Godchild1020  +   552d ago
I don't think Gameinformer has ever given a JRPG this gen, a really high score. This is one review I can't wait to read.
Godchild1020  +   552d ago
Here is the text review for Ni No Kuni. They are the pages from the Magazine. Here is a better view of the review, I posted them on VG charts.

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz...

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knifefight  +   552d ago
They call the battles "random," which is really inaccurate. You can see the enemeis and even right away, avoiding them is possible a good amount of the time.

Plus, through questing, you can get spells that make you run faster, making evasion all the easier.

PLUS, if any time your level gets particularly high for the area, monsters in that place will run away FROM you! So yeah, that bit about "random battles"? LOL, more like "play the game to completion, reviewer."
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AsimLeonheart  +   551d ago
Very disappointed with Gameinformer. They give a 7 to a game that has been getting several legitimate perfect scores. I have lost respect for them and will be careful in the future when considering their reviews.
Sigh  +   552d ago
@knifefight
Should change their name to *Gamer Uninformed* now lol.
mrbojingles  +   551d ago
Why would any of you invest much into a magazine's reviews? You can make up your own minds. For AsimLeonHeart to care so much about the game getting bad reviews among other good ones seems silly.

Why would you lose respect for them over one review, which isn't even scoring it that low? Is it that easy to lose respect? Without even reading the review?

Sure, it could be a terrible review and not what you personally feel about the game. But its still their opinion and they have the right to it.

I don't lose 'all respect' for my friends when we have differences of opinions.
joab777  +   551d ago
Yeah, usually i am right with them but this may be absurd. Remember that they gave FF13 like a 9.25 or something. I havnt played it but the demo is great and from sources sl far,including ign, this game isnt just really good, but great. And theres no reason that the reviewers so far would have to be in the tank. So, i am perplexed by this. Oh well, its a day one for me.
StreetsofRage  +   552d ago
Interesting. Game Informer is my number 1 choice for gaming reviews. 7 is pretty low for them. They're usually spot on with their reviews. The IGN review which is my second choice for gaming reviews still got me excited for Ni No!
BanBrother  +   552d ago
Spot on? I caught them out a while ago with their differing CoD BO2 reviews. GI I subscribe to (not renewing, nothing to do with these reviews), and most the time they review games too high, compared to other sites. And then this game that I think is very good (as well as most other reviewers) they give a lower score to.

I am constantly disagreeing with their reviews, as well as what is contained within them. Plus, the last good pre-order incentive they had was in 2011 from the July, Darksiders 2 cover (free poster!!).

GI only like shooters, as that is their (gamestop) biggest source of income.
We will wait to see how it stacks up against the flood of reviews incoming.
joab777  +   551d ago
It isnt even the 7 that bothers me but all the games that they give higher scores to. I woulda put money on the fact that it was game of the month but i guess that would be stupid with dante around. Maybe they had the wrong guy review it. They used to do 2nd opinions.
Oh_Yeah  +   552d ago
Always go with the metacritic score to get a better ballpark idea of quality..many critics averaged together means a little more than just 1 guy from a mainstream mag in which I'm sure some are swayed by $. I bet Ni No Kuni will average at least an 85 and I'm sure it deserves the great reviews. Can't wait to play it.
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mrbojingles  +   551d ago
Always go with playing it yourself to get the best ballpark idea of quality
vanethe  +   552d ago
DMC 9 , and this get only 7 !!
i didnt play any of these games but i think it should get at least an 8 , and DMC at most 8 !
palaeomerus  +   551d ago
Yeah but you didn't play either game so...what you think they should get is based on what exactly? Or is this clever snarko-parody?
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SOULJER  +   552d ago
I'm surprise gameinformer is still around.
mrbojingles  +   551d ago
Why even joke about that? I get that you may not like them, but they are the second most popular magazine in the US. Like 4 million + subscribers.

Its not like they're even remotely in danger so the joke seems fairly out-of-touch.
kingPoS  +   552d ago
Maybe they're just used to action orientated games not made in Japan.
mrbojingles  +   551d ago
Yes, because there has to be a reason for this average review score because we can't accept that one person had one different opinion than other people on the internet.
DivineAssault  +   552d ago
lol thats the lowest score ive seen so far
JohnApocalypse  +   551d ago
Skulls got an 8.5
Fatty  +   551d ago
Never heard of the reviewer, but the recent Game Informer crew has not impressed me. I've read them since 1995 and their current batch of writers (with the exception of the long-time editors) write in a much more press-release or ad copy way. The newer writers may just need to find their own voice, but currently the reviews feel like ads rather than someone who cares (or doesn't care for) the game they played.
3-4-5  +   551d ago
Game Informer hasn't been reliable in about 5 years.

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