I bring this game up on topic because it very much reminds me of the Panzer Dragoon series, both in plot and design in many ways.
Both of them set in a post apocalyptic world, after a previous civilization’s downfall. Orta an Azel’s stories of being artificial (or at least part) humans bares some similarity, and there are some locations, particularly the Aerie, definitely have that Panzer Dragoon Vibe.
Of course, another similarity is that Nier is an off-shot game to the Drag-on Dragoon games / Drakengard series, a game that also has dragons.
Not only that, but this game is f-ing fantastic. If anyone here hasn’t played this games yet, I highly recommend it. I don’t care what the so-called ‘professional’ reviewers said, this game is one of a kind and deserves to be played by anyone that enjoys and appreciates good storytelling in games.