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NieR – Playstation 3

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Experience a rich, twisting storyline of a world plagued by human anguish, buried secrets and a ravaging disease
Explore a beautiful, immersive world presented in signature Square Enix style
Diverse and action-packed game play heightened by a combination of chain attacks and crushing magic abilities
Multiple weapons to master, each with its own characteristics
Unlock magic abilities to unleash crushing blows to enemies near and far Cinematic event scenes that draw the player into the world of NIER

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Platform:PlayStation 3 PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Nothing is as it seems in Square Enix’s latest action adventure game, set in a crumbling world plagued by disease and dark, unrecognizable creatures. Players assume the role of the unyielding protagonist, NIER, resolute in his quest to discover a cure for his daughter, who is infected with the Black Scrawl virus. With powerful allies and a mysterious book, NIER encounters things that will confound even the mightiest of warriors. With NIER, experience seamless in-battle cinematics and explore hauntingly familiar lands, intense action-packed battles, and storytelling like only Square Enix can do.

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Nothing is as it seems in Square Enix’s latest Action-RPG game, set in a crumbling world plagued by disease and dark, unrecognizable creatures. Players assume the role of the unyielding protagonist, NIER, resolute in his quest to discover a cure for his daughter, who is infected with the Black Scrawl virus. With powerful allies and a mysterious book, NIER encounters things that will confound even the mightiest of warriors.

With NIER, experience seamless in-battle cinematics and explore hauntingly familiar lands, intense action-packed battles, and storytelling like only Square Enix can do.

Features

The Next RPG from Square Enix: NIER, the newest franchise from RPG masters Square Enix, delivers unique and memorable characters, intense action-packed battles, explosive magic and storytelling like only Square Enix can.

Unbelievable Story Twists and Reveals: Immerse in an amazingly intricate storyline set in a world plagued by human anguish, buried secrets and a ravaging disease. With plot twists hiding around every corner, NIER’s story needs to be seen to be believed.

RPG Gameplay Injected With Action-Packed Combat: Battle ferocious and mysterious enemies by combining proven RPG-style gameplay, such as magic, character development and faithful allies, with action-focused explosive swordplay and combat.

Powerful Magical Abilities: When his sword isn’t enough, Nier can call on a remarkable array of stylish and powerful spells to augment his combat moves and overcome adversaries. As players progress, upgraded spells will help defeat ever-more-deadly enemies.

Brutal Combat Moves: Face off against evil creatures and unleash brutal combat moves along with devastating combo attacks. Unlock an arsenal of devastating weapons, each with its own design and attack style.

Formidable Allies: Travel with a dynamic party of allies and do battle against monstrous giants as a powerful and united party.

A Dynamic and Stunning World: Travel across an unforgettable world filled with dynamic landscapes featuring the hauntingly familiar remains of modern society.

Product Description
Jump into the title role of the unyielding Nier as he begins his desperate quest to discover a cure for his daughter, Yonah, who is stricken with the deadly Black Scrawl disease. Armed with powerful magic as well as mighty swords, Nier will battle alongside formidable allies against waves of dark enemies and giant bosses to discover the truth about the disease, his daughter…and himself.

Specification: NieR – Playstation 3

Weight 4.3 lbs
Dimensions 6.73 × 5.45 × 0.574 in

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  1. Kado Gonzalez Cortez

    Overall, this game was a wonderful and tear-jerking experience. Music was amazing, even if there wasn’t a lot of variety. The story felt very gritty and realistic. Often times the choices you pick are based solely off your own morals, and there usually won’t be a reward or punishment either way. At first I found that a bit odd, since most games that have choices like to have direct consequences so that you feel directly responsible, but I found I rather like this better. It doesn’t train you to choose the ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answer, because there is no right or wrong answer. You just have to think hard about the decision you think is best, and that way you’re not choosing something because you feel like you have to for an ulterior motive. Characters were complex and had decent development. Voice acting for main characters were superb, but all other minor characters’ voice acting was sub-par at best. Gameplay might not be the most original, but I had fun with it. Was in it more for the story, tbh. A lot of retrieval quests that have to do with luck, so a LOT of grinding. That might be my only major con. A minor con was Nier’s scary bird-like face. His face just doesn’t look right, especially compared to everyone else. Considering all that I’d say it’s definitely worth the buy.Read more

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  2. Luna Azzurro

    NieR has an amazing story line and equally as great music. The game starts a bit slow and admittedly the first time I picked up this game I put it back down. When I gave it a second chance however, it quickly became one of the best games I’d ever played. NieR has two things going for it that hurt it. The story has a lot of character development in the beginning and most people will find it to be kinda slow and it can sadly make people who dont understand why its so nessacary put it down. About half way through the game this changes. By the end of the game you will be in tears. The second thing is the combat which can be a bit repetitive. The magic adds an interesting twist with a bullet hell feel in an action game. Regardless of these downfalls I refuse to give it any less than 5 stars simply for Yoko Taro’s ability to tell a story and the music itself. If you’re up for the original emotional rollercoaster before NieR Automata, then prepare your tear ducts because this game is just as good if not better at traumatizing full grown men. I’ve left nearly the same review on NieR Replicant since they are almost exactly the same. The only difference in this version is that Nier himself is a middle aged man with Yonah being his daughter, and it’s in English.Read more

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  3. Xly

    This game is a real mixed bag. I’m totally torn because I had real emotional reactions due to the fantastic characters and story arcs, yet at the same time the game has a feeling of being obviously incomplete. Playing it is frustrating because I can’t help but think of how much better the game would be if they had not only finished it, but put in the effort to add some polish to it. It’s clearly someone’s labor of love and it would have been nice to see a remastered version or something. I’m glad I played it, but it’s certainly not worth the price, Nier Automata was like $20 on PSN last month! Get this for the novelty factor I guess but having played it, it blows my mind they were able to get support to make a sequel.Read more

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  4. Katy

    Came in earlier than expected and came in great quality and still wrapped in the plastic! My husband freaked out and honestly not a bad price for this game. One of our all time favorite games. Beautiful and amazing story! If you like half naked chicks, visually stunning boss fights, playing as a giant buff dude with a huge sword, and incredible story lines I highly recommend this game!!! One warning the combat isn’t the best but it isn’t the worst. A little bulky but still an amazing game worth playing throughRead more

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  5. Ben

    I ordered my copy of NieR on Sunday evening, and it arrived on my doorstep on very next day. I used standard shipping, so I was incredibly surprised by how quickly my package made it here. The game is new in its wrapper and the disc is clean and unscratched. Totally brand new. I haven’t been able to pull out my PS3 and play it yet since I’m moving and the console is boxed up, but I’m confident it’ll work well. I’ve wanted this game for about six years since I first saw someone play it on YouTube, but I was in my early teens when I saw it so I didn’t have any money to purchase it myself. Forgot about it for a while until playing it at someone else’s house a while back. I hunted around a bit but couldn’t find any copies for less than $50-$60, and while looking around last night, I was delighted to see it for $25. I can’t wait to sit down and play this game at last.Read more

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  6. NBMTX

    I wasn’t sure if I should playthrough this game, or watch the “movie” version online. I’m glad I bought and played it, as a fair bit of the experience just comes from the banter or other such dialogue during actual gameplay. Stuff that online edits might run the risk of excluding. I hope it gets remade with an even better NG+ on Automata’s level.Read more

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  7. BlackDogBlue

    Fantastic game! I had been looking for this game a while, it’s hard to find in the UK (and expensive when you do find one) so I happily bought this US import since the ps3 is region free. I can confirm it works fine. The gameplay itself is really fun, action adventure hack and slash, exactly what I love! My favourite ps3 game is kingdoms of amulur reckoning and this has similarities. My one small gripe about this game is that you can’t save whenever you want and there’s no autosave, you have to manually save at save points dotted around the world. This means sometimes you lose significant progress if you die. However I can not subtract a star from this great game just for that. So happy to have this in my collection. It’s brilliant!Read more

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  8. S. Fayers

    PerfectRead more

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  9. Anssi

    Amazing and one of the most underrated games there is. Shipping to Finland worked without any problems.Read more

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  10. Jang youngil

    ★★★★★Read more

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  11. xenobane

    With the success of NieR: Automata comes with the chance to rediscover this almost forgotten treasure; a tragic story that just gets sadder the more you play. The Cons: From the graphic/visual standpoint NieR is really under par, sometimes it almost feels like a PS2 game; blend and uninteresting environment, clunky character animation, especially when you are jumping you feel like a dancing gorilla. The fetch and reward sidequest are really getting on player’s nerves; lots of quests are just the same thing with different description/destination. Most of them have minimal impact on main story and character development, but there are ones that are actually enjoyable, which will be detailed later on. The Pro: Memorable music: Most pieces will invoke a sense of sadness, and that is the what the game is trying to tell the player. Almost all of the track have vocals in them, and each one fits the setting perfectly. Few games can bring this many vocal tracks without distracting player from in game conversations/cutscenes. Good voice acting and character portrayal: This is one of those Japanese games that actually got voice over done right in the English version (Like Metal Gear Solid series); character emotions are strongly presented, and they sounded like actual human beings, rather than someone reading from a script. Each character has a very memorable personality thanks to the good VO, and you will get to like each character equally no matter who they are (Kaine is just great, liked her the moment she appeared, Emil is very likeable in many ways). Although you won’t get tons of cutscenes in game (like Metal Gear Solid 4) for character building, there are still plenty of dialogues/monologue for you to really dive into the character’s mindset; some happened naturally as you progressed through game, while others happened in side quests. Side Quests: Boring as they may be, side quests are strongly recommended for player to get the full NieR experience; the characters will often commenting on the nature of the quest, and sometimes they even make fun of the boring tasks. Sometimes you will hear characters lamenting on the concept of life and death from a simple fetch quest, other times you might get to see NPCs doing things they don’t normally do. It is the little things that make a boring quest interesting, and make you to like the characters more. Also much of the extras activities within the game are only accessible through side quest; want to ride a giant boar? finish a quest to do it. Want to grow vegetables in your backyard? there are quests for that. Like to fish for sport? you got a quest for that too. Those activities are completely optional, but doing so you will be rewarded with interesting dialogs as well as hours of fun (not to mention you can get more money by selling your own produce). Some of the sidequests are very well sought-out; they are not one-off errands, some are related to events in the main game, and will often provide a bit more insight into the story. Some side quests are related to each other; there are quests that will offer closure to an earlier quest. It really shows the designers’ attention to detail, and made those quests enjoyable. The Combat: It is a game that heavily references other games (you will see Zelda, Diablo, Resident Evil, J-Super Robot references, and much more), the typical combat involves Devil May Cry/God Of War/Dynasty Warrior type of hack and slash, and you get to use different kind of magic attack/buffs to combat increasingly powerful foes. The game has a level system like any RPG, stats matter to a certain point (like how many magic attack you can pull off, how much HP you got), but player skill still dictates the battle outcome. There are plenty of weapons to be found, and none of them requires you to grind for a drop. Most weapons only shares visual differences, as their move sets are similar (for weapons of the same group like one-handed, two-handed, etc.). However collect all of the weapons does help you unlock the “true” ending of the game, so bear that in mind. Magic abilities are useful, but not all of them are useful at any given time, so you have to switch them based on the current situation. As your ‘MP’ meter grows, you can charge up your magic attacks for a more devastating attack, which can be very useful against bosses. The boss battles are pretty well balanced, as most battles have checkpoints in them, so if you failed after the checkpoint you don’t have to start over (like Dark Souls series). The only con is finish the boss when is close to defeat, where a time-sensitive life gauge will appear on the boss’ body, and you have to deplete it before the timer expires. In normal mode is usually not a problem, but in hard mode is often impossible to finish the boss in one sitting, meaning the boss will recover a small portion of its health, and you have to fight it again to delete the timer life gauge. Replayability: Like Drag-On Dragoon/Drakengard, NieR will feature multiple endings, along with the ‘True Ending” that will bring the most shocking revelations and the most difficult choice you as a player will make (no spoiler here, but it is a really difficult and emotional decision for both the player and the protagonist). The more you play, the more you will understand about the world and the background. The atmosphere will get progressively more depressing after each ending, and things are really not what they seems. Without further spoiler, you as the player have to experience the story on your own, and come to terms with the tragedy that is masterly planned in layers. Overall Impression: NieR is undeniably a cult classic that is hidden under poor graphics and repetitive game play, if you can look past them you will be rewarded with emotionally-driven story and memorable characters that you will actually care about. It really deserves the attentions like its successor, they are all masterpieces in their own right, and when the stories end you can still enjoy their beautiful soundtracks in the years to come.Read more

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  12. Kado Gonzalez Cortez

    Overall, this game was a wonderful and tear-jerking experience. Music was amazing, even if there wasn’t a lot of variety. The story felt very gritty and realistic. Often times the choices you pick are based solely off your own morals, and there usually won’t be a reward or punishment either way. At first I found that a bit odd, since most games that have choices like to have direct consequences so that you feel directly responsible, but I found I rather like this better. It doesn’t train you to choose the ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answer, because there is no right or wrong answer. You just have to think hard about the decision you think is best, and that way you’re not choosing something because you feel like you have to for an ulterior motive. Characters were complex and had decent development. Voice acting for main characters were superb, but all other minor characters’ voice acting was sub-par at best. Gameplay might not be the most original, but I had fun with it. Was in it more for the story, tbh. A lot of retrieval quests that have to do with luck, so a LOT of grinding. That might be my only major con. A minor con was Nier’s scary bird-like face. His face just doesn’t look right, especially compared to everyone else. Considering all that I’d say it’s definitely worth the buy.Read more

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  13. Luna Azzurro

    NieR has an amazing story line and equally as great music. The game starts a bit slow and admittedly the first time I picked up this game I put it back down. When I gave it a second chance however, it quickly became one of the best games I’d ever played. NieR has two things going for it that hurt it. The story has a lot of character development in the beginning and most people will find it to be kinda slow and it can sadly make people who dont understand why its so nessacary put it down. About half way through the game this changes. By the end of the game you will be in tears. The second thing is the combat which can be a bit repetitive. The magic adds an interesting twist with a bullet hell feel in an action game. Regardless of these downfalls I refuse to give it any less than 5 stars simply for Yoko Taro’s ability to tell a story and the music itself. If you’re up for the original emotional rollercoaster before NieR Automata, then prepare your tear ducts because this game is just as good if not better at traumatizing full grown men. I’ve left nearly the same review on NieR Replicant since they are almost exactly the same. The only difference in this version is that Nier himself is a middle aged man with Yonah being his daughter, and it’s in English.Read more

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  14. Xly

    This game is a real mixed bag. I’m totally torn because I had real emotional reactions due to the fantastic characters and story arcs, yet at the same time the game has a feeling of being obviously incomplete. Playing it is frustrating because I can’t help but think of how much better the game would be if they had not only finished it, but put in the effort to add some polish to it. It’s clearly someone’s labor of love and it would have been nice to see a remastered version or something. I’m glad I played it, but it’s certainly not worth the price, Nier Automata was like $20 on PSN last month! Get this for the novelty factor I guess but having played it, it blows my mind they were able to get support to make a sequel.Read more

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  15. Katy

    Came in earlier than expected and came in great quality and still wrapped in the plastic! My husband freaked out and honestly not a bad price for this game. One of our all time favorite games. Beautiful and amazing story! If you like half naked chicks, visually stunning boss fights, playing as a giant buff dude with a huge sword, and incredible story lines I highly recommend this game!!! One warning the combat isn’t the best but it isn’t the worst. A little bulky but still an amazing game worth playing throughRead more

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  16. Ben

    I ordered my copy of NieR on Sunday evening, and it arrived on my doorstep on very next day. I used standard shipping, so I was incredibly surprised by how quickly my package made it here. The game is new in its wrapper and the disc is clean and unscratched. Totally brand new. I haven’t been able to pull out my PS3 and play it yet since I’m moving and the console is boxed up, but I’m confident it’ll work well. I’ve wanted this game for about six years since I first saw someone play it on YouTube, but I was in my early teens when I saw it so I didn’t have any money to purchase it myself. Forgot about it for a while until playing it at someone else’s house a while back. I hunted around a bit but couldn’t find any copies for less than $50-$60, and while looking around last night, I was delighted to see it for $25. I can’t wait to sit down and play this game at last.Read more

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  17. NBMTX

    I wasn’t sure if I should playthrough this game, or watch the “movie” version online. I’m glad I bought and played it, as a fair bit of the experience just comes from the banter or other such dialogue during actual gameplay. Stuff that online edits might run the risk of excluding. I hope it gets remade with an even better NG+ on Automata’s level.Read more

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  18. BlackDogBlue

    Fantastic game! I had been looking for this game a while, it’s hard to find in the UK (and expensive when you do find one) so I happily bought this US import since the ps3 is region free. I can confirm it works fine. The gameplay itself is really fun, action adventure hack and slash, exactly what I love! My favourite ps3 game is kingdoms of amulur reckoning and this has similarities. My one small gripe about this game is that you can’t save whenever you want and there’s no autosave, you have to manually save at save points dotted around the world. This means sometimes you lose significant progress if you die. However I can not subtract a star from this great game just for that. So happy to have this in my collection. It’s brilliant!Read more

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  19. S. Fayers

    PerfectRead more

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  20. Anssi

    Amazing and one of the most underrated games there is. Shipping to Finland worked without any problems.Read more

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  21. Jang youngil

    ★★★★★Read more

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  22. xenobane

    With the success of NieR: Automata comes with the chance to rediscover this almost forgotten treasure; a tragic story that just gets sadder the more you play. The Cons: From the graphic/visual standpoint NieR is really under par, sometimes it almost feels like a PS2 game; blend and uninteresting environment, clunky character animation, especially when you are jumping you feel like a dancing gorilla. The fetch and reward sidequest are really getting on player’s nerves; lots of quests are just the same thing with different description/destination. Most of them have minimal impact on main story and character development, but there are ones that are actually enjoyable, which will be detailed later on. The Pro: Memorable music: Most pieces will invoke a sense of sadness, and that is the what the game is trying to tell the player. Almost all of the track have vocals in them, and each one fits the setting perfectly. Few games can bring this many vocal tracks without distracting player from in game conversations/cutscenes. Good voice acting and character portrayal: This is one of those Japanese games that actually got voice over done right in the English version (Like Metal Gear Solid series); character emotions are strongly presented, and they sounded like actual human beings, rather than someone reading from a script. Each character has a very memorable personality thanks to the good VO, and you will get to like each character equally no matter who they are (Kaine is just great, liked her the moment she appeared, Emil is very likeable in many ways). Although you won’t get tons of cutscenes in game (like Metal Gear Solid 4) for character building, there are still plenty of dialogues/monologue for you to really dive into the character’s mindset; some happened naturally as you progressed through game, while others happened in side quests. Side Quests: Boring as they may be, side quests are strongly recommended for player to get the full NieR experience; the characters will often commenting on the nature of the quest, and sometimes they even make fun of the boring tasks. Sometimes you will hear characters lamenting on the concept of life and death from a simple fetch quest, other times you might get to see NPCs doing things they don’t normally do. It is the little things that make a boring quest interesting, and make you to like the characters more. Also much of the extras activities within the game are only accessible through side quest; want to ride a giant boar? finish a quest to do it. Want to grow vegetables in your backyard? there are quests for that. Like to fish for sport? you got a quest for that too. Those activities are completely optional, but doing so you will be rewarded with interesting dialogs as well as hours of fun (not to mention you can get more money by selling your own produce). Some of the sidequests are very well sought-out; they are not one-off errands, some are related to events in the main game, and will often provide a bit more insight into the story. Some side quests are related to each other; there are quests that will offer closure to an earlier quest. It really shows the designers’ attention to detail, and made those quests enjoyable. The Combat: It is a game that heavily references other games (you will see Zelda, Diablo, Resident Evil, J-Super Robot references, and much more), the typical combat involves Devil May Cry/God Of War/Dynasty Warrior type of hack and slash, and you get to use different kind of magic attack/buffs to combat increasingly powerful foes. The game has a level system like any RPG, stats matter to a certain point (like how many magic attack you can pull off, how much HP you got), but player skill still dictates the battle outcome. There are plenty of weapons to be found, and none of them requires you to grind for a drop. Most weapons only shares visual differences, as their move sets are similar (for weapons of the same group like one-handed, two-handed, etc.). However collect all of the weapons does help you unlock the “true” ending of the game, so bear that in mind. Magic abilities are useful, but not all of them are useful at any given time, so you have to switch them based on the current situation. As your ‘MP’ meter grows, you can charge up your magic attacks for a more devastating attack, which can be very useful against bosses. The boss battles are pretty well balanced, as most battles have checkpoints in them, so if you failed after the checkpoint you don’t have to start over (like Dark Souls series). The only con is finish the boss when is close to defeat, where a time-sensitive life gauge will appear on the boss’ body, and you have to deplete it before the timer expires. In normal mode is usually not a problem, but in hard mode is often impossible to finish the boss in one sitting, meaning the boss will recover a small portion of its health, and you have to fight it again to delete the timer life gauge. Replayability: Like Drag-On Dragoon/Drakengard, NieR will feature multiple endings, along with the ‘True Ending” that will bring the most shocking revelations and the most difficult choice you as a player will make (no spoiler here, but it is a really difficult and emotional decision for both the player and the protagonist). The more you play, the more you will understand about the world and the background. The atmosphere will get progressively more depressing after each ending, and things are really not what they seems. Without further spoiler, you as the player have to experience the story on your own, and come to terms with the tragedy that is masterly planned in layers. Overall Impression: NieR is undeniably a cult classic that is hidden under poor graphics and repetitive game play, if you can look past them you will be rewarded with emotionally-driven story and memorable characters that you will actually care about. It really deserves the attentions like its successor, they are all masterpieces in their own right, and when the stories end you can still enjoy their beautiful soundtracks in the years to come.Read more

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  23. Kado Gonzalez Cortez

    Overall, this game was a wonderful and tear-jerking experience. Music was amazing, even if there wasn’t a lot of variety. The story felt very gritty and realistic. Often times the choices you pick are based solely off your own morals, and there usually won’t be a reward or punishment either way. At first I found that a bit odd, since most games that have choices like to have direct consequences so that you feel directly responsible, but I found I rather like this better. It doesn’t train you to choose the ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answer, because there is no right or wrong answer. You just have to think hard about the decision you think is best, and that way you’re not choosing something because you feel like you have to for an ulterior motive. Characters were complex and had decent development. Voice acting for main characters were superb, but all other minor characters’ voice acting was sub-par at best. Gameplay might not be the most original, but I had fun with it. Was in it more for the story, tbh. A lot of retrieval quests that have to do with luck, so a LOT of grinding. That might be my only major con. A minor con was Nier’s scary bird-like face. His face just doesn’t look right, especially compared to everyone else. Considering all that I’d say it’s definitely worth the buy.Read more

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  24. Luna Azzurro

    NieR has an amazing story line and equally as great music. The game starts a bit slow and admittedly the first time I picked up this game I put it back down. When I gave it a second chance however, it quickly became one of the best games I’d ever played. NieR has two things going for it that hurt it. The story has a lot of character development in the beginning and most people will find it to be kinda slow and it can sadly make people who dont understand why its so nessacary put it down. About half way through the game this changes. By the end of the game you will be in tears. The second thing is the combat which can be a bit repetitive. The magic adds an interesting twist with a bullet hell feel in an action game. Regardless of these downfalls I refuse to give it any less than 5 stars simply for Yoko Taro’s ability to tell a story and the music itself. If you’re up for the original emotional rollercoaster before NieR Automata, then prepare your tear ducts because this game is just as good if not better at traumatizing full grown men. I’ve left nearly the same review on NieR Replicant since they are almost exactly the same. The only difference in this version is that Nier himself is a middle aged man with Yonah being his daughter, and it’s in English.Read more

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  25. Xly

    This game is a real mixed bag. I’m totally torn because I had real emotional reactions due to the fantastic characters and story arcs, yet at the same time the game has a feeling of being obviously incomplete. Playing it is frustrating because I can’t help but think of how much better the game would be if they had not only finished it, but put in the effort to add some polish to it. It’s clearly someone’s labor of love and it would have been nice to see a remastered version or something. I’m glad I played it, but it’s certainly not worth the price, Nier Automata was like $20 on PSN last month! Get this for the novelty factor I guess but having played it, it blows my mind they were able to get support to make a sequel.Read more

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  26. Katy

    Came in earlier than expected and came in great quality and still wrapped in the plastic! My husband freaked out and honestly not a bad price for this game. One of our all time favorite games. Beautiful and amazing story! If you like half naked chicks, visually stunning boss fights, playing as a giant buff dude with a huge sword, and incredible story lines I highly recommend this game!!! One warning the combat isn’t the best but it isn’t the worst. A little bulky but still an amazing game worth playing throughRead more

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  27. Ben

    I ordered my copy of NieR on Sunday evening, and it arrived on my doorstep on very next day. I used standard shipping, so I was incredibly surprised by how quickly my package made it here. The game is new in its wrapper and the disc is clean and unscratched. Totally brand new. I haven’t been able to pull out my PS3 and play it yet since I’m moving and the console is boxed up, but I’m confident it’ll work well. I’ve wanted this game for about six years since I first saw someone play it on YouTube, but I was in my early teens when I saw it so I didn’t have any money to purchase it myself. Forgot about it for a while until playing it at someone else’s house a while back. I hunted around a bit but couldn’t find any copies for less than $50-$60, and while looking around last night, I was delighted to see it for $25. I can’t wait to sit down and play this game at last.Read more

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  28. NBMTX

    I wasn’t sure if I should playthrough this game, or watch the “movie” version online. I’m glad I bought and played it, as a fair bit of the experience just comes from the banter or other such dialogue during actual gameplay. Stuff that online edits might run the risk of excluding. I hope it gets remade with an even better NG+ on Automata’s level.Read more

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  29. BlackDogBlue

    Fantastic game! I had been looking for this game a while, it’s hard to find in the UK (and expensive when you do find one) so I happily bought this US import since the ps3 is region free. I can confirm it works fine. The gameplay itself is really fun, action adventure hack and slash, exactly what I love! My favourite ps3 game is kingdoms of amulur reckoning and this has similarities. My one small gripe about this game is that you can’t save whenever you want and there’s no autosave, you have to manually save at save points dotted around the world. This means sometimes you lose significant progress if you die. However I can not subtract a star from this great game just for that. So happy to have this in my collection. It’s brilliant!Read more

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  30. S. Fayers

    PerfectRead more

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  31. Anssi

    Amazing and one of the most underrated games there is. Shipping to Finland worked without any problems.Read more

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  32. Jang youngil

    ★★★★★Read more

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  33. xenobane

    With the success of NieR: Automata comes with the chance to rediscover this almost forgotten treasure; a tragic story that just gets sadder the more you play. The Cons: From the graphic/visual standpoint NieR is really under par, sometimes it almost feels like a PS2 game; blend and uninteresting environment, clunky character animation, especially when you are jumping you feel like a dancing gorilla. The fetch and reward sidequest are really getting on player’s nerves; lots of quests are just the same thing with different description/destination. Most of them have minimal impact on main story and character development, but there are ones that are actually enjoyable, which will be detailed later on. The Pro: Memorable music: Most pieces will invoke a sense of sadness, and that is the what the game is trying to tell the player. Almost all of the track have vocals in them, and each one fits the setting perfectly. Few games can bring this many vocal tracks without distracting player from in game conversations/cutscenes. Good voice acting and character portrayal: This is one of those Japanese games that actually got voice over done right in the English version (Like Metal Gear Solid series); character emotions are strongly presented, and they sounded like actual human beings, rather than someone reading from a script. Each character has a very memorable personality thanks to the good VO, and you will get to like each character equally no matter who they are (Kaine is just great, liked her the moment she appeared, Emil is very likeable in many ways). Although you won’t get tons of cutscenes in game (like Metal Gear Solid 4) for character building, there are still plenty of dialogues/monologue for you to really dive into the character’s mindset; some happened naturally as you progressed through game, while others happened in side quests. Side Quests: Boring as they may be, side quests are strongly recommended for player to get the full NieR experience; the characters will often commenting on the nature of the quest, and sometimes they even make fun of the boring tasks. Sometimes you will hear characters lamenting on the concept of life and death from a simple fetch quest, other times you might get to see NPCs doing things they don’t normally do. It is the little things that make a boring quest interesting, and make you to like the characters more. Also much of the extras activities within the game are only accessible through side quest; want to ride a giant boar? finish a quest to do it. Want to grow vegetables in your backyard? there are quests for that. Like to fish for sport? you got a quest for that too. Those activities are completely optional, but doing so you will be rewarded with interesting dialogs as well as hours of fun (not to mention you can get more money by selling your own produce). Some of the sidequests are very well sought-out; they are not one-off errands, some are related to events in the main game, and will often provide a bit more insight into the story. Some side quests are related to each other; there are quests that will offer closure to an earlier quest. It really shows the designers’ attention to detail, and made those quests enjoyable. The Combat: It is a game that heavily references other games (you will see Zelda, Diablo, Resident Evil, J-Super Robot references, and much more), the typical combat involves Devil May Cry/God Of War/Dynasty Warrior type of hack and slash, and you get to use different kind of magic attack/buffs to combat increasingly powerful foes. The game has a level system like any RPG, stats matter to a certain point (like how many magic attack you can pull off, how much HP you got), but player skill still dictates the battle outcome. There are plenty of weapons to be found, and none of them requires you to grind for a drop. Most weapons only shares visual differences, as their move sets are similar (for weapons of the same group like one-handed, two-handed, etc.). However collect all of the weapons does help you unlock the “true” ending of the game, so bear that in mind. Magic abilities are useful, but not all of them are useful at any given time, so you have to switch them based on the current situation. As your ‘MP’ meter grows, you can charge up your magic attacks for a more devastating attack, which can be very useful against bosses. The boss battles are pretty well balanced, as most battles have checkpoints in them, so if you failed after the checkpoint you don’t have to start over (like Dark Souls series). The only con is finish the boss when is close to defeat, where a time-sensitive life gauge will appear on the boss’ body, and you have to deplete it before the timer expires. In normal mode is usually not a problem, but in hard mode is often impossible to finish the boss in one sitting, meaning the boss will recover a small portion of its health, and you have to fight it again to delete the timer life gauge. Replayability: Like Drag-On Dragoon/Drakengard, NieR will feature multiple endings, along with the ‘True Ending” that will bring the most shocking revelations and the most difficult choice you as a player will make (no spoiler here, but it is a really difficult and emotional decision for both the player and the protagonist). The more you play, the more you will understand about the world and the background. The atmosphere will get progressively more depressing after each ending, and things are really not what they seems. Without further spoiler, you as the player have to experience the story on your own, and come to terms with the tragedy that is masterly planned in layers. Overall Impression: NieR is undeniably a cult classic that is hidden under poor graphics and repetitive game play, if you can look past them you will be rewarded with emotionally-driven story and memorable characters that you will actually care about. It really deserves the attentions like its successor, they are all masterpieces in their own right, and when the stories end you can still enjoy their beautiful soundtracks in the years to come.Read more

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