Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
this is one of the best RPG's personally played, the animation of the game is really good, the characters, familiars, friends and enemies were designed perfectly to fit in the story, the gameplay is designed for the player to really be prepared for any battle outcome and allows you to create your own battle strategy, you could dive into the storyline and enjoy every battle in the way, personally I highly recommend this game to those who like RPG's.
A wonderful and beautiful adventure RPG for all.
Ni No Kuni is a beautiful cartoon style adventure RPG with an amazing storyline. This game has just about everything you can want such as side quests, alchemy, puzzles, and everything in between. If you give the battle system a chance and accept some of the cheesy parts, this game is a long and worth playing game. I am a big fan of anime as well, so I played it in Japanese with English subtitles. I've been an RPG fan since I first played Final Fantasy 3 for the SNES and I know how hard it is to come across a good one. If you want more of a challenge you can play it without the guided waypoints. It's nice to have them if you decided to take a break and want to come back to the game at a later date. The amazing spells don't kick in until you reach the last quarter of the game. I do wish that the familiars would evolve into something better than the small changes that took place. I used Google from time to time to understand the elemental factors and anything else I was unsure of. I wouldn't consider myself to be a novice player and definitely had my fair share of deaths in Ni No Kuni. You won't find more of an amazing game with such content for the price it's at. It is an overlooked game and a must play for any RPG fan.
One of the best jrpg games so far!
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has the most beautiful music I have heard in a while since Tales of Vesperia. Has a great story line and is easy to follow if you pay attention to the story. Battles were so easy to control and especially since its real time I don't have to wait for the enemy to go I can just attack when I want to. I will probably play this game for a long while before thinking about selling it. :D
This game is for kids only
This game is not for anyone over the age of 10. If you want a good game that is super sappy and very boring this is it. Graphics are good. Dialouge is quality but lame. Story is too predictiable. Not a very good game for adults. And I still like games like Mario, zelda, and little big planet. These games are much more entertaining. Also I like Final Fantasy series and most RPGs, just not this one.
Beautiful Rich Graphics, Amazing RPG
Ni no Kuni is an absolutely gorgeous game with graphics by the amazing Studio Ghibli (My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away). It's as lovely as watching one of the Ghibli films, but with amazing Pokemon-style battles. As a friend described it, "it's like dragon quest and Pokemon hybrid." I strongly recommend this game to anyone who loves gorgeous graphics, great storyline, fun battles, and anime. One of the best RPG's i've ever played!
Fun, charming, excellent
Fantastic game. The animation is absolutely incredible. Each city has it's own unique charm and style. The gameplay is good but don't expect the few tactic changes you can make to be a set it and forget type. Instead you must constantly switch characters and make tactical adjustments to get the attacking done but stay alive as well as conserve MP.
Along with the stupendous animation the soundtrack is awesome. Cities get a unique soundtrack composed by Joe Hisashi (has done work for Studio Ghibli in some very successful animated movies) AND composed impeccably by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. I love the soundtrack. But if you don't enjoy disney type stuff (toy story type movies) then you MAY not like this game. I love it.
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.
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!
This game is awesome i never write a review but this game is BEST GAME EVER... I played for several hours and never get boring the story is even better than zelda.
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.