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Submitted by Emilio_Estevez 686d ago | review

Ni no Kuni Wrath of the White Witch Review | CheatHappens

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"It didn't take me long to fall in love with the world of Ni No Kuni. The whimsical and often fantastic visual style reminded me of my adventure seeking childhood and the movies I would watch that would fuel that need to explore. Then it hit me -- that's all I was in love with. Yes, Namco Bandai has created a remarkably fantastic RPG world that's unlike much you've seen in gaming, but it's still an RPG, and a pretty predictable one at that. For all it does right; the in-depth world, interesting mechanics, Ni No Kuni is filled with RPG clichés and the same predictability that has put the genre on the endangered list." (Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, PS3) 7/10

knifefight  +   686d ago
"Namco Bandai has created..."

Wow, a review that doesn't even know who developed the game. No reason to click this.
Ezz2013  +   686d ago
lol hahahahahaha.. i laughed very loud reading that

that's the quality of gaming media of those days lol XD

they don't even use google to do any research
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masa2009  +   686d ago
This being said, I also thought that the game was going to be an ARPG and it was billed as such.
So I was pertty disappointed when I saw what the combat system actually was.

I don't understand why Star Wars KOTOR is billed (appropriately IMO) as a turn-based RPG because of its discrete time rounds, but this was billed as an Action RPG all along despite seemingly employing a similar system.
I was very disappointed to see that it was all menu based combat and cueing up moves.
I don't understnad why so many people compared it to Tales Of, which got me pumped for it.

So at least this review gets the point across very clearly that this is not an Action RPG.
ChronoJoe  +   686d ago
Not really, it always described itself as using turn based systems, so it obviously wasn't ever an ARPG. :/

Not sure where you got that from, don't think it's what others got from the game, it's also unfair to critique a game relative to something you wanted to be when the systems in place are of good quality relative to what they are.
GribbleGrunger  +   686d ago
Got it. Playing it. Love it. 10/10 with certainty.
Blastoise  +   686d ago
"Ni No Kuni is filled with RPG clichés and the same predictability that has put the genre on the endangered list"

Um. No. The reason JRPG's are on the "endangered" list is because they abandoned these "clichés" and tried to be more western. Look at Final fantasy 13.

Ni No Kuni is a traditional JRPG, it's not a cliché. It's proud to be traditional and it's the natural evolution of the genre. Are good stories, level grinding, monster training, side-quests & world maps considered cliché now?
GribbleGrunger  +   686d ago
Exactly. The reason JRPGs fell out of favour with reviewers isn't because they were cliqued, it's because the WEST wanted the plaudits. Any genre could be labelled cliqued in the same way. FPS, WRPGs, RTS and so on. Nope, it was people like this reviewer that killed the excitement and that's why we need to voice our opinions and stop reviewers controller our gaming content... Remember when reviewers constantly put games down for having no Co op? RE suffered as a result and many others did too.

Reviewers no longer represent the gamer, they represent the industry.
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masa2009  +   686d ago
Mmmm, not sure I agree with that.
Xenoblade is more open ended than other JRPGs, as well as more player friendly in some respects, you could argue these are western influences, and it's been seen as a successful example of modernized JRPG.

It's a fact that plenty of current gen JRPGs have been full of grinding and dated mechanics that don't fly anymore today.
DigitalAnalog  +   685d ago
@masa2009
Are you kidding? The elder scolls formula has been used for decades and it's still hasn't been punished for being "dated".

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