GameArena - evel-5’s intention is clear. It wants Ni no Kuni to be Wind Waker and Final Fantasy all rolled up into one. Throw in Alice in Wonderland and some easy mix JRPG ingredients and voilà! In theory that sounds pretty amazing and to begin with there seems to be something right about the recipe; an extra sprinkling of Studio Ghibli aesthetic along with a generous splash of composer Joe Hisaishi. As the amazing orchestral score swirls about Oliver’s adventures - from his beginning in everyday Motorville to the awakening of his fairy lord doll and the endowment of magical powers to travel between worlds - your heart gets locked in.