Kombo writes: "Not too long after the RPG giant Square Enix released Final Fantasy XIII in the States, the publisher released another RPG, NIER, and the two could not be more different. Where FFXIII is elegant, NIER is most decidedly not. FFXIII has very clean dialogue. To say that NIER has a foul mouth is grossly understating it. FFXIII is all about the party-based tactics and minimal bloodshed, whereas NIER is a bloody, gory mess and well, the party members don't do that much in battle. In other words, NIER is everything FFXIII is not and seems to be very un-Square Enix in every way. And actually, this is what makes it a fantastic action-RPG."