NieR: Automata New DLC Is the Best Add-on You May Never Play

With a name like 3C3C1D119440927, who could have guessed the DLC might be a bit confusing?

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NieR: Automata's new 3C3C1D119440927 DLC dropped today (yes, that is what it is actually called), and it makes some great additions to the game. The bad news is that the process to get to play it is a bit convoluted.

The key is unlocking the Chapter Select feature, which doesn't happen until you have played through the game three time to get to Ending C or D. While many players have already done that, many of those same players kept playing to Ending E and made the ultimate sacrifice of letting the game obliterate any progress you have made and deleting all saves and game info - including having unlocked the Chapter Select feature, which is needed to play the DLC.

So if players achieved Ending E, they will need to play through three more times to again unlock Chapter Select to be able to play the DLC. Phew! Got that?

If you have access to Chapter Select, lets now talk about the DLC. It offers new sidequests and coliseum battles that give players costumes, cosmetic items and music. And you get some pretty odd boss battles, going against an animated version of Square Enix boss Yosuke Matsuda and Platinum Games' Kenichi Sato. The good news is the goodies for dispatching them are pretty nice.

So have fun with the DLC, if you can. If not, NieR: Automata is really good and you shouldn't mind a few extra playthroughs. Right? 

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    May 2, 2017 4:30 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, NieR: Automata New DLC Is the Best Add-on You May Never Play

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      May 2, 2017 4:36 PM

      That sounds a wee bit convoluted.

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      May 2, 2017 4:47 PM

      Glory to mankind!

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        May 2, 2017 9:29 PM

        Become as Gods. Become as Gods.

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      May 2, 2017 5:09 PM

      That is a fucking strange way of adding DLC

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      May 2, 2017 8:02 PM

      Enough with the 'play through it three times' stuff. You don't play through the game three times. You play through it once and It has three distinct segments.

      If you play to the end of the game, you are given the option to sacrifice all of your progress to aid other players. This is totally optional. If you have selected that, yes, you need to play through the game again. Suckers. Ending E does not require you to do this.

      If you've played through the game and didn't nuke your progress, the DLC is instantly available.

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        May 2, 2017 11:04 PM

        Yes think of them as mistake endings. There are many of them. Most aren't story related but are more instant fail because you avoided the story at certain crucial moments. These are usually funny as hell. The game story isn't really over until you have ABCDE endings but you aren't playing the game over that many times it's all one game. Took me about 25 hours to get there and I loved it.

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          May 2, 2017 11:04 PM

          Mistake was supposed to read midgame

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            May 2, 2017 11:16 PM

            I guess mistake endings works for the F-Z endings, anyway

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      May 2, 2017 8:27 PM

      So here's the question: is the DLC itself good? I haven't started Automata yet, but if it's good DLC then maybe I want it before I boot up.

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        May 2, 2017 10:59 PM

        It's endgame DLC. You can add it later.

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      May 3, 2017 12:21 AM

      Too spendy for what you get. Hopefully it gets a discount in the future!

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      May 3, 2017 9:57 AM

      Sounds stupid. How long does 1 playthrough take?

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        May 3, 2017 10:53 AM

        20 hours

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          May 3, 2017 11:56 AM

          So, if I read this correctly then you have to beat the game 3 times for a total of 60 hours to unlock this DLC and if you continue playing the game before DLC you can't unlock it? lol?

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            May 3, 2017 5:05 PM

            It took me about 25 hours to get all 5 endings.