NIER: AUTOMATA is an episode of the Smosh Games series Honest Game Trailers and was released on May 2, 2017.

Video Description

Here comes an action game about giant battles, giant robots..and even bigger android butts. It's NIER AUTOMATA!

Trailers that tell you the TRUTH about your favorite Video Games: Honest Game Trailers. These are the hilarious trailers the game developers don't want you to see...


From the studio (Platinum Games) that brought you frenetic action games about dominatrixes (Bayonetta 2), comes an action game about giant battles, (an Engels lands before 2B) giant robots, (shot of 2B climbing up a ladder with the camera on her butt) and even bigger android butts. Okay, now I get why the internet likes this one.

Nier: Automata.

Experience a hit series that seemingly came out of nowhere--(Clips of Nier are shown) Unless you're one of the twelve people that played the previous game--and get ready to open your mind as you immerse yourself in an action game that goes from mild fanservice to blistering battles, to a philosophical mindf*ck that'll leave you questioning the meaning of your existence. But don't worry. The thighs will always be there for you. Thick, thick robo-thighs.

Slide on the unnecessary blindfolds of 2B and 9S, a pair of badass battle androids build to defend humanity, alongside an army of Victoria's Secret models and little boys in shorts as they fight an endless war against a bunch of generic orb machines and their masters (Adam and Eve), the most anime robots ever created, to rid the earth of the machine scourge and reclaim the planet for humanity, despite the fact you are also robots. Pretty messed up, right? You ain't seen nothing yet.

Jet through Automata's first half, a breezy action RPG with an anime ass plotline and some goofy side characters that you'll carve through with ease doing subquests here and there and never taking things too seriously until you cakewalk your way to a cathartic ending that leaves you with a feeling of satisfaction and hope. Then watch in horror as the subsequent playthroughs shatter your pleasant illusions as Nier casually destroys your ability to love and turns you into a nihilist forever. It's a pretty good ending and everything, but it really doesn't make up for the lifelong emotional trauma.

Blast your enemies into scrap in Platinum's patented coked out ice-in-a-blender combat as you switch seamlessly between third person action and a bullet hell shooter, and explode your opponents with special moves, weapon combos, and perfect dodges until you feel like a true master of the android ninja lady arts. Then unlock the hacking mechanic and wonder why they even put it in the game. Seriously, Geometry Wars is cool and all, but can I go back to cutting dudes in half with my giant sword, please?

Come for the stylish gameplay and stay for the existentialism as Yoko Taro weaves themes of humanity, identity and free will into machines that look like they could be in a WALL-E sequel, then watch as they do messed up stuff like: Have robot sex, performing robot Shakespeare, forming a cult, committing machine suicide kind of all the time, and cannibalizing their own kind. Then, if that wasn't enough, strap in as Nier goes all Metal Gear on you by: switching characters mid-battle, letting you kill yourself by taking off the wrong item, having 26 different endings including death by mackerel, having a super tough credit sequence you have to play, and permanently deleting your save files at the end to rub it in. (Clip of Yoko Taro rolling around on the floor with a Nier Automata t-shirt) All because they let this guy make a video game. And you thought you were dedicated to cosplay. This dude is wearing the moon from Majora's Mask all the time.*

  • It's actually an Emil mask

So put on your lacy unmentionables, float those katanas on your back, and ready your butts for an action game that has no business being as good as it is. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go have a mental breakdown about fictional robots. (crying) They were too pure for us. Too pure!


2B or not 2OHHH I get it; Whines S (9S), 2A or not 2NOPE--no, that doesn't work, Rockem Sockem Feelbot (Pascal), Barry and Ashley Olsen (Adam and Eve), Nurse Joyless (Devola and Popola), Your typical AI overlord (N2), and eternal questions about the nature of the soul.

Guilt: I got a lotta.

Love or hate this game, you gotta admit, the music was incredible. If you don't like this, you might actually be a monster.

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