I have been waiting for this game for too long. The main reason I continue to support the ps3 is for games like this. Beautiful music story and awesome gameplay. Who else feels like this game might deliver the magic of old rpg? GO LOOK AT THE WORLD MAP!
I've played the Japanese version and I can honestly say it does not hold claim to one of the best RPGs in any capacity. The best part about it is the art. The music is good, sure, but not very much variety. The story is predictable and childish, while the gameplay is really fun for the first half but you realize soon enough how shallow it really is. The last 25% of the game is spamming a single spell. If you have any questions I'd be happy to answer them. I hope you keep your expectations grounded so you can more fully enjoy the game and not be disappointed.
I think we are going to agree to disagree. This game is for an audience that enjoys studio ghibli movies pixar movies and mix of chrono trigger ff n zelda. I have watched over 20 hours of lets play walkthrough and have enjoyed every moment. I'm older gamer that wants a magical game to share with the whole family. Thank you for your point of view.
I agree with you that chrono cross is better game than trigger but the aesthetic n feel of ni no kuni I think its closer to trigger. What is best jrpg you have played from this generation? I feel this generation has been lacking in jrpgs besides persona of course. I got a ps3 for the togs and I just been playing all the classics instead of anything new. So I cant wait for ni no kuni..
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is one of the best RPGs I've played in years. Moreover, it joins the elusive ranks of the best PlayStation 3 exclusives, a group very rarely encroached upon by any studio Sony doesn't own. Ni No Kuni is just that good: a beautiful mixture of the traditional makings of a JRPG combined with gorgeous graphics, a wonderful story, a great cast of characters and thoughtful gameplay. Better yet, I truly believe there's something here even for those that don't necessarily enjoy random encounters, level grinding and stat building. The story, characters, aesthetics and gameplay really do mix to make something special well outside of the JRPG niche.
It took me just north of 40 hours to beat Ni No Kuni, and there's still more for me to do. I didn't complete every last side quest and I didn't cruise through the entirety of the game's battle arena. Word out of Japan is that the game's coveted Platinum Trophy could take 80 hours to get, but know this: 40 hours with Ni No Kuni won't allow you to see nearly all the game has to offer.
I didn't want the game to end. It proved one of those special experiences - like I've had with Final Fantasy VI, Wild Arms or Tales of Destiny in the past - where I didn't want to see the conclusion. I wanted it to keep going. That's because Ni No Kuni is just that special, and every RPG fan owes it to him or herself to pick it up and see why.