Monday, January 16, 2023

Nier:Automata Ver1.1a Anime Reaction

Nier:Automata is one of my favorite games of all time.  It was a game that at the conclusion of the game, I just sat there staring at the screen thinking and FEELING the experience that I just went through.  Yeah, I loved the game.

When it was announced that there will be an anime adaptation to be released in January, 2023, I was excited but also worried.  I wondered if the anime can really capture the same feeling that I had while playing the game?  

So far two episodes have been released.  Episode 1 tried to be very faithful to the game and creates many of the scenes, but I still walked away more worried.  The game just felt more epic and the computer art felt more aligned with the tone of the world so the anime failed to match.

Episode two diverged from just trying to recreate the game and that felt much better.  The story of the second episode felt like it can fit within Nier:Automata and I enjoyed.

How will the rest of the season go?  I'm not sure.  I will continue to watch and I hope they utilize the music of the original Nier:Automata more since it is a beautiful soundtrack which fans and newcomers will enjoy.  I can't imagine anyone being disappointed if they don't hear original new composition in the anime.

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