Rated 9 out of 10 by Captor Stunning
This is an amazing game that is budget friendly. I find myself immersed in the world of Ni No Kuni. Right from the start, you see the amazingness of the game you are about to play. There are many interesting things to be found in this game. I personally really like the metamorphosis mechanic of the game, where you have to give your familiar a certain item to become stronger, but its level reverts back to 1. This ensures the game is balanced. The music is also worth noting. It feels that every note was carefully placed to fit every mood this game has; and there's a whole lot. The only criticisms I have about this game is that the after game is not great. After you beat the game, all you get is some extra sidequests for you to do. So sum it all up, Ni No Kuni is an amazing game at a very low price that everyone should enjoy!
Rated 0 out of 10 by 10czar One of the best looking games on ps3.
Without a question Wrath of the White Witch will be one of the top rpgs to come out in years. Picture the playstation final fantasy games with the cell shaded graphics of dragon quest 8 in hd and thats what this game is. The battle system is a cross between ff 10 , tales of, and pokemon. During battle you can switch between twelve characters on the fly. That's a choice of three human characters and nine monsters. You can move around during battle and target enemy weaknesses and away from monsters when you need to heal. Boss fights are a challenge and require more than the mashing of just one button to win. The monsters you obtain can evolve into stronger forms similiar to pokemon but when you fight it is in real time like tales of or starocean. The voice acting and characters are also nicely done. It may be a while before another game this good comes so pick it up and give it try.
Rated 10 out of 10 by ghcloverfld Excellent in nearly every way!
What do I like about this game? Could it be the flawless graphics, or how about the intense gameplay (even on easy). No, it's the magic. Love it. I'm only about 15% done with the main quest, and already I can tell it's a stellar title. Love anything to do with magic, but what sets this game apart, other than the graphics which are simply incredible, is the intuitive ease with which you can pick up this game, and play it casually at first, and then look out, cause the difficulty really jumps in later on in the game. And it's FUN! I especially like the way you can move around the game field freely, and without obstruction. It makes the game even more challenging. The world map is gorgeous. The extra special touches here and there increase the games charm, and all of the menus are super easy to figure out, even right away. Do yourself a favor NOW, and pick up this game. Even at the price of 60 dollars, new, it's a steal. My guess is that if you want to do everything possible in the game (i.e.: all side quests), it will take you well over 50-60 hours to play through the entire thing. Simply amazing.
Rated 3 out of 10 by WeepingWillow Good Animation Painfully Slow & Boring
I've had plenty of fun with RPG's and ARPG's such as Final Fantasy, The Witcher, and Diablo 3 most recently. So I knew what to expect with this game to a degree.
The coupling of traditional animation cut scenes intermingled with game action and plot development is a novel idea. However, I found the game to be extremely repetitive, and the story development to be painfully slow and tedious. Not to mention the inability to save the game at any point ... started a dungeon and don't have the time to finish? oh well, you're screwed. Also, reading thousands of lines of text is a giant bore ... I get more fun reading a novel, it felt like the dialogue windows were dragging down the pace of the game. Overall, this game requires a lot of time, patience, and is for younger audiences.
I played the game for a few hours and was simply bored. I'm returning this game tomorrow.
Rated 10 out of 10 by FFXIVLover Final Fantasy 12 + Pokemon
This game is stunning to say the least...The battle system is literally a cross between Pokemon and what was good about FF12. You control your captured monsters called familiars (aka your pokemon) and each battle you can choose to fight as one of your monsters or as one of the Human characters themselves. The battles are verrry fast paced and do take some practice to get down... (especially when you get your second party member). The part that surprised me the most was the world map. There is a PS1 era Final Fantasy - like World Map in this game!! I kid you not! Go youtube it!! This map is colorful and vibrant and huge! you can see the monsters roaming around all over the place too! Try out the demo and play through the whole demo...it is what sold this game to my gf and I...Oh, and btw, your familiars can EVOLVE just like in Pokemon!!!
Rated 9 out of 10 by Diarrhea A Unique Gaming Experience.
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a brilliant JRPG with absolutely stunning artwork by Studio Ghibli (artists of My Neighbor Totoro) and an amazing soundtrack by Joe Hisaishi (composer for many Studio Ghibli films). I'm so glad that there is a great new game that isn't full of guns, war, or bloody violence. There are no chubby cats or magical fairies in Call of Duty. And in a game like Pokemon you don't get graphics that are even close to Studio Ghibli's outstanding anime artwork. The story is very unique, and it makes you feel like you are playing through a real Studio Ghibli movie. The characters are really funny and likable. But, while playing this game, you MUST watch the cutscenes. The cutscenes are great, and if you skip any of them, you will not get full enjoyment of this game. Although Ni no Kuni does have a few awkward camera angles and a battling system that takes some time to get used to, all of the major positives outweigh the negatives. And if you like it as much as I do, the side missions after the main story should keep you playing for hours and hours. If you're looking to 100% complete this game, it should take at least eighty hours.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Jellyfish99 An Absolutely Amazing JRPG!
Out of all the RPGs, both Japanese and Western, that I have played in recent years, Ni No Kuni is one of the best. I have to say, I was very impressed playing this game. The story is very good, and the gameplay is absolutely incredible. Although certain aspects of the story can seem a bit childish at times, it is a very well put together storyline. But where the game really shines is in terms of gameplay. I originally picked up this game at the beginning of February, and for every time I turned on my PS3 that month, the only game I would play was Ni No Kuni. It is an absolutely amazing game. I am so glad that I decided to give this masterpiece a try. It is very fun and enjoyable to play, and I would highly recommend that anyone who may be considering giving it a try should just buy it and prepare to be amazed.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Bakutex Beautiful storyline, for all ages!
Love it! I say: LOVE IT!, It's basically the story of a poor boy who almost died in a certain incident and is given a magic doll, it suddenly comes to life and takes him to another world, where you will need to play Minigames, battle monsters with a really original battle system, and of course, befriend MONSTERS :D Not only that! The hero isn't the typical soldier/amnesic hero/gigantic sword/swordmaster with guns/epic fighter. You are just a spellcaster... And you're a child! You also can collect other people "Emotions" to solve different puzzles. Now many people complained about this game being "Childish" i say no. This is a great games for all ages, It doesnt matter if you are a guy or a girl. You will love this game as much as you love pokemon heart gold. The price is worth it. Go get it. Like, now.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Griffin694 Best in its Class, No Question.
How can I describe Ni No Kuni? Better yet, where to begin? The graphics are stunning, thanks to Studio Gibli, and make you feel as if you're taking part in an epic movie rather than a video game. And the music only heightens that feeling; I can't remember the last time a brilliant game like this was polished off with a full scale orchestra in the background. Gameplay may seem complicated at first (Pokemon-like turn based, except with the ability to move around and actively defend), but the game eases you into its system and helps you master it. There is also plenty to do in terms of side quests and you can't help feeling for Oliver and his friends. I can't lie: some of those scenes made me cry like a waterfall. I hope this game always remains a classic, 'cause I can't think of any better game!
Rated 0 out of 10 by unryu i ♥ Level5 ^.^ demo is great!
i have played the demo for this (25mis of free play) and i must say, at first i was drawn to the Level5 tag, and now i am in love with the game. i have been silently waiting for a HD remake of DQ8 but this has taken my gaze from that.
i love the real time action-ish battle where you can swap in and out your pokemon style battle companions at any time, as well as free run on the battle field. its the perfect blend of strat based RPG and action RPG
the world is beautiful and has that comforting DQ nostalgia that makes me feel like a kid again, the voice acting is top notch with only a few instances the actor did not peg the right emotion or feel for the situation
i would recommend that any DQ fan get the demo, as for me i give it a pre-release 9.75 (only for the fact that it is not out yet)