Nier for Xbox 360
Xbox 360

Nier

Apr 27, 2010
7.29
playscore
Average
623rd of 1221

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About this game

Developer: Cavia
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

Nothing is as it seems in this 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.

Critic Reviews

19 Reviews
6.55
Greg TitoMay 11, 2010
Nier delivers all of the facets that make up a successful action role-playing game: fun combat, diverse characters, good voice-acting, and addictive quest mechanics. It just doesn't do any of them excellently. Fan of Square-Enix, action RPGs or chicks swearing while wearing underwear? Buy Nier and be amazed. Otherwise, pick it up on a down week or from the bargain bin.
Joe JubaMay 03, 2010
This level of repetition effectively kills the narrative momentum, bringing down the one thing Nier does well. With so many genuinely good action/RPGs that aren’t riddled with archaic missions and gameplay, I have trouble recommending Nier solely on the basis of a decent (but unevenly executed) story.
Game TrailersMay 06, 2010
The voice work for the main cast is exceptional, though the same can't be said of the supporting roles. The soundtrack is solid, though it could use some more variety. Nier is definitely an ambitious game that tries to break away from Square Enix's traditional style, but it ultimately isn't up to the task. It's an acquired taste that doesn't go down easy. Combined with the subpar visuals, it's hard to make a case for investing your time and money into this adventure.

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