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What would you give this game on a score rating of 1-10?

10 19 29.69%
9 20 31.25%
8 10 15.63%
7 3 4.69%
6 5 7.81%
5 0 0%
4 2 3.13%
3 1 1.56%
2 2 3.13%
1 1 1.56%

Game: Ni No Kuni Wrath of the White Witch
Genre: RPG
Developer: Level 5/Studio Ghibli
System: Playstation 3 (PS3)
Total Score: 85/100
Value Score: 8.5/10

• Story: 10/10
• Characters: 7/10
• GamePlay: 6/10
• Graphics: 10/10
• Sound: 10/10
• Music: 10/10
• Length: 10/10
• Replay Value: 5/10
• Player Value: 7/10

+Great well made story with a lot of cliches that were actually well done and werent awkward
+Colorful cast of main characters
+A lot of different gameplay mechanics not often seen in RPGs. Magical system is one of the best seen in RPGs.
+A lot of additional non-story things to do such as the casino, the coliseum, etc.
+Studio Ghibli making the art style and design makes this game a beautiful masterpiece
+Voice acting was well made along with the sound effects well done
+Musical score is as amazing as the art style and design
+Lengthy storyline

-AI is terrible, they dont even defend and sometimes they stop using their familiars even if they have a reserve.
-Strategy Tactics are pretty much useless, you'll be focusing more on All Out Attack or All Out Defense.
-Familiar choices are limited, stale and repetitive
-Too many fetch quests and walking back and forth
- Unsure whether it was intentional or not but there are horrible delays when using items and sometimes the characters and their familiars stop (uncommon though).
-A Common issue seen in most RPGs that use action RPG elements is the fact that sometimes familiars/characters attack or use a item but it sometimes do not go through or miss completely.

Comparison's sake to other games in the series.


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I agree with a lot of parts in your review although I think the final score is high (i gave it a 7 in the poll)...while I have yet to beat the game, whenever I play it I feel like it just isn't very good as a game, despite the fact that it is quite wonderful to look at and still can be fun.

and i thought this game was damn good that you will rate it over 9 :(

I loved this game. Probably my 4th or 5th favorite game of the 2013, but I totally get all those criticisms. I also hated how the 3 main characters barely communicated with one another outside main story. It pales in comparison to Tales of. Could you imagine a Ni No Kuni like Pokemon game... with the better AI and all the Pokes!!! Money in da bank!

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I just wish it had more voice acting and more creative monsters


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Who rated 1 in the poll? I'll send you a friend request. I rated 4 because I reviewed the game 4.75/10.  I know you round up if it's .5 or higher,  but I felt Ni No Kuni deserved to be rounded down.

I give it a 9.5, 1 point extra because it has hand drawn cut scenes by studio Ghibli. I didn't mind the fetch quests in this game, the world is just so lovely to travel through. Hopefully studio Ghibli will expand and make more rpgs. They are the best at world building.

Level-5 is interested in making a game out of the world of castle in the sky. I hope that comes true some day.

Solid review women.

Nice review, Basil! It seems like the score should have been under 80 based on the socre given for the gameplay and such.

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AZWification said:

Nice review, Basil! It seems like the score should have been under 80 based on the socre given for the gameplay and such.

The battle system wasnt unplayable or anything - just the AI making you fight on your own majority of the time + the fetch quests did a number on the gameplay rating :P - other than that, the game is spectacular.


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