Anyone picking it up?
I grabbed it yesterday. By the same loved/hated developers of Drakengaard (one of the rare occasions where the NA title sounds better than the JP one) comes this peculiar title.
One of the best known "features" the game offers is it's two "version" of the game, which is meant to respectively appeal to either asian or american markets.Nier Gestalt
- features a "caveman"
trying to save his daughter
from a diseaseNier Replicant
- features a "pretty boy"
saving his sister
from a disease.
I'm surprised there isn't more commotion. Frankly, a sociologist would have a field day. But anyways; north american gamers are stuck with the beast-man. Which I like better; I find the father-daughter relationship more endearing than a japanese brother-sister one. But I digress.
I was a huge fan of the Drakangaard series, despite the fucked-up nature of its plot, so I had to give this game a run.
My review thus far is fairly mixed, much like the reviews so far.
As the Soundtracks Section on RPGFan stipulates; this game probably has one of the most impressive OSTs I've heard in a long, long, long time. No track has been detestable so far; it is literally "music to my ears".
The story so far is extremely interesting; lots of questions, and a strange world you get thrown into. Which is unfortunate, because reviewers (though I try not to listen) say its pretty "meh" later on. Nevertheless, my interest is captivated.
The gameplay is extremely tough; or I just suck at this game. I'm playing it on easy, and while I haven't died yet, I've come close a few too many times. =(
I personally find the game lacking a bit of fine-tuning too. Battle sometimes feels a bit sloppy and sluggish; but the charging attacks and magic is a lot of fun.
I'm pretty on the fence about this game - but there is a strange draw to this game nonetheless that will have me keep going. See if my opinion changes (I didn't like Resonance of Fate much when I started; but now I love it more than sliced bread).