This game has everything that an excellent rpg should have and even more. The story is strong and gets more compelling as you finish the game. The side quests aren't mandatory but really bring the game's personality out. You can hunt sheep,boar, you can plant a garden with many different items to either keep or sell off(rice) and you can fish with many types of bait and catch all types of fish which you actually have to move your controller in the opposite direction the fish goes or you will lose it. The fighting style is hack&slash which I am not a fan of, but they add to it with magic words(spells) as well as martial arts types. You can specify how you want the spell to affect each part. The graphics were actually really very good. I got surprised on some of the many boss matches on how good it looked on the plasma. The companionship in this game really makes it different than other rpgs as they are constantly conversing and it's pretty humorous at times. Perhaps the mature rating of this game (girl sidekick in lingerie+swearing) kept it from being a top game. But do yourself a favor and rent this one, excellent adult rpg. Not many of those ,lets hope their is a NEIR 2.
alright first off i got to say excellent story, the stroy kept me playin it even wen the repititive areas i kept goin to started to make it boring something would happen to keep my attention so i was never bored. also great characters music and decent fighting made it better.i like the emotion the game brings to from the ncps dying and all the stuff that really makes u feel the game, and a mans endless search for his daughter with a great ending that really left me feeling content, great story. the gameplay and monsters could have used some spicing up, but it didnt seem to affect the game to much cause it was still great to me, it was short, but thats probably cause i was playing it nonstop. but i gotta say the ppl who write reviews and say this was a bad game must not have any type of emotion or love for a great story that left me almost in tears. well thats just me, but i thought the game was brilliant and a must play