Joystiq: "Even if they are on the whole minor, there are enough issues in Ni No Kuni to potentially aggravate. What's remarkable is how little they do. Maybe the issues would matter more if the game wasn't as gorgeous at it is. Maybe all that beauty would be undermined by the low-key narrative if the combat wasn't as deep. This is why this collaboration by Level-5 and Studio Ghibli works. One without the other might have been good, but together, they've created a superb role-playing game for this generation to savor."