Nier is rated M for Mature. I can handle such games, I really can. But as strange as it sounds, I don’t mind violence if it’s directed toward people, as said people are usually quite evil. But when I have to kill animals in a game, I have a hard time with it unless they are trying to eat me.
In Nier, you have to take on some missions to kill sheep for food. I understand why I have to kill them, but I still wasn’t prepared for them to cry out when you kill them. And if that wasn’t enough, they don’t stop bleeding. They fall over and continue to pool blood beneath them. I know that that is realistic, but I don’t really play for realism.
As a result, I get very sad with each sheep and goat I slaughter. However, the tearful bleats of death and pools of blood won’t stop me from trying to get the Achievement for killing 100 sheep. So I’ll be an odd mixture of sad and happy.
I hope these people really need all this mutton to eat.