Jul 03 2014
A funny thing happened when I started looking for my own games. Having listened to Unreality readers, and thoroughly enjoyed the best of the best of the last generation’s console games, I turned inward. “Okay, you fell in love with Mass Effect,” I said to myself. “You enjoyed the hell out of GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption, and you spent waaaaaaaay too much time banging away on a mortal and pestle in Skyrim (100 Alchemy; totally worth it) – now what?”
Deep cuts, that’s what. Gut feelings, spur-of-the-moment pickups, and not relying on Metacritic. That’s what led me to the Square Enix forgotten child, Nier, and though I’ll be the first to say that the game is flawed, perhaps even deeply flawed, at its heart, it’s compelling, evocative, and worthy of your time.