Edited March 9, 2020
at 09:51 AM
NieR: Automata is the latest game from Yoko Taro to be released in the "big" platforms, and for many, it put NieR in the map that weren't interested in the first game or in Yoko Taro's works. In NieR, humanity lost Earth, but it plans to retake it with the assistance of an android force called YorHa. As you keep playing the game, you will start discovering the truth behind the alien invasion and what truly is YorHa.
As for the game itself, it plays like an story-driven action RPG with a small open-world, but it's also a Yoko Taro game. This means that it will be changing genres any time, showing its creator craziness and imagination all the time. So yes, it's a RPG but you might find yourself playing a shoot 'em up anytime, and this makes sure that the player always get surprised for what comes next. The game doesn't disappoint in any area; having a stellar soundtrack, an emotional and great story that develops at the right pace and controls greatly. While this is all great, the PC port really could use some work and you might want to look into the FAR mod in order to have a better experience playing on PC.
NieR: Automata rewards players for replaying it multiple times. There's plenty of endings to see besides the first ending you get, and always something new to be found in each playthrough.