AusGamers: "If you’ve grown sick of JRPGs, as many people have, Ni No Kuni isn’t going to change your mind. It’s traditional, steadfast in its adherence to certain genre rules, and only stays away from a few of the genre’s bad habits. But it’s also a beautiful game, solidly built and full of whimsy, with some fun features and the sort of breadth you don’t often find in game adventures these days. It’s definitely one of the better JRPGs of recent years (especially if you never owned a Wii or a DS), and far more refined than many of its rivals. If you’ve been craving a safe, predictable JRPG game, it’s easy to give this one the nod – just know that not everything in here is as beautiful as the graphics."