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Submitted by caitlinlaughs 671d ago | opinion piece

Ni no Kuni Almost Made Me Cry

Why Ni no Kuni taps into all the best emotions to get the most out of the player. (Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Nintendo DS, PS3)

Ezz2013  +   671d ago
you guys are damn lucky ..damn you all
why i have to wait 2 days ..WHY ?!
Cirran  +   671d ago
Awww 2 days? Poor you. I have to wait till friday next week. D;<
DigitalRaptor  +   671d ago
Are you THAT impatient that 2 days is so much time for you to wait? I have to wait until next friday and I might not even be able to get time to play it until the weekend after.
dboyman  +   671d ago
Want to play this game too but I have to wait till Feb. Stupid Amazon.ca. Pre-ordered it and found out not shipped out yet till this Friday then maybe get later in Feb. They punish you for not taking their prime service. Plus I never yet received my email for my pre-order code X(
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   671d ago
Yeah I have to wait till next friday too >_<
problem is it probably won't arrive till monday!
At least it sounds like it will be worth the wait ^_^
izumo_lee  +   671d ago
Yes! This guy gets it! Ni no Kuni is a throwback to those old school JRPGs that were so amazing back in the SNES & early PSone days.

The game is an amazing tribute to those games that we loved so much when the JRPG was prevalent. The feeling of being on a magical journey with likable characters, that you wanna keep playing to know what happens next.

Ni no Kuni tugs at your heartstrings & you feel for Oliver as he goes on this journey to save someone close to him. Like being a kid way back when & pretending to be a hero from a faraway land, where imaginations of a kid runs wild.

I applaud this guy for saying how he really felt about this game, & that is okay to cry when the emotions displayed in a game call for it.
Godchild1020  +   671d ago
I agree. I also think it's a testament to how far Level 5 has come over the years. Their story telling and connections to the character have been unmatched to this date (From the games I have played from them).

I felt like they answered some of my unanswered questions, but also answered questions I would've never thought to ask. IMO
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Omar91  +   671d ago
I never gave white knight chronicles a chance due to people saying that it was medicore at best ( i know i should always try the game out for myself but I didn't wanna take the risk) so my question to you is how good is the white knight series? Ni no Kuni seems like a huge leap compared to white knight and im really interested in purchasing this one.

Right now Im just busy with persona 4, PSASBR, DMC, and Dishonored

thanks!
GribbleGrunger  +   671d ago
I love Level-5 and I would give WKC1/2 a 6.5/10. Initially it was a good 9/10 but it does start to drag the more you play it. If you want anything close to Ni-no-kuni, you would probably be looking at DQ8 or Dark Cloud 2. This appears to take everything that made those games great and crank it up to 11
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Blackcanary  +   671d ago
@Godchild1020 nothing against Level 5 but the main reason why the story is so good is because it was written by One of Studio Ghibli's best script writers/animators it had nothing to do with Level 5 when it comes to the story tilling department.
Blackcanary  +   671d ago
With the Help of Godchild1020 i was a bit miss informed in my comment.

Just like Godchild1020 told me Akihiro Hino wrote the story. But Studio Ghibli had some input to give it more of a Studio Ghibli feel and Studio Ghibli's Yoshiyuki Momose also so served as the director of animation on the project, which not only involved creating animations, but also staging scenes and directing actors during the motion capture sessions. He also drew a number of the character designs and storyboards himself, based on written descriptions from Level 5, adding an extra dose of Ghibli flair to the game.

So they Helped Level 5 out in a big way.

Thank You Godchild1020 for helping out i was a bit miss informed.
elda  +   671d ago
I always thought the same about this game having an old school feel from the SNES & PS1days,like Secret of Mana,Secret of Evermore & countless others though some look childish,alot of the script(dialogue)is mature & they may have touching,emotional content.
joab777  +   671d ago
I agree. I felt the same way. It is amazing. The next article will be written about what its like to finish the game. Not looking forward to that at all. So far, so great.
miyamoto  +   671d ago
the music will make you cry
Canary  +   671d ago
Ni no Kuni made me laugh when it tried to make me cry.

You know the scene... with the Mom... early on.

It's that terrible Japanese cliche of the "delicate flower." Well, it's not unique to Japan historically, but we've mostly gotten over it in the West. This notion that women are so incredibly, profoundly fragile that the slightest thing can cause them great harm. Swooning at the sight of blood, being knocked over by a stiff breeze, etc., etc.

I haven't gotten too terribly far in the game, but I imagine that if it's anything like DQ8, it won't really begin to get emotional until at least the second city.

...

Damn.

I want to play DQ8 again.

Shame sony got rid of b/c. Now I've got the game, but I Can't play it. ~__~

Wonder if they'll port it to 3DS like, you konw, every other DQ game ever made?

I'm off track here, sorry: pain pills.

Anyway. Ni no Kuni? AWESOME GAME. I haven't enjoyed... every aspect--literally, EVERY aspect--of an RPG this much since, well, Dragon Quest VIII.

Well, aside from OLDER games I played AFTER DQ8, but I'm not sure those count. Like it's only been in the past 2 years that I've played FF1, FF2, FF3, FF4, FF5 and FF6, or Chrono Trigger, or Dragon Quest 4, 5 and 6.

Yeah. Sorry. I'll stop talking now.
MidnytRain  +   671d ago
Punk.
BanBrother  +   671d ago
The fact I have to wait another week is making me cry. I HAVE to get the Australian version, as they usually sell out and look better in my collection.
DivineAssault  +   671d ago
im finally getting to where the game is opening up.. It was a slow but steady start but now that i have more party members, the battles are getting really fun
sealava  +   671d ago
every thing looks great in this game except the battle system , unfortunately i'm not a pokemon fan since i never grow up with it ( i'm just an old gamer who likes traditional rpg's )
Blackcanary  +   671d ago
Awww man you guys are driving me crazy the ones that have been able to play it you guys are so lucky lol. Its still siting on my XMB in the games section saying i can't play it till the release date in the UK.
darx  +   671d ago
Doy!

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