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NIER- Xbox 360

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the size and gameplay are overall positive. The value for money and story also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the action, while reviews about the usability and graphics are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the NIER- Xbox 360 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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NIER (Xbox 360)

 

Nier is stuffed with ideas. It is first and foremost a role-playing game, but it incorporates elements from hack-and-slash swordfests, top-down shoot-'em-ups, two-dimensional platformers, and puzzle games. These elements coalesce nicely in the four or...

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NIER

 

NIER is Square Enix's latest effort at producing a game that isn't called Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest. Two versions, Nier Gestalt and Nier Replicant, were announced in Japan for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 respectively. The lead character differs in...

NIER is a game that tries too hard to do everything. The pacing of the game suffers from boring quests and wildly inconsistent gameplay. It switches gears often from being an RPG to an action title to a platformer all at once. In the time spent playing...

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Nier on Xbox 360

 

So Nier...Yet So Far

There are a lot of novel ideas in this game with the seamless blending of multiple genres, but just not enough time spent making them fun. It feels like if the game was a bit more polished, it could’ve been special. Instead, it just shows a lot of...

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NIER

 

The quality of the work coming out of Square Enix seems to have taken a dip significantly in recent years, with even the mighty Final Fantasy succeeding in polarising opinions, not to mention a number of other recent misfires. It is hardly the end of...

A mixed bag of a game, but one that is worth persevering with, as some of the set pieces are truly worth the price of admission alone. There are certainly niggles along the way, and they threaten to derail the game entirely at times, but it somehow...

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NIER Review for the XBOX360

 

Trying to go the distance.

Interesting characters; Good voice-acting; Decent combat; ...but you can skip most sidequests

Visually bland; Grinding...; Second half backtracks through the first; Not a lot of enemy variety

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Nier

 

Competing for the best not-very-good game we've played in a while

Fun adult language ; Unpredictable tone ; Weird, fun twin-stick shooting

Plenty of boring lulls ; Too many fetch quests ; Frantic action becomes overwhelming

Like Suda51, Cavia tread a dangerous line between mad and bad, but misstep too often to forgive. Those innovative highs only make the inevitable drops more painful.

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Nier

 

Mention the name Square Enix to a gamer, and you're bound to see that far away look in their eyes as they relive the publishers best loved games. From Final Fantasy to Dragon Quest and the Kingdom Hearts series, they've certainly provided gamers with...

Great cast ; Storyline is quite engaging ; Audio is outstanding ; Perspective shifts give the gameplay some much needed flair ; Never forces the RPG elements on those looking for a straight up brawler

Numerous fetch-quests kill the games pacing ; Visuals are lacking, big time ; Combat is too simple

The team at Cavia have without question nailed the entertainment portion of the game. But, the gameplay still needs a few tweaks to remain just as engaging. For a first run, Nier is exactly what it should be; a flawed game with a ton of potential. We...

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Nier Review

 

My first thought of Nier after booting the game up was "dear lord is this ugly." Although some of the character models in Nier are charming, one of Nier's greatest flaws is its visuals, as the in-game environments are laughably bad. But sometimes it...

Nier is ugly and it can get really repetitive, forcing players to backtrack multiple times across familiar locations. But for every frustration I encountered in Nier, there were surprising gameplay twists, unsettling aesthetics and intriguing...

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NIER

 

This dreary action role-playing game has its worthwhile moments, but they're separated by countless hours of fetch-quest tedium.

Varied elements pulled from different genres ; Some cool camera transitions ; Great soundtrack

Unending fetch quests ; Tedious puzzle sequences ; Story takes way too long to get interesting ; Combat is easy and boring

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Nier review

 

It takes a long time to do anything in Nier, a very long time indeed. That's its primary problem, but there are other things to consider on the road to that final thought.The Japanese Role Playing Game is a busy genre indeed, and although Square Enix...

Nier tries to be all things to all men, resulting in a mediocre experience, and it takes too long to come to that conclusion. Particularly while trying to avoid all those potential puns.