GameSpot: "The witty, beautiful, and endlessly creative Ni no Kuni is a treasure not to be missed."
Good job, Gamespot; I agree
Be warned: Lots of spoilers in this review.
Given GameSpot's recent track record of giving games lower scores than the average, this is a pleasant surprise. I noticed they started doing it after giving RE6 a 4.5. It's like they grew some balls and actually gave the games the scores they really think they deserve, regardless of them being AAA franchises or not
Resident Evil 6 deserved it
Ni no Kuni incredible scores and Journey GOTY awards should kill the conspiracy theory that reviewers have an-anti PS3 agenda, this game is one of the consistently highest rated in the last 12 months.
Can't ****ing wait for this game, damn you US and Jp users.
Hahahaha awesome! He was moaning and rambling on twitter about the game being too hard at times, but he also said he loved it!, he sounded a bit frustrated on twitter but i believe is because he really was having fun and raising lots of familiars, testing em, and stuff he seems a nice guy who really played the game! and took his time to enjoy (and curse lol) :) I will have fun reading this review :) Ty for the warning i won't watch the vid just read the review :)
The difficulty does spike up a bit in chapter 3. I spent a good share just grinding away training my team because I couldn't beat or barely do damage to one of the bosses. While your teammates are smart and can handle themselves in some cases, its best to use the tactics menu and purchase weapons for your familiars as often when you can. My team has died a good amount of times because we were so underpowered and/or because the spike in difficulty was unexpected. The game is enjoyable, but the if you don't like being thrown around and dying a bit, this game is not for you (Generally speaking). But it's worth trying because of the story and gameplay.
Aha found it look at his rants :D https://twitter.com/fiddlec... Seems genuine and i do love that the game gets pretty hard :O I am a secret grindage lover and usually end overpowered in RPGs because of that. Btw 15% of the small 7gb file lmao D:
JRPGs should have grind spots that have a good battle/exp ratio if you look off the main story path. I didn't play this game yet but I hope it has them.
I haven't played the full game but man did I find the demo to be difficult. After being defeated like 6 times I slowly started to get the hang of it. I'm really looking forward to buying the full game.
good to have a ps3.. The Last Of Us is next in the line up.
I'm really surprised GS gave it such a high score (just based on how they usually score games) but I'm pleased.
I usually agree with them, they loved Demon's & Dark Souls.
How do you mean? They seem to rate games fairly on par with most others. I pretty much expected a solid score for Van Ord, he seemed to enjoy himself during the previews.
Awesome review, Gamespot! Now I just need to get out of work to play this again!
Watching this video review makes me wonder what the reviewers from Gameinformer & 1UP were playing cause it surely doesn't sound like they were playing what i am seeing. Kevin vanOrd's reviews are usually very spot on with his opinions about a game. Yes he does mention there is some frustrations like the Gameinformer review but to him it is not gamebreaking ala the other review. His enthusiasm during this review proves to me that this game was everything i hoped it was going to be & i can't wait to play it myself. I would love to see more video reviews from more sites thus giving some indication what some reviewers find not to their liking. Anyone can write a review & sprout whatever they want, but with a video review you have to show in detail what is right & wrong with a game.
I think 1up's editor was hoping 'jealous anti-ps3 fanboys' would chime in and say it was a great, fair review, but virtually everyone commenting on the 1up review is calling shenanigans and saying the editor did it for hits, so yeah..
I didn't bother reading that review from 1up cause i pretty much know it was BS. Yeah i understand it is the reviewers opinions & they are entitled to it. However when the majority of the reviews for this game is on the upper scores, to see something stating the game is mediocre is a far cry from everyone else. Either the genre is not something the reviewer takes seriously or they are missing the point of this game has to give.
I was expecting GameSpot to steamroll this. I hold my hands up. I was wrong.
I personally think this game is the best JRPG on the HD consoles based on what I played so far.
Love it when Kev reviews. He looked pretty excited in his "Now Playing: video of this game with Tom McShea.
That's it! I'm on total lockdown until this is released in Europe ... Well, I'll try anyway. Many would argue that I'm far too old to be getting excited over a game that looks like this, but to those people I would say, take the rocks out of your pockets and climb that apple tree one last time. Inside of us all resides the child; we just lost it as life squeezed us into ever smaller boxes. Be damned with that! I'm still a kid and this game will remind me of that. This game isn't just great, it's IMPORTANT.
Well said good sir! Well said!
This game is gonna be apart of my Studio Ghibli collection. I hope they turn it in to a movie.
WOW!!! Gamespot gives a JRPG a 9?! surprise surprise!! Im a few hours in & i love it so far.. I miss playing JRPGs like this & it sucks that there isnt many with this level of quality this gen
To think... a JRPG that isn't Final Fantasy this gen is raking in all positive reception despite the fact it didn't even TRY to be "westernized". Wada is probably busting his head on the table right now with another FF disaster in the making this autumn.
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