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Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Review - Polygon

Polygon - Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is the product of a collaboration between two fan-favorite Japanese teams: RPG developer Level-5 and animated filmmaker Studio Ghibli. It features the bright colors, outlandish characters and serious-yet-cheery story that Ghibli fans expect, but it also has the old-school RPG elements that Level-5 specializes in: grinding, a heavy emphasis on exploration and a sluggishly paced globe-trotting adventure. (Industry, Level-5, Namco Bandai, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, PS3) 6.5/10

NukaCola  +   822d ago
Well anyone is entitled to their own opinion, but this review basically says that nothing in the game is as amazing as the graphics so the game is poor. From reading it, I honestly think the reviewer is a bit of a liar and used the demo as the test. I think the score is way to low for this game. 65% is a borderline failure score. The review reads like a 74 or 80 percent. Oh well, his loss. I love this game.
Dir_en_grey  +   822d ago
Troll review, vote it down.
theBAWSE  +   822d ago
Next to the sites name click the plus sign an vote this site searching for hit's down
Red_Orange_Juice  +   822d ago
ABSURD! VOTE IT DOWN! :)

on serious note, I like their website layout
syrion  +   822d ago
vote it down !
Story Quality ? WTF
Like this website ? NO
Perjoss  +   822d ago
heh, I've used N4G for quite some time and I still have no idea how to vote stuff down, enlighten me!
joab777  +   822d ago
I didnt even want to reply but i actually have the game now so i know that rhis is a trolling article. Either he is no fan of the genre or he is trolling. Some things are opinion and some things should never be written as a review.
Blackdeath_663  +   822d ago
i agree. if you have strong personal disliking to a genre or game you shouldn't review as it will result in bias. i know many people don't like the jrpg genre and poke fun at it and i think this is just another form of that.
insomnium2  +   822d ago
I wish we always had the person who absolutely HATES the genre reviewing every single game on every single site. Either that or then a NEUTRAL person who is open to every genre. It would be nice to have standards in reviews.

This site is looking for hits no question about that. I won't be clicking on their site though. I will however vote it down for the sake of sanity.
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rainslacker  +   822d ago
@insomnium

You could watch zero punctuation. He hates JRPG's with a passion. :)

I can't remember what magazine it was back in the day, but they had a main review, then 3 other staff writers who gave a mini review along with a score. It was nice because they all liked different things, and you could match the review based on which reviewer you mostly agreed with on stuff.
DigitalAnalog  +   822d ago
Let's not forget, this is the SAME website that gave Halo 4 a low score because it didn't utilize the updated "ADS" mechanic found in modern shooters. Polygon is nothing more than a group of over-entitled journalist who claims they will segregate itself from other gaming sites. Heck, even destructoid pokes fun at it from time to time.
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ginsunuva  +   822d ago
I like how you can tell something reads like a 74 or an 80 percent. Where in the world did you pull those random numbers from???!!
Amiroo  +   822d ago
another crap review from polygon (next is EGMnow), we should baycote these sites.
don't get me wrong, i'm a xbox fan and i love my 360 but i played Ni no Kuni and it was super amazing.
SuperSonic266  +   822d ago
here we go
HUNK  +   822d ago
Too bad this review will count against it's Metacritic score. This game deserves better.

*waits for impending 1/5 from Quarter to Three*
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   822d ago
That Tom Chick guy on Quarter to three is a complete joke. He get's off on giving big games low scores.
Either that or he's just a miserable b*****d kinda like this reviewer here.
TheGOODKyle  +   822d ago
What proud RPG doesn't have grinding? As long as it's not overbearing (which Ni No Kuni isn't) it shouldn't be listed as a con.
Bathyj  +   822d ago
Its like marking down a FPS for having reloading.
creeping judas  +   822d ago
Or walking/moving from fight scenario to the next!!
TheOneEyedHound  +   822d ago
First of all if you don't like jrpg's dont review the game, one of the dumbest things I read. I am not saying that you cant rate it a 6.5, all I am saying is give us more reasons to believe it's worth a 6.5.
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KingofGambling  +   822d ago
Don't matter, I'm still going to buy it. They can talk down this great/future classic jrpg game all they want. All I know is I'm definitely getting it.
TheOneEyedHound  +   822d ago
Well said my fellow companion :D
KingofGambling  +   822d ago
Just reliving the good old jrpg days. Man I miss my Suikoden series, luckily Ni No Kuni is here.
TheOneEyedHound  +   822d ago
Hopefully more to come.
talisker  +   822d ago
"grinding, a heavy emphasis on exploration"

I'm sold. Still no clicks for this blog.
Kinger8938  +   822d ago
Yea lol how are these bad things!

Ill enjoy it :)
DivineAssault  +   822d ago
Great JRPG here.. Dont let this BS biased review sway any of you.. Look at the more credible reviews... I see no tech flaws or poor design choices for it to score a 6-7.. This game is a 9 all the way... I agree that its slow to travel at 1st ;)
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Catoplepas  +   822d ago
You know what? I really wish we lived in a world where Ni no Kuni WAS a 6.5.

Imagine the quality of the titles on offer in that eventuality.

Alas alack, it's not to be. Ni no Kuni is a solid 9.5 at it's very weakest.
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belac09  +   822d ago
this is the most retarded review ive ever read, its so bad i almost think its a joke review. is it?
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Hicken  +   820d ago
Read any review at Quarter to Three. If you don't want to punch someone in the face afterward, I suggest therapy.

... then again, I'd suggest therapy after reading that crap, anyway.
mt  +   822d ago
Mr. look at me i am looking for hits.
MrDead  +   822d ago
I would give this game 1/10 not because I think it deserves that score but because it would give my crappy site plenty of hits.

Lots of 10/10 reviews for this game which is well deserved but they never generate any attention.
black911  +   822d ago
Sites like this do it for Hits. Lets move on. Dont give them the Publicity/attention they want.
CaptainPunch  +   822d ago
Didn't bother reading the review, there's no way this game is a 6.5.
joel_c17  +   822d ago
And here come the hit seekers
goldwyncq  +   822d ago
Why does it matter anyway? The only review that matters is your own, since you'll be the one playing the game.
Zechs34  +   822d ago
While true and in complete agreement, Id have to say that for the people who just read reviews or metacritic, it matters.

I mean, we know bette and we know the game is fantastic, but I personally would love for this game to be both a critical wonder and massive sales success...At least guarantees another sequel or game funded.

There are only 2 other RPGs this gen that even come close to matching the best of the last 15 years.

This (obviously), Xenoblade, and Lost Odyssey.
trouble_bubble  +   822d ago
"the titular White Witch isn't mentioned by name until 40-plus hours into the game"

OMFG, not only did the review say this but they also copy pasted it again in bold print lol. This matters to people?! lmao, what next?

"Resident Evil doesn't actually take place in a residence, possessed or otherwise, 6.5/10"!

"Final Fantasy is a lie, as it's had 13+ sequels, not very final is it?"

"BioShock Infinite has an ending, so it isn't actually infinite, false advertising! 6.5/10"

"Metroid...you don't actually see a Metroid, the title charachter, until the last level of the game. FAIL"

So petty
soundslike  +   822d ago
If only Polygon's writing staff were as cool as their web designers.

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