NieR Replicant: What You Need To Know

Nier Replicant ver. 1.2247
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NieR Replicant ver. 1.22474487139

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 releases on the 23rd of April, and geeks are losing their minds. If you aren’t exactly sure about this game, or if you are new to the NieR franchise, fasten your seatbelt and let me take you on this detailed but quick trip through this game.

Nier and Nier: Automata 2017 which was released in Japan had an exhilarating story having rather a strong action-RPG gameplay which was a spin-off and sequel of the Drakengard series.

If we have anything to build on from NieR: Automata, Nier Replicant is going to be one heck of a game with multiple endings, with a strong action RPG gameplay.

What is NieR Replicant?

Essentially, NieR Replicant is a remaster of an older version of the game named as Nier. Nier was the first and foremost version which was released for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

In this game, the setup is of a world which has been through an apocalypse. There is no modern technology or modern buildings. However, some of the remnants of modern technology are visible throughout the game. This world is full of spiritual monsters termed as “Shades” and they terrorize the people who have survived. Since the world is devoid of technology, people use old tools and weapons in this game.

Nier Replicant Setting
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NieR Replicant: A post-apocalyptic world

The game revolves around a boy (played by the gamer) who has to save his sister Yonah who has been infected by a terminal virus called the Black scrawl. Hence, the main objective is to find the cure for the sister while the hurdles that need to be overcome are revealed as one progresses through the game. There are also some side quests from which you can earn gold to get weapons, health and temporary stat boosts. In these side quests, you need to move around different places, collect items and kill Shades.

The early stages are a bit slow and repetitive. However, the game becomes interesting and exciting once you clear the early stages. As you progress further in the game, you meet different interesting characters as well which help in storytelling. Grimoire Weiss is one such character. It is an ancient floating book with awesome magic powers. However, it has an unusual and strange personality. Besides, there are also other characters who play their part in finding the cure like Kaine and Emil. The quest becomes quite interesting due to these characters.

I would love to tell you more but I don’t want to give away any spoilers.

Does playing NieR Replicant depend on Automata?

The NieR Replicant is a prequel to NieR Automata. The original NieR, then NieR Gestalt, Automata, and Replicant. There is a huge leap forward in time in these games. Only a few of the characters may be similar. Otherwise they can exist as stand alone games. Even if you have played the previous NieR games, the new characters, the exceptional world and the development of the game provides you with a whole new experience.

However, if you want to be thorough and not miss out on any of the NieR games, you should start with the original NieR, then NieR Gestalt, then Automata and finally the Replicant. The players who have already played Automata would find similarities between Automata and Replicant because the developer Toylogic has improved the Replicant’s warfare in line with Automata’s style. Plus, there is a visual upgrade along with fully-voiced dialogues and new music. 

However, there is no need for the players to play Automata before having to play the new version of the game that is the Neir Replicant.

How many endings does NeiR Replicant have? [SPOILER ALERT]

As you play the game, you progress in a different manner. Hence, NieR Replicant has quite a few endings depending on how you have played the game. You can unlock the endings in the following manner:

  • Ending A:For this, you need to play the game to the end.
  • Ending B: in this, you can unlock the ending by playing the game to the end on the same save file twice.
  • Ending C: For this ending, Nier must stab Kaine and then kiss her to end her pain. This ending comes after A and B.
  • Ending D: In this, in order to save Kaine, the player must sacrifice itself. This will delete the saved file.

Another ending exists but it is only in the book Grimoire NieR which was published only in Japan. Not all the people like to play the game again and again but it is the only way to unlock the different endings for this game.

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NeiR Replicant can be quite an emotional rollercoaster. 

NieR Replicant Tips and Tricks

You can make use of the following tips and tricks to help you play NieR Replicant:

  • If the full screen mode does not provide the desired graphics effect, you can use the borderless window mode to get the full screen effect.
  • It is not necessary to talk to everyone in order to see everything. The important things to be said will have bubbles above the character’s head.
  • You need to save the game frequently at the mailboxes. The automatic save option does not exist in NieR Replicant.
  • When you reach the half of the game, there is a point of no return when you enter the manor. Hence, you must unlock all the side quests before you reach this stage in order to get the 100% from your game.
  • You must go for the side quests as well because you get great rewards and new weapons through them.
  • It is not necessary to go for all the side quests but do not leave the ones that provide weapons as a reward.
  • You must collect all the weapons because you’ll need them all to unlock the final set of endings.

Now the wait is over and you will be able to buy and play your heart out because this game will give you that thrilling, adventurous ride. Plus, you will get to experience 4 endings with this new version. So, enjoy the joyous ride in the fantastical world where wondrous adventures await their master, i.e. you. Let’s dip back into the NieR world, fellas.

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