Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Review | GameTrailers

GameTrailers: "What’s most surprising about Ni no Kuni is how it manages to feel refreshing while still faithfully harkening back to the classics. The payoffs are immense for those who tough out its more challenging portions, though its world is so striking and rewarding to explore that you shouldn’t have any trouble mustering the motivation. If you have any sort of appreciation for a great RPG, look no further than Ni no Kuni."

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Abash2126d ago

Great score, cant wait to play this masterpiece on Tuesday. We have a contender for GotY already

Julie2126d ago (Edited 2126d ago )

Ya but i can't see anymore vid reviews too many spoilers! D:
The 1st 5 secs of that review ... guys don't watch! omg spoiled i believe something important near the ending nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooo

blitz06232126d ago

Thanks for the warning, though I never really watch video reviews

I honestly didn't expect this game to score this well. It's like Demon's Souls, InFamous and Valkyria Chronicles - under the radar exclusives that nobody cared about until seeing the reviews. While this game certainly had hype before the reviews, it definitely is getting more recognized now

bunfighterii2126d ago

Game Trailers ALWAYS have major spoilers in their reviews. Thanks for the warning, almost fell for it again.

This wouldn't be the first time they've tripped me up.

Gregard2126d ago

Dude I think that scene is right at the beginning of the game. Don't worry :)

Nexgensensation2125d ago

and when a game is a threat to your social life; I'm talking about staying home, not going to the movies, no taking care of business. All you would want to do is play this game until you see purple spots.

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Blastoise2126d ago

I still can't get over how epic the graphics are..

BanBrother2126d ago


The graphics have truly hypnotized me. Beautiful art. This is already a major GOTY contender, and I personally hope for it to beat out some of this years big blockbuster titles. My PS3 never gets a rest lol, only the start of the year and already this. Plus, it is summer here and there are 30-40 degrees Celsius days consistently.

That is why I bought a fan. I call it the Ni No fan. Nice breeze.

clearelite2126d ago

The graphics are definitely epic. Further proving that the PS3 will indeed live up to it's planned 10+ year lifecycle.

Imagination and creativity enable devs to make use of older hardware and create amazing experiences.

I hope this game inspires other devs to take chances and make use of what is already availble to them...

....instead of asking for top notch hardware before learning how to create unique games first.

Ezz20132125d ago (Edited 2125d ago )


games like the last of us,god of war ascension(dat trailer @[email protected]),beyond two souls,ni no kuni etc and i know more will come to ps3

prove ps3 can go on for years even beyond the 10 years plan ..of course along with ps4 whenever that come out

GuyManDude2125d ago

Agreed. And while this isn't really on topic, I can't help but daydream at what an Okami sequel would look like on PS3 or even PS4.

Cartoon style and cell shaded games look so beautiful when done right.

StrawberryDiesel4202125d ago

This is one of those rare games that appears to be the complete package. From what I have heard, the soundtrack is stunning too and compliments the graphics perfectly. This game has one of the most unique art styles I have seen in a while. Can't wait for Tuesday!

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hulk_bash19872126d ago

Tuesday hurry up and get here already. Holy crap this is gonna be worth the wait.

xursz2126d ago (Edited 2126d ago )

Aside from the significant spoiler (early in game, but still) this was the best review i've seen of Ni No Kuni.

*despite not giving the highest score or highlighting the most positives. It was just a solid outline of things I'd want to know about before purchasing (minus oblivious spoiler). Kudos GT and of course Level 5 and Studio Ghibli. Preodered and paid.

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Godchild10202126d ago (Edited 2126d ago )

This review and the many other reviews has me questioning the review of the reviewer from Gameinfromer.

For anyone that has Preordered the game as GameStop, check your receipts to see if it says "No Premium (No Pr)." if it does, you won't be able to get the steel case.

Enemy2126d ago (Edited 2126d ago )

The way I see it, Game Informer is a magazine that for some reason believes Mass Effect has continuously improved as a franchise. They've rated the games on a perfect or near perfect basis. Meanwhile, a lot of people disagree with them and wish the franchise would go back to its roots.

When it comes to reviews, read carefully and realize that one writer contributing his opinion to a gaming publication still only counts as one opinion against many. They could have writers on their staff that disagree with their current review for all we know.

As for this GT review, I'm legit surprised. They tend to slam everything that isn't a FPS.

joab7772126d ago (Edited 2126d ago )

That gave it to me when i pre ordered. Now it sits here empty. And yeah game informer has me perplexed. Wish i had done amazon though as the griffin looks sweet. But i had money sitting there that paid for most of the game and guide. Maybe they will make it dlc though i doubt it. I cannot wait.

KING852126d ago

Not really much of a JRPG fan, but this game looks pretty cool. I could have seen this also being released on the Vita. Would be cool to play at home and play on the go. Maybe in the future.

Minato-Namikaze2126d ago

No idea why they gave the 3ds a release and not the vita....

Enemy2126d ago

Ni no Kuni on the DS isn't even the same game.

knifefight2126d ago

1) Regular DS, not 3DS
2) It was like 2010. There WAS no 3DS or Vita yet.
3) ...The audience for the game was on DS, not PSP (or later, Vita).
4) As has been said, it's not even the same game. There's a game called "Metal Gear Solid" on the Game Boy Color. Do you think that's the same as the PlayStation game? Do you? Come on now.

Minato-Namikaze2125d ago

Missed the point completely a nintendo handheld got a release and not the vita or psp. Would be better for cross platform fearures dont you think? P.S. I didnt say it was the same game i was saying it got a release of Ni No Kuni(DS or otherwise).

knifefight2125d ago

The use of the touchscreen was integral to the gameplay of the DS version. It couldn't have been done in its same form on the PSP. "Crossover features" don't appeal to a lot of people as they stopped playing the handheld, you know, three years ago.

A Vita port, 3 years after its initial release would be pointless as it would't sell.

I think this comes down to you not liking Nintendo more than really thinking a Vita release for this game would do anything other than sink Namco a bunch of money in the hole.

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profgerbik2126d ago (Edited 2126d ago )

Yea I wish it was on the Vita also. Would've made a nice bundle or system seller.

Although I understand why they wouldn't want to take a chance with a game like this on the Vita right now, hopefully later is right.

RogueStatus282126d ago

Can't wait for the Wii U/ 3DS versions

Blastoise2126d ago (Edited 2126d ago )

Good luck with that...

Treian2126d ago

LOL. It took like 1 year for this game to be localized for the ps3. it won't happen.

Godchild10202126d ago (Edited 2126d ago )

Here is why it won't come to the Wii U; By the time the game is released in Japan the PS3 version of the game will be 29.99-39.99(US, I don't know Yen) if it's not that price already. How many people will be willing to purchase a game that cost 20-30 dollars more, when they can get it on a system they might already own and for a cheaper price. How many people picked up the PS3 version, when they knew the DS was cheaper (Just over 200k, when the DS is already at over 500k(Vgchartz, take as you will)).

That can be the case in NA as well. Just look how well the other third party games have sold on the Wii U so far. Since they are on other systems for a cheaper price, now many people will purchase it and I doubt Level 5 can add more Single player content to this game, but I can be wrong.

I believe the same can be said about the 3DS version, when you think of the DS version that has been out for over 3 years. The people that wanted to play that game, has and only a handful of people will pick it up again just to play it.

It works out for the PS3 users in NA and EU, because we didn't get the DS version.

clearelite2126d ago (Edited 2126d ago )

Please bookmark this page so that if/when it doesn't come out for WiiU, you can look back and see why it's not always smart to make assumptions.

Also, the 3DS couldn't run this game, it would have to be completely overhauled.

The Wii U and 3DS will likely have their own amazing games released.

Wouldn't mind seeing a Vita cross buy for this though :]

ErazorDJ2125d ago

NiNoKuni has logo 'only on playstation'.

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