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Adam Blade
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(04-20-2010, 03:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by Story

In the near future, plague ravages the earth and is wiping out humanity. Society is on the verge and in their desperation to save us, scientists discover and implement what they think will be a cure. Unfortunately, their "cure" brings about an even worse disease called The Black Scrawl. 1,300 (1,400) years later players will jump into the title role of the unyielding Nier as he begins his desperate quest to discover a cure for his daughter (sister), Yonah, who is stricken with the deadly Black Scrawl disease. Armed with a powerful set of magical abilities as well as mighty swords and armor, Nier will do battle alongside a set of formidable allies against waves of dark enemies and giant bosses to discover the truth about the disease, his daughter (his sister)... and himself.




Game Title: Nier Gestalt|Nier Replicant
Genre: Action RPG
Platform: Xbox 360|Playstation 3
Players: 1
DLC: Yes
Release Date (Nier, Nier Gestalt - 360/PS3 Worldwide): April 22, 2010 (JP) | April 23, 2010 (EU) | April 27, 2010 (NA)
Release Date (Nier Replicant - Japan PS3 Only): April 22, 2010 (JP)
OST Title: Nier Gestalt&Replicant Original Soundtrack
Discs: 2
Release Date: April 21, 2010
Album Cover

Developer: Cavia
Publisher: Square-Enix
Director: Yoko Taro (Drakengard series)
Producer: Yosuke Saito (S-E)
Co-Producer: Iwasaki Takuya (Ace Combat 2, Ace Combat 3, Drakengard)
Scenario: Sawako Natori (Drakengard)|Kikuchi Hana (BQLSI STAR LASER)
Illustration: D.K (Red Ninja: End of Honor)
Music: Keiichi Okabe (Tekken 6)
The Groovy Official JP Site
The Ridiculous Official International Site
Achievements:

Code:

Combo Fanatic - 15 points - Pull off a 50-hit combo.

Combo Master - 30 points - Pull off a 100-hit combo.

The Magic Man - 15 points - Learn every type of magic.

Wordsmith - 10 points - Collect 50 percent of all words.

Weapons Collector - 30 points - Find every weapon.

Village Handyman 10 points - Complete 10 quests.

Jack of All Trades - 10 points - Complete 20 quests.

Go-To Guy - 10 points - Complete 30 quests.

Man of Means - 10 points - Accumulate 1,000,000 pieces of gold.

Educated Warrior - 10 points - Read the final novel segment.

Legendary Gardener - 10 points - You successfully cultivated the legendary flower.

Fish of Legend - 10 points - You caught a rhizodont.

A Round by the Pond - 10 points Event - You caught one of every type of fish.

Material Hunter - 10 points - You collected 50 types of raw materials.

Upgrade Apprentice - 10 points - You upgraded 5 weapons to their maximum level.

Reform Specialist - 10 points - You upgraded 15 weapons to their maximum level.

Forging Master - 20 points - You upgraded 30 weapons to their maximum level.

All Aboard! - 10 points - You rode a boar for at least five minutes.

The Sheep Whisperer - 10 points - You killed 100 sheep.

Lightspeed Fighter - 10 points - You completed the game within fifteen hours.

King of the Lost Shrine - 10 points - Defeat a certain boss within two and a half minutes.

A True Friend - 10 points - Defeat a certain boss within one minute.

Boss of the Junk Heap - 10 points - Defeat a certain boss within four and a half minutes.









Flow chart (Click to Enlarge)

Originally Posted by On the differences in Nier

NIER in North America for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is exactly the same game as Nier Gestalt for Xbox 360 in Japan. The only other version of the game is Nier Replicant only for PlayStation 3 and ONLY in Japan. The only difference between these two versions is the main character. In NIER and Nier Gestalt Nier is a father saving his daughter while in Nier Replicant a much younger Nier is a brother saving his sister.

The stories are exactly the same, other than the main character Nier who is younger in Replicant. There are obviously some minor script alterations to make the dialogue work, but aside from that, the story, characters, gameplay and experience are exactly the same.

There are no plans to bring Nier Replicant outside of Japan at this time.




Kaine | Half possessed by a demon, she was born a hermaphrodite. When she was young she was often bullied, and began to show off her feminine side more but talks and acts rough like a guy. She wields dual large swords that cut anything in her way.
Nier | The protagonist. He treasures his only daughter, Yonah, greatly. Caught between his kindness and his sense of justice, his concerns over his daughter's illness lead him on his journey.
Nier (Replicant) | The protagonist. A young man who always has a dark expression on his face. He treasures his only blood-related sister, Yonah, greatly. When she becomes ill, he journeys far and wide to find her a cure.
Grimoire Weiss | A talking book who essentially acts as a companion to Nier throughout the game. Nier's magic spells are made possible by Grimoire Weiss who lends his awesome power to Nier. He holds massive knowledge about the world.
No.7 | A skeleton-like creature wearing a robe and wielding an enchanted staff, No. 7 is a demonic experimental weapon that joins Nier and his companions.
Yonah | A child who is treasured by her father/brother. She is a brave little girl who persists for the sake of her father/brother. Born weak by nature, she contracts the deadly Black Scrawl.



Things that you may experience/do while playing Nier:
  • Top-down viewpoint dungeon fighting
  • Side-on perspective inside town buildings
  • Platforming
  • Puzzle-solving
  • Fetch quests
  • Mash the attack button repeatedly
  • Dodge with the R2 button
  • Switch weapons in real-time via the D-pad
  • Cast glowing blasts of red energy in single or rapid-fire mode
  • Deplete your magic gauge which then automatically replenishes itself
  • Dodge forward to get to places quicker
  • Find "Words" throughout the world to change the characteristics of weapons and spells
  • Needless side quests
  • Multiple endings (including a continuation of Drakgenard's E!)
  • Move the camera freely with the right thumb stick
  • Face off against evil creatures and unleash brutal combat moves along with devastating combo attacks
  • Travel with a dynamic party of allies
  • Gather flowers, vegetables, fruits, grains seeds and create a garden better than Mama
  • Go fishing
  • Mount a boar and traverse the lands in style




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Last edited by Adam Blade; 01-21-2012 at 04:18 AM.
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(04-20-2010, 03:51 AM)
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Emonk
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(04-20-2010, 03:54 AM)
That's the hottest hermaphrodite I've ever seen.
Mejilan
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(04-20-2010, 03:55 AM)
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That's a really nice OP.
But for those of us that haven't been following, why exactly are there two games if the West is only getting one? What's the deal with that? ARE they in fact different, or is it just a branding thing? Really been keeping myself in the dark about Nier(s).
The Take Out Bandit
grrrrrrr bungle snitches!
rrrrrrrrrrrrr baba britches!
sumthin sumthin itches!
DRAGGGUUULLLAAA!!!
(04-20-2010, 03:58 AM)
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[img]http://i43.************/51lpv.jpg[/img]

Heard about this on Red Sun Gamer podcast and interest is now piqued. :D
No_Style
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(04-20-2010, 03:58 AM)
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The flow chart answers all my questions. Nicely done.
zero margin
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(04-20-2010, 03:59 AM)
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HA. Sweet flowchart.
Poyunch
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(04-20-2010, 04:03 AM)
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Gosh some of those pics really remind of Twilight Princess. :lol
Dogenzaka
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(04-20-2010, 04:03 AM)
That's such a good looking hermaphrodite
And this thread has now made me uncomfortable :(

C'mon reviews!

Gosh some of those pics really remind of Twilight Princess.

Oh wow you're right. lol the graphics.
Vamphuntr
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(04-20-2010, 04:03 AM)
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So if you prefer Replicant you are someone who like incest, affraid of his own/lack of masculinity, a stupid person who prefer JP VA and don't like change since you can't appreciate something else than androgynous design?

That's some objective flowchart you have there.
InfiniteNine
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(04-20-2010, 04:05 AM)
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Kaine is my waifu/husbando.
The Take Out Bandit
grrrrrrr bungle snitches!
rrrrrrrrrrrrr baba britches!
sumthin sumthin itches!
DRAGGGUUULLLAAA!!!
(04-20-2010, 04:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by InfiniteNine

Kaine is my waifu/husbando.

:lol
WickedLaharl
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(04-20-2010, 04:07 AM)
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[img]http://i41.************/2njf47b.jpg[/img]

what the fuck is this ugly mess of polygons suppose to be?:lol
-DarKaoZ-
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(04-20-2010, 04:11 AM)

Originally Posted by WickedLaharl

what the fuck is this ugly mess of polygons suppose to be?:lol

A HUGE Shark with HUGE Boobs.
Dead Prince
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(04-20-2010, 04:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by -DarKaoZ-

A HUGE Shark with HUGE Boobs.

chinese lantern shaped boobs.
Nose Master
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(04-20-2010, 04:19 AM)
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I'm going to be so embarrassed if that girl character comes onscreen when I'm playing in the living room. Jesus. :lol Looks interesting enough, though. Lets see if S-E mucked up this one, too.
The Take Out Bandit
grrrrrrr bungle snitches!
rrrrrrrrrrrrr baba britches!
sumthin sumthin itches!
DRAGGGUUULLLAAA!!!
(04-20-2010, 04:21 AM)
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Does Cavia have an incest clause in their development contract?

Wasn't incest a theme in the Drakengard games as well IIRC? :lol
Dogenzaka
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(04-20-2010, 04:22 AM)
I wonder if you can tell if she has "it"...you know.

Never mind I don't want to know.
Syril
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(04-20-2010, 04:22 AM)
That's the weirdest version difference I've ever heard of. Is there supposed to be some kind of significance to it in the story, or is it just some weird attempt to get more demographics?
InfiniteNine
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(04-20-2010, 04:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by DMPrince

chinese lantern shaped boobs.

I know someone whose disappointed with their body development.

Originally Posted by Syril

That's the weirdest version difference I've ever heard of. Is there supposed to be some kind of significance to it in the story, or is it just some weird attempt to get more demographics?

Second one.
Jet Grind Radio!
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(04-20-2010, 04:24 AM)
Are there any high res versions of that Kaine art? The ones in the lower right hand corner.
vocab
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(04-20-2010, 04:27 AM)
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Cmon guys we all know that dickgirl won't get the scenes she deserves.
BocoDragon
or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Realize This Assgrab is Delicious
(04-20-2010, 04:28 AM)
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Square Enix could not be more naive in their attempts to do "western friendly" titles. This dual-style game just illustrates that even more. It's almost like they appear more stupidly Japanese when they're trying to do a western game

At least a Japanese title, that is okay with what it is, will sell to a dedicated audience who appreciates that style. The ugly man-beast wrestler will NOT appeal to the "average westerner" any more than the girlie boy will.

I find this whole thing rather insulting.
The Take Out Bandit
grrrrrrr bungle snitches!
rrrrrrrrrrrrr baba britches!
sumthin sumthin itches!
DRAGGGUUULLLAAA!!!
(04-20-2010, 04:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dogenzaka

I wonder if you can tell if she has "it"...you know.

Never mind I don't want to know.

Hermaphrodite by definition has both male and female genitals. Dictionary, or wikipedia. ;)

Originally Posted by vocab

Cmon guys we all know that dickgirl won't get the scenes she deserves.

That's what dojinshi is for. :3
jett
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(04-20-2010, 04:30 AM)
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This game looks like butt.
The Take Out Bandit
grrrrrrr bungle snitches!
rrrrrrrrrrrrr baba britches!
sumthin sumthin itches!
DRAGGGUUULLLAAA!!!
(04-20-2010, 04:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by jett

This game looks like butt.

This is a Cavia game dude.gif
RevenantKioku
PEINS PEINS PEINS PEINS PEINS PEINS PEINS PEINS PEINS PEINS PEINS PEINS oh god i am drowning in them
(04-20-2010, 04:31 AM)
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Banking on Replicant being 1980 next week.
"God's Beard!"
(04-20-2010, 04:36 AM)
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is the replicant guy wearing panties?
chifanpoe
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(04-20-2010, 04:47 AM)
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Nier the great mutton gather adventure of madness?

Mutton gathering at .35...
blackflag
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(04-20-2010, 04:47 AM)
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Hmmm.....dat ass

well regardless, game looks interesting. Gonna keep my eye on impressions.
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(04-20-2010, 04:52 AM)
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This game looks truly awful, yet at the same time I must own it.
ZephyrFate
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(04-20-2010, 04:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by The Take Out Bandit

Does Cavia have an incest clause in their development contract?

Wasn't incest a theme in the Drakengard games as well IIRC? :lol

Yes, between Caim and Furiae. It's incredibly understated in the American version, i.e., whole swathes of cutscenes were taken out that go into more depth with this.
Narcosis
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(04-20-2010, 05:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by WickedLaharl

[img]http://i41.************/2njf47b.jpg[/img]

what the fuck is this ugly mess of polygons suppose to be?:lol

He's clearly fishing for a giant prehistoric flying whale with clay pot breasts.
N30RYU
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(04-20-2010, 05:09 AM)
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So the PAL/US version of the game doesn't have japanese dub?
MvmntInGrn
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(04-20-2010, 05:11 AM)
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Great flowchart :lol
thetrin
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(04-20-2010, 05:17 AM)
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If I wasn't on a healthy diet that involved staying away from Cavia games, I would get Replicant.

I have no desire to play as Nick Nolte.
StellaStella
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(04-20-2010, 05:21 AM)
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I seriously might get this :lol

It looks like a mindless, good time with a ridiculous story. I enjoyed Drakengard.
Dogenzaka
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(04-20-2010, 05:22 AM)

Originally Posted by The Take Out Bandit

Hermaphrodite by definition has both male and female genitals. Dictionary, or wikipedia. ;)

I know. I meant if you can see a crotch bulge on her in the game.
belvedere
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(04-20-2010, 05:24 AM)
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The sheriff is Nier.
The Take Out Bandit
grrrrrrr bungle snitches!
rrrrrrrrrrrrr baba britches!
sumthin sumthin itches!
DRAGGGUUULLLAAA!!!
(04-20-2010, 05:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dogenzaka

I know. I meant if you can see a crotch bulge on her in the game.

That's paid DLC. :lol
I just noticed the pics of dickgirl has no crotch shots. They're all butt shots. :lol
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(04-20-2010, 05:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by belvedere

The sheriff is Nier.

This is Nier...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXl0g9cmJSE
Diebuster
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(04-20-2010, 05:30 AM)
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The flowchart :lol

I'm not getting this at release, so hopefully I'll get it sometime next month.
pancakesandsex
(04-20-2010, 05:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by thetrin

If I wasn't on a healthy diet that involved staying away from Cavia games, I would get Replicant.

I have no desire to play as Nick Nolte.

abq
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(04-20-2010, 05:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Adam Blade

Developer: Cavia

Meh.

Originally Posted by Adam Blade

http://i42.************/35jch1s.jpg

Interesting...

Originally Posted by Adam Blade

Kaine | Half possessed by a demon, she was born a hermaphrodite. When she was young she was often bullied, and began to show off her feminine side more but talks and acts rough like a guy. She wields dual large swords that cut anything in her way.

Day one!
Y2Kev
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(04-20-2010, 05:47 AM)
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Getting it for the gigantic dragon tits.
kuYuri
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(04-20-2010, 06:16 AM)
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This game... :lol

Do Nier and Kaine have any sort of history?
MechaX
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(04-20-2010, 06:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by thetrin

If I wasn't on a healthy diet that involved staying away from Cavia games, I would get Replicant.

I have no desire to play as Nick Nolte.

After watching the 2003 Hulk movie today, I fully support this Nick Nolte looking character.
Speevy
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(04-20-2010, 06:41 AM)
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Why would you take a genre which is on the decline and make people uncomfortable playing it?

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