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Ni No Kuni ------ awesome :),
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This review is from: Ni No Kuni - Wrath of the White Witch (PS3) (Video Game)First off i'm not a JRPG gamer what so ever (only ever played the classic Final Fantasy VII previously)
I was curious about all the hype and praise being attached to this game.
so after some research i took a punt and ordered it of amazon (luckily while price was £36 and not the extortionate price the sellers cashing in and selling now £55+ for the standard version 1/2/2013)
Game looks awesome and plays out like the Japanese Manga movies like Spirited Away.
The voice overs are well done,and the music/score is out of this world.
The story is well told and a tad tragic at the start,but always engrossing and easy to follow.
Gameplay is pretty easy as i was worried it was going to be nerdy and far from it,the game is very family friendly and will point out the basics required,and marks with a star where you need to be to progress the story.
Battles are very Pokemon style,fighting it out with wee creatures similar to that game.
only difference is you do not take turns to have a go,but sort of battle while on the move.
You even get to capture the creatures in a similar fashion.
so far nothing to taxing (touch wood) lol.
Basically if your like me and JRPG's are not your normal cup of tea you won't be disappointed in trying one out with this game.
And as one of those novices i was sucked into this games story and world and seemed to be able to handle anything the game has thrown at me to date.
Just don't get ripped off with sellers cashing in how popular the game is in the first few weeks.
10 out of 10
Finished the main story after 60 hrs (took time to level up)
After the story ends you get to return via a post world with all your earnings and stats.
This post world is when some flaws start to show up that were not so obvious during the story.
Main flaw and it could irritate many a gamer---the remaining few quests are long winded,which forces you to hunt many an item that can not be found in shops or on location.
And actually requires you to track down rare golden creatures and in the hope of that creature dropping or stealing an extremely rare item.
(all of which seeing the required golden creature in first place can take sometime and the rare item can take several hours to drop or steal,with multiple items required for just one task)
Took over 10 hours to collect enough of these rare items (10 items) just to progress the quest line only to be instantly given another similar quest.
There are around 5 of these tiresome quests....each will test your patience to the max.
Flaw 2---your ai team mates will on many occasions later on the game lose all intelligence and begin hindering your battles,resulting you in wasting time rescuing them.
(yes granted bosses get slightly harder,but your team will waste magic and stand still to be attacked for no reason that you have to babysit them many times, therefore dragging out battles making your job harder)
Flaw 3----capturing the creatures is a pain in the arse as well,just like the quests mentioned above,all luck based and sometimes very rare,something like 1 out of every 50 tries before you get a chance at capturing a particular creature.
so 102 hours in total with 25-30 hours post game hunting those quest items to 100% the game.
still a great title but some what an aggravating one after the main story ends.
8.5 out of 10
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Initial post: 2 Feb 2013 00:53:32 GMT
i agree :) except those arent spelling errors its old english :)
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 06:52:28 GMT
Could you check if this game is multilanguage? On the back cover is there subtitle instruction...is there italian language? Thank you!
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 13:57:22 GMT
I believe there was an option for Italian. If I remember correctly, the subbed languages I saw were English, Japan and Italian.
I would check again for you but it requires me to uninstall the game data, which is something I don't want to do. Sorry.
Googling around might help you more than me.
Posted on 2 Feb 2013 15:51:51 GMT
Mr. S. Timmins says:
it's not spelling mistakes, or olde English. the character has a welsh accent. the dialogue is spelt the way he pronounces the words. he also says "mun" for "man"
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 16:08:09 GMT
Could you check on the Back Cover if there iscritti italian subtitle.
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 16:34:28 GMT
Looked in the manual and cover but only mentioned audio.
Following its Japanese release in late 2011 for PlayStation 3, the game is coming to European fans on 25th January 2013, with both Japanese and English voiceover, and text localised in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Seems like it has it though.
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 17:15:32 GMT
Exactly! He's just Welsh! Didn't anyone notice his different accent? People also often spell the way a character speaks so you get the idea. Just like "Hello" can be Hullo or Hallo. It's just the different way of saying it due to accent.
Posted on 2 Feb 2013 22:15:31 GMT
jonathan mcnicholl says:
welsh crossed with a gordie lol.
mun as in "why aye man" i can understand as you can clearly hear that but your and our definitely is spoken as it would be in normal non slang accent.
Posted on 3 Feb 2013 18:37:22 GMT
Yea that is the case with the spellings. my mistake :P these spellings are actually really common in level 5 games. especially dragon quest
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