Rated 3 out of 10 by GA Sparks Avoidable
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...
Rated 10 out of 10 by JollyGreen Simply amazing...
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
Rated 0 out of 10 by Disgusted with S-E 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.
Rated 0 out of 10 by gamemaster1975 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.
Rated 9 out of 10 by kramer, josh Alot of Fun
I was honestly a little worried about this game people were complaining about the graphics saying its ps2 and people saying that it looks to weird...but honestly this game is exactly what it looks like to me i got the vibe while watching videos that it looked like a god of war mixed with final fantasy and to me that is exactly what it is. Its all free roam and you can just pick up quest after quest or just do the main story line. When i heard ps2 graphics it didnt bother me all that much but after playing it i would have to strongly disagree yeah they arnt Uncharted 2 graphics but not many games are. The graphics are decent the story is amazing the sounds amazing and i love how the controls flow. Personally i dont regret buying this game one bit ive put in ten hours and i feel like ive just started. There is so much you can do. Another huge plus is the weapons arnt just your normal swords they look sweet i wanna use them all i haven't found a weapon that Ive been "like gross id never use that even if the stats were better"...All an all i would say give this game a shot i love it.
Rated 10 out of 10 by agentmorris 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.
Rated 10 out of 10 by recian 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.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Truent Nier! the good, the bad, and the ugly
The Goods. game play is easy to learn, the story is strong, the side characters are very intresting ( specially kaine), & when you beat it it start you in the middle instead of the beginnig so you don't have to do as much for the next ending. The Bad. Game was to short for an RPG, the fishing & gradening are not that intresting do to the lack of getting anything great besides money or completing quests. there are no hidden bosses the I have found if any. the game play in the forest of myst is terrible idea. The ugly. the overall graphic lacked much need color, the in some places the art work was more focus in others (like the downloadable content) need much more detail in put. my over all call, it is a good rentel for hardcore gamers you should be able to beat and get all the trophies in 50 hours.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Tygr 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.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Laguna116 Great Action RPG
This action RPG, has got a little bit of everything. Its a challenging game, it will be pretty easy at first then it will turn on you like a female black widow eating their mate. The idea of being able to control your outcome in every fight gives you an amazing feeling, specially with all the blood you'll spill. The story line is good, the way you level up and customize weapons is good. Controls and music are great. The only flaw I found in the game is that the graphics could be better, other than that, the game is really cool, Of course everybody is going to have a different point of view, but promise if you get into the game you're going to like it no matter what. This is a: "MUST have". I'm not a big fan of rpg's, however I do enjoy when they come up with a good one like this.