Ni No Kuni is an absolute delight of a game.
The art is majestic, the soundtrack is incredible, and the gameplay is deep and engrossing.
The plot isn’t anything special, but its presentation is so tight and polished that you won’t mind the clichéd “Chosen One” storyline, especially since the characters are so detailed and brought to life masterfully by a talented voice cast that makes you care about their actions.
It may be early in the year, but Ni No Kuni is a clear frontrunner for the Best RPG of 2013.
All other upcoming RPG releases this year should be forced to face comparisons to this game, and it has set the standard incredibly, nearly unbeatably high.
If you’re an RPG fan at all, you need to own this game.