Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Review | The Washington Times

Joseph Szadkowski of The Washington Times writes "It’s hard not to imagine that any 10-year-old would not immediately fall in love Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch."

"An epic that liberally plucks the heart strings as it taps into some of the best elements from The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland and a pinch of Harry Potter.”

It’s an imaginative role-playing journey worth investing in and one of the best games available for the PlayStation 3 in a long time."

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MmaFan-Qc1367d ago

"It’s hard not to imagine that any 10-year-old would not immediately fall in love Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch."

so is a grown up man of 30yrs old, ...unless hes afraid to play a game wich contain more than brown, black and gray colors.

Good_Guy_Jamal1367d ago (Edited 1367d ago )

Or is just not into JRPG's? I mean I adore Rayman Origins and its wonderful array of colours and gorgeous artwork but JRPG's are just not for me.

Canary1367d ago

That's not really a valid argument.

JRPGs... or, really, RPGs in general aren't really a genre. There is no definite set of narrative, gameplay or aesthetic rules that characterize them. You can't hate all RPGs because the genre is so incredibly diverse. Some play like fighters, some play like RTS games, some play like chess, some play like Dragon Quest, some play like card games.

Because of that, when people say they dislike JRPGs, it very much feels like their emphasis is on the "J"--that they're saying they don't like Japanese games. That is a form of bigotry (one quite prevalent in the post-2005 gaming world).

I'm not accusing you, personally, of having that bias... I'm just trying to inform you of how a statement like that "sounds."

If you've ever taken, for example, a middle-school Art Appreciation class, your teacher probably explained to you how it's incorrect to say "I don't like watercolors," or, "I don't like classical music," because, well, it's stupid--those mediums are simply too great and too diverse for -ANYONE- to form a legitimate, generalized opinion on. The proper way to respond is, "I don't like THIS music, or THAT painting."

So, tl;dr, what you should have said is this: "I haven't really enjoyed the few JRPG that I have played."


@MmaFan-Qc: I think you're confusing 30 year old adults with teenagers who desperately want to be thought of as adults.

Good_Guy_Jamal1367d ago

Actually thats not true, I love Street Fighter, Dragon Ball Z, GT, Metal Gear, Bayonetta, Devil May Cry, Mario and Castlevania (LoS is my game of the gen) I just don't enjoy JRPG's, not Final Fantasy, not Star Ocean and not Lost Odyssey so its not that I haven't tried.
It's got nothing to do with the J like you're suggesting, so you can get off your high horse now.

Aceman181367d ago

39 here and i'm having a blast with this game brings me back to my youth lol.

Darth Gamer1367d ago

I am also 39 and am loving this game. I was thinking the same thing about it reminding me of the old RPG's that we all used to love. The best thing is that my 8 year old son is also loving this game. He'll go ahead of me and then I will play at night after all my kids(4) have gone to bed and I'll get a little ahead of him. I like to help him out but the best part is seeing the excitement in his face when he discovers something new in the game. He comes running to tell me. :)

Merrill1367d ago

Hahaha, I hope that is just a hyperbole. It's good, but not that good.

mayberry1367d ago

I haven't played a lot of jrpg's in the past, but had to pick this up because of Studio Ghibli's involvement. Absoutely love it 5 hours in!

vikingland11366d ago

I'm 23 hrs into it. I can't seem to put it down