Cannot recommend this enough.
I have never ever been interested in Japanese RPGs at all. Honestly I was pretty ignorant to them if anything, as I like shooters and “realistic” games that don’t do the anime and splash numbers all over the screen when you hit them. I don’t know what made me get it, but I just though fuck it and try it and don’t regret one moment of it.
Taro Yoko is simply a design genius looking at the game from a development side. It appeals to anyone and everyone in terms of skill level, the game does not handhold you at all, but you have the option to make it, however you can turn it on and off at a press of a button. But if you want a stupidly hard time, you got it.
The game has plenty of endings, 26 of them. But when you think New Game +, (especially these days) you expect to do the same thing only the stats to carry over. Not here. It’s a different take. Than you do that and start again, and what happens after is just amazing.
It brings back the good old times of PS2 when you earn your rewards, and DLC can go fuck itself and be made after the whole game is made. (Which you can see it has here, especially since SE wouldn’t give him the DLC money at the time.) It’s an amazing game that’s emotional and quirky at the right times.
There are a few issues being the graphics (not the art style) just low res in some places and lack of bump and PBR shading, if you really care. And you shouldn’t because all the polygons have gone into 2B’s arse. There are meshes that disappear and invisible walls where gaps are and certain points where you can get stuck thanks to AI constantly beating you in a corner.
Thanks to Nier, I’m extremely interested into JRPGs.
Taro Yoko gives no fucks, he’s done what he want’s, calls Square Enix shit and speaks his mind when SJWs question him on why did you do her in high heels, he said he likes women in heels and also asked for the internet to create a giant zip file of rule 34 of his game and send it to him
Please be real