Drakol of TheBitBag writes, "How can I explain this game without mentioning Diablo, Final Fantasy, Zelda, or even Bayonetta? I can’t really, since this game takes the best parts of each and weaves them beautifully together. NIER, however, isn’t a game for everyone, but it is one for the fans who love a great story being told and a small world to explore. Reviewing an RPG is much different than that of any other genre, mainly because the sole purpose or bedrock is to tell a story. Does NIER accomplish that? Most certainly so!"