NIER Achievements

The Strongest Bond

Defeat a certain boss within three and a half minutes.
Don't sweat missing these on your first playthrough, they become MUCH easier on later runs when you are a higher level (because you retain your level/weapons). None of the bosses in the early parts of the game have achievements associated with them. Each boss after Kaine gets unfrozen has an achievement associated with it.

Obviously, you are going to want to attempt these achievements on the "easy" difficulty. Learn the boss patterns and make sure you skip all cut-scenes (using ) associated with boss intro/death scenes. I won't really go into Boss strategy because you honestly don't even have to try to get most of these. Each of these achievements should pop after a boss cut-scene ends. If you are worried about missing them, make sure you use the mailbox before each boss to save, and simply load your game if you missed the target.

The last 'time-limit' boss achievement will only be obtainable while going for Ending C or D, and it is a little tougher than the others to obtain due to the massive amount of projectiles. Dodge your way around them and use your weapon to cut through them when you are close. Once you are able to hit her, spam your attack and with a little luck the achievement should pop.
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User Comments
Comment #1 by Syk Sho7gun DFZ
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 02:38:27 PM

This Achievement has already been explained
I understand from this that EVERY boss has an achievement attached to it, but to just say that isn't helpful as some of the time limits are different for each boss.
I have left a comment, like I said I would, on each boss related Achievement.
Although some of these are OBVIOUS to work out some are NOT so a bit more help would have been appreciated really.
I find the less popular the game is that you enquire about, the less effort/information has been applied to help people. This is the HOME of Achievements for the XBOX 360 and popularity shouldn't affect the ammount of information that can be found.
Quite Disappointed in truth but luckily I like this game enough to help where, on this occasion, i feel the website just couldn't be bothered.

Comment #2 by Brengun
Tuesday, March 01, 2011 @ 05:59:31 AM

Thanks for your comments Sho7gun, I'm quite far into this game (really like it), and was wondering what the hell all of the boss achievements were about!
Nice one.

Comment #3 by XY Gameboi4Ever
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 08:36:26 PM

Yes. Thank you for providing details to unlocking the boss time limit achievements. My ocd thanks you for helping me get them in order too. Good looking out for the rest of us. We really do appreciate it.

Comment #4 by Ryuuk GX 57
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 04:35:31 PM

um...........why didn't you say which boss this is for instead of ranting?

Comment #5 by Mir
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 11:42:06 AM

There's an extra boss at the very end when you go for Ending C. That's the one. Not that hard - there are two parts to the fight. At first it just stays put and spams projectiles, in the second it rushes you without even dodging. Hitting it isn't an issue, so decent attack power and skipping the cutscenes should net you the achievement.

The only potentially tricky part is the first one. Even if you beat it quickly, there's a fair bit of unskippable dialog during the fight and the second phase won't start until it ends. The projectiles are quite damaging and won't stop until the speech is over, so watch your health bar and heal as needed.

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Game Info
Square Enix


US April 27, 2010
Europe April 23, 2010

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