I was very excited to get this game and it did not disappoint me. The story line was well written and it has the feel of walking through an anime. Studio Ghibli did an amazing job bringing this game, its characters, and the world it takes place in to life for me. It is very easy to find yourself immersed in this game for several hours without even realizing it.
-Amazing Graphics(especially if your using HDMI)
-Memorable Characters and Story
-Interesting Battle System
-I was never really bored even when grinding.
-Not really a CON as much as warning. As with tradition RPGs you can find yourself underleveled quickly if you don't spend time to level.... and re-level your familiars.
-I found myself wishing the evolution of the familiars was a bit more... unique
My CONs are just me nitpicking. If you like RPGs and Studio Ghibli, don't debate and rent this game. This is a must pick up for the PS3 for 2013. Bonus points if you pick up the references to other Studio Ghibli works as your playing.
posted by ChickenBeard (SAINTE GENEVIEVE, MO) Mar 17, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
If you enjoy anime or jrpg's this game is perfect. It is beautifully animated by the renowned Studio Ghibli. The gameplay features elements of pokemon (catching, naming, and leveling familiars) . The story-telling and exploration will be nostalgic for fans of classic jrpg's. And the visuals are stunning and unique. It feels like being inside of an anime. Basically any fan of anime (especially Studio Ghibli), and classic japanese role playing games will have an intriguing, enjoyable, and memorable experience with Ni No Kuni.