The Importance of Nier: Automata
I like video games. A lot.
I've been playing games since I could walk, all the way from Pac-Man and Space Invaders to today's games.
One thing I would never ever say though is that games are important (not in the vital sense anyway).
Social equality, intellectualism, accessible education and healthcare. Those things are important, not video games. Just because I play games obsessively doesn't mean I don't understand that they are just a hobby like any other. So when I say a game is important, believe me, I'm not pulling that statement out of my arse.
Nier: Automata was a surprise to me, not just in how good the game is (and believe me, it's a fucking incredible game).
This game manages something that until now no other game (or movie, book, comic... etc) has ever done. It gave me a feeling I've never felt before. It took advantage of its medium to convey a feeling in such a manner that it left me shaken, confused, elated and giddy.
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Now, I don't want to giv