Got Ending A of Nier late last week and started the second loop today. I'm a little surprised at how far back it placed me at the start of this loop, but at least it isn't too far.
I know this game is all about the story, and I'm definitely committed to seeing it through, but it'll probably take a while, but I do hope once I finish the second half it will hook me in a bit and I can proceed to keep beating the game for 100%.
Yeah, can't say that the actual game part of Nier is all that. The side stuff in particular ranges from dull to bad, though some of the requests are good for raising cash late in the game, and there's at least one which is worth doing for other reasons. Combat's okay, though the distance and force with which the main character is flung back whenever he gets hit with a physical attack is ridiculous. The story really is something, though, and I like the world-building and characters. Also, I need the soundtrack like burning.
Oh and before you touch a Ys game, let me warn you this is the starting premise of just about every single one involving Adol:
Adol really is the ultimate JRPG ladies man. It's kind of ridiculous