Journal Entry: Fri Sep 16, 2011, 11:54 AM
So Nier was an awesome game, and I must now sit, wait, and deliberate on its awesome.
I want to do an art of Nier but I have to contemplate what kind of epic art is worthy of the way the game made me feel.
If any of you find a copy of Nier about in your travels, you should pick it up and play it. Its Squeenix, but not exactly what you'd expect from the company. It has a lot of the epic storytelling methods but the gameplay is absolutely fabulous, and OMG Weiss and Emil are the best characters ever.
"I am Grimoire Weiss, and my name is NOT to be abbreviated."
I also really like Kaine and if I didn't think it would make me actually die to walk around in something that is essentially a piece of lingere and some cloth wraps I would cosplay her. It might be fun to make an Emil mask though, and I'm skinny enough, I could pull off the bony apparance. Making the lower jaw work right would be fun too I think.
Definitely there should be an Emil art for NDK next year.
Plus the game FEELS like the developers had fun making it. Emil's haunted mansion is done from a fixed camera perspective like a Resident Evil game and when the Prince of Facade finds his mask he totally does a little dance spin-around-and-raise-the-item-above-your-head thing like Link does in the Legend of Zelda games. When you get to the Forest of Myth and everything turns to text you go What The Fuck? but then it starts to be less confusing and the writing is enjoyable. And the Shade Wolf of Facade, ZOMG I want to do an art of him.
And I was totally confused about the man you see in the beginning of the game. Was that the hero? He never talks about it, Yonah never mentions what happened in the city. And yet they are the same people as Dad and Yonah. Only when Yonah starts talking at the end you realize that Shadowlord SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER fuck I can't talk about it.
Somebody go play this game, PLEASE.
Listening to: New Divide
Watching: Cardcaptor Sakura
Playing: Infinite Undiscovery