Nier/Drakengard Series

ConsoleNameDeveloperLucca's Observations
JP PS3Nier ReplicantCaviaThe version of Nier not released in the West (until 2021), featuring Nier as a brother rather than a father
PS2DrakengardCaviaMusou-like RPG with some heavy/dark themes, direct predecessor to the Nier series
PS2Drakengard 2CaviaStill guarding and using dragons to fight masses of enemies
PS3Drakengard 3AccessHack-and-slash gameplay marred heavily by technical issues, very stylish nonetheless
PS3NierCaviaHack-and-slash ARPG with a pervading sense of melancholy and a gorgeous soundtrack, multiple endings; takes place after one of Drakengard's endings
PS4NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...Square Enix/ToylogicBringing Brother Nier's story to the West for the first time, with an additional ending and updated gameplay more akin to Automata
PS4Nier: AutomataPlatinumGamesExtremely atmospheric ARPG, distant sequel to the first Nier, incredible music
Xbox 360NierCaviaAn ARPG spinoff of one of Drakengard's endings, astounding soundtrack, twisty plot, multiple endings
Xbox OneNieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...Square Enix/ToylogicSee PS4
Xbox OneNier: Automata (DL only)PlatinumGamesSee PS4
Xbox SeriesNieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... (DL only)Square Enix/ToylogicSee PS4