Free-to-play smartphone exclusive
Developed by Square Enix and Applibot, NieR Reincarnation is a free story-based RPG that takes place in the universe of NieR. The entire game series are spin-offs and sequels to the popular Drakengard series. NieR Automata was a massive hit for Square Enix. Can NieR Reincarnation live up to its predecessor?
You play as the White Girl, an amnesic girl who struggles with intense nightmares every night. A creature known as Mama will be your guide in this confusing time. You'll also come into contact with the Black Monster, a creature with unknown intentions.
It’s a rather complex storyline, which it shares with the rest of the games. The profound stories are one of the main positive aspects of the series. Interestingly, this time, the game starts with you waking up in a cage.
NieR Reincarnation fits the bill for a gacha game. Although free, it’s funded by the microtransactions paid for by players. These transactions grant the player the chance to receive random items to enhance their experience. If you take part, you’ll receive multiple items, including characters and weaponry.
The game's combat isn't too difficult and is manageable for even the most inexperienced players. It has an auto mode that lets players automatically attack enemies too. The game boasts some stunning visuals and is overall quite an attractive game to look at. The developers did well to create an environment that draws the player into the story.
The game is rated 17+ for medium violence, horror themes, fantasy violence, vulgar humor, and adult themes. You can download it on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch for iOs 10.0+. Additionally, it’s currently only available in Japan.
NieR Reincarnation doesn’t compare to the previous installment of the series; this is mainly because it is a mobile game and that the developers implemented gacha mechanics. Although the story-mode is playable without spending any money on the game, it's certainly an inconvenience for players not interested in gambling for items.
Should you download it?
Yes, if you can come to terms with the pressure to make microtransactions.
- Stunning visuals
- A complex and enticing story
- Gacha mechanics