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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dbjj120881689d ago

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

EddieNX 1689d ago Show
GenericNameHere1689d 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 1689d 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....

GenericNameHere1689d ago

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

doctorstrange1689d ago

According to Metacritic, PSLS is harsher than most

HammadTheBeast1689d ago

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

Ezz20131689d ago (Edited 1689d ago )

WOW @_@
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 ??!!

HammadTheBeast1689d 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.

riverstars861688d ago

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

rainslacker1688d 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 McGroin1688d ago (Edited 1688d 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!

AsimLeonheart1688d 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.

morganfell1688d ago

The post by HammadtheOne completely dethroned the KingofWiiU.

freezola751688d ago (Edited 1688d 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

StrongMan1688d ago

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

abzdine1688d ago

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

pixelsword1688d ago (Edited 1688d ago )


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

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Enemy1689d ago

Second perfect score I've seen so far.

Enemy1689d ago (Edited 1689d 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.

Julie1689d ago (Edited 1689d 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 :(

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1688d ago (Edited 1688d ago )

Next up? The Last Of Us!

Ps3 <3

3-4-51688d ago

16 Hidden Villages in Post game. I love Villages.

HarryMasonHerpderp1688d 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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Julie1689d ago (Edited 1689d 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 :)

Ranma11689d ago (Edited 1689d 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

dafegamer1688d ago

Sooo Goood. Hype is rising rapidly

clearelite1688d 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.

HarryMasonHerpderp1688d ago

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

TacoTaru1688d 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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syrion1689d ago (Edited 1689d ago )

Damn 10/10
i want this game now !