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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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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.
Black Scrawl, Nier's daughter...and himself.
devastating combo attacks.
and powerful spells.
With NIER, experience seamless in-battle cinematics and explore hauntingly familiar lands, intense action-packed battles, and storytelling like only Square Enix can do.
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.
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.
Top Customer Reviews
I've been eagerly awaiting this game since I heard about it. I thought it would either be a total flop, or it may be interesting. The trailers where cryptic, no information online, and mostly skeptical critics commenting on demos they played. I heard that it was too hack and slash, then I heard that it was a totally in depth RPG complete with gardening and fishing. Its both.
I know, that's really weird. It doesn't usually go. But it does here. The game play is rather difficult at first, at least for someone not accustomed to hack and slash action type fighting. The fact that it lacks a "lock on" function is a real draw back to me, honestly. But over all, it's enjoyable, and challenging. Some of the fights have reminded me of Zelda with their puzzles and problem solving aspects to it.
The game starts out with a bang, and within the first half an hour I'm certain you will be intrigued and must play more! It makes you want to know more, it sucks you in. The story, so far, is like nothing I have seen before. It reminds me, in looks, of Shadow of the Colossus, except about a million times better because now there are towns and many people and creatures to interact with. It's also beautiful, and the back drop is indeed haunting, while still keeping a hint of Whimsy for the Square Enix touch. I'm so pleased that Nier has come out, when I was tired of being disappointed by SE's Final Fantasy releases post FFIX, and I was recently disappointed with FXIII's lack of an open world, well Nier fills that in spades.
The world is vast and gigantic!Read more ›
First things first: Yes, for a PS3 game the quality of the graphics are... lacking. You can see giant pixelated horror everywhere, ragged edges like they're going out of style, etc. But the overall style is nice enough and it's not like we've never dealt with pixels and ragged edges before. And yes, there is side-questing, and yes the running back and forth is tedious, but it's not needed unless you want to be able to get everything to see the C and D endings, and even then it only needs done once. The hack and slash gameplay is also average. It's solid. Not omg spectacular, not horrible. It's solid.
ON TO THE GUSHING. Okay, despite the sub-par graphics, average gameplay, runrunrunrun everywhere sidequests... I love this game. Am completely in love with it. I finish maybe - MAYBE! - 5% of the games I start. I got through two of the endings of Nier in three days. That was about 35 hours I spent playing Nier in three days. And it was an absolutely wonderful trip. Have also bought the soundtrack on iTunes. Absolutely amazing soundtrack, every song.
Maybe nostalgia is working in the game's favor for me. Something about the overall feel of the world reminds me of a SNES or PS1 game. Facade and the Aerie in particular just SCREAM old school rpg setting, and I expected little white-bordered blue boxes to pop up over the huts in the Aerie whenever someone inside spoke. But irregardless, the setting just sucked me in. I have a soft-spot for post-appacalyptic worlds with the remnants of civilization showing up here and there, slowly revealing sinister secrets that make you shudder.Read more ›
Overall the graphics are pretty good with the exception of the background and the building structures in the game being very bland and have no details at all. If you are looking for a God of War or Final Fantasy XIII graphics type of game, sorry this is not close to those two games.
This is what really kills the game in my opinion. The controls are extremely clunky and non responsive, if the controls and movement were as fluid as Devil May Cry / Bayonetta I can say this game would be amazing. Not to mention at times you get the extreme awkward camera positions that blind / hinder you from moving or attacking mobs.
The voice acting in this game is top notch; I can boldly say its as good if not better then Final Fantasy XIII. The composed score in the game is marvelous and Square-Enix fans would be able to fit in and appreciate it.
As stated above, this game is a hack-slash type of game which shares RPG elements. For people who say this game is like Devil May Cry / God of War, they have no idea what they are talking about, because it is nothing like those two games. The basic structure of the game consist of your hero being able to equip different weapons, he also has a mysterious book which can cast magic. Upon leveling up your character you obtain more magic spells and able to buy/upgrade your weapons. The neat part is you can also customize your weapon and magic to enhance the effect with random enhancement items "Word Parts" This game has a decent open world, which a lot of side-quest attach to it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was perfect. Except the wraping was tore a bit at the bottom but other than that it was a brand new game like I expected.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
A relatively small number of gamers think this is one of the best games of all time (myself included). Everyone else thinks it's below average. Read morePublished 5 months ago by TVAN
Not a game for everyone, but I can understand why it is such a cult hit. It's age shows a little, but it does some solid world building. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Beldera
I'm giving this game 5 stars because it brought me a story I've never experienced nor expect to get from any other game/book, it has a phenomenal soundtrack, and enough JRPG... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Samuel Flament
Inferior to the 360 version; on the PS3 NieR has framerate issues, on the 360 it doesn't.Published 12 months ago by Link