Reviews and Problems with Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
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Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch PlayStation 3 Review
22 February 2014
Excerpt: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has been on my “to play” list for quite some time now and while this is an effective spoiler for the rest of the review, I’m annoyed at myself for leaving it for so long!
Pros: Stunning art design throughout, Ghibli Studios animated cut-scenes are beautiful, Voice overs are superb and full of spirit, Lots of great characters, Deep and involving battles system, Creature capture / levelling system, 60+ hours of gameplay and beyond for those willing to explore everything
Cons: Too many tutorials at times, Main battle mechanics don’t really take off until after around 10 hours of gameplay, More of those gorgeous cut-scenes would have been nice, Voice acting is a little more broken up with sub-titles only sections than I would have liked
Summary: Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch could have easily been called Japanese Role-Playing Games: The Official Videogame , for it plays out like an overview of the entire genre as much as it does a game in its own right. It has leveling. It has equipment. It has battles every few seconds.
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch: Stupid combat mars a poignant tale (review)
23 March 2013
Conclusion: Ni No Kuni is a noteworthy achievement for Studio Ghibli and Level-5. Take a master of film animation and add one of the well-regarded studios for role-playing development, and in this case, we get a video game that’s stunning to behold — one that can take players to unexpected emotional places and...
Pros: The affecting storytelling is at its best in the first 10 hours. Oliver deals with the loss of a loved one, and one of the reasons he’s traveled to this land of fantasy is to bring that person back to life. This is tricky territory for any artist, be it a video game studio, a film writer, or a po...
Cons: One of the greatest challenges that designers of role-playing games face is the balance between combat, exploration, and story. Focus too much on one, and many players cry out for the others — and your game turns into either a slog of going from one place to another, fighting too many enemies to ...
Excerpt: Is Studio Ghibli and LEVEL-5's Collaboration The Greatest of This Generation? Ni No Kuni offers RPG and anime fans the chance to experience a game world fashioned by the greatest of development teams from each genre.
Ni No Kuni Review: A Memorable, Charming JRPG Experience
19 March 2013
Excerpt: From developer Level-5 and animation studio Studio Ghibli comes the collaboration of any JRPG fans dreams in the form of Ni No Kuni. A drop-dead gorgeous effort with some light hearted humor and a serious dose of adult themed issues that I must admit took me by surprise.
Excerpt: Level-5 has returned to form with Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch , a game that is beautiful in more ways than one. It's stunning to look at, yes. But it's also unapologetically sweet, a quality that most games wouldn't touch with a stick. This is a game that makes you feel good.
Excerpt: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is made by two Japanese giants, Level-5 and Studio Ghibli; two companies that are considered as masters in their respective fields, with Level-5 being an experienced RPG developer behind such greats as Dark Chronicle and Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed...