Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by hexer, May 19, 2024.

  1. hexer

    hexer It's PJ! Modder

    Dec 7, 2013
    I played Nier, the first one, back in the day, and I do recall getting some strong Planescape Torment vibes from it. See the list below for some spoilers.
    Not sure if that was deliberate or not. However, since the sequel Nier Automata borrows heavily from the 2013 movie Oblivion, I don't think it's a stretch to say that Yoko Taro, the game's director, might have borrowed from Planescape Torment too. Anyone else played both? What do you think?

    The Nameless One = Nier
    The Transcendent One = Shadowlord
    Morte = Weiss
    Annah = Kaine
    Dak'kon = Emil (both in a way wield the ultimate weapon)
    Deionarra = Yonah (ghostly female character, source of protagonist's worries/guilt)

    Also, there are shadows in both games as a major plot element/threat.
  2. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Cranium Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    I loved the Nier games so much that I decided to check out the Drakengard series on the PS2. Yoko Taro is definitely a genius. Do check Drakengard 3. Good stuff.
  3. ironmask

    ironmask A Smooth-Skin

    Mar 10, 2018
    I don't think would be possible since PT wasn't published or translated into Japanese before Nier was made. I also don't think Yoko Taro can speak and understand English, so there would no way he would be able to understand what is happening in PT.