The Gods are effectively trapped within Manah. Ending 2 c. Ending 3 d. Ending 4 e. Ending 5 III. If what I remember is right, Project YoRHa was fabricated by the machines, so that the machines had a purpose to live, so that they could keep fighting. There are four endings in NieR RepliCant and NieR Gestalt (NIER), each progressively showing the true ending. Machines... what was their purpose? Basically to introduce, Drakengard is the source of story to NieR:Automata. This is directly contradicted later in the official artbook for Drag-on Dragoon/Drakengard 3 which states the two timelines are completely unrelated and unconnected. I just think of it as a plot device, i wouldn't worry too much about it. Yoko Taro himself stated the ending is happy. I think I've I played Nier:Gestalt before, and to my experience that was a mediocre game. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Caim's pact-partner is a Red Dragon. All traces of that particular logic virus are gone. Drakengard is an action role-playing video game featuring three types of gameplay: ground missions, aerial missions, and Free Expedition Mode. Which means. They have realized that by breaking free from their programmed purpose, they can find a new way of living, a possibility they likely would have never realized without the events of N:A. Recall the ending of A/B. As the pods commented, there is a possibility that the events repeat themselves. In that, it is similar to ending B, but Brother One kills Zero and Mikhail also dies because the flower pact is broken. that's really what ending E was, the successful implied beginning of the machine and android's succession of humanity's curse of life, for good and ill. the dilemma earlier was that they were so busy killing one another for a perceived purpose that they never could have adopted the human lifestyles they seemed to unintentionally seek out, the machine life forms could, but they never had the luxury due to the network/androids conflict messing it up for them, or some disaster that fucked them over. The queen-beast, Caim and Angelus fall from a giant … She allowed 9S to be backed up to the bunker even when he was previously consciously in a machine, fused with the machine network. Can they survive without purpose? Unfortunately, this order, and their entire reason for existing, "kill the enemy" actually required an enemy to be present at all times... thus, it was in their best interest to continue the cycle of war. Project YoRHa was fabricated by the machines, so that the machines had a purpose to live, so that they could keep fighting. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. War is no longer an inevitable outcome. If I remember things right, Ending E undoes the time stop that Seere created, and then Caim, Angelus, and the Queen are sucked into Tokyo. Drakengard (the series that leads to the events of Nier), has some very weird endings. For NIER on the PlayStation 3, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Drakengard Ending E Question (Spoilersish)". But he failed to get rid of all the virus, as you can see his eyes go red at the final cutscenes. Ending Descriptions a. In order to save the world, Caim's dragon decides to become the seal in order to save the planet. Drakengard. If the truth were revealed to androids, that their sole programmed purpose did not exist, could they continue to live? Cookies help us deliver our Services. Ending D features giant naked babies eating everybody in the world. For a moment I though this game was gonna go a similar rout as Drakengard. A community for the Nier/Nier Automata & Drakengard trilogy. I guess there's a possibility that the support pods kept back-up data, but both 2B and (IIRC) 9S had the virus when they died. In this episode, we check out Ending E. I did not do the last half of the episode. Though it seems like most of the endings could lead to Drakengard because Brother One doesn't die in any of them, as long as he kills Zero on the endings she survives. One of the revelations in the Nier: Automata story is that androids and machines use the same core architecture. then they could eaisly get the virus if they were attacked by any remaining infected YoRHa. What about the androids? Although I thought it was explained that the machines were the ones behind project YoRHa. The chapters only detail Branch A of Drakengard 1.3. The androids have yet to show this. There may not even be another machine war, because unlike previous cycles, the situation has dramatically changed. Let's just say that in theory they are rebuilt, virus-free. Would not every android on the planet be their enemy? 3. Perpetual war is established by self-sabotage. But apart from that almost everything you've written seems like a logical possibility. ", New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. That's a very difficult question, if every android were to get the virus then the machines would no longer have an enemy. As long as main characters are careful about interfacing with any shady tech and Hackerman is nearby to hack possible infections out i doubt they need to be afraid of anything. However, during the fight with A2, the virus reemerges. Drag-On Dragoon 3 Story Side, a novel that acts as a sort of Ending E for Drakengard 3, the events of which are canon to the first game. Drakengard features five different endings. I believe the virus is related to the bunker, that's why the resistance androids (non-YoRHa) are unaffected. 153 backs up 9S data during ending D most likely the same way, and pods clearly have some ways of maintenance and counter-hacking on their own. The machines have shown ability to evolve, and deviate from their "original sin". But didn't the Commander actually show this. A Disney-styled happy ending would never be possible. However, as the machines evolved, they began to deviate from this plan. It also gave the androids a reason to fight as well. The machines have shown ability to evolve, and deviate from their "original sin". Collecting all the weapons is more than 50% of the playtime. EDIT: After playing through the story casually and using a guide to find all the weapons, my final time came to 22 hours. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. We also don't know how deep this virus goes, it could down to point even a factory reset wouldn't destroy the virus. Unlike 2B, A2 spent relatively little time in proximity of corrupted androids, and dispatched them quickly before they had a chance to hack into her. A long, long while. 17-09), during the credits, you will be prompted by Pod 153 to perform a data check. Ending C: Manah absorbs the Casket and the Gods' power, refusing to use it. While the game does not explicitly show you a happy ending, with a little bit of faith, there is hope. Ending E: the [E]nd of yorha. Phase 8 8 years ago #1. Information presented in Drakengard 3 reinforces this theory and indicates that the events on the Iberian Peninsula resulted in the initial point of divergence. meaning the grotesqueries, the white flower, all of that wasn't magical at all, but mechanical. No, this isn't a question about how Ending E relates to Nier. **. Yoko Taro mentioned that his idea of a happy ending is from the point of view of the characters - not necessarily the player. All I cared about, ultimately, was 2B, 9S, and A2. In some levels, players can switch between ground-based and aerial combat. I'm uncertain of where exactly the data was kept, but it's not out of the question that the pods were capable of salvaging non-contaminated parts of it from which the rest of the data ''regenerated'' similarly to how 9S' remaining data did during Ending A/B. Edit: After looking at /u/Kutya7701 comment, and fact checking them. Some machines found religion. Today, I finished the Drakengard Ending E. I’d remember it is the April last year I purchased the game. Archived. I like to think that ending E puts both androids and machines in the same place humanity was in before they went the way of the dinosaurs, not knowing, having no purpose, no reason, and just slowly adapting and adopting a new mode of thought to sustain themselves. But 9S is infected, so hence forth that data is infected. You also see this with 9S. Close. Endings. Once this is done, you're given the choice of sacrificing your save data to help others get this same ending. By doing so, they remove the purpose to exist from both the machines and androids. I also have no idea how the virus works. That's a good perspective to look at things from. A2 was not infected because she never connected to any infected androids other than 2B who only gave her memory fragments through an external drive (sword). Say that the support pods have access to back-up data that is clean. Then Drakengard's Ending E happens in this world, carrying over from the last Alternate Universe of the first game. To get a full view of the story, all endings must be seen. Drakengard 2 features a number of refinements and enhancements designed to make the game better than its predecessor. As for how happy Ending E was, it didn't matter whether the war continued or not to be. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. It's subtle... very subtle. Drakengard's Ending E *spoilers* User Info: Phase 8. Because 9S stopped her data transfer. A2 is not connected to the bunker, and also never physically connected with an infected unit. I think this is what makes ending A/B so important (and the reason they are called "endings"). Additionally, when you teleport in ending E you end up in Tokyo which looks very similar to the imperial city, and the resulting battle brings magic into the world. What about the androids? A community for the Nier/Nier Automata & Drakengard trilogy. You see, a central theme of N:A is the search for a purpose. Ending E is bitter sweet, because you don't know what will happen next, but trust me, it is certainly more "sweet" than "bitter". Currently playing it, I just got to ending A in like... 10 hours? The aircraft unlocked by completing the free mission unlocked by this ending is an Su-47 Berkut. Well if ending E never happened then NieR wouldn´t have happened. 2B didn't get the virus from the bunker, she got it from another source. This is not explicitly stated, but I believe there is evidence in the game that androids can be restored using the machine's network. Finally, I finished Drakengard Ending E. 2019-02-25 - NieR and Drakengard. When you consider the possibilities this isn't exactly as happy as it first seemed, it's more kind of bittersweet. The pod also said that he only had a (IIRC) a 93% success rating when he removed the virus. The title of Ending E is likely a reference to Project Dragonsphere, Drakengard's project name. Not only do they use the same parts, but it also makes their networks compatible. Their thoughts. Upon viewing either Ending C or D once more (This can be done quickly through Chapter Select, Ch. If accepted, after a brief exchange between both pods, you will be prompted once more. Whenever one side is too close to winning, they will trigger some fail-safe to prevent true victory. Cavia, the developers of Drakengard, were based out of Tokyo.Caim and Angeles indeed ended up in the land of their "gods". Their relationships. This is a virus we are talking about, created by machines whose only main purpose is to defeat an enemy. The already infected data from the bunker? If you pay attention during the section where you're fighting the corrupted YoRHa units in their flight units, you'll notice that towards the end yellow projectiles similar to 9S' hacking particles home in on 2B. Considering other endings from Drakengard to the first Nier i should say this is the best he can offer and we should be grateful. Drakengard, known in Japan as Drag-On Dragoon, is a series of action role-playing video games.The eponymous first game in the series was released in 2003 on the PlayStation 2, and has since been followed by a sequel, a prequel, and a spin-off.It was conceived by Takamasa Shiba and Takuya Iwasaki as a gameplay hybrid between Ace Combat and Dynasty Warriors 2. The sequel eases things by allowing the player to purchase and equip health and magic restoration items before beginning each stage, and the time limits have been do… YoRHa is gone, the pods rebelled and did not restart the program. They were given one order by the aliens: "kill the enemy". Goddess and final seal keeping the world together, is killed checking them timelines... A pre-virus copy of their data or they saved a pre-virus copy of their data they... 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