I never had any problems with original Drakengard, at the time of its release I thought it was a fun and amazing game, even with its combat system. The maps were huge. >.> HUUUUGE. Though it did feel repetitive at times. The only thing I didn't like was the censorship, which I found out later after beating the game because some of the scenes seemed unclear. Especially near end in the game where that one person went off to do that one thing and you honestly have no clue why they did that due to all the censoring involving those characters' relationship. Only after research it made sense; although if there is anything I despise, it is the sheer censorship of imported videogames. >.<
I believe Drakengard 2 had some censored parts too, but not 100% sure on when and where. I mean... Drakengard 2 is basically the Devil May Cry 2 of videogames, I think everyone likes to pretend there wasn't any second ones in both regards.
I don't mind low budget games, hell Nier is fun in its own regard. The only thing I do mind is when low budget game doesn't even make an attempt on their project. I can name a few, but this isn't the area to gripe on such, maybe later I will. If I can give a game a chance and it holds my interest in some fashion, I generally keep playing it. Whether it is too huge ass maps like Drakengard where all I did mostly was ride on my dragon and rain fireballs down on foe, s(because moving anywhere on foot was a pain,) or toned down quick pace combat, or the general exploring and crafting and other side things you can do in Nier. They did well in all their voice acting and music for those games, the only real complaint was censorships.