The Escapist: Ni no Kuni Wrath of the White Witch review

What Ni no Kuni lacks in finesse it more than makes up for in quantity and packaging - there's tons to do and every single moment in the game is a visual delight. It can be extremely frustrating and makes some choices that don't quite work, but offers enough charm to ultimately win you over.

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Ranma12831d ago (Edited 2831d ago )

These are the type of reviewers who were responsible for the decline of the JRPG genre in the first place.

They are anti jrpg reviewers who make stupid suggestions on how to improve the genre which stupid companies like Square Enix listened to.

Many of these stupid reviewers hated that FF was turnbased so SE changed FF, and now FF has turned to sh*t and most FF games now play themselves.

JRPG dev's MUST NEVER again listen to these silly reviewers

Julie2831d ago (Edited 2831d ago )

The reviewer is the typical hysterical and inmature girl with ego issues, i bet she had a lot of trouble when she was a child (and she still have issues i dunno maybe she is real life socially rejected), she wrote this:

"Oliver, a brainless gorp of a child who lacks the deductive reasoning skill of your average sandwich bag."

And her tweets:

You be the judge.

EDIT: i am fine with low scores because everyone thinks different, but i dislike the mindless offensive, egomaniatic and mediocre bashing like this one.

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roadkillers2831d ago

All reviews are always pointless. You could be in a s*** mood and review a game based off that. If someone really wants to know if they would like a game watch a gameplay video.

PS: I like Oliver, he has traits that Zelda has. Whenever asked to do something he goes and gets the job done.

dafegamer2831d ago

that quote is just sad, coming from a professional critic

SilentNegotiator2831d ago (Edited 2831d ago )

I think it's more "inmature" to invent psychological trauma over a video game review. jRPG fanboys sure are dramatic.

You clearly know nothing about the Escapist if you're that offended by a statement like that.

rdgneoz32831d ago

God, looked at her tweets, sad...

"Susan Arendt @Kuomon I only played XIII-2, and found the combat far more enjoyable than in NNK. That's a matter of taste, though. Reply"

Way to prove Ranma1's point...

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Good_Guy_Jamal2831d ago

These guys gave Dragon Age 2 a perfect 5/5 so I don't think you should take their RPG reviews seriously, Japanese or otherwise.

MmaFan-Qc2831d ago

oh look, sensationalism for hits.

Rush2831d ago (Edited 2831d ago )

While I don't think this score is reflective of the games quality based of other reviews I have looked at. (haven't played it yet not out in the UK)

I don't really think the escapist magazine is in any need of hits, the site already has a massive fan base. I go there weekly for Zero Punctuation videos.

I would say the site is more popular and well known than N4G, so I don't understand the logic of them coming here to beg for hits. Like IGN wouldn't either it simply doesn't make sense.

DOMination-2831d ago

I agree. And the review is actually largely positive

Nate-Dog2831d ago

If this was sensationalism I'm pretty sure they could have given it a much lower score than 3.5 out of 5. It shows the pitiful state of the gaming review system when people think 3.5 is so unbelievably low a score is that it is accused of being sensationalism. There are people that just, ya know, dislike this or that game (whether it's for good or bad reasons or "valid" reasons or not is besides the point), it doesn't have to be an attempt to attract attention.

Julie2831d ago (Edited 2831d ago )

The score i don't care if they give it a 1 or a 10, indeed i am fine with the other 6.5/10 and 7/10, but this:

"Oliver, a brainless gorp of a child who lacks the deductive reasoning skill of your average sandwich bag." (and that goes on and only gets worse)

You actually agree with that? that is not sensationalism? ... well maybe you are right it sounds more like inmaturity/stupidity than sensationalism.

Irishguy952831d ago (Edited 2831d ago )

It's....the escapist Julie....joking about while being semi serious is what they do. She's saying, Oliver has a low level of intelligence, with some attempt at humor behind it. If you take it personally then that's your own problem, i'm surprised people here don't get what the escapist is about. Zero punctuation is quite well known for example. It's basically taking the mick while having a serious opinion in there too.

This author was basically a little frustrated by Olivers stupidity, that gets me sometimes too in Video games/movie etc and she's making her frustration into a joke

Army_of_Darkness2831d ago (Edited 2831d ago )

They should have totally replaced oliver with a genius kid!! WTF were the developers thinking??! the nerve, psttt.. putting a kind hearted average thinking kid in this game....
This is why we have an average sandwich bag instead of an aluminum spiderman lunch box container!! Dammit!

But gawddamn, this game is great! a beefed up old school jrpg! whoaaaa! finally! even the game manual is freakin' old school! LOL!

Nate-Dog2831d ago

@Julie: Where did I say I agreed or disagreed with anything in the review? Are reviewers not allowed to have opinions any more? Should every review be the same and score every game exceptionally high and say "YAY everything is wonderful"? Just because you or I don't agree with the review or what it says doesn't mean that it's sensationalism, or even that it's wrong. Honestly the shit gamers say these days.

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joel_c172831d ago

Hit seeker article incoming

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Treian2831d ago

voted for awful story and bad website :)

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