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Submitted by shaneryanTB 1173d ago | opinion piece

An Open Letter to Ni No Kuni

Dear Ni No Kuni, please be good.

I’ve watched gameplay videos and mumbled my way through development diaries. I’ve poured over previews and whistled your theme tune. I’ve looked at scans of your reviews in Japanese magazines and marked your release date on my calendar. I’ve got one of your screenshots set as my wallpaper. I’ve done my part, now it’s up to you. All you have to do is be good. Really good.

[Richard Murphy, Thunderbolt] (Ni no Kuni: The Another World, PS3)

Abash  +   1173d ago
I seriously hope gamers go out and buy this game, they have no idea how much supporting Ni No Kuni would mean for the industry. Level 5 hardly makes console games anymore and the Japanese are shying away from JRPGs on consoles like Ni No Kuni, so buying this game would help keep Level 5 making console games and show other developers that JRPGs can still be successful in today's market
Canary  +   1172d ago
I agree. I mean, I'm happy with all the great JRPGs on handhelds and all, but there's just something magical about playing a good, colorful JRPG on a big screen.

Only games that have really given me that fix this gen have been Eternal Sonata and Vesperia.
sashimi  +   1172d ago
I wouldn't mind it on the Vita either, that screen would do the game justice.
rdgneoz3  +   1172d ago
And a colorful JRPG on a big screen made with the help of Studio Ghibli (they have a ton of amazing animated movies) is even better. Can't wait to see the story and hoping it has the option for original voice actors with subs.

Preordered it a while ago when Newegg was having the deals for $12 off along with the free shipping.
majiebeast  +   1172d ago
They should stop making Inazuma 11 games and make Dark cloud 3 for vita or ps3. Wkc was decent from them but the early footage of the games fighting system looked alot better.

I will always support lvl 5 just for the fact that they made the best jrpg on the ps2, Dragonquest 8.
Tdmd  +   1172d ago
On that topoic, where the hell is Dragonquest 8 HD?! I want to play it again on my ps3!
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Tewi-Inaba  +   1172d ago
I have it on my jp ds
does that count?
also and Inazuma is fairly popular in japan, Level 5 is in abit of trouble but they aren't That bad off.

It's their western market that's
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MattS  +   1172d ago

White Knight Chronicles
White Knight Chronicles 2
Ni No Kuni
3 different Inazuma games on Wii

3 JRPGs and 3 other games in a single generation is a hell of an output for a team of 200 people. Especially since on the PS2 they only published five games.
Bathyj  +   1172d ago
Please make a Princess Mononoke game.
Julie  +   1172d ago
That would be so awesome :O

Aggesan  +   1172d ago
This guy will be disappointed. No game can live up to your expectations when you to set the bar that high. Well, very few atleast.
Der_Kommandant  +   1172d ago
No better way to start 2013
Sigh  +   1172d ago
Supporting this game 110% Buying it first day.
VsAssassin  +   1172d ago
I'll be supporting this game no matter what. I think part of the blame here is the saturation of FPS games and the newer generation of gamers who got immersed in such a genre when this gen's consoles came along.
Ethereal  +   1172d ago
Ill be picking this up.
MattS  +   1172d ago
Uh, dear whoever wrote this - you do realise that the game has already been finished, right? It's not going to get any better or worse than what you've seen.

So writing an open letter to the developers is a little late.

Also, referring to a game in personal terms (so, "all you need to do is be good") is very poor, imprecise, journalism. Games aren't people.
raWfodog  +   1172d ago
Tongue-in-cheek, MattS. It's just tongue-in-cheek.
catch  +   1172d ago
Pre-ordered the Wizard edition and the wait is excruciating. I hope it sells enough for publishers to take notice.
izumo_lee  +   1172d ago
I do not think we have much to worry about if Ni No Kuni is gonna be good or not. Judging by the few reviews (based of import versions) the game is a breath of fresh air. RPGLand gave it a perfect score the 4th game to receive that score on the site.

Read this review & you will understand how magical this game can & will be. January can not come soon enough.
CLOUD1983  +   1171d ago
JRPG maniacs wherever u r don't miss this chance, this game is for ppl like us like the 2nd coming of Jesus.

The last good traditional JRPG I play for home consoles was DQVIII back at 2006 and it was made from the same ppl who made Ni No Kuni, finally we get a quality work for them for PS3 in HD this time!

So don't even think about it, day1 is not enough "Pre-Order" is the write word here!
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