How's NIER, anyway? Looks interesting to me, and I've heard some people say it plays really poorly, but the reviews here made it sound like it plays fine, it's just nothing particularly original or mindblowing?
Did I mention that I made a Japanese XBox Live account for the hell of it, and got the name BearishPilot69 assigned to me? Yeeeeah.
NieR is a tough sell, B-grade, hidden gem.
= Probably one of the BEST videogame OSTs ever.
= Great character. Occasionally somewhat over-the-top; but they sell the story well and even NPCs manage to tell a good story in [the many] quests.
= A great younger/older story division that comes well into play on your second play through, which, by the way...
= Really great replay value that makes the second run of the game cut out the fat and continue the plot in a unique way (you get more of the "enemy" POV)
= Interesting gameplay and unique play styles
that [blatantly] copies other popular titles (notables being Resident Evil, Diablo, Legend of Zelda, and, I guess, bullet hell titles).
= A rather sweet father/daughter plot.
= You know how Drakengard has this wonderfully twisted world that you never explore? Well now you can now!!
= The gameplay itself is very loose and it feels like it could have used a lot more polish and tweaking... But it didn't, and it's repetitive and boring after a while and the quests make it worse.
= Quests, quests, so many quests... A few memorable ones though, like I said above, the NPCs tell a lot.
= Plot details are somewhat peculiar....i.e.; you'll want to/need to read the Grimoire NieR (fan translated online) to really get the last bite and meat of the plot. Literally, quite a bit is left out or left to speculation without it.
= The graphics are rather plain; character models are somewhat peculiar too... Everyone seems to have dark and thin lips for some reason...
= Man-ape Nier's animations are awkward and silly looking
With all that said, however...
....Anyone selling this game for PS3? I miss it.