Andriasang: Square Enix listed NieR as a "new brand" in its earnings report today. While this may suggest possible sequels, one of the primary forces behind the original may end up not being involved.
I personally thought Drakengard had a horrible gameplay mechanic.
What made Drakengard, though, was the setting, plot, and characters, all who were kind of...completly nightmareish and sick (Let's not forget it got worse as the plot moved on, too bad Square Enix censored some of the stuff in the original American release...). That's the Drakengard appeal. NieR improved upon gameplay, being more simple and average, and the storyline was more of a sad and heartwarming tale than a sick, twisted tale. Both games, personally, were quite enjoyable, despite having flaws, and I loved/love Cavia for doing those games. I can only hope Yoko will keep working on games, after all, his plotlines and stories are of the best and most unique we've seen on some time, and I think they're best suited for interactive experiences like videogames, since they tend to have a bigger impact on you. Hell, I tend hate games that try to be movies, but the things this guy makes are completly different.
yeah them babies at the end of drakengard was just sick made me quit the game lmfao.
From beggining to end, Drakengard was...ugh, kinda hard to explain. In the US version, though, Square Enix censored some stuff such as: Certain character being a pedophile, incest, religious undertones (such as Angelus being named "Angel" on the JP version), etcetera (Those two were the most important, since they were a part of the character development, but ah, whatever) as well as the overall localization quality not being too great and sometimes not making sense thanks to removed stuff. Well, there was still a good deal of character development left intact, so it still was enjoyable despite the censorship. It's even more depressing when, after reading Grimoire NieR, you realize the whole Drakengard plot is based on complete destruction and pain, at the end being as simple as the human race itself getting wiped out completly. (Yes, NieR is basically a sequel to Drakengard when it comes to plot, and both are kinda connected.) Let's not forget that every, EVERY Drakengard ending was basically about your whole party of friends (Who were lunatic and completly insane by the endgame) dying horribly, or Caim and Angelus both dying yet in another truly, truly horrible way, and sending all the efforts you made through the game to hell. Ah, what a fun story it was, too bad the game itself was kinda...mediocre.
Another Nier game would be great news. It sucks that Yoko won't be involved but hopefully it all works out for the best.
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