Nier is an interesting game, and going into it I only had an inkling of an idea of what to expect. It’s a spin-off of the Drakengard series (specifically of the first game), of which I have only played Drakengard 3. If you read my review, you’d know that I have a very mixed opinion on that one. While Nier has substantial differences, particularly in where it succeeds or pales in comparison, there is one main detail that makes this a better game – it’s fun. And it doesn’t conclude with a mechanically broken rhythm game. Okay, so that’s two things.
Just this week, the beta for the upcoming title Destiny was opened up to everyone on PS3, PS4, XBox 360, and XBone, so I figured I would give it a shot. While the beta certainly highlights the potential of the game, it also shows why it may not deliver.