Ghosts of Humanity: Being Human in NieR: Automata and Xenoblade Chronicles X

The nature of humanity is, of course, a common theme in works of science fiction. It may even be considered one of the core purposes of the genre. Isaac Asimov famously explored this in his many stories, especially involving robots and androids. His “Three Laws of Robotics” have become so ingrained in the fabric of the genre that many people probably don’t know where they originated. Other authors and creators have approached the idea of the “humanity” of robots, of course. Today we’re going to talk about two videogames. Xenoblade Chronicles X and NieR: Automata.

Spoilers after the jump.

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