If you missed it, like I did, the New York Times actually ran an article in the newspaper that discussed the lack of knowledge on modern video games among the Supreme Court when dealing with legislature.
NieR is named as one of the most sophisticated, accessible games of our time. Originally published on May 3, 2010, the journalist touches on the issue of restricting games sales to minors, a notion that is far more restrictive than anything affecting the sales of books, movies, or any other similar media.
The article goes on to talk about the pros and cons of NieR, while giving an insightful look into the game as not just any ordinary hack-n-slash, but a creative work of art:
“It is … profound in its storytelling, empathetic and nuanced in its characters, exhilaratingly diverse in its game-play design and almost perfectly paced.”
Although the article is several years old, the issue regarding the hand of government and how far its reach may extend is still prevalent today.