Nier Automata

Game of the Year 2018

A Game's Photo Mode Isn't Just a Feature, It's My Way of Seeing the World

Photography isn't just about posing the perfect shot, it's about working within limitations to capture a moment.
Dia Lacina
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Hey, Xbox Nerds, This Is Your Reminder to Play 'Nier: Automata'

There is no grand message behind this. It’s on Xbox One now. Play it.
Patrick Klepek

We Need More Games with Ursula Le Guin's Idea of Flexible Resistance

How might games take up the banner dropped by our loss of Le Guin?
Cameron Kunzelman
The Pantheon of Games

Danika Harrod's Top 10 Games of 2017

Sometimes laughing, crying, and singing karaoke with your sworn brother are the best medicine for a terrible year.
Danika Harrod
The Pantheon of Games

Fanfic: The Trials of the False Oracle

Everyone's (least) favorite know-it-all from 'Nier: Automata' learns a lesson.
Jennifer Unkle
The Pantheon of Games

Patrick Klepek's Top 10 Games of 2017

2017 was a year of bullshit. But it was ALSO a year of sad robots, horrifying monsters, and chicken dinners.
Patrick Klepek
The Pantheon of Games

The Best Games of 2017: Day 2

Whether you were running from terrifying, nameless foes or facing them head on, the games of 2017 were all about war, lore, and... good music.
Patrick Klepek
Carli Velocci
Janine Hawkins
Dante Douglas
Jack de Quidt
Objectively Correct Lists

Songs to Listen to As Your Eyes Are Fried by the Eclipse

We'll see you on the dark side of the moon.
Phil Witmer
Jabbari Weekes

'Tacoma' Doesn't Reach Heights of 'Gone Home,' But It's Damn Good Sci-Fi

The developers of 2013's groundbreaking adventure game have returned with a short but sweet tale, this time in space.
Patrick Klepek

Episode 14 of the Waypoint UK Podcast Is All About 2017’s Best Games So Far

Because it’s the end of June, so of course it is. We’re talking Zelda, ‘Horizon Zero Dawn,’ ‘Detention,’ ‘Edith Finch’ and many more.
Mike Diver
E3 2017

Square Enix’s E3 NieR Stream Was Extremely NieR

With musical numbers, fan-favorite characters, and nihilism, it was some perfect, NieR-ass nonsense.
Janine Hawkins
Nier Automata

Does the Designer Behind ‘Nier: Automata’ Believe in God?

The unconventional mind behind one of this year’s most surprising games answers our questions.
Patrick Klepek