A few days ago, Platinum Games' Hideki Kamiya thanked Yoko Taro and his work on Nier Automata, the action RPG released earlier this year on PlayStation 4 and PC, also stating that the game effectively saved Platinum Games. A few hours later, Yoko Taro himself answered to Kamiya, having nothing but praise for the man and the team.
In his answer, Yoko Taro thanked Hideki Kamiya for his support and the help he received from the team, noting how he was honored that they were able to develop Nier Automata together.
— yokotaro (@yokotaro) August 13, 2017
Yoko Taro's unique vision for the Nier series, combining elements of different genres together, could only be developed by Platinum Games, which is also known for doing the same in games such as The Wonderful 101. The end result is one of the best games of the year, with an excellent gameplay experience and a story that will stay in players' minds for a very long time.
You’ll laugh; you’ll cry; you might even contemplate whether androids are capable of feeling emotion at all or if they’re merely going by what they were programmed to do. NieR: Automata rewards long-time fans of Yoko Taro’s works with an experience that transcends any single genre. Although it might not be a perfect game, the sum of NieR: Automata’s unique storytelling meshed with Platinum Games’ style of action meld together into a title well deserving of being one of my personal Games of the Year, not for the story being told but rather HOW 2B’s story was told.
Nier Automata is now out on PC and PlayStation 4 in all regions.