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Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Review | WGTC

John from We Got This Covered wrote:

The first thing that fans of either roleplaying games or Japanese anime may be interested in is the pedigree of its creators. The art design, as well as some hand-drawn cut scenes, are provided by the acclaimed Studio Ghibli, home of renowned anime director Hayao Miyazaki and responsible for such animated films as Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and most recently The Secret World of Arrietty. The game’s actual development is handled by Level-5, who is responsible for games such as Dark Cloud, Dragon Quest VIII, and the Professor Layton series of handheld games.

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thorstein1280d ago

From the review: "Oliver dons a magician’s cloak and wand and enters a magical world" No, actually there is no "magician's cloak." That is quite obvious early on. If there was, well, it would be part of the story, wouldn't it?

" Players are given a straightforward overworld to traverse between location" No. You can actually explore quite a bit in the world. Dungeons and Towns are more straightforward.

Not a bad review, but you can't just throw in falsehoods to justify your take. Just use your take and leave it at that.

izumo_lee1280d ago (Edited 1280d ago )

"Ni no Kuni's visual presentation is second-to-none and the core gameplay is solid enough, but a lack of innovation and some heavy repetition hold it back from being a true masterpiece."

Lack of innovation & heavy repetition?! Okay....i give up. Some people just do not get this game & the amazing tribute it gives to old school JRPGs of the days of the SNES & PSone.

The gaming journalist say that JRPGs are struggling, what is struggling is the appreciation of a game that honors the basics that made JRPGs so amazing in the past. You do not need over the top innovation (ala Final Fantasy) to be prevelant in the JRPGs. A lot of us just want a more simpler game & Ni no Kuni does just that.

Temporary1280d ago

Very well said. These guy has some good points, but i think he doesnt give credit where it's due in some respects.

This happens though, opinions are opinions...but him making up things ruins his credibility.

False-Patriot1280d ago

What is "lack of innovation"?

flyingmunky1280d ago

What FPS fans consider every other genre to have.

ThanatosDMC1280d ago (Edited 1280d ago )

No perks and kill streaks?!

darx1280d ago

Lets be real, there is nothing really innovative about the game. Give me an example of something innovative in this game?

False-Patriot1280d ago

This game is not supposed to be innovative.

Son_Lee1280d ago

It's an RPG for people who love and miss the way RPGs used to be.

overrated441280d ago

As sad as it is to agree with this statement, it's very true. I LOVE old school JRPGs and there just aren't enough of them this console generation. With a few standouts like Lost Odyssey and Xenoblade Chronicles (and obviously Ni no Kuni) a "good" Japanese RPG experience is hard to come by. I'm thankful that some companies are still out there trying their best and giving old school fans their old school needs.