PSLS: When it comes down to it, Nier is a decent game that has some very cool ideas behind it, but overall falls short of what it could have been. The unique word system to upgrade your weapons, fun magic spells and well designed bosses are overshadowed by the many glaring issues to be found in the game. A bit more time enhancing the overarm presentation, fixing issues and fine tuning pieces of the game and Nier could have really been something awesome. The game will take you about 15 hours to complete without doing side quests and has some replay value with a save game+ option. As it stands though, this is a game that swings and misses a few too many times and though it is hard to recommend paying $60 for, you wouldn’t be wrong at all in giving it a rent.