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Submitted by Dailynch 839d ago | review

NowGamer: Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch Review

NowGamer: Studio Ghibli and Level-5's beautiful JRPG finally makes it to Western shores, but has anything been lost in translation? (Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, PS3) 8.5/10

Snookies12  +   839d ago
Lowest score I've seen, but still a great one nonetheless. :]
DoctorNefarious123  +   839d ago
Sign of a good game when 8.5 is considered a low score. Can't wait for this game to release.
theBAWSE  +   839d ago
Marked down because its a ps3 exclusive...nowgamer are notorious for doing that
Daoshai  +   838d ago
Do fanboys really believe that? Your more paranoid than I thought. Anyways can't wait for Tuesday.
Aceman18  +   839d ago
just 7 days to go, and i'll be enjoying this beautiful game. did anyone us get the metallic case for pre-ordering the game? it looks sweet.
Kinger8938  +   838d ago
Na not here in uk, got a japanese spell book though!.. think i would prefer the case
Nexgensensation  +   839d ago
Most gamers here are not stupid
But I can tell you this based on the screen shot that they purpose it seems like they only played and reviewed the demo... smh
3-4-5  +   838d ago
yea. I think we sometimes forget that 8.5 is still a really good score for a game. 9's should be more rare than they are.
Godchild1020  +   839d ago
Hopefully this does well, so we can see more of Level 5's games over this side. And hopefully Studio Ghibli and Level 5 can come to together and make another game.
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Riderz1337  +   839d ago
I hope this sells well enough to persuade Level 5 into making more games that are released in the western market. Good review.
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disturbing_flame  +   839d ago
So let see one thing DMC has a 9.0 score for "longevity" and Nino Kuni an 8.5 like Mass Effect 3.
Oh well seems leggit.

What ?
Catoplepas  +   839d ago
It's a Japanese PS3 game.

The deduction is industry standard.
Summons75  +   839d ago
lol DmC 4 maybe 8 hours (if your bad)

Ni No Kuni 30-40 for the story alone more if you do side quests, hidden stuff, grind.

this is why DmC reviewers can't be taken seriously, they just want to look good by saying a horribly designed game is good

Can't wait for this game. Amazing developer with an amazing animation studio, I've been excited since the dev names were uttered.
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baodeus  +   839d ago
What? How do you compare linear action hack and slack game to an RPG base on hrs of gameplay/story? It is like saying GOd of war is crappy compare to this because it only last 8 hrs or less. does it make any sense? And what does DMC have anything to do with this? U must be one of this DMC hater people were talking about on other blogs.

Nino kuni is a must have jrpg, cause most review have been very positive. Bring it.
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VsAssassin  +   839d ago
Really? Seriously? NowGamer gave DmC a 9 and this game an 8.5? And what's laughable is DmC gets a 9 for game length while NNK only an 8? What has the world become!?

Does the reviewer for NNK know how much content this game has? How many secret villages you can find? How many familiars you can collect? Sidequests, monster arena and more? Just wow!
sdozzo  +   839d ago
Playing as a little boy. Awesome. Thanks.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   839d ago
Weird thing to not like a game because you play as a young boy.
sdozzo  +   839d ago
I don't imagine myself as a little kid. You want to be a soldier or knight or assassin. Weird that you want to play as a little kid.
Chaostar  +   839d ago
Let me straighten this out for you...

Playing AS a little boy - OK

Playing WITH a little boy - Not OK
Infernostew  +   839d ago
You play as children in Earthbound.. Is that a problem for you too?
sdozzo  +   839d ago
Never played but yes, it would be.
DigitalRaptor  +   839d ago
Ico waves a strong hello!
Kinger8938  +   838d ago
You want to play as a knight or assassin or a soldier?

Maybe go play every other game that ever existed?
Wintersun616  +   838d ago
You may not imagine yourself as a little kid, but you sure seem to be.
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Kos-Mos  +   838d ago
So watching a movie with little boys would be wrong too according to your logic. Go play gears kiddo.
Bathyj  +   839d ago
This game looks gorgeous.

And that makes me kind of sad because Ive tried to get into alot of RPG's but I could never really sink my teeth into turn based combat. I love the exploration gameplay and quests but I always preferred the action RPG's like Zelda or Skyrim.

This is turn based right?

Man, its a shame if I miss this one, I love Studio Ghibli's style. I always wanted a Princess Mononoke game but with action combat. Maybe I will have to rethink and give this a try, it looks stunning.

Edit
Thanks. i will try the demo. I really want to like it.
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stuntman_mike  +   839d ago
no its real time you can move your characters about during battle, but they automatically attack when they get near to each other unless you chose other wise.

try the demo on PSN...or should i say SEN.
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stuntman_mike  +   839d ago
i didnt say they attack constantly dumbass. whoop de doo.
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Relientk77  +   839d ago
Cant wait for this game, it looks amazing
GribbleGrunger  +   839d ago
People have different tastes, so it's not unusual to get lower scores, but there are a few things here that I find odd:

Graphics: 8.5 / 10

Really? When the industry has been almost orgasmic over the graphics in the game? Those graphics are nothing short of incredible. And they even write this:

'There's not quite as much animation as you'd expect with most of the game relying on the game's engine to relay its story, but this isn't a bad thing considering how stunning the actual game looks.'

Now that's odd on two levels:

1/ They call the game 'stunning' graphically and still only give it a 8.5? What's 1.5 beyond 'stunning' for this reviewer?!

2/ And they also say there isn't as much animation as you would expect. Do the enemies just slide across the floor? Does the main character have two frames for walking? Why have I seen villages ALIVE with background animation ... and why have people been telling us since they first clapped eyes on it that the animation is detailed and incredible? Odd.

Doesn't this look incredible graphically and doesn't the animation look just as incredible. Take a look at the detailed animated backdrops that bring this game to life and tell me they're an 8.5/10. Are we really to take it that they docked it points for NOT having pre-rendered cutscenes?:

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

longevity: 8.0 / 10

I've played dozens of RPG, including Western RPGs and I can't remember any single one of them offering as much post game content as this game. Hidden villages, extra quests, golden bosses, and extra items to craft with are just some that spring to mind. There are more but I can't find the review that pointed them out.

It's still a very good score, but I wonder sometimes whether some reviewers just don't get it.
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AllroundGamer  +   838d ago
by "not quite as much animation" they probably mean the videos in between gameplay.
stuntman_mike  +   838d ago
it's just their opinion, we can all see that this game looks amazing and wont stop us from enjoying it.
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