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Submitted by leonHurley 1121d ago | news

Ni No Kuni review gets 9/10 in Official PlayStation Magazine, “pure, sweet RPG nectar”

OPM: Our man Phil was mightily impressive by the gorgeous JRPG, awarding Level 5's uniquely beautiful adventure 9/10. Here's a wee gushing excerpt to give you a flavour of what to expect from the full review next week...

"Just as the best kids movies have adults clasping their hands together in delight, Ni No Kuni is blessed with a surplus of charisma that can hold the most joyless, cynical audience in its charms." (Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, PS3, Xbox 360)

Catoplepas  +   1121d ago
If I concentrate really hard, maybe I can catapult my consciousness into the near future.

Though the resulting paradox would probably trigger the collapse of the universe.....

......Still, totally worth it.
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Dark_Overlord  +   1121d ago
Maybe you could go into the mountains and freeze yourself for the next few weeks ;)
Ezz2013  +   1121d ago
ps3 start this year with a bang (ni no kuni)

and will finish it with a bang as well (the last of us/beyond two souls and maybe TLG will get a date this year)
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Action GO FIGURE  +   1121d ago
So why is this in the Xbox 360 section?

Already pre-ordered my Wizards Edition btw. :)
Blastoise  +   1121d ago
Awwwww yeaaaahhh. I Knew this game was quality. Could tell by the demo.
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-MD-  +   1121d ago
I could tell the second I saw Studio Ghibli's name attached to it.
specsmatter  +   1121d ago
Cant wait!!!! Loved the demo so i am def. picking this up. The graphics are also top notch i feel like im literally playing a real ife cartoon!!!!
Seraphemz  +   1121d ago
Is the demo still in the PSN store?
Shikoro  +   1121d ago
Of course, why would it go away? You have to try it since it's really beautiful. :)
specsmatter  +   1121d ago
should be sony doesnt remove demos once their up
Seraphemz  +   1121d ago
thanks guys!! going to download today
Kinger8938  +   1121d ago
any idea when all the other reviews go up? i preordered today anyway but would love too see more!

delayed here by a week tho :(
Julie  +   1121d ago
These are the reviews so far:

RPGLand 10
http://rpgland.com/games/re...
PSN Lifestyle 10
http://www.playstationlifes...
Gamepro Germany 93%
(can't find it is somewhere here on N4G)
Finnish pelit magazine gave it 89% .
(saw it on a forum)
Game Informer 7
(magazine so i just saw it on a forum)
Meh Game Informer nitpicking to the max, too few save points and the reviewer liked only Drippy as character, also said that deaths was too punishing, etc ... stupidity imo, but nitpicking on jrpg is expected sadly :(

Still awesome reviews and i can't wait :)
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Blastoise  +   1121d ago
Shame about that 7. But I guess a 7 is still a good score.

Don't forget Gamemasters UK gave it an overall score of 95/100
Catoplepas  +   1121d ago
I'm guessing Game Informer broke out their stock COD reviewer.

Typical complaints from that type of gamer. No hand holding, a semblance of a challenge, etcetera.
Ezz2013  +   1121d ago
i'm not saying you are wrong or anything
but gameInformer review
i can't find it any where
can you give a link ?!
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Julie  +   1121d ago
@Ezz2013 Ye shall lurk on Neogaf forums more lol!

http://www.neogaf.com/forum...

Tons of info on those forums, no scans tho because is against the forum rules :)
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Kinger8938  +   1121d ago
Thanks!

A 7 is still good , wonder what the main sites will give it! The ign chap seemed impressed on the podcast and was writing the review so we will see
keiichimorisato98  +   1119d ago
one of the complaints is that the game feels too old school... i was thinking wy complain about how JRPG's have been down hill in recent years (part of that problem is that they are trying to change their image and westernize) and when a JRPG actually delivers now its too old school.
Julie  +   1121d ago
Oh ya and that 95/100 too , i wish i could find the wizard's edition :(

Yes Catoplepas he also complained about the AI lol , all points as the reviewer not grasping the battle system , i bet he didn't even realize he could swap between all characters and imajinns.
Also Game Informer gave Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door a 6,7 so don't even bother with that crap lol!
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Ezz2013  +   1121d ago
thanks for the link :)
and yeah i don't trust them that much too
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stuntman_mike  +   1117d ago
they should be called Game Mis-Informer with thier slogan "F**K everything else just play COD".
AsheXII  +   1121d ago
i wanna swallow that nectar
ApolloTheBoss  +   1121d ago
That's what she said.
stuntman_mike  +   1117d ago
I dont know what to say....?

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Crystallis  +   1121d ago
only 1 more week.
Clarence  +   1121d ago
Can't wait for this one
AD705  +   1121d ago
I would say this game will end up being an almost AAA on metacritic. Even if it was it would be a 90. I can see some ppl getting really nitpicky with it.
wynams  +   1121d ago
Heard buzz on this, but at 46 years young I do not want to roleplay a child. Why must most jRPGs do this?
r21  +   1121d ago
Most JRPGs force you to play as a teen or a young adult cause the japanese audience eat those kinds of protagonists up, I assume. Ni No Kuni however breaks away by using a kid to appeal not only to the japanese audience but to everyone else in the world.

Besides, who hasnt been a kid and imagined going off to magical worlds ;)
Lindenn  +   1119d ago
youtube.com/alzero83 for Ni no Kuni Demo play

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