Apparently, Nier Is "The Next Great Story From Square Enix"

By Spencer . January 21, 2010 . 9:40pm

Underneath the bloodstained pile of hacked up stringy creature-things is an epic tale, maybe. According to Square Enix, Nier is their next great story.


The story so far is, Nier is searching for a cure to save his daughter who caught the deadly Black Scrawl virus. Kaine is a demon possessed swords-futanari who travels with Nier. Her motives and why she loves to swear are unclear. There’s a magical flying book called Grimoire Weiss that follows Nier and powers him up too.


Yosuke Saito, the producer of Drakengard and Radiata Stories, is Nier’s producer. In a past interview, Saito said the theme of Nier is “love”. Perhaps, love for Nier’s daughter or sister in Nier Replicant. But, hey nothing is what it seems in Nier so “love” may represent Nier’s love for killing things.


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  • Hraesvelgr

    Yeah. Sure it is, Square Enix.

  • Ereek

    Wouldn’t it be more accurate to say “Nier is Cavia’s next great story?”

    • Hraesvelgr

      But then that would be saying Cavia has made a game with a great story before.

      Well, Drakengard wasn’t too bad, mostly just for its bizarre endings, though.

      • [The Hunter] Doomrider

        That’s because Drakengard HAD a great story, and, above all, great characters.

        • Aoshi00

          Agreed, Drakengard was in a league of its own, but I guess one would need to like the hack ‘n slash genre, the soundtrack was pretty crazy too, fit the chaotic world. I don’t know why people are so harsh on this game, other than the dad’s design looking a little weird. But other than that, I really got an Ico/Drakengard/Folklore dark vibe, and really looking forward to this.. would this match Bayonetta and Dante’s Inferno? Will have to see, I hope what they say about the story is true. FFXIII, Last Remnant, the Kingdom Hearts series, and many recent S-E RPGs kinda failed to deliver in that department.. and Cavia was pretty good before, so I’m interested.

      • Radiata story was great as well, short though, but great

  • Tokyo Guy

    Hmm…For whatever reason this game has all the making of a total flop (I can already smell it from the bargain bin), yet Square thinks it’s important? Seems like Code-Age Commanders really, which had the same kind of ambitious thinking but which was an utter failure.

  • Somehow, I feel like this would have been an I.P. better left in the care of Crystal Dynamics. I really, really want to see what Square can do with that studio, beyond the next Tomb Raider (which does sound kind of cool).

  • capristrider

    I’ll be getting this for PS3, Day two purchase, (not in a rush to buy it).

  • I’ll pick this up only because I want the second half which will never see the light of day.

    From the video it looks like God of War/DMC/Bayonetta or whatever, none of which I’ve played, but whatever.

    • Joanna

      me neither. But my friend has told me that I *must* play God of War. I’ve been really taking my time in trying it, and now that it’s 20 or less, I really have no excuse. Anyone think an mostly RPG/adventure/puzzle player like me would like the game?

  • symytry

    I might have bought it if Square gave us the japanese PS3 version.

    • bobhoskins


  • cowcow

    Perhaps this is Square-Enix’s way of shifting their market strategy from tried and true RPG’s to more action oriented titles due to running out of ideas.

    O_o ?

    • Joanna

      no this is square’s poor attempt at western expansion. Silly Square, just do what you’re good at and the westerns will buy it (maybe not en mass, but all the RPG enthusiasts will.)

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