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I don't like JRPGs for the most part..but will I like Ni No Kuni?


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Initial post: Jan 16, 2013 1:28:51 PM PST
JJ4prez says:
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

It looks outstanding...Beautiful art, fluid game play, plenty to do, etc.. But I never really liked JRPG's...Hmmm

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 1:29:58 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 16, 2013 1:30:04 PM PST
Did you... try the demo?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 1:30:20 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 16, 2013 1:30:46 PM PST
I. Flores says:
Whoa. #1 bestseller on amazon's VGs dept.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 1:30:25 PM PST
new Tron says:
No.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 1:30:44 PM PST
Soulshine says:
I don't either but I liked the demo for this one. Did you try it?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 1:30:48 PM PST
Kirksplosion says:
Have you tried the demo yet? It was very much what you would expect from a JRPG, to be honest, so I can't imagine this will be the game to change your mind.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 1:30:57 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 16, 2013 1:31:16 PM PST
JJ4prez says:
Demo?!

Will do when I get home, EEEEE

(edit) is it still available?

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 1:31:29 PM PST
StriderNeo15 says:
No.

If you don't like JRPGs, I don't think a JRPG would change your mind.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 1:32:15 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 16, 2013 1:32:47 PM PST
Kirksplosion says:
Almost all demos remain available on the Store once they're up. I can think of only one or two that have been taken down over the years of PSN.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 1:32:42 PM PST
DVvM says:
Well, if you don't like JRPGs only a JRPG can change your mind about whether or not you like JRPGs. Some other kind of game could never do that.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 1:33:01 PM PST
JJ4prez says:
Could have been a ps+ timed demo.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 1:33:09 PM PST
Depends on what you don't like about the genre. If you never could get into the mechanics that make the JRPG genre the genre it is, then I might want to try renting it or something if you are interested. If it's because upon story and aesthetics, I say go for it if you are interested.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 1:33:12 PM PST
StriderNeo15 says:
You are correct, I was about to delete that line.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 1:34:27 PM PST
DVvM says:
So I suppose the operative question is "what is it about JRPGs does the OP not like?" Since it's entirely possible to, generally speaking, dislike a genre but to like specific games from that genre which avoid the bad parts and emphasize the parts you like.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 1:35:14 PM PST
Kirksplosion says:
Agreed.

And I guess it depends on what has kept one away from JRPGs. If it's the gameplay systems and mission structure, Ni No Kuni won't change your mind on the genre. If it's more about story conceits or stereotypical character annoyances, I suppose it's possible.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 1:35:21 PM PST
Mrs. User says:
What don't you like, exactly? We might be able to tell you if the things you hate are present or likely to be present in the game, lol

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 1:36:08 PM PST
Kirksplosion says:
Is that a thing? Usually PS+ timed demos mean they're available for PS+ for a week, and then everyone else has access from there on out. That's only happened a few times, too.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 1:37:14 PM PST
JJ4prez says:
Basically the mechanics and the stories were never really reeled me in. I heard Ni No Kuni has a different battling system then most JRPGs and is more open.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 1:37:51 PM PST
JJ4prez says:
I just made it up, you never know. Mother Sony is a mysterious mistress.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 1:38:17 PM PST
Kirksplosion says:
Haha, you sly dog.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 1:42:45 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 16, 2013 1:43:35 PM PST
Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time has an excellent objective based battle system that is semi-turn based and doesn't require a metric ton of grinding. If you don't like traditional turn based JRPG style combat you might want to look into that one.

Mark from CGR has a great review on it.

The story also has multiple branching paths and dialog options similar to the ME series, so there's quite a bit of replay value.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 1:49:15 PM PST
Kirksplosion says:
The combat felt very much like a JRPG to me. The attacks are still turn-based (active time battle style), just with some active control of your character's movement.

But, yeah, give the demo a shot. Could surprise you.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 1:52:19 PM PST
JJ4prez says:
Will do, thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 2:02:42 PM PST
Mrs. User says:
Huh. The story might not really wow you...honestly it seems a little on the sweet side to me, haha. The battle system, well, it's still a fairly classic setup, but I'm interested to see what you think once you play the demo.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 2:03:19 PM PST
StriderNeo15 says:
I feel like JJ would be very interested in 40 hours of mending broken hearts.
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