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. Nothing is as it seems as players are
kept guessing from beginning to end by elaborate plotlines and cliff-hangers
that reveal a complex reality hidden behind the illusion. 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 a powerful set of magical abilities as well as mighty swords and
armor, Nier will do battle alongside a set of formidable allies against waves of
dark enemies and giant bosses to discover the truth about the disease, his
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.
An Imaginitive and Stunning World: Travel across an unforgettable world
filled with varied landscapes featuring the hauntingly familiar remains of
by Miriam on June 6th 2017
The story and characters are wonderful! It can get a bit tedious if you try for every ending, but once you complete the first one, the game lets you start from the halfway point and gives you some important extra story and interactions throughout the rest - and you keep your weapons, items and completed side quests from the first playthrough, as long as you start the next playthroughs with the same game file as your first.
There are a lot of optional sidequests which range from tedious to fun (for world building and character interaction between the main party). If you want to get all the endings, the only side quests you need to complete are the ones that give you weapons, as the last ending only becomes available to you once you collect them all - no need to do the other side quests, unless you want the reward money.
Combat is simple - hit the enemy til it's dead, or magic at the enemy til it's dead - the magic system in this game is pretty easy and satisfying to use, I probably beat more enemies using that than the weapons.
You don't get extra content or endings for higher difficulties, so feel free to play at whichever one you want - I went for easy cause I heard the game was particularly hard, but then ended up completing boss battles in like two minutes, before some of the dialogue was finished (the characters often have some good, unobtrusive conversations as you battle). I'm guessing the normal difficulty should be fine if you're a casual gamer like me.
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