This game was definitely a let down. I could only play it for the first 2 or 3 hours and it was painful. Excruciatingly painful.<br><br>They did not put any thought process into this game as the enemies are mere "glitchy" looking things that i have yet to figure out how they bleed or wield weapon? i was hoping for a longer God Of War, but no. This game is worth around $**, but never $**. No. I kind of think of it a Legend of Zelda with a mix of Prince of Persia. <br><br>Graphically: Amazing. Smooth contours and depth was quite stunning.<br><br>Story: what story? there is no story. supposedly if you play through the entire game, you'll reveal more and more about it, but there is no way anyone should suffer through it. <br><br>Controls: not too, too bad. but they could have done more with it.<br><br>in the end, its a poor excuse for a game. avoid it. possibly a good rent. but thats debatable. <br><br>It is what it is...
In all honesty, this game got to be one of my all time favorites rly quick. The story was great and the characters were rly interesting and it is rly easy to get attached to them. The story drew me in and didnt let me go until the very end and even then there was a lot of questions unanswered. The game has multiple endings, each one with its own drawbacks and rewards, so u need to decide which one u like the most. The graphics, in my opinion, were just awesome and the cutscenes were epic to say the least. This game is one of the great undiscovered gems in gaming history and if u dont play it then u r definitely missing out. The only complaint I had was the first half may seem a little slow at first but once u hit that halfway point it picks up like u wouldnt believe and u wont want to stop until u reach the end. All in all, this game is simply amazing and def worth playing. I seriously hope Sqaure Enix makes a sequel. Best $20 I've spent in a LONG time
Rich Action-RPG title
Nier is one of my favorite action/role-playing titles I own for the Playstation 3 for a variety of reasons. The game, set over a thousand years in the future is re-created in a simple and interesting way. The way of life resembles the Medieval ages and the architecture and city design was very well done. Living in a world where dark creatures called "Shades" inhabit the world, Nier is trying to save his daughter from sickness. Over the course of the story you meet a very memorable cast of characters that I connected with since they are personalities similar to some friends I have.
The overall game play is great; you are able to use melee attacks but also open up "Grimoire Weiss" (a talking book) to utilize magic spells. The open world is very beautiful and there are plenty of side quests to be had in the different cities (fishing, errands, etc). There was also a bit of platforming in certain areas which I appreciated. The boss battles were larger than life and very exciting. The voice acting was superb but what I loved most from this game was its soundtrack. I feel this really made the game for me; it has perhaps the most well written music in a video game I have played in ages. In addition, this ranks up there with my other favorites like the Final Fantasy and Mega-Man series.
Either way you look at it, I think this is a solid game. The story was interesting, the characters were great, controls were smooth, and the sound is top notch. Some of the most compelling times of the game are when you are in a dream-like state and all you can see is white text against a black background on the screen without anything else. It demonstrates the power behind the story and takes you in even further. If you like action, adventure, platformers, RPGs or any combination I definitely recommend this title. It is suitable for either casual or hardcore gamers depending on how you approach it.
When game makers lose their minds.
I have a few thoughts on Nier the title coming out for the PS3 and Xbox 360 here in the states being released April of this year. Nier RepliCant is the Japan only title and is a younger less ravaged Nier and his relationship with Yonah is that of a sister not a daughter. Why in the world Square Enix thinks the game wouldn't go over the same with US audiences is beyond me. When a Dev team starts thinking they know what an entire country, as a whole, likes is totally beyond me. I may be from the US but I enjoy Square Enix games be it in Japanese titles or other wise. But my understanding is they changed the skinning of Nier, dialog, and his relationship to the other main character to make the story more palatable for western audiences. My opinion of this game was swayed just by reading this fact "Gestalt is in fact a rehash of the RepliCant title". To me it flat out ruined the title for me. Very inventive beautiful game on the lines of FF XIII from what I'm seeing but in the end I can't bring myself to spend the money on it.
The game Nier is an excellent game in it's own way. The graphics could have been better, but they aren't ugly, I noticed that there are strange blurring effects when you get really close to your character, and the overall graphics is a little rigid at times, and could use a little more smoothing. The gameplay is actually quite fun, I definitely don't consider this a button masher game, I can actually use some strategy to kill my enemies, some of the enemies attacks are way too brutal. The music is just pure amazing, every song in this game is just excellent, and really enhances the gameplay. The storyline is pretty good as well. For those gamers who are looking for a good action rpg, this game is definitely for you, any Square-Enix fan will be pleased in my opinion.
One of the best stories
On one hand, this is truly an amazing game if you are one of those RPGers who can still play an JRPG for its story and feel for the characters. On the other hand, this is not a game for one who hates reading and skips all dialogue in a game and simply seeks action and graphics.
The game play is nothing exceptional though it offers variety.
You play this game for it's amazing story and dialogue, astounding voice acting and beautiful soundtrack. These qualities are the most important in making a good RPG.
Very fun game and a bizarre one at that!
I'd really looked forward to this game as more details arose and suffice to say, now that I've actually gotten to play it, I love it. Yeah, the graphics are rough for a current gen game, but I'd take a fun game over Final Fantasy XIII graphics any day. From the odd jobs (fishing) to epic boss battles, it took all the best parts of Zelda, hack n' slash, and JRPG and managed to make a pretty awesome game. Also, the production design is top notch for both originality as well as referencing some classics like Shadow of the Colossus and even a bit of Ico. If you have liked previous Cavia outings like the Drakengard series, I think you'll dig this one. There is just a fun factor that is sometimes hard to find in games these days. Admittedly, I'm only a few hours in, but I feel that I'll play this one for a long time to come.
blew me away
I just happened to be browsing the store when my wife found this game. The name makes no sense and has no insenuation to the game itself but that has no effect on the game. The graphics are amazing. It's a very good action rpg. It has some beutiful cutsceens and fun fights. The gameplay and character development isnt too complex and you dont have to grind and lvl up. The characters were very cool and my favorite part of the game was the music. You can definately tell SE had it's hands involved there. I do kinda hate that the shades werent explained til the very end but it wouldnt have fit any other way. I recommend this game to anyone who likes action games or RPGs, both will enjoy it. I know i did and I hope to see more like it in the future. I spent $15 on this game and it's worth more than that in my opinion.
Hard not to like
Nier is a great attempt by Cavia at an action RPG. Don't get me wrong, it is going to throw a ton of flaws right in your face from the beginning. However, the combat is fun, different and fluid. I am still working on completing the game but have heard 18-20 hours which is above the norm for an action RPG. Graphically some have claimed it is ugly. I like the sort of in between look of the game. It is like a mix of Anime and cell shading with a grainy feel. Sort of gives that post apocalyptic feeling in a way. The in game music is phenomenal. A better score for this game couldn't be created. Controls are tight and respond well even in those tense situations where button pounding becomes natural. Again, it is very hard not to like this game. Cavia did just enough things right to pull out a keeper.
A new breed of Action Hack and Slash?
With all the cross genre games coming out recently this game seems to offer the promise of new life to a stalling action/hack&slash genre. Where God of War and Bayonetta have refined the genre to it's apex I think Neir will offer something new and fresh. A deeper RPG element from the masters at Square-Enix might be just what the doctor orderred. I dont think this will be as much like those other games as people think it will. Not that I think it will be bad. The visuals and design are very Square-Enix as is the soundtrack. I think this will be a good game I reserve the great until I play it myself. This could be a giant step forward for the genre or a total bomb I really dont think there will be much middle ground here. The thing that scares me the most is the gameplay of an action game from a company that generally deals with turn based battles. Fingers crossed that the game plays as great as it looks.