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Nothing is as it seems in Square Enixs 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.


Manufacturer Square Enix
Mfg Part# 90909
SKU 211244240
UPC 662248909097
UPC 14 00662248909097
Format Xbox 360
Review Nier, it turns out, couldn't have positioned itself further from expectations of a Square-Enix console release if it tried. Sure enough, the convoluted plotline, colourful fantasy setting and stereotypical character design may pledge themselves to deceive in pre-release screenshots, but everything changes once you see this thing move - and more importantly, talk...Initially set in the year 2049, our titular hero opens his quest as a bedraggled survivor of a near-future plague, holed up in a partially-destroyed shop with nothing but his weapon, a mysterious book and a terminally ill daughter to protect. These opening sections introduce basic combat and movement tutorials, before transitioning to a fantasy village some 1300 years into the future. Yonah - Nier's daughter - is still afflicted by a creeping dark illness, and with nary a mention of the previous section, we're off to find a cure...Nier's playground is, essentially, Zelda in all but name. Various towns and dungeons are connected by fields and deserts full of items to dig up, monsters to hunt and fish to catch, whilst exploration away from the beaten path affords access to unique and rare items. Lying somewhere in-between Shadow of the Colossus and Twilight Princess aesthetically, this is a land that begs to be explored in spite of low-rent texturing and occasionally shoddy animation. NPC characters are plentiful and engaging, towns are alive with quests and distractions, changes in scenery frequent and welcome...As a primary attraction of titles in the genre, each of Nier's dungeon sequences is designed with atmosphere and beautification first, gameplay and puzzle design second. But that isn't to say they don't work, quite the contrary in fact. The fast pace of combat and simple navigation distil these set-pieces into manageable chunks, whilst brain benders are kept to a consistently average skill level. Even those fortresses that seem incredibly complex during an initial fly-by often prove themselves to be linear, and those that offer separate paths usually cut one short to limit frustration and backtracking...As an action-RPG, perhaps there is a better option available if you've yet to play through Darksiders, but Nier still manages to stand on its own accomplishments ? as varied in mechanics and quality as they may be. For that reason alone, I'd suggest giving it a try.
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Action-Packed Adventure: The diverse and action-packed game play is heightened by a combination of chain attacks and crushing magic abilities.
Exploration and Discovery: Explore a beautiful, immersive world presented in signature Square Enix style.
Immersive World: The cinematic event scenes will draw you into the world of Nier.
Magic Abilities: Unlock magic abilities to unleash crushing blows to enemies near and far.
Multiple Weapons: You have multiple weapons to master, each with its own characteristics.
Rich Storyline: Experience a rich, twisting storyline of a world plagued by human anguish, buried secrets and a ravaging disease.
Product Type Software
Distribution Media/Method DVD-ROM
Manufacturer Part Number 90909
Manufacturer Square Enix Corporation Ltd
Product Name NIER
Brand Name Square Enix
Platform Supported Xbox 360
Software Name Nier
Software Sub Type Action/Adventure Game
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating RP (Rating Pending)
Product Attributes
ESRB Rating M (Mature)
Game Format XBox 360
Game Genre Action / Adventure
Mitchell Crow, On balance, Nier is a varied and engaging experience that for JRPG fans, is certainly worth a look. Variety is the word that defines Nier the best. Variety of genres and game styles which compose an epic, fantastic and full of action adventure. With Nier, Cavia has done the seemingly impossible, and created something entirely unique from nothing but borrowed components.
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