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Submitted by MattS 950d ago | opinion piece

Video: Nier, looking back at the best PS3 JRPG

Digitally Downloaded writes: "If you haven't played it yet, it should be quite cheap to pick up a copy, and it's a game that I think anyone with a PS3 should try (there's also an Xbox 360 version, but I haven't tested that). There's every chance you won't like it either, but there is the possibility that it will 'click' for you the way it did for me, and then you'll not have missed an unforgettable game." (Nier, PS3)

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Capt-FuzzyPants  +   950d ago
I wanted to get it, but I still never got around to getting it. I know the soundtrack was supposed to be good, but I don't know why I still haven't played it. Is the story and gameplay good?
clearelite  +   950d ago
according to the video it doesn't disappoint in these areas.

I would like to thank the author/contributor for reminding me to pick this amazing game up asap.

I haven't had my ps3 since I moved and this game will be one of the first titles I pick up when I get it back.
USEYOURFIST  +   950d ago
The gameplay is brilliant, it throws you completley unexpected curvballs throughout such as suddenly switching to a twinstick top down shooter for a dungeon section and many more little quirks. The core gameplay and cobat is completley solid i couldnt knock it.

As for the story it truly is epic and it draws you in in a way i hadnt experienced since the ps1 jrpg days. I really could go on all day about the stories construction and brilliant execution as it really is brilliant with some of the best written characters and senarios of this and any gen.

If you like jrpgs i urge you to pick this up as if it does "click" with you you will know it any wont regret a second of it. And make sure once you have finished it the first time go back and do the new game+ and ++ for the whole story (you dont start at the beggining)
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BuffMordecai  +   950d ago
I absolutely loved this game. I loved it so much that I bought two copies and gave one to my cousin,but watching him play it made me cring. First off he skipped every line of text that wasn't voice acted and put custom music on over the awesome game soundtrack. It was kind of funny when he put on Foreigner's song Urgent when you go off to find your daughter early in the game and Ozzy's Over the Mountain when you're leaving the place but that is not the way this game should be played. The story is too damn good to be doing crap like that.
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clearelite  +   950d ago
it looks breathtaking from this video alone.
TheNocturnus  +   950d ago
I don't know why this game got such high praises. I thought it was terrible.
Hicken  +   950d ago
Good thing people didn't listen to you then. It's an excellent game.

I dunno if I would say it's the best JRPG on PS3, though. I still prefer Valkyria Chrinocles, as much as I love Nier. But Nier does give Wlekin and crew a run for their money, I'll say that much.
TheRichterBelmont  +   950d ago
It's worth buying alone for the soundtrack. Game is beyond epic.
Snarkasaur  +   950d ago
I liked it bunches, but I wouldn't call it the best JRPG on the entire console. I've never been a fan of having to replay games in order to unlock true endings, and the gameplay itself wasn't good enough to warrant the extra replays.

I loved the story and the characters were some of the most original and interesting in gaming, period. I think maybe above all was the easier fact that the game just had a lot of heart, whatever that means (it means something, it's just hard to define).
jagstatboy  +   949d ago
Gamespot gave this game a 5/10 for a reason. Environments are very bland and the over-the-top swearing is inappropriate and tacked on.
asyouburn  +   949d ago
If you skip this game because of the occasional bland environment or swearing, it's your loss! There's literally a million awesome things in this game. It makes up for any shortcomings it may have.

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