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NieR:Automata: Short Story Long

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Experience the world and characters of the hit video game franchise!

When alien forces invade with an army of Machines, the remnants of humanity must depend on Androids of their own design—the placid 2B and the excitable 9S—to survive.

From Pod 153,
to fans of NieR Automata  [ref &NieR: Automata: a Short Story Long]

Question: What is a fiction collection?

Affirmative: It i
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 9th 2019 by VIZ Media LLC
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Jess
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this.

To get the most out of this if you will need to have knowledge of both of the games in the Nier series. As a fan of both the original Nier game (I lovingly refer to it as a beautiful disaster since the story and characters are amazing but it's some hardcore early PS3 clunky gameplay) and Nier:Automata I was really satisfied with this book. The first and last stories especially have a lot more impact if you played the first game.

I really liked that this was a collection
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Hindooh
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: light-novels
"The destination was the outside world.
The beautiful world that "He" has yearned for."


This was so much better than the first book!

a collection of short and heartbreaking stories, the last story was Emil's .. how fitting :(
Sophie
May 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: video-games, reviewed
Overall impressions: Easily an improvement over Long Story Short , thanks to the stories being separate from the game rather than a direct retelling. Typos and idiosyncrasies in the translation still exist, though - these books really needed a better editor and some oversight from Square Enix to make the translations square with the game translation. (The most painful error was “Glory to humans,” but the use of Ms./Mr. honorifics continues as well, and there was an odd bit suggesting “roger” wa ...more
Audrey Arnold
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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This book was an impulse buy at B&N. I saw it on the table and was captured by the unique description and liked the fact that it was a short story collection. I bought it having no idea whatsoever that it was based off a video game. I've never heard of or played the game, but I really enjoyed this book of short stories!

The stories in this book are so well crafted. They're emotional, intriguing, full of twists and turns, and always have "punchy" endings that leave you feeling amazed. I enjoye
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Benny Regalbuto
May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
A vast improvement on its counterpart, Long Story Short. The translation errors and grammatical slipups were still there, but so much less prevalent.

As with any short story collection, some stories were better than others (first one, best one?). Regardless, they were all enjoyable for their own reasons. Of course, having played NieR:Automata helped, but this one is definitely more of a pick-up-and-read than Long Story Short.

Glory to mankind. (Glory to humans, according to this translation. Whate
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Rohit
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
DLC worthy stories

Some of the stories should be made into DLCs for the game.
Most of them are available to read free on the game's wiki. I bought this to read the novelization of the YoRHa stage play which is excellent as are rest of the stories.
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