Gaming Union: "It's great what just a few months of development can do for a game. At E3 2009, Nier, a third-person action game, was shown by Square Enix to the press for the first time. They didn't let anyone play it as it was severely underdeveloped, with poor graphics, and gameplay that looked thrown together. Nier all around underwhelmed in that state. Enter Tokyo Game Show 2009 however, and Nier looked completely uplifted.
Now known as Nier Gestalt on the Xbox 360 it honestly looked fairly complete in what was demonstrated. Microsoft was running demos of Nier Gestalt at TGS 2009, and Gaming Union stopped in to get some hands-on time with the game."