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Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered (PS4) Review


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Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch –Remastered Review

Of note, I did not play the original Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on PS3, so this is my first experience with it, and I played it on PS4.

The game places the player in command of a Young Boy named Oliver who goes on an inter-world quest to restore peace and heal the broken-hearted. While the graphics of the game are very cartoony and fun -- the story, gameplay, and well-balanced difficulty really show this game was made with mature players in mind.

In addition to commanding Oliver, the player eventually gets to command an additional two players as part of a three-character party. Each of those three characters, in-turn, have control of three creatures which are called familiars. Therefore, at any given point the player can be equipping, controlling, training about 12 different characters. Further, additional familiars can be tamed in battle, added to the party’s reserves. Even FURTHER, there can be an abundance of EVEN MORE familiars stored elsewhere.

Sound complicated? It’s really not. While the battle system is certainly unique, it’s brought on in a way in which it is extremely accessible to players. And for those hooked on creature-collecting, there plenty of that to be done too.

In addition to battling and creature collection, there is a vast open world to explore, eventually made even more accessible by sea and air travel. There are huge numbers of side-quests and bounties, and most of them have hilarious and ongoing backstories. The main story is also deep, dark, and fun but somehow quirky and funny at the same time. It really is a masterpiece of a game. I highly recommend it.

Overall Score: 9.5/10

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Simply magnificent, magical, splendid, all synonyms of "wonder" are accepted here to describe Ni No Kuni. I have never experienced such a game, the graphics are simply breathtaking, the characters super endearing, an incredible adventure!

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I really loved everything but the combat system (which I fought constantly).  Unfortunately I put a lot of stock in that personally so it was sort-of a letdown.  I did really enjoy 17 hours of the DS version but then got distracted and never went back to it.

Anyway, 7/10 for me, but really only because of the battle system.  The second one is an absolute treasure!  That was a 9+/10 for me.

https://rpgamer.com/review/ni-no-kuni-wrath-of-the-white-witch-switch-review/

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I loved the story and world enough that the combat didn’t bother me too much. I did find it funny when some boss battles devolved into me running in a circle along the edge of the field trying to avoid them.

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On 8/17/2021 at 8:43 AM, eal said:

I loved the story and world enough that the combat didn’t bother me too much. I did find it funny when some boss battles devolved into me running in a circle along the edge of the field trying to avoid them.

Yep! Another thing was when casting a spell that took a bit and it get canceled out by an enemy attack. Talk about frustration!

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I loved the story and world enough that the combat didn’t bother me too much. I did find it funny when some boss battles devolved into me running in a circle along the edge of the field trying to avoid them.
I think halfway through ALL boss battles became that for me.

[obligatory: this was the 2nd worst battle system I ever played after FF12]
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On 9/2/2021 at 5:05 PM, Plattym3 said:

I think halfway through ALL boss battles became that for me.

[obligatory: this was the 2nd worst battle system I ever played after FF12]

I heard the battle system was overhauled in NNK II, would you say they completely fixed it? (I haven’t played the game at all….yet.)

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I heard the battle system was overhauled in NNK II, would you say they completely fixed it? (I haven’t played the game at all….yet.)
It's a full action RPG. You get in a battle & it reminds me of musou combat a bit. It's actually very fun. The little monsters in the game add a little fun strategy component.
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On 9/10/2021 at 4:48 AM, Plattym3 said:
On 9/10/2021 at 3:28 AM, cprmauldin said:
I heard the battle system was overhauled in NNK II, would you say they completely fixed it? (I haven’t played the game at all….yet.)

It's a full action RPG. You get in a battle & it reminds me of musou combat a bit. It's actually very fun. The little monsters in the game add a little fun strategy component.

Excellent! I’m looking forward to it. 

(Though to be honest I didn’t mind the original combat system as much as others)

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