Video games are constantly trying different ways to make you feel like the game you’re playing has exciting, tangible stakes. Some are more creative about it than others.
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A perfectly timed dodge is already a thing of beauty. Adding kick-arse slow motion afterwards makes it even better. I'm convinced there's no better feeling in all of video games than a dodge into a slow motion action move. In games, I'll spend all my points upgrading my dodge in hope of chasing this highly specific, action-fuelled high.
Without his mask, Yoko Taro looks like anyone else at the Game Developers Conference. He has a thin grey beard and wears a black hoodie with short, flowing sleeves that wouldn't seem out of place at Hogwarts.
His head is shaved, and his face is round, but otherwise he doesn't resemble the giant Nier mask that has become his trademark over the past few years. He just looks like a Japanese man.
Nier Automata is cruel to its characters. An action role-playing game from Square Enix, very few games have made me react as strongly to the story as Automata. While Yoko Taro's games have always been disturbingly provocative as they dig at deep existential questions, the optional sidequests from the Machine Village exemplify what makes Automata so compelling and heart-wrenching.
Have you been playing Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on your phone a little bit each day? Were you enjoying helping out your friendly neighbours with frivolous tasks, crafting your favourite style of coffee table and generally just vibing along to it all? Well the director of NieR: Automata is here to tell you just how messed up Pocket Camp actually is.
A picture is worth 1,000 words and a good Simpsons picture is worth one quijibo. An intrepid Twitter user is turning still from The Simpsons into wonderful summaries of 2017's top video games.
There's a limited-edition Nier Blu-ray disc for sale here only at Tokyo Game Show, and it's selling out in minutes every morning. The disc itself, a recording of a live concert of music from Nier and Nier: Automata, is something you can buy anywhere, but at TGS you can get one that's been signed by the game's creators.
While Nier Automata's 2B has been the undisputed cosplay star of 2017, she's not the only character being featured from the game.