Re: Post here when you beat a game. I mean it!
Just beat Nier based on the many recommendations here.
I really enjoyed the second half of the game much more than the first half. Mostly because they're not attempting to introduce/establish characters and relationships, but are instead just letting them interact. The writing in the first half was pretty wonky, and it felt like you'd meet someone, and then in the next cutscene you'd get a bit of dialogue about how "you should never give up, after all we've been through together."
Luckily, if you just ignore this, it makes more sense in the second half of the game, and is thus more enjoyable.
I dunno if it was said much, but the music carried this game through its dry spells.