Ni No Kuni = sleeper hit of 2013?

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#1 Posted by mrintro (1354 posts) -

It seems so. Came out last January and people are still talking about it.

#2 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16987 posts) -

What's sleeper about it ? The game got a lot of media coverage.

#3 Posted by always_explicit (2972 posts) -

Honestly the only time I have ever heard it mentioned is on these forums. Couldnt tell you the first thing about it.

#4 Posted by KaijuSlayer666 (37 posts) -

I would say so yes. Its pretty much perfect jrpg. The one thing that I can say I do hate about it is the randomness of catching familiars. As a completionist, trying to get all of the familiars has become a somewhat painful and tedious affair.

#5 Edited by finalstar2007 (25334 posts) -

Puppeteer is.. its a gem that must be played by every single gamer.

#6 Posted by donalbane (16368 posts) -

@mrintro:

With that turn based JRPG gameplay, the demo made me a sleeper. Just not my thing, though I do recognize it had a charming art style that lent itself to the genre.

#7 Posted by bbkkristian (14963 posts) -

The game had so many flaws, it's not even funny. From Dumb party AI, to lack of voice acting, to the battle system. Ni No Kuni felt unfinished.

#8 Posted by Xaero_Gravity (8908 posts) -

@bbkkristian said:

The game had so many flaws, it's not even funny. From Dumb party AI, to lack of voice acting, to the battle system. Ni No Kuni felt unfinished.

Fucking Esther. >:[

#9 Posted by freedomfreak (41428 posts) -

It's not exactly a sleeper hit. Had a lot of hype surrounding it.

#10 Posted by rrjim1 (918 posts) -

It was so good I could even finish it!

#11 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8553 posts) -

I bought into the hype here for the game. It looks really nice I like the animation stupid. But the game itself is bleh.

#12 Posted by Suppaman100 (4016 posts) -

Best JRPG for consoles this gen.

/thread

#13 Posted by finalfantasy94 (26671 posts) -

I tried the combat and boy is that game is boring. I basicly lost all intrest to play that game.

#14 Posted by Xaero_Gravity (8908 posts) -

@Suppaman100 said:

Best JRPG for consoles this gen.

/thread

That's not saying much unfortunately. :P

I really should finish it though. Maybe the story will end up making up for infuriatingly annoying AI flaws.

#15 Posted by finalfantasy94 (26671 posts) -

@Suppaman100 said:

Best JRPG for consoles this gen.

/thread

no way in hell I can agree with this.Though I can agree its one of the most pretty ones this gen.

#16 Posted by bbkkristian (14963 posts) -

@Xaero_Gravity: let's increase your speed so I can't heal you later! - esther

#17 Posted by Suppaman100 (4016 posts) -

@finalfantasy94 said:

@Suppaman100 said:

Best JRPG for consoles this gen.

/thread

no way in hell I can agree with this.Though I can agree its one of the most pretty ones this gen.

The atmosphere was incredible. Gameplay wasn't perfect but more than good imo. Also look at the reviews, it was one of the highest scoring Jrpg's this gen.

Runner-up: Tales of Xilia.

And if we're talking about best JRPG of all systems this gen it would be Persona 4 (Golden).

#18 Posted by cainetao11 (17999 posts) -

You can say that again. JRPGs put me to sleep.

#19 Posted by Mr-Kutaragi (1968 posts) -

Great game and great battle system. If you know how to play right by using proper monster on human and equip with good spell. Some people complain that too hard because they are doing it wrong.

Joe Hisaishi is genius.

#20 Edited by xWoW_Rougex (2769 posts) -

Ni No Kuni is a great game, it's one of my favorite jrpgs this gen. But unfortunately it definitely had some flaws.

-> The world felt a bit dull. I love when you can interact with items and read some cool description and most jrpgs feature this. You go up to a painting and inspect and the main character writes up some sentence bout it. Ni No Kuni did not have this (except on a very very few occasions). It made the environment kinda dull...

-> The AI of your companions are so bad. It has to be one of the worst Ais this gen?

-> The artstyle is really awesome though.
-> So is the music. Dat flying music.

-> THE best dubbed jrpg. The english dub is awesome and Drippy is 1000x cooler in english than japanese. Which leads me to...
-> Drippy. One of the best characters evarrr

-> I *REALLY* liked the way conversations was written. Often jrpgs are kinda slow and robotic when they talk/type. I guess it's to cater to all the dumb kids that can't follow the speed/accent of a typical conversation. The way character talked were just great, especially Drippy. *BEST* way of talking in a jrpg evarrr.

-> As mentioned above, they didn't slow down cutscenes or conversations, they had proper pacing. Cutscenes & conversations just felt vibrant...

-> On the downside, the game starts off with a proper amount of cutscenes (both normal and "drawed") but as you progress further, quality went down. Less voice acting. And those drawed cutscenes? I'm not gonna go into spoilers but it's very weird how absent the coolest form of cutscenes (drawed, anime style) were towards the end. There were some pretty major events that really should've deserved that. One _major_ cutscene towards the end didn't even feature proper voice acting. It's like they after half of the game went "oops money is out sry brah"

Definitely a good game but its biggest flaws clearly has to do with time/money issues unfortunately.

#21 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

I have yet to play it, but do own it. Just bought it and Heavy Rain a week or so ago. Played some of Heavy Rain, but had to finish Alan Wake on PC and forgot about Heavy Rain and started Mark of the Ninja. I hope Ni No Kuni is as good as it seems to be.

#22 Posted by Heil68 (45750 posts) -

just another AAA world class exclusive, to add to the already barn bursting amount that Sony has blessed upon us.

#23 Edited by finalfantasy94 (26671 posts) -

@Suppaman100 said:

@finalfantasy94 said:

@Suppaman100 said:

Best JRPG for consoles this gen.

/thread

no way in hell I can agree with this.Though I can agree its one of the most pretty ones this gen.

The atmosphere was incredible. Gameplay wasn't perfect but more than good imo. Also look at the reviews, it was one of the highest scoring Jrpg's this gen.

Runner-up: Tales of Xilia.

And if we're talking about best JRPG of all systems this gen it would be Persona 4 (Golden).

yea I dont care about scores to judge a game. Heck xenoblade got a super high score and I dont think its that super amazing ether but I still think its good.Though I had a better time with last story. So far for me tales of grace is my favorite jrpg so far.

#24 Edited by LustForSoul (5898 posts) -

You sure fall asleep playing it.

#25 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8553 posts) -

@LustForSoul said:

You sure fall asleep playing it.

I lol'd cause its true

#26 Posted by Zophar87 (4351 posts) -

Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn

#27 Edited by Pikminmaniac (9104 posts) -

@finalstar2007 said:

Puppeteer is.. its a gem that must be played by every single gamer.

eh... Puppeteer had fantastic visuals and charm, but the gameplay and level design left a lot to be desired. I also couldn't get into Ni No Kuni. I just can't stand having AI partners in a game and the combat system felt wonky and a little all over the place.

#28 Posted by Thecongregation (57 posts) -

How is it a sleeper if it sold around if not already at 2 million WW?

#29 Posted by MFDOOM1983 (8456 posts) -

@bbkkristian said:

The game had so many flaws, it's not even funny. From Dumb party AI, to lack of voice acting, to the battle system. Ni No Kuni felt unfinished.

Pretty ironic to see a guy with a zelda avy raising complaints about the lack of vo. I kid, I kid. Unfortunately, my copy is still in the shrink wrap, so I can't comment on how many missteps this title has or hasn't made. I'll probably get around to it during winter break, if I'm lucky. My backlog is just crazy these days. :(

#30 Edited by charizard1605 (58921 posts) -

Fire Emblem Awakening is.

#31 Posted by Xaero_Gravity (8908 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

Fire Emblem Awakening is.

Consoles you ninny, otherwise P4G would be mentioned despite being an enhanced port.

#32 Edited by charizard1605 (58921 posts) -

@Suppaman100 said:

Best JRPG for consoles this gen.

/thread

Xenoblade Chronicles.

#33 Posted by aroxx_ab (10481 posts) -

Only reason i bought it in the first place was because of Studio Ghibli...

#34 Posted by p3anut (5960 posts) -

@Suppaman100 said:

@finalfantasy94 said:

@Suppaman100 said:

Best JRPG for consoles this gen.

/thread

no way in hell I can agree with this.Though I can agree its one of the most pretty ones this gen.

The atmosphere was incredible. Gameplay wasn't perfect but more than good imo. Also look at the reviews, it was one of the highest scoring Jrpg's this gen.

Runner-up: Tales of Xilia.

And if we're talking about best JRPG of all systems this gen it would be Persona 4 (Golden).

Looks like someone didn't play Xenoblade. Xenoblade has better reviews than Ni No Kuni and Tales of Xillia. Xenobalde is the best JRPG of this gen.

#35 Posted by cainetao11 (17999 posts) -

@LustForSoul said:

You sure fall asleep playing it.

LOL that's what I said

#36 Edited by farrell2k (6675 posts) -

Nice story. Beautiful visuals. Battle system unnecessarily complicated. Ruined the game.

#37 Posted by Ballroompirate (23279 posts) -

NNK looked pretty, that's all that game had going for it.

#38 Posted by LustForSoul (5898 posts) -

@cainetao11 said:

@LustForSoul said:

You sure fall asleep playing it.

LOL that's what I said

I didn't check all comments. Glad you partially agree.

#39 Edited by sonic1564 (3265 posts) -

Rise of the Triad

#40 Posted by charizard1605 (58921 posts) -

@Xaero_Gravity said:

@charizard1605 said:

Fire Emblem Awakening is.

Consoles you ninny, otherwise P4G would be mentioned despite being an enhanced port.

Persona 4 Golden was last year

#41 Posted by Xaero_Gravity (8908 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@Xaero_Gravity said:

@charizard1605 said:

Fire Emblem Awakening is.

Consoles you ninny, otherwise P4G would be mentioned despite being an enhanced port.

Persona 4 Golden was last year

Not in Europe. :P

#42 Posted by charizard1605 (58921 posts) -

@Xaero_Gravity said:

@charizard1605 said:

@Xaero_Gravity said:

@charizard1605 said:

Fire Emblem Awakening is.

Consoles you ninny, otherwise P4G would be mentioned despite being an enhanced port.

Persona 4 Golden was last year

Not in Europe. :P

You're not European you maple slurper.

#43 Posted by Xaero_Gravity (8908 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@Xaero_Gravity said:

@charizard1605 said:

@Xaero_Gravity said:

@charizard1605 said:

Fire Emblem Awakening is.

Consoles you ninny, otherwise P4G would be mentioned despite being an enhanced port.

Persona 4 Golden was last year

Not in Europe. :P

You're not European you maple slurper.

But I was born there. D:

#44 Posted by SuperCowElitist (730 posts) -

I haven't pick this game up for the superior PS3. I know the sheeps beta test this game on their inferior handheld kiddy device.


Thank you, sheeps.

#45 Posted by Newhopes (4601 posts) -

@supercowelitist said:

I haven't pick this game up for the superior PS3. I know the sheeps beta test this game on their inferior handheld kiddy device.

Thank you, sheeps.

I'am too busy playing a better game on that "kiddy device".

#46 Posted by SuperCowElitist (730 posts) -
@Newhopes said:

@supercowelitist said:

I haven't pick this game up for the superior PS3. I know the sheeps beta test this game on their inferior handheld kiddy device.

Thank you, sheeps.

I'am too busy playing a better game on that "kiddy device".

Did you learn how to make cupcake yet?

#47 Posted by cfisher2833 (1720 posts) -

The game looked alright, but it seems like a lot of reviewers gave it some slack due to the art style. From what I've heard, the game play isn't particularly great and most of the side quests are just annoying fetch quests.

#48 Posted by Newhopes (4601 posts) -

@supercowelitist said:
@Newhopes said:

@supercowelitist said:

I haven't pick this game up for the superior PS3. I know the sheeps beta test this game on their inferior handheld kiddy device.

Thank you, sheeps.

I'am too busy playing a better game on that "kiddy device".

Did you learn how to make cupcake yet?

#49 Posted by SuperCowElitist (730 posts) -

@Newhopes said:

@supercowelitist said:
@Newhopes said:

@supercowelitist said:

I haven't pick this game up for the superior PS3. I know the sheeps beta test this game on their inferior handheld kiddy device.

Thank you, sheeps.

I'am too busy playing a better game on that "kiddy device".

Did you learn how to make cupcake yet?

So, you're watching anime while playing cooking mama?

#50 Posted by Newhopes (4601 posts) -
@supercowelitist said:

@Newhopes said:

@supercowelitist said:
@Newhopes said:

@supercowelitist said:

I haven't pick this game up for the superior PS3. I know the sheeps beta test this game on their inferior handheld kiddy device.

Thank you, sheeps.

I'am too busy playing a better game on that "kiddy device".

Did you learn how to make cupcake yet?

So, you're watching anime while playing cooking mama?

HAHAHA idiot just what the hell do you think Ni No Kuni is, trolls are getting dumber by the day.