Nier

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Hey, Xbox Nerds, This Is Your Reminder to Play 'Nier: Automata'

There is no grand message behind this. It’s on Xbox One now. Play it.
Patrick Klepek
6.28.18
The Pantheon of Games

Austin Walker's Top 10 Games of 2017

This year, games refined old ideas and introduced brand new ones. They also provided the fuel needed to power through the murk of 2017.
Austin Walker
12.30.17
The Pantheon of Games

Patrick Klepek's Top 10 Games of 2017

2017 was a year of bullshit. But it was ALSO a year of sad robots, horrifying monsters, and chicken dinners.
Patrick Klepek
12.27.17
E3 2017

Square Enix’s E3 NieR Stream Was Extremely NieR

With musical numbers, fan-favorite characters, and nihilism, it was some perfect, NieR-ass nonsense.
Janine Hawkins
6.19.17
Nier Automata

Does the Designer Behind ‘Nier: Automata’ Believe in God?

The unconventional mind behind one of this year’s most surprising games answers our questions.
Patrick Klepek
6.5.17
Podcasts

Giant Bomb’s Alex Navarro Joins Us to Spoil Nier: Automata

You asked for it. We, uh, waited a few weeks later to deliver. You're welcome.
Patrick Klepek
4.30.17
Nier Automata

In Praise of the Graceful Camera Choreography of ‘Nier: Automata’

It’s unafraid to shift perspective even at the cost of players' sense of clarity. And yes, this is a good thing.
Ed Smith
3.30.17
Nier Automata

Life, Death, Sacrifice: The Beautiful Tragedies of 'Nier: Automata'

Lots of games ask try to ask big questions, but precious few imbue them with as much depth and emotion as this one.
Patrick Klepek
3.29.17
Podcasts

We Discuss More ‘Nier: Automata,’ YouTube Controversies on Waypoint Radio

Someone at Waypoint isn’t going to shut up until you play ‘Nier,’ so just do it.
Patrick Klepek
3.27.17
Nier Automata

The Uncomfortable Humanity of the Robots That Inhabit ‘Nier: Automata’

Come for the combat, stay for the existential questions about reasons to live.
Patrick Klepek
3.21.17
Podcasts

We Dive Deep into ‘Nier: Automata’ on Waypoint Radio

Plus, Austin Walker reports back after 30 hours with ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda.’
Patrick Klepek
3.20.17
Nier

'Nier' Has a Wild, Interesting Story, and Here's How to Catch Up ASAP

As 'Nier: Automata' arrives to a great reception, spend a few minutes understanding why people have been fawning over its predecessor for years.
Patrick Klepek
3.8.17
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