In an interview with 4gamer, Cavia announced that NieR will be their last ever title as the company will cease to exist following its absorption into AQ Interactive.
Neir was a bit of a hidden (flawed) gem for those that played it. The story and characters were top notch. Easily some of the best this gen. R.I.P. Cavia. At least they're not dissolving entirely and being brought into AQ's fold.
I agree - Nier really is a hidden gem. I thoroughly enjoyed playing through it.
I third that comment....hope there is still more dlc and an eventual successor, the story and characters, and the gameplay were actually a lot better than most games nowadays.....
Is it really that good? I was thinking of checking it out a while ago, but it looked kinda monotonous in the videos (i.e. constantly killing hordes of the same enemies).
It IS really that good. One of the most well written/ voiced games I've seen this gen. Nier got a lot of flak for whatever reason, but if you talk to people who actually played the game - they love it.
dang, that just really sucks. I would've like to see more games from them.
At least they had one semi-solid title before they folded.
they're being absorbed damn, I hope they don't get downsized
great news... this game sucks ball monkeys.
Disruptor wasnt the greatest game ever created but the company went on to make Spyro the Dragon. That company is now one of the most respected video games company in the world, their name: Insomniac Games. Point of the story? The first game for a company is a learning experiance, if it doesnt do well then you pick yourself back up and go back to the drawing board.
but that wasnt their first game at all . I like their drakengaard serie , but you gotta admit that Cavia got a big history of subpar titles
R.I.P. Cavia. :(
Nier was a Great game, highly underated.
What did you folks like about it? It didn't look interesting to me, but I have not played it. Think it'd be worth my time? name some pros/cons if it's not too much trouble. ;)
Pros are simple: Great storyline (With great I mean GREAT.) Great characters Great music It just has some "magic" in it, you would say. Cons: Gameplay is...average. Graphics.
hit the nail on the head! definately greater than the sum of its parts
Fun Game...Nuff Said, Check it out.
I hated Cavia but I never like to hear of Japanese devs getting shut down or folded internally. RIP Team Andromeda RIP Sega Overworks RIP Clover
Pros - story is mature and engaging. Father trying to save his daughter from a plague. - combat is smooth and decent with spells that are unique and combo friendly. - music is gorgeous and really moves you. Can't say enough about the music! - the gameplay is varied with shooter mechanics that are fun. - voice work is good. Bad -PS2 graphics - one section of the game has you reading a novel! Literally chapters of txt before you can leave and save. I sadly had to hit skip as it was too much. But the writing was really good if you can stand the pace of it...I mean the length. - requires some grinding. Not really a issue...but kids these days want RPGs with no grinding. I should mention the multiple endings (5 I think), and each extra play through adds to the story with such things as understanding wolves talking the second time through.
4 Endings, actually. And the novel part of the game was one of my favorites, the writing was excellent and it was something different. About the wolves, it applies to all bosses except Wendy and some I won't spoil, but that's when the game's "Not everything is what it seems" comes into play. It was one of my favorite parts of the game, showing both sides of the coin.
Hmm...may put it on the radar. I don't understand how people these days have changed their RPG tastes. Grinding separates the men from the boys :)
another con , forcing people's hand by feeding them a version of the hero according to their region instead of their own wishes . What was the reason again both version could include both Nier heroes and let you choose ? OR at least you could have subbed the japanese one in english , for those too stubborn like myself . They tried to turn off potential fans of the genre , while doing very little to appeal a new crowd
Pro-decent,likeable soundtrack. Cons-Everything but ^ One of the worst games I have played this gen.If you like it,fair enough but I cannot and will not recommend it to anyone.....unless it somehow benefits me to do so.
another bad studio bites the dust
And much like Singularity, whilst it hadn't achieved stellar scores, it's something I know i'll pick up and play further down the line. I wonder if Square Enix will eventually release the Japanese Nier over here? I'd imagine those who played and enjoyed the game must be curious about it, if nothing else.
R.I.P cavia I wanted to see drakengard 3 :(
Blame Square for fucking up Nier international release (Gestal). I was hoping for the 3rd Drakengard.... DAMMIT!
And actually, I liked Gestalt Nier over Replicant Nier.
They were only going to do replicant, because they wanted to market it to a japanese audience as well.
nothing valuable was lost. Nier is an epic failure btw.
Great game, very underrated. Beautiful music, great combat mechanics / skills, good customization and lots of side quests. I really loved the story. The things I did not like about it was that there wasn't that much variety for the monsters and the map isn't big enough. There's a lot of backtracking, but at least the monsters change or get stronger. One of the best action-rpg title this gen
Nier was amazingly fun, but at least those guys remain employed.
There were some issues but it was highly enjoyable most of the time.