>>32464>Are the differences that big? I read up about it after playing through Gestalt and from what I've gathered it just changes some minor details in conversations with Yona and Kaine.
It's not that there are huge differences which make them completely different stories/games or some such. But the background is completely different, which in turn makes the way the characters interact with each other differently too; in both subtle as well as straightforward ways; something more than changing "big brother" for "father" in the translation. In my opinion, while Gestalt isn't bad per se, it has a lot of holes that can be only filled by those details in Replicant, hence why I say "it adds a lot of consistency to the background in NieR". Also, Replicant is far more cruel, which is probably what Yokoo-san envisioned in the first place (as there are no sidestories of Gestalt Nier in the grimoire, I think they didn't deem that as important).
>There's a translation of Grimoire Nier
Ah, funny, that. I was planning in adding a translation to the Witch's Banquet at the end of this report as an omake, since they only have a summary extracted from some chinese forum. I was thinking about translating the alternative ending too, but it's far too long and I didn't feel like it was worth it.
>I'd love to read a summary of all the differences between Gestalt and Replicant though since there's nothing like that online as far as I can tell!
That's mainly the reason I'm doing one! I feel that not even the wiki does a good work at explaining any of this.
The mail I use for translations is "a2501 AT waifu DOT club", feel free to shoot me a message. If you prefer staying anonymous, then just wait until the report pops up somewhere; I'm still looking for a good place to upload it, but I'll post about it here when it's done if you want.
As of now I only have a relatively long draft that needs a lot of edits, but most of the differences are already there. It's the first time I've ever wrote anything that isn't science-oriented, so I think it may be very amateurish, at least until I clean it up a bit.
>I kind of hope that they'll eventually release like an HD version of Replicant in the west!
I really, really want this too; N:A was a blessing by itself. If Yokoo-san managed to do that, then he may be able to kick NieR back to the market. Let's just hope it happens soon!