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Ni No Kuni’s luscious visuals and heartfelt story meld together to create a world you won’t soon forget. 0

JRPG fans appear to have gotten the short end of the stick this generation. With a plethora of classics being released on the SNES, Playstation, and Playstation 2 it was easy to get excited for what could be done on a new batch of consoles. Sadly, there have only been a mere handful of JRPGs that reached that high bar set in prior years. When long time developer Level-5 and famed Japanese animation team Studio Ghibli teamed up to create this title, they seemed poised to live up to those lofty ex...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Two steps forward and two steps back 2

Ni no Kuni is the most divisive game I've ever played. Many elements are done either well or good enough, while just about as many are done terribly. On one hand, Studio Ghibli contributed some of the best visual design I've ever seen in a game. The monsters, characters, and different settings all feel like they were ripped out of a animator's cell (do they use those anymore?). The Pokemon-like familiars system where you level different creatures to fight for you is really fun and addicting even...

5 out of 6 found this review helpful.

A Suposedly Fun Game I'll Never Play Again 0

Ni no Kuni is a game that’s perturbing to write about. I would equate it to making excuses for an obnoxious friend who, under an excruciatingly annoying exterior, is good-intentioned and occasionally pleasant. Make no mistake. Ni no Kuni is a good game, but an amalgamation of grating issues keep it from being great. The crux of my annoyance with the game, lies in the game world and its characters. I’m all for lightheartedness in games, especially in a time where all entertainment media...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Ni No Kuni Review Mun! 0

Despite the controversy with Namco and the wizards edition scandal, and having to wait two years for a proper English port of the game, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch arrives! The game came out early in 2013, finally got the time to actually sit down and put in 50 hours of time to beat the game, which is standard at this point for JRPGs. Ni No Kuni has a mixture of emotions from gamers. Seems to vary between people loving the game naming it one of the best JRPGs they have ever played, or ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Review 0

I have been dying to get my hands on this game since it was first announced, I'm what you would call a Studio Ghibli fanatic, and I was curious to see what would happen if you put such a famed studio on a title. Well I have to say it makes for one hell of a game. I will say this there were times where I wish this game was a movie instead of a game so I could sit back and enjoy it, but I'm glad I got to play it.Graphically this game was amazing. The world was so well crafted, and the little thin...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Gorgeous, Flawed JRPG Experience 0

Ni no Kuni takes some of the best parts of the JRPGs of old and puts them into a modern context with a gorgeous world, lively characters, and active combat. But for every item that the game does well, I feel obligated to put a caveat on it. The result is a game that's great to dive into for JRPG fans both current and lapsed, with enough shortcomings to keep it from matching up against the pantheon of great games from the past. And it keeps enough tropes of the genre that it's hard to recommend t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Ghibli charm and Level 5 gameplay does not necessarily stack up to a fun game 0

I am an absolutely huge fan of all things that Studio Ghibli does, and has done. Nausicaa is among my top 3 favorite films of all time, and I could name you nearly every main character from every one of Miyazaki's films. When I heard that Studio Ghibli was teaming up with Level 5, I pre-ordered the Wizard Edition the moment it was available in North America. The idea of having the guys who did the Layton games (and one of my favorite Dragon Quest games) making a full-scale RPG with that very sp...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch A Landmark RPG Marred by Monotony 0

Ni No Kuni is one of those experiences that engenders a love hate relationship. This is not a game that will convince anyone who has written of JRPG's as "not their thing" to jump on the train and start grinding out some levels nor does it push elements of the genre all that much further outside of it's fairly strict constructs. What Ni No Kuni does do, and what it does damn well, is take every element that has been in just about every JRPG ever and cram them into a cohesive package. From airshi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Ni No Kuni, despite its slow start, is one of the best, if not the best, take on the old JRPG formula this generation. 0

There is a unique, characteristic art style with a Studio Ghibli animated film that shows it was produced by Hayao Miyazaki and his legendary motion picture studio. What is even more impressive is that this art style embraces and overpowers the viewer with beautiful and creative fantasy worlds that pull you into a wonderful adventure. Studio Ghibli is not known for jumping into the videogame world, due to Miyazaki’s grudge against the industry after a poor adaption of Nausicäa of the Valley of ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Masterfully flawed 0

Ni No Kuni is one of the most well made games I have ever had the pleasure to experience. The most notable thing being how wonderful it looks, always awakening the sense of a magical adventure only present in the very best cartoons. I say cartoons because Ni No Kuni has been collaborated with Studio Ghibli, one of the most famed Japanese animation studios in existence so not only does the game look like one of their movies in video game form there are also gorgeous fully hand drawn animated piec...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the JRPG 1

The genius of Ni no Kuni is that it combines two things gamers should remember fondly: hand drawn animation and classic Japanese roleplaying games. In doing this, Ni no Kuni developer Level-5 has provided something instantly appealing and attractive for an audience that has been yearning for something like this to come along for years. By simply looking as gorgeous as it does, it has more mass appeal than any JRPG in recent memory. Everything about this game radiates nostalgia and charm, and mak...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Something familiar 0

I really blasted through this one so it must be good.I loved the visuals and the music. It has that special something that most Studio Ghibli project share, adventure, wonder, just something special.Funny writing peppered throughout the game but the actual plot was a fairly basic young boy must save the world, there were some interesting twists but I hope they go for something more in the next game.Combat is overly easy with the exception of a few boss fights which really pushed my mana to it's ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

One of the best JRPGs in a long time 0

Great game, a nice fresh breathe of air in the glum looking JRPG world these days. Honestly the best JRPG of last generation bar none. The story has somewhat of a typical JRPG structure to it (young boy needs to save the world with some super weapon!) but also has some really dark and very real to life themes to it in the background that I rather not spoil.Characters and voice acting is great for the most part. Drippy will make up for any bad characters or voice acting though!Gameplay is Pokemon...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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