Nier Automata- Video Games As Art

NieR: Automata is a sort of sequel to NieR that tells the story of androids 2B, 9S and A2 and their battle to reclaim the machine-driven dystopia overrun by powerful machines. So far so video game trope-y, but what sets this game apart is the philosophical and ethical questions it asks. I played the game for just under 40 hours and in that time it made me consider deeper questions in life like why are we here? Is life cyclical? Is there a God? I haven't been this mentally stimulated for ages, maybe since Twin Peaks or even Evangelion back in the late 90s. Anyways, the game is stunning and well worth your time and money. Play it, it's one of my favourite games of all time.