"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."