Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – ps3

8.9

In Ninokuni, the player assumes the role of a 13 year-old boy named Oliver, a resident of Hotroit city whose mother Arie dies suddenly. A doll previously given to Oliver by his mother reveals itself to be a male fairy named Shizuku, who gives Oliver a magic book that allows him to go to the world of “Ninokuni,” a reality parallel to his own, where the fairy states the boy may be able to revive his mother. There he encounters alternate versions of people he knows.
GenreRole-Playing
Platforms
ps3


DEVELOPER Level-5, Studio Ghibli | PUBLISHER Codemasters | RELEASE DATE


Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Reviews ps3


8.9

ztgd.com review
I cannot stress how much enjoyment Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has delivered. From the compelling narrative to the incredible visual design to the incredibly deep, and well-paced mechanics, this is a game with which every JRPG fan will likely fall in love. Even if you are a casual fan of the genre, this would be one I would recommend checking out if you have a PS3. It truly is the best JRPG I have played this gen, and should be remembered as one of the greats for years to come. If 2013 continues down this path, we are in for a wonderful swan song for the current generation of consoles.
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8.9

spaziogames.it review
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8.9

vandal.net review
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8.9

laps3.com review
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8.9

ign.com review
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.
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8.9

multiplayer.it review
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8.9

3djuegos.com review
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8.9

videogameszone.de review
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8.9

gamesradar.com review
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is stunning, gripping, and touching in all the right ways. Studio Ghibli could have drawn from any film in its well-established stable, but crafting from the ground up with Level-5 resulted in what is one of the best RPGs available on the PlayStation 3. Children, adults, and the young-at-heart alike should find common ground with Oliver and his plucky sidekick Mr. Drippy. Like magic, you just have to believe.
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8.9

gamerevolution.com review
Not only a fantastic JRPG in its own right, Ni No Kuni: The Wrath of the White Witch is perfect for anyone who has ever wished to live inside a Studio Ghibli film. It encapsulates the magical attunement of Howl’s Moving Castle, the adorableness of My Neighbor Totoro, the errands of Kiki’s Delivery Service, the epic journey of Princess Mononoke, and the otherworldly dimension of Spirited Away. Though not quite a full-fledged masterpiece, Ni No Kuni reminds the JRPG genre of the imagination it had in its youth—perhaps nothing is more important.
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8.9

egmnow.com review
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is much more than a vehicle for the House that Miyazaki Built; it’s a first-class production all the way that delivers—and improves upon—every aspect of the traditional Japanese RPG.
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8.9

psu.com review
The toy comes to life and becomes Mr. Drippy, one of the first members of a cast of loveable and interesting characters that you meet. Mr. Drippy sticks with Oliver through most of the adventure, helping to build the storyline and keep you entertained with his humorous quips. You soon learn that there’s a parallel world where everyone has a soul mate. We’re also told that Oliver is the child who can save the world and after stepping through a gateway the adventure begins. You get a wizard’s book, which becomes populated with all kinds of interesting information and spells, grab a magic wand, and receive a Familiar, a small creature that can be conjured up to help fight alongside you. You’re then off into a colourful and dark world filled with fairies, trees that talk, bizarre creatures and the evil Shadar, who Oliver will one day come face-to-face with.
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8.9

destructoid.com review
If you’re a lover of games that require you to put in before you get out, and you recall the glory days of the Eastern RPG, where experience points were the lifeblood and the grind was king, you have literally no decent excuse for not finding a way to play Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. A classic of the modern age, built entirely from classics of the past, it’s advised you get comfortable, cancel all your plans, and prepare to enjoy a game that will dominate your life for the next few months.

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8.9

gamingxp.com review
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8.9

officialplaystationmagazine.co.uk review
Now let’s take a step back, and explain why everyone beyond said aficionados will love Ni No Kuni. Simply, it gets the sense of going on an adventure so damn right. It honestly doesn’t matter that the vast majority of your opponents look cute enough to star in their own gif memes, because there’s always such a clear idea of where you’re headed, why you’re going there, what the complication is and how to solve it. Where lesser RPGs leaf through the big book of contrived bullcrap for their complications, Ni No Kuni finds something that makes you smile and want to ruffle its hair. You’re still embarking on fetch quests, but like the best RPGs there’s a support net of outstanding writing that makes things worth fetching.
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8.9

meristation.com review
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8.9

eurogamer.it review
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8.9

eurogamer.net review
It’s a world where pretty fantasy archetypes clothe heartfelt domestic drama, and where outlandish cartoon creations sit at the heart of an engrossing game, infusing it with their exotic charm. Ni no Kuni wears its Studio Ghibli inheritance as lightly as Oliver does his little red magician’s cloak, transporting us from one universe to another with the wave of a wand.
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8.9

videogamer.com review
The JRPG’s reputation has been stomped on by the loudmouths who dislike the genre, and their scorn has been backed up in recent years by the actual games coming from the east – even the big-name ones. And that’s before even mentioning Atelier Meruru. But with one massive, graceful, Welsh-tinged sweep, the combined might of Level-5 and Studio Ghibli has reinstated credibility to a flagging area of gaming. It’s taken years of craft and – likely – a hell of a lot of money, but Ni No Kuni is a wonderful, wondrous experience and will keep you captivated and enchanted for dozens of hours.
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8.9

strategyinformer.com review
Ni No Kuni is the type of product that reminds me why I love gaming. We’ve been treated to a great selection of Western RPGs across the generation, so it’s brilliant to see the JPRG alive and well. Not only that, perhaps stronger than it’s ever been. Level-5 have crammed this game with scenes that are thoroughly unique and will live long in the memory. So much so, it would be a shame to spoil them. Despite a battle system that has the ability to irritate, Ni No Kuni should be experienced and enjoyed by all types of gamers.
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8.9

metro.co.uk review
Ni No Kuni isn’t as progressive as Xenoblade Chronicles, but that’s the only other Japanese role-player this generation that comes anywhere close to the same quality. Indeed rather than complaining over the relative lack of new ideas our biggest issue with Ni No Kuni is simply that Studio Ghibli haven’t worked on more games over the years.
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8.9

eurogamer.es review
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8.9

gameinformer.com review
Ni No Kuni is a mercurial experience. One minute I was exploring the world with adoration, and the next I was cursing a cheap boss battle. The journey can be fun; I liked collecting and growing familiars and watching the breathtaking world before me, but Ni No Kuni doesn’t come without frustration. Enter for the beauty, but know it comes with a price.
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