Ni no Kuni PS3 review - PlayStation LifeStyle

"If you’ve recently wished that the RPGs of today had a little more in common with their elders from the 16 and 32-bit eras — no, wait, check that — if you have ever liked a Japanese RPG at all, you owe Ni no Kuni a shot." -Heath Hindman on PlayStation LifeStyle

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dbjj120881932d ago

Don't know why you're getting disagreed with. This is great news! Can't wait to play.

EddieNX 1932d ago Show
GenericNameHere1932d ago

So what, you want ONM or OXM to review the game then? Because you know, since you added the last sentence, I think everyone will agree with me in calling you stupid bloody idiot.

EddieNX 1932d ago

No I don't want ONM and OXM to review a ps3 exclusive lol. They're all barely credible.

I said I will wait for the real reviewers a la IGN. Not ONM and OXM. I buy ONM. But I don't take the reviews seriously lol....

GenericNameHere1932d ago

But IGN has WAY LESS credibility than OPM, ONM, and OXM combined!! :O

doctorstrange1932d ago

According to Metacritic, PSLS is harsher than most

HammadTheBeast1932d ago

Hey KingOfWiiU, I trust OXM with PS3 reviews more than IGN.

Ezz20131932d ago (Edited 1932d ago )

WOW @[email protected]
release the kraken ..sorry i mean release the damn game now

by the way for the dude who say playstationlifestyle has no Credability

read PLS reviews on ps3 exclusives:
starhawk 7.5/10 ... why not 10/10 ??!!
infamous 2 9/10.... why not 10/10 ??!!!
PASBR 9/10.....why not 10/10 ???!!
Twisted Metal 8.5/10....why not 10/10 ??!!!

should i go on or what ??!!

HammadTheBeast1932d ago

Also a quote from the author:

"For reference, I want to note that my 10's don't come easily. This is the 27th review I've written on PlayStation LifeStyle, and it's the first time I've used the 10. I've only given out two 9's prior to this, and my average review score is 5.9. Just some perspective on this :)"

He also gave BO:Declassified the 1/10 it deserved.

riverstars861932d ago

Wow, didn't see this coming, this is why PS3 is amazing, great exclusives!

rainslacker1932d ago


While PSLS is Sony centered, they aren't what I would consider a fan boy's paradise. They are quite often very critical of Sony.

Old McGroin1932d ago (Edited 1932d ago )

SARCASM FONT Everybody on N4G knows that every early review for every game ever released is by a person who has been paid off by the company that produced the game so I wouldn't get my hopes up over this 10/10 review SARCASM FONT

Game looks sh!t hot by the way, looking forward to it!

AsimLeonheart1931d ago

AWESOME! Cant wait to play this! I was a little scared when some people were calling it easy and boring after playing the demo but this review made me very happy. I will get it day 1! I hope this game gets the love it deserves and enables JRPGs to make a come back.

morganfell1931d ago

The post by HammadtheOne completely dethroned the KingofWiiU.

freezola751931d ago (Edited 1931d ago )

This is excellent news!! I have had my eyes on this game for a while now.

I am going to really commit to playing a JRPG this year! That is my New Year's gamer resolution lol

Very beautiful game and I'm sure you can log some decent hours into it as well.

I'm gonna get maps & guides to help me through this game but by the gods I will finish Ni no Kuni! Not sure if I'll plat the game but I'll die trying LOL

insightful review.. Peace

StrongMan1931d ago

Not shocking. The gaming industry only expects the best out of PS3 exclusives.

abzdine1931d ago

2 words to describe what i'm feeling now: MUST BUY

pixelsword1931d ago (Edited 1931d ago )


According to the endless wisdom of internet journalists, JRPGs were dead...

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Enemy1932d ago

Second perfect score I've seen so far.

Enemy1932d ago (Edited 1932d ago )

This is that other review.

"Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch feels like the second coming of 16-bit RPG classics, with a breathtaking Studio Ghibli exterior and a sublime orchestral soundtrack. The pacing is impeccable. It never slows down, never waivers in the amount of excellence it packs into its experience. There is no “that one part” or “that one dungeon” that drags it down. It turns on the charm, the entertainment, and the fun from the first hours, and doesn’t turn them off throughout the entire duration of the sixty hours you’ll probably spend finishing it. Exploring the world map never gets old, the battle system stays thrilling, and the characters are lovable. Nothing about this game is phoned in. It contains the same elements and same spirit that made so many of us fall in love with the genre in the first place. It doesn’t have a complicated, emotional, life-changing message or story, but it doesn’t have to. It touches a deep vein of nostalgia and childlike wonder."

Take notes, Square-Enix.

Julie1932d ago (Edited 1932d ago )

I love that review i even reread (spelling? lol) it from time to time.

"Even after the main game is finished, there are still 100 hidden treasure chests, seven pirate memorials, and sixteen hidden villages on the world map to discover; an Imajinn battle league to conquer; a magic spell book to complete; a casino with slots, minigames and a cutscene theater; postgame quests and bounties to hunt down; alchemy recipes to find; and Golden Imajinns to catch".

That is all i ever wanted and more on a jrpg and all that is after the main quest. I wonder why don't we have Suikoden, Wild Arms, Skies of Arcadia, etc... for the new consoles, imo it was a great mistake not to keep releasing awesome jrpgs.I still loved Tales of Vesperia, Lost Odyssey and yes Blue Dragon too, i dunno why there are so few good traditional jrpgs on this generaton :(

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1932d ago (Edited 1932d ago )

Next up? The Last Of Us!

Ps3 <3

3-4-51932d ago

16 Hidden Villages in Post game. I love Villages.

HarryMasonHerpderp1932d ago

Just preordered =)
By the way Zavvi are selling it for £35 with an extra 10% off for anyone who is interested.
Pretty good deal in my opinion.

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Julie1932d ago (Edited 1932d ago )



See , see! now what am i going to do till release! why do you do this to me! D:

And i have to wait for Amazon to send it over here too (i live close to Tarzan). If there is a digital version ill buy that one too! so i can play while the box is traveling :)

Ranma11932d ago (Edited 1932d ago )

Who said that consumers no longer want traditional JRPG's and that they have become ancient?

Are you reading these reviews Square Enix?

p.s gamemaster uk gave this game 95/100

dafegamer1932d ago

Sooo Goood. Hype is rising rapidly

clearelite1931d ago

Well said bubble Ranma. Hopefully this will create a beautiful trend and tons of amazing RPGs etc. will come out for the ps3 over the next few years.

I hope this time Sony doesn't miss this incredible opportunity and properly markets this game, thus reaping the rewards of the many grateful people that will play this game.

HarryMasonHerpderp1931d ago

Lets just hope it sells.
Fingers crossed for a million copies and more.

TacoTaru1931d ago

I think that publishers translate "didn't sell as many copies and COD or Madden" as "consumers don't want traditional JRPG's". At least we have XSeed and Atlus.

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syrion1932d ago (Edited 1932d ago )

Damn 10/10
i want this game now !

joab7771932d ago

Wow. this has been my top priority for awhile now and i am just more hyped. The demo had me excited, and this is great news. Bringit on.

Aceman181931d ago

i will be dropping every other game when this gem releases.

geddesmond1931d ago


LMAO yeah PS lifestyle bias lol. Its the only website I trust for reviews because they give real opinions and review with honesty.

Heres some PS3 exclusive review scores done by them.

Uncharted Fight for fortune 6/10
Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault 8/10
LittleBigPlanet Karting Review 8/10
Tokyo Jungle 3/10

Yeah they are really bias lol. Lol lets wait for IGNs review lol because they definitely ain't bias when it comes to big game reviews paid for by publishers. Are you jealous Wii doesn't get this possibly great JRPG lol.

Kopite_20201931d ago

IGN trustworthy? Trolololo with a healthy dose of junk food sponsorship thrown in

Gamer19821931d ago

Damn cannot wait for EU version

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knifefight1932d ago

With Xenoblade, Persona 4 Vita, and the Last Story last year, Atelier Ayesha now confirmed, and this coming out this month, things have been rolling well for RPG fans lately.

VileAndVicious1932d ago (Edited 1932d ago )

I want to play last story so bad....but sadly I don't have a Wii.

But looking forward to this one.

dbjj120881932d ago

Seriously, it's a good time to have no life.

AznGaara1932d ago

Don't forget the true sequel to the original Disgaea was just announced too, Disgaea D2!

Heisenburger1932d ago (Edited 1932d ago )

Yeah, I am about eighteen or so hours into Persona 3(I purchased it in the ps2 classic section of the psn store at a very attractive $9.99 price tag*).

ANYWAY playing through this game has reminded me of how much I love(d) Jrpgs. A genre that I had become admittedly disenchanted with over the years.

I'll close with saying two things:

1. I am VERY much looking forward to Ni No Kuni.

2. Anyone who is eagerly awaiting Ni No's release should look into Persona 3(on psn) to play in the meantime. Or as knifefight said: Persona 4 Golden.

VileAndVicious1932d ago

Persona 3 is my favorite in the series.

If you can get your hands on it (kind of rare) Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne is an incredible game with some dark undertones.....

*sigh* they just dont make em like that anymore

Redempteur1932d ago

as a rpg fan i've been reall satisfied during recent years

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stonecold31932d ago

I will buy this game on day 1

gustave1541932d ago

dood i'll get it at day -365 but i don't understand japanese xD

alexcosborn1932d ago

Okay, now I'm definitely buying this game.

BanBrother1932d ago

I was already going to get it. Love me some jrpg's.

People should also consider that jrpg's don't get reviewed that well, so a 10/10 is amazing. Hopefully good sales.

Wedge191932d ago

The return of the JRPG, the way it should be. We've said it a million times, but 2013 is shaping up to be an amazing year in gaming.