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Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Review (Vivid Gamer)

What do you take when you mix the beauty and imagination of Studio Ghibli with the tried-and-true familiarity of the Dragon Quest games, add a splash of Pokémon, a dash of Zelda, and a hybrid turn-based, action battle system reminiscent of the Tales of series? Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, a lengthy interactive fairytale JRPG for PS3.

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TheLiztress1293d ago

I started this game and while I adore the art style and story, I'm having trouble getting into it as much as I want to.

rrquinta1293d ago

I've actually talked to a lot of people who are in your same shoes, and I really think it has a lot to do with how poorly paced the game is. It takes far too long to unlock the good stuff or fast travel, for example.

jony_dols1293d ago

Played the demo & really tried to like it, but I'm not a big JRPG fan so I couldn't get into it...

fermcr1293d ago (Edited 1293d ago )

Yes, i have to agree. Love the art style but... I've played for about 3 hours and don't find it that interesting. Haven't played for a couple of weeks now, maybe return to it later on.

Nathaniel_Drake1293d ago

Give it time it takes a little bit to get it started but when you get the hang of the battle system and start to understand it the game starts to come together

Also you need to do a lot of grinding to get the high priced weapons for your familiars. I think the problem is that their are too many familiars to where it might seem overwhelming but you eventually find a group you like ad that when the game starts to get really good

HammadTheBeast1293d ago

The thing is, this is exactly how JRPG's are supposed to be. The story is supposed to slowly ramp up and the pacing in Ni No Kuni is fantastic. Sadly, most people can't appreciate it anymore. Even if the pacing was horrible, 6.5/10 is way too low for this.

fsfsxii1293d ago

What keeps me from this game is the art style, i don't like anime much

Arai1293d ago (Edited 1293d ago )

It's a lame review at best, I suppose classic RPG's have been absent for too long this generation that people forgot what they were like.

tiffac0081293d ago (Edited 1293d ago )

You hit the nail in the coffin sir.

This generation has been bloated with fast paced games. Its not surprising a lot of gamers today cannot comprehend games with methodical passing.

Also lets not forget the story is done by Studio Ghibli and if your not accustomed to the masterpieces they have created through out the years then Ni no Kuni will definitely feel slow to you.

theherp801292d ago

I've only read reviews of this game and it seems like most people enjoy it a lot. That said I stay away from JRPGs because they aren't that fun. If it takes 20 hrs to get fast travel that means you'll be running around from place to place constantly and that doesn't seem fun.

THe reason this generation has been bloated with fast paced rpgs is because they are more fun, simple as that.

tiffac0081292d ago (Edited 1292d ago )

That is your opinion sir and what can I do but to respect it even though I do not agree with it. Of course, I believe "fast paced" is not the main formula that makes games "fun".

I always believe that if we keep an open mind, play the games for what they are and not for what we believe they should be. We can find ways to love and enjoy them.

Then again, its all about the money we spend in the end. lol!

@DigitalAnalog (below)

Wasn't the book in the game and the hard copy the same?

thaimasker1293d ago

If your gonna do a review 2 months late at least make it a good one. and 6.5? Seriously . I can see how not everyone will not like/love the game but cmon.

Kinger89381293d ago

im at 30 hours but havent played in weeks, need to pull myself back into it

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