NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… for PS4 & XB1 – We will find a cure!
PlayStation®4, Xbox™One Ι Genre: Save [sister] Yonah from the Black Scrawl!
What have in common the Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War and Albert Camus’ The Plague? Despite many centuries separate them; both have written about the phenomena known as plague. Causing deeply emotive experiences such as religious hysteria and morality shocks; in the history of humankind, epidemics were seen as a punishment of the gods. To don’t forget these traumatic events; through the millennia many writers developed a sort of “disaster narrative” that helped people to keep the memory alive; including a warning for the future generations, also in these hard times cursed by the Covid-19 pandemic, we can enjoy a vast number of tales created to exorcise the fear!
I swore to protect my sister and my friends!
Also in the gaming industry, only a brilliant person like Yoko Taro could express the relationship between pestilential devastation and its effects on people involved in a new kind of trauma tale. Imagining a far-future tale in which Earth is nothing but a wasteland; he created an interactive nightmare in which we must help a young lady to survive finding a cure. For many reasons, Yoko Taro can’t be considered a simple game director, but a contemporary philosopher that investigates human nature using video games. In his masterpieces NieR: Gestalt and NieR: Automata, he told very mature stories that melt catastrophe, eradication of the previous social fabric, and heroism in a so unthinkable way.
But that’s not all about plague; in the first chapter, we can learn also more about his vision on gender-related issues. Inserting one of the few non-binary characters in the gaming industry (Kainé); we can learn how – sometimes – the life of minorities can be difficult. If you have played with NieR: Gestalt you will surely remember how Kainé has been ostracized by all the other inhabitants of the village, and how human nature could be cruel when experience something different from a so-called “normality”. With all these premises, we can undoubtfully consider NieR an actual masterpiece from many points of view. And we’re so happy that from this Friday the remake of the Japanese only NieR Replicant will reach western shores with NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… for PlayStation 4 & Xbox One!
Released in two versions in April 2010 for PS3 and X360; NieR: Gestalt & NieR: Replicant are the two faces of the same coin. A dark fairy tale in which we impersonate NieR (father in Gestalt/brother in Replicant) and we are called to begin an epic quest to find a cure for the dying Yonah; a young girl who has been infected by the mysterious illness known as Black Scrawl.
Actually, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… for PlayStation 4 & Xbox One is not a simple HD remake of the original episode; it is a brand new version that includes many elements that were not present previously. In this masterpiece, nothing is as it seems; it really catapults us in a crumbling world plagued by disease and dark, unrecognizable creatures.
Together with powerful allies and a mysterious sentient grimoire; we will encounter things that will confound even the mightiest ‘n more determined adventurer. Also, its seamless in-battle mechanics provide us an intense action that screaming out a miracle!
Forget all you’ve played so far; NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… for PS4 & XB1 bring us digitally or physically in a realistic dark story where all the voices of marginalized people shout loud and clear, and we must listen to them. Only in this way we can create a better future for all humankind!
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