Well my preordered physical copy should have arrived at my house today but didn’t, which I am suitably grumpy about. So I’ll probably bookmark this thread and return once it arrives and I’m actually playing damn thing.
But I wanted to quickly say something about my (possibly unique) perspective going into this, for those who haven’t seen me talk about it elsewhere: I basically had a religious experience playing Automata and a couple months back obtained a PS3 which allowed me to experience the original ‘grumpy dad’ Nier. I racked up about 16 hours with that which was enough to get the first ending without bothering with a lot of the side quests. I left it at that because I felt like I had a good sense of what it was like by that point and as keen as I am to get the full experience I felt like I’d benefit from waiting for the QOL upgrades that would come with the remake. Time will tell if that was a wise choice but look, I have limited game time in my life, and I almost certainly ain’t gonna play this thing the whole way through twice*, so I kind of have to pick a version and go with it. Pray for me.
edit: *under the circumstances I think I should clarify that I mean THE WHOLE WAY through, nudge nudge wink wink, I am not sure exactly what this entails for this game but I have really properly finished Automata so I have some idea.