I played NieR: Automata a LOT this week, and we’re going to keep this post short so I can get back to it ASAP.
What was Played
I’m only 15 hours in with only route A under my belt, but NieR: Automata feels like both Yoko Taro and Platinum are at the top of their game with this one. The combat is tight and the story is that special Taro brand of weird meets great meets fascinating. So far this is a strong contender for one of the best videogame stories in a long while.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Features Trailer (JP)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe seems like a much needed killer app for the Switch. Breath of the Wild is getting tons of acclaim, but it is also available on the Wii U. The Switch does have a poor launch line up but by this holiday season it will have several great games like Splatoon 2, Super Mario Odyssey, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to help push units
Middle-earth: Shadow of War First Gameplay
The first gameplay and gameplay impressions are out for Middle-earth: Shadow of War. With an expanded Nemesis system and dragon riding, Shadow of War actually seems like the rare sequel that actually meaningfully builds on its predecessor.
Fire Emblem Echoes Trailer
This trailer is mostly cinematics and story, but just from this short glimpse it seems much more interesting that the story of Awakening or Fates.
Andromeda Launch Trailer
This is the worst trailer for Andromeda so far, which is a shame since the build up of information so far has been great. Video games need to stop using the crutch of “dramatic pop song or pop song cover”.
Persona 5 Update
Persona 5 still is not available in North America
VA-11 HALL-A Update
VA-11 HALL-A still isn’t out for the Vita.
What’s on the Plate
I’m going to do my best to beat Automata before Andromeda comes out and then try to beat Andromeda before Persona 5 comes out.