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    u1201698's Nier Automata (PC)

    [August 30, 2018 06:11:27 PM]
    Game Log 1: Entry 3

    Nier: Automata

    Main Character: 2B

    Supporting Characters: 9S, Weapons Trader

    With my third time diving into the game, I am starting to notice some of the ethical issues that are not part of the story and do not/will not affect the outcome of the game. One instance of this would be the sexualization of the main character, 2B. She is an android who looks identical to a human and has the figure of an anime character. While you are running around the different environments her skirt will fly up and you are able to see underneath it. I see no necessary use for this character design and don’t see why she isn’t wearing full pants. On another note, back to the androids being sentient issue, does the way they are dressed even matter because they are not human? 2B directly says that “feeling nice has no bearing on missions”, so why would dress matter to their makers if that thought is embedded in their systems? The theme of the game seems to dispute the developers own character designs.

    Another interesting moment occurred when the Weapons Trader says, “What if my weapons make my friends die faster?” I can’t remember a time where an NPC, this early in the game, reflects on his/her own actions and how they affect the people around them. Is he right for making the weapons that his friends are holding when they die? If he doesn’t would they die faster? All interesting questions that can be applied to instance beyond just this game.

    This entry has been edited 1 time. It was last edited on Sep 6th, 2018 at 17:19:05.

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    [August 30, 2018 12:19:33 AM]
    Game Log 1: Entry 2

    Nier: Automata

    Main Character: 2B

    Supporting Character: 9S

    As I opened Nier: Automata for the second time, I came to realize that I did not save my previous play and had to restart. At first, I was bummed but then saw it as an opportunity to scan past the first layer of details of the opening sequence for more ethics driven ideas and issues. I was surprised I missed this, but the fact that the androids wear masks to cover their faces, to me, stood out as symbolism for the human race recognizing the humanity within these robots and choosing to cover it up and continue to use them as fodder to save themselves rather than allow them to fully become what they truly are, human. I also found it interesting that although the androids are programmed to suppress emotion they have an almost impossible time, doing so. This stands out the most when 9S says "There's no actual meaning behind anything machines do." This statement is referring to the mindless machines that are the humans and android’s enemy's “army” in the war for the Earth. This is important because it demonstrates how the androids do not see themselves as anything less than being human on an unconscious level, thus it is imbedded in them to feel emotion, the same way we do, without full control.
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    [August 28, 2018 09:51:08 PM]
    Game Log 1: Entry 1

    August 28, 2018

    Nier: Automata

    Main Character: 2B

    Supporting Character (Partner): 9S

    When first playing Nier: Automata the only ethical choice that the player is presented with is kill or be killed, that is, until about 25 minutes in when you’re partner, 9S, radios in and shows a bit of emotion. 2B snaps back at him saying that those feelings are forbidden, and without thinking, 9S shuts them down. After this exchange, the entire opening sequence had new meaning, one with a glaring ethical issue: Was it right for whoever was using these machines as weapons to suppress their emotions and dehumanize them, allowing them to be killed off without second thought? And furthermore, was it right to desensitize these robots, or automata, to the death of their comrades? Just from the emotion that comes out of those two questions, I can see this game holding deep values in equality and what it means to be human and the all-encompassing nature we should all retain.
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    u1201698's Nier Automata (PC)

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    GameLog started on: Tuesday 28 August, 2018

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