4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Great mix of Genres all rolled up into one game,
This review is from: Nier (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
This is a unique game. It's a cross between action rpg, hack and slash, side scrolling beat-em up and at times even a top down shooter. Consider it Devil May Cry meets Monster Hunter meets Geometry Wars meets Strider meets a ton of other games. There is a bit of tedium to parts of the game with missions like "kill 10 sheep". The game takes a bit of time to get going but stick with it - it gets good at the half way mark.
I'm not sure why people kept complaining it was too hard. Big bunch of babies. I completed it on normal and found it almost too easy. I had to put it up to hard mode to get a challenge. Also, all of the endings are fantastic (there are four endings). There is definitely an incentive to replay the game by continuing on from your completed save to see the extra cutscenes as well as see the other endings.
Tiny niggles aside, good gameplay, epic boss battles with a good story and interesting characters.