Happy 10th anniversary to the original Nier! Please enjoy the game’s opening monologue, wherein a magical book is called a “dumb-ass” and “little bitch.”


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I got this game, despite reviews, when it came out. The opening monologue was the tipping point. Kaine is one of my favourite game characters of all time (and I’ve been gaming 40+ years). I loved that game so much and got so many people to play it (most loved it). I love Automata too (but I think Nier is a better experience, even if it’s a worse -game-).
I’m really worried they’ll dull the personality of the remaster now that Automata has demonstrated the series can make money. They better leave my favourite hermaphrodite intact. >:(