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Submitted by -Mezzo- 866d ago | preview

CVG - Ni No Kuni: Is this the best JRPG in ages? You better Ghibli-ve it

CVG - We play the first few hours of Level 5's masterpiece. (Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, PS3)

Snookies12  +   866d ago
I wish I could say I was blown away by the demo... But to me it seemed pretty standard JRPG fare... I will admit the overworld and music that went along with it was just beautiful though. Hope this game turns out extremely well! I'll keep my eye on it at least.
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Jamzluminati  +   866d ago
You probably weren't blow away by the demo, but you will be blown away by the amount of disagrees these people are gonna give you.

TGSI
Snookies12  +   866d ago
I would hope that they'd read my entire comment lol. I did say I hope it turns out extremely well and will keep an eye on it. I want the game, and I want it to be good. I'm just saying I wasn't too impressed with the demo. It wasn't bad, but wasn't amazing either.
NukaCola  +   866d ago
I enjoyed the demo some what. I wish it wasn't timed because I didn't feel like I could get enough from it. But I didn't hate anything about the game. This title looks amazing, just that damn demo clock is lame.
WilliamH  +   866d ago
You're not wrong about the demo, it was disappointing but what I did notice was great music, gorgeous graphics and a good battle system and an interesting villian. That was enough to convince me.
first1NFANTRY  +   866d ago
thank you for sharing your opinion...NEXT!
Snookies12  +   866d ago
*Sigh* Did you even read my whole comment? No? I already said I was looking forward to the game... I guess you aren't then?
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   866d ago
It took me three play throughs to get into it, but that was mainly because I haven't played a real jrpg in looong time. The more I played the demo the more liked it. I like everything about the game from the battle system to the graphics to the music to the world map. My only concern is the story. I know I shouldn't doubt Level 5, but I can't help, but doubt. I'll be waiting for the feedback on the story from my fellow gamers before I pick this game up as story in games is very important to me.
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arronax-1  +   866d ago
I'm not gonna lie, I'm in love with JRPGs and even I can't understand the hype of this game. (other than people saying it's a Ghibli thing).
TheLyonKing  +   866d ago
The demo wasn't a true test of the game, Japanese reviews are very positive and I have faith in Ghlbi's story telling abilities and and level 5's rich rpg lineage that this game will be soaked with endless ours of great design story and game play and I for one am looking forward to it.
-Mezzo-  +   866d ago
So excited for this game, for me it'll be a nice break from the games i usually play.
WooHooAlex  +   866d ago
Tell me about it! I don't even think I've played an RPG since FFXIII (ugh). I'm ready for a new one!
AznGaara  +   866d ago
I'm guessing you missed out on Xenoblade Cheonicles and The Last story.
Snookies12  +   866d ago
You should play Tales of Graces f if you can. That game was fanastic! That or Xenoblade...
Relientk77  +   866d ago
Both those games are amazing
Hicken  +   866d ago
I loved the demo. Granted, it didn't give you a lot of content or storyline, but there was MORE than enough battle to pique my interest.

Can't wait.

Edit: And there have been some rather impressive jrpgs- particularly on the Wii- to come out recently.
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Relientk77  +   866d ago
Omg finally another JRPG about time, cant wait for this game. The demo was fantastic
Lovable  +   866d ago
There is a demo???? da hell?
mt  +   866d ago
JRPG is not my genre but I liked the game I didn't like the timing in the demo , I wished it was timeless
Godchild1020  +   866d ago
I don't think it will be timed during the full game. It's just timed in the demo, to limit how much you get to see in the game world.

I enjoyed it, I just know I won't play it as much as I would other games. It happened with Tales of Graces F. I bought it day one, played for 7 or so hours and never touched it again. The game is not bad and I didn't lose interest, I just couldn't find the time to invest in the game. Same issue I have with Persona 4.
josephayal  +   866d ago
Xbox 360 plz
One of the best J-RPG'S this gen
tiffac008  +   866d ago
Level 5 + Studio Ghibli was all the thing I need to see to convince myself in getting this game. Can't wait.
rlacorne  +   866d ago
Level 5 worked on many of my favorite games before: Dragon Quest IX, Rogue Galaxy, Dark Cloud and Professor Layton.

This can only be good, real good. Please, don't mention White Knight Chronicles. (Actually, it wan't so bad, just... charmless.)
Snookies12  +   866d ago
White Knight 2 was fun actually, from what I saw/played. Also, the beginning looked like it was setting up a rather good story.
rlacorne  +   866d ago
Yeah it really wasn't bad, just not as good as their other games.

Having spent way beyond the 100 hours mark in DQIX and Rogue Galaxy, I can't wait to see how much time I'll spend in Ni No Kuni. (At least 5 hours from the demo alone... Just found out they included a secret mini "village" in it, with NPCs and a locked chest...)
Snookies12  +   866d ago
Yeah, I'm tempted to put some money down to preorder Ni No Kuni since at GameStop they're offering an exclusive steelbook case which just looks amazing...

I honestly can't say I played many of Level 5's games, but I've seen a few Studio Ghibli movies and they were great! So I expect top-notch things from the story aspect of the game for sure.
rlacorne  +   864d ago
You can expect top-notch gameplay too, Level 5... they know what they're doing. :)
hongthay  +   866d ago
I played though the Japanese version with my friend. The story is fun to go through, and I will be getting it in English again, since my friend had to translate too much.

I spent more than 70 hours on that game, and don't mind doing it again with English subtitles.

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