NieR: Automata – Hacking
NieR: Automata is a game about androids and machines, so obviously it has to have a hacking mini game in there somewhere. While 2B herself can’t actually hack anything, 9S is an expert when it comes to dealing with electronics. When playing as 2B, you will occasionally have to engage in a few hacking mini games, but only 9S will be able to actively hack enemies and other objects in the environment.
When playing as 9S, you’ll have the ability to hack enemies in combat. Instead of pushing triangle to use a heavy attack, that button lets you hack. Hold down the triangle button while locked on to an enemy to begin the process. Once you’re in, you’ll have to play a bullet hell mini game. Your goal here is to use R1 to shoot and destroy all of the black blocks in the area. Once you’ve done that, the enemy’s black orb will be vulnerable, and you’ll be able to damage it. Destroying the black orb will lead to a successful hack and deal a good amount of damage to your foe. The hacking mini games can get pretty tough as you’ll eventually run into hostile black blocks that can fly around and shoot you as well. Taking too much damage in the mini game will cause the hack to fail, and 9S himself will also lose HP.
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