If you want a look at the opening story scene from Nier, it's right here...hey, that rhymes. Anyway, this is a game that might really surprise those who are looking for a traditional action/RPG with a few innovative twists to the combat. There's a lot to be said for any game that sorta reminds us a bit of the past, especially when the industry routinely produces RPGs that don't resonate with the old-school crowd. Nier is a real-time hack 'n slasher but as a blend of Summoner and Baldurs Gate: Dark Alliance, it's pretty darn entertaining.
4/28/2010 Ben Dutka