NIER is certainly a misunderstood beast. Between the transgendered support character Kainé who gains an extra set of tools through no fault of her own, the rather odd method of making two different versions of the game to appeal to different cultural groups, and a video in which Kainé orders a floating book to help us, NIER is well, different, especially for a Square Enix published game.
Now, NIER could just remain that, a polarizing (and polarized) product for fans of Square Enix titles. Colette found some of these issues with her TGS preview. However, there are some pretty cool ideas going on in this game. There's an utterly insane story promised, even more than what is typically expected from the land of spiky-haired boys.