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    Default Ni no Kuni

    Usually when i start a thread, it's pretty much because I'm very interested in the game, but in this case, I'm not.
    Rather, I'm actually wondering why there seems to be so much hype around the game Ni no Kuni?

    Sure, I'm quite biased since I hate Studio Ghibli movies, but at the same time, I really, really love Level 5 games. So this should at least be an okay game to me, but after playing the demo, I was convinced that this game is a horrible mistake.
    Seriously, I've never seen a RPG game with such a boring system as this, which in itself, is actually quite amazing, especially since it was Level 5 that made it, who's done the awesome Dark Cloud, Dark Chronicles, Rogue Galaxy and White Knight games. Very sad to see them make such a bad system, but I'm guessing it's because Studio Ghibli wanted it in such a way or something.

    The graphics are very beautiful though, but at the same time, I think it looks weird with all those beautiful landscapes in a more "realistic" looking style, and characters in cel-shade.

    Kinda guessing though that I'm very anti this game just because Namco Bandai seems to be focusing on it, instead of Tales of Xillia, which has even been out longer in japan than NnK. Looking so "childish" as it does though, I'm hoping it'll sell really damn well to kids, so that NB thinks JRPG games sell really good suddenly, and then bring over more good ones. :P

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    I was really excited for this game until I tried the demo. Now I feel pretty much the same as you, just can't figure out why people are so excited and actually thought the demo was good. It sure was beautiful, but that was all it had going for it. It was awfully childish, and the combat was just terrible. :/

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    i.... just dont like the main character oliver was it?
    i do like level 5 and studio glibi but... its just him thats putting me off.
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    Yeah, that's his name. They probably should have gone with a slightly older-looking character, it would have appealed to more folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosalyn View Post
    Yeah, that's his name. They probably should have gone with a slightly older-looking character, it would have appealed to more folks.
    I'm not so certain about that. An older main character might have gotten some more people interested in it, but I'm also guessing it wouldn't attract as many children, which I truly believe will be the main audience for this game.

    I just hope that Studio Ghibli don't gets a stupid idea and wants to continue this into a series, because i want Level 5 to focus on more interesting games like a Dark Cloud/Dark Chronicle sequel.

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    Has it been mainly children it attracts? We need some statistics here! He looks about eight years old, whilst their usual heroes look to be in their teens. Wish they'd gone with their usual look. :|

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    I dont think dark clouds toan looked any older than oliver,
    but then again .. Oliver doest look like he can do any thing ..... i guess the monsters fight for him
    i saw the white witch's design as well .... yeah ... the "perfect villan" to go with oliver.
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    I'm quite excited for this game, anything with Level 5 is usually pretty decent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silvertongue View Post
    I'm quite excited for this game, anything with Level 5 is usually pretty decent.
    Yeah they do ... usually, with the exception of ezuma 11 (or however you spell it) but oliver will drag the game down though he seems far too kiddy like...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Dragon View Post
    I dont think dark clouds toan looked any older than oliver,
    but then again .. Oliver doest look like he can do any thing ..... i guess the monsters fight for him
    I'd say Toan looks older than Ni no Kuni's main character. Toan looked like he was like 18 or so, while NnK MC looks like maybe 10 years or so.

    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Dragon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by silvertongue View Post
    I'm quite excited for this game, anything with Level 5 is usually pretty decent.
    Yeah they do ... usually, with the exception of ezuma 11 (or however you spell it) but oliver will drag the game down though he seems far too kiddy like...
    Well I haven't played Inazuma 11, so I can't say anything about them, but being "football" games, I'm guessing they might not be that likable to everyone. But yes, most Level 5 games are good. Hell, in fact they are usually great. But that is also why the demo of Ni no Kuni made me quite disappointed with the game, as the system really sucked.

    Though I have to say, It's quite weak that Namco Bandai only brings the PS3 game to the US and Europe and not the DS game, which apparently got a better reception, cause I'd like to try it out too to see if it's better.

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