Nier Automata Director Declares Stellar Blade Better Than His Game

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"Stellar Blade Makes Me Jealous"

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  • Yoko Taro, the director of NieR: Automata, has stated that Stellar Blade is much better than his title.
  • He admitted that it makes him ‘quite jealous’ because it has a great concept and amazing graphics.
  • The director appears to have a lot of respect for Shift Up.

Stellar Blade hasn’t even arrived yet, but it’s been a topic of discussion ever since the announcement. Shift Up recently dropped a demo, which garnered tons of appreciation from the audience as well as the critics.

The game is getting so much praise that the director of NieR: Automata, Yoko Taro, has admitted that Stellar Blade is better than his own title.

Why it matters: Stellar Blade draws a lot of inspiration from NieR: Automata and Yoko Taro’s work. Therefore, it must be a huge deal for the director to receive words of praise from this iconic personality.

Stellar Blade Takes Inspiration From Popular Titles
Stellar Blade Borrows From NieR: Automata For Its World.

Yoko Taro’s comment refers to the fact that the game has next-gen graphics and a brilliant overall concept.

In an interview with IGN, he admitted that Stellar Blade seems like the better game. The director has been acquainted with Hyung-Tae Kim since Magna Carta, and he’s a fan of the work.

Stellar Blade actually makes me quite jealous.

-Yoko Taro

He further admitted that Hyung-Tae Kim is already quite popular in Japan. Yoko Taro even went as far as to say that most people would pick Stellar Blade over NieR: Automata if they had no prior knowledge of the two.

Screenshot from Stellar Blade
Eve Can Be Customized Extensively In Stellar Blade.

Overall, it’s great to see an industry veteran appreciating another studio for its great work. In a world where competition has become the driving force, a healthy rivalry and being appreciative of others’ content is always a welcome change.

NieR: Automata was released in 2017 and is still selling well.

As gamers anticipate Stellar Blade’s release, Yoko Taro is rumored to be working on his own sequel to NieR: Automata. Therefore, it will be interesting to see how the IPs compare in the future.

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