style in the demo.
Nier: Automata will be released on February 23, 2017. Stay tuned to Video Games Republic to catch the latest on video games, tech and more.