Official Ni No Kuni thread: Top of the charts

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#1601 Posted by slikonebtz (1077 posts) -

installing :D

#1602 Posted by ultraking (6904 posts) -
This game is amazing! I had to rip myself away from playing it
#1603 Posted by MirkoS77 (7642 posts) -

Anybody found out a good way to replenish magic out on the overworld? I'm in the desert and coffee costs 200 per bottle, and this refills a measly10 magic points which basically makes it a waste of money as a single spell can use that much (if not more). I can't afford to spend 1,000 gold to refill 50mp, especially when enemies drop on average 50 gold per battle. And as I can't control how much my A.I. ally spends in a fight, she's always drained.

This isn't such a problem when I can just return to an inn but it's making boss battles difficult as I'm not able to use magic for more than a few minutes, if that. Drops do help but there's never enough as they're only 5-10 and come rarely. Anyone have some tips or maybe an item I'm missing that reduces the cost and ups the amount bought? Because as it is magic is pretty much being rendered irrelevant when not near an inn.

btw: why are the NNK boards so dead? There's like 3 threads in there.

#1604 Posted by david_lck (3198 posts) -

btw: why are the NNK boards so dead? There's like 3 threads in there.

MirkoS77

You sure about that? :P

#1605 Posted by DarkLink77 (31697 posts) -

Well, I was considering it down the road, then I read this review.

Game sounds tedious as all f*ck, and I do not have the patience for that kind of thing anymore.

Can anyone who's played it support/debunk this review? It's a pretty quick read.

#1606 Posted by Sagem28 (10498 posts) -

Well, I was considering it down the road, then I read this review.

Game sounds tedious as all f*ck, and I do not have the patience for that kind of thing anymore.

Can anyone who's played it support/debunk this review? It's a pretty quick read.

DarkLink77

Most negative review I've read so far.

I don't have the game yet so I can't comment, but this review makes me wonder if they actually finished the game, or just played the first few hours.

#1607 Posted by MirkoS77 (7642 posts) -

[QUOTE="MirkoS77"]

btw: why are the NNK boards so dead? There's like 3 threads in there.

david_lck

You sure about that? :P

I meant the GS board. Well now I know where to go at least. :)

#1608 Posted by Eddie-Vedder (7799 posts) -

Well, I was considering it down the road, then I read this review.

Game sounds tedious as all f*ck, and I do not have the patience for that kind of thing anymore.

Can anyone who's played it support/debunk this review? It's a pretty quick read.

DarkLink77
What a surprise major lembot butthurt master finds one of the worst reviews and starts damage controlling.
#1609 Posted by ultraking (6904 posts) -

Well, I was considering it down the road, then I read this review.

Game sounds tedious as all f*ck, and I do not have the patience for that kind of thing anymore.

Can anyone who's played it support/debunk this review? It's a pretty quick read.

DarkLink77

did he expect not to grind in an rpg? most of his negatives are just what wrpg's are all about.

EDIT: i really didnt read the whole review. This is an old school turn based wrpg. if you like those then buy it.. if you dont , then save your money (although i recommened everyone buy it , since its amazing)

#1610 Posted by ultraking (6904 posts) -

[QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

Well, I was considering it down the road, then I read this review.

Game sounds tedious as all f*ck, and I do not have the patience for that kind of thing anymore.

Can anyone who's played it support/debunk this review? It's a pretty quick read.

Eddie-Vedder

What a surprise major lembot butthurt master finds one of the worst reviews and starts damage controlling.

cmon man. it is sw after all.. cant go by the million other positive reviews , people have to track down the rare negative one

EDIT: he wasnt gonna buy it anyway

#1611 Posted by Sagem28 (10498 posts) -

[QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

Well, I was considering it down the road, then I read this review.

Game sounds tedious as all f*ck, and I do not have the patience for that kind of thing anymore.

Can anyone who's played it support/debunk this review? It's a pretty quick read.

Eddie-Vedder

What a surprise major lembot butthurt master finds one of the worst reviews and starts damage controlling.

Easy now :P

It's not like he's bashing the game or anything, he's just asking for an opinion from people who actually played the game.

#1612 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (14473 posts) -

[QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

Well, I was considering it down the road, then I read this review.

Game sounds tedious as all f*ck, and I do not have the patience for that kind of thing anymore.

Can anyone who's played it support/debunk this review? It's a pretty quick read.

Sagem28

Most negative review I've read so far.

I don't have the game yet so I can't comment, but this review makes me wonder if they actually finished the game, or just played the first few hours.

After reading that review, it seems like this guy went into it wanting to hate it, and just b!tched for the sake of b!tching. litteraly nit picking.

maybe it's just not your kind of game bro.

#1613 Posted by Sagem28 (10498 posts) -

After reading that review, it seems like this guy went into it wanting to hate it, and just b!tched for the sake of b!tching. litteraly nit picking.

maybe it's just not your kind of game bro.

ReadingRainbow4

Complaining about grinding in a JRPG is a bit silly, indeed :P

#1614 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (14473 posts) -

[QUOTE="ReadingRainbow4"]

After reading that review, it seems like this guy went into it wanting to hate it, and just b!tched for the sake of b!tching. litteraly nit picking.

maybe it's just not your kind of game bro.

Sagem28

Complaining about grinding in a JRPG is a bit silly, indeed :P

Dude check out the idiots in the comment section.

Totally Agree

Posted: 16 hours ago by McMyke

This review is spot on with my opinion, seemingly taking the exact things I've said. I'm glad at least one publication hasn't forgotten what makes a good game.
The game is gorgeous. IMO that's all it's got going for it.

what's wrong with hyperbole

Posted: 15 hours ago by McMyke

Just saying that it's clearly not an 8-9-10/10 It's an average game that seems to have forgotten a few fundamentals that make a game really great.
Edit: I also only played the two parts in the demo. left a 30 dollar taste in my mouth, not a 60

#1615 Posted by Sagem28 (10498 posts) -

Dude check out the idiots in the comment section.

Totally Agree

Posted: 16 hours ago by McMyke

This review is spot on with my opinion, seemingly taking the exact things I've said. I'm glad at least one publication hasn't forgotten what makes a good game.
The game is gorgeous. IMO that's all it's got going for it.

what's wrong with hyperbole

Posted: 15 hours ago by McMyke

Just saying that it's clearly not an 8-9-10/10 It's an average game that seems to have forgotten a few fundamentals that make a game really great.
Edit: I also only played the two parts in the demo. left a 30 dollar taste in my mouth, not a 60

ReadingRainbow4

Lems have infiltrated 1UP :o

#1616 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (14473 posts) -

[QUOTE="ReadingRainbow4"]

Dude check out the idiots in the comment section.

Totally Agree

Posted: 16 hours ago by McMyke

This review is spot on with my opinion, seemingly taking the exact things I've said. I'm glad at least one publication hasn't forgotten what makes a good game.
The game is gorgeous. IMO that's all it's got going for it.

what's wrong with hyperbole

Posted: 15 hours ago by McMyke

Just saying that it's clearly not an 8-9-10/10 It's an average game that seems to have forgotten a few fundamentals that make a game really great.
Edit: I also only played the two parts in the demo. left a 30 dollar taste in my mouth, not a 60

Sagem28

Lems have infiltrated 1UP :o

If only they could stay there :P

#1617 Posted by rjdofu (9170 posts) -

[QUOTE="Sagem28"]

[QUOTE="ReadingRainbow4"]

After reading that review, it seems like this guy went into it wanting to hate it, and just b!tched for the sake of b!tching. litteraly nit picking.

maybe it's just not your kind of game bro.

ReadingRainbow4

Complaining about grinding in a JRPG is a bit silly, indeed :P

Dude check out the idiots in the comment section.

Totally Agree

Posted: 16 hours ago by McMyke

This review is spot on with my opinion, seemingly taking the exact things I've said. I'm glad at least one publication hasn't forgotten what makes a good game.
The game is gorgeous. IMO that's all it's got going for it.

what's wrong with hyperbole

Posted: 15 hours ago by McMyke

Just saying that it's clearly not an 8-9-10/10 It's an average game that seems to have forgotten a few fundamentals that make a game really great.
Edit: I also only played the two parts in the demo. left a 30 dollar taste in my mouth, not a 60

He seems to be an expert at knowing how to make a good game. Looking for his project.
#1618 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (42985 posts) -
[QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

Well, I was considering it down the road, then I read this review.

Game sounds tedious as all f*ck, and I do not have the patience for that kind of thing anymore.

Can anyone who's played it support/debunk this review? It's a pretty quick read.

Eddie-Vedder
What a surprise major lembot butthurt master finds one of the worst reviews and starts damage controlling.

Darklink is a lemming? Are you seriously that dumb?
#1619 Posted by rjdofu (9170 posts) -
[QUOTE="Eddie-Vedder"][QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

Well, I was considering it down the road, then I read this review.

Game sounds tedious as all f*ck, and I do not have the patience for that kind of thing anymore.

Can anyone who's played it support/debunk this review? It's a pretty quick read.

Stevo_the_gamer
What a surprise major lembot butthurt master finds one of the worst reviews and starts damage controlling.

Darklink is a lemming? Are you seriously that dumb?

And you're a lemming too hurr hurr.
#1620 Posted by ultraking (6904 posts) -
I haven't been this involved in a RPG in a long time.. Everything just seems to click. Art style , story , fimiliars , gameplay.. It just seems to flow so smoothly. This is a game not to be missed. Its a must buy for everyone!
#1621 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (14473 posts) -

I haven't been this involved in a RPG in a long time.. Everything just seems to click. Art style , story , fimiliars , gameplay.. It just seems to flow so smoothly. This is a game not to be missed. Its a must buy for everyone!ultraking

I envy you modaf*cka.

Atleast I have xenoblade to occupy my jrpg craving, it's getting pretty good.

#1622 Posted by Sagem28 (10498 posts) -

[QUOTE="ultraking"]I haven't been this involved in a RPG in a long time.. Everything just seems to click. Art style , story , fimiliars , gameplay.. It just seems to flow so smoothly. This is a game not to be missed. Its a must buy for everyone!ReadingRainbow4

I envy you modaf*cka.

Atleast I have xenoblade to occupy my jrpg craving, it's getting pretty good.

You're in Europe I take it ?

#1623 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (14473 posts) -

[QUOTE="ReadingRainbow4"]

[QUOTE="ultraking"]I haven't been this involved in a RPG in a long time.. Everything just seems to click. Art style , story , fimiliars , gameplay.. It just seems to flow so smoothly. This is a game not to be missed. Its a must buy for everyone!Sagem28

I envy you modaf*cka.

Atleast I have xenoblade to occupy my jrpg craving, it's getting pretty good.

You're in Europe I take it ?

No, I'm just broke at the moment.

I guess I could be greece, lol.

gotta pay rent.

#1624 Posted by Sagem28 (10498 posts) -

No, I'm just broke at the moment.

I guess I could be greece, lol.

gotta pay rent.

ReadingRainbow4

Oh, k :P

Well, I hope you can get the game soon !

#1625 Posted by ultraking (6904 posts) -

[QUOTE="ultraking"]I haven't been this involved in a RPG in a long time.. Everything just seems to click. Art style , story , fimiliars , gameplay.. It just seems to flow so smoothly. This is a game not to be missed. Its a must buy for everyone!ReadingRainbow4

I envy you modaf*cka.

Atleast I have xenoblade to occupy my jrpg craving, it's getting pretty good.

lol shyt!! I still haven't played xenoblade. maybe after ni no kuni I might pick it up.. seems im on a rpg kick lately
#1626 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (14473 posts) -

[QUOTE="ReadingRainbow4"]

No, I'm just broke at the moment.

I guess I could be greece, lol.

gotta pay rent.

Sagem28

Oh, k :P

Well, I hope you can get the game soon !

Me too!

I'll probably pick it up sometime next month.

#1627 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (14473 posts) -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6yUMrukoOQ

pretty great review, he really explained the combat, much more than alot of other reviewers did.

there's no spoilers.

#1628 Posted by Duckyindiana (2288 posts) -
Nice liked the demo a lot, was going to buy on PSN but don't want to pay £50!
#1629 Posted by RR360DD (12002 posts) -
Nice liked the demo a lot, was going to buy on PSN but don't want to pay £50!Duckyindiana
If you make a US account and buy it there, its quite a bit cheaper (not to mention you could download it now) but not sure if the european launch day DLC would work with it
#1630 Posted by Eddie-Vedder (7799 posts) -
[QUOTE="Eddie-Vedder"][QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

Well, I was considering it down the road, then I read this review.

Game sounds tedious as all f*ck, and I do not have the patience for that kind of thing anymore.

Can anyone who's played it support/debunk this review? It's a pretty quick read.

Stevo_the_gamer
What a surprise major lembot butthurt master finds one of the worst reviews and starts damage controlling.

Darklink is a lemming? Are you seriously that dumb?

Oh cry more, your both massive lems, just like I'm a cow, even though I haven't touched my PS3 in like 6 moths and spend all my time on my PC. Those labels have more to do with how you act and which sides you take in SW then anything else.
#1632 Posted by DealRogers (4569 posts) -

Haha the poll is about to reach the AAA hype. When it does, please anyone post a facepalm pic when the first guy saying it didn't exceed hype appears.

#1633 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27891 posts) -

Haha the poll is about to reach the AAA hype. When it does, please anyone post a facepalm pic when the first guy saying it didn't exceed hype appears.

DealRogers
But exceeding hype means nothing. It just meant that alot of people underhyped it to play safe. It counts the same either way.
#1634 Posted by SecretPolice (22243 posts) -

For SW purposes, this will be considered AAE Only cuz cows were too chicken to hype it AAAE :o

So it is written "slaps chest" so shall it be done. :twisted:

#1635 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27891 posts) -

For SW purposes, this will be considered AAE Only cuz cows were too chicken to hype it AAAE :o

So it is written "slaps chest" so shall it be done. :twisted:

SecretPolice
Was thinking that that really should be a hype rule. That a game can't exceed its hype for purely metagame purposes.
#1636 Posted by NAPK1NS (14870 posts) -
Goddamn it. I want this so bad but I just can't justify the buy. Impending Heart of the Swarm and BioShock purchases prohibit it. :cry:
#1637 Posted by Sagem28 (10498 posts) -

For SW purposes, this will be considered AAE Only cuz cows were too chicken to hype it AAAE :o

So it is written "slaps chest" so shall it be done. :twisted:

SecretPolice

I agree.

Poor show, cows.

#1639 Posted by kuraimen (28078 posts) -

[QUOTE="SecretPolice"]

For SW purposes, this will be considered AAE Only cuz cows were too chicken to hype it AAAE :o

So it is written "slaps chest" so shall it be done. :twisted:

Sagem28

I agree.

Poor show, cows.

Lems did the same with forza horizon so all factions are chickens it seems
#1640 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27891 posts) -

Now, now stop it you two :P You know that will only start a flame war as soon as "some" users see that XD

Also, from a personal point of view unless we want to admit to there being "conspiracies" on SW to lower/heighten the hype for any particular game I don't really think we should have a rule saying a "game can't exceed it's hype". It was hyped AAE, it go AAAE deal it with. Likewise if it had received a lower rating than AAE. Only way the metagame can remain "fun and pure" for all sides :P Just my 2 cents.

Desmonic
Its clear alot of people underhype games to play it safe though, so its not really "pure". Not quite as much with this, but with TLOU a fwe people hyping it as AA when they'd been saying GOTY contender weeks before? That makes no sense. The metagame really needs an overhaul, but I don't claim to the one to know how! :P
#1641 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27891 posts) -
[QUOTE="Sagem28"]

[QUOTE="SecretPolice"]

For SW purposes, this will be considered AAE Only cuz cows were too chicken to hype it AAAE :o

So it is written "slaps chest" so shall it be done. :twisted:

kuraimen

I agree.

Poor show, cows.

Lems did the same with forza horizon so all factions are chickens it seems

Everyone on SW is a hypocrite when it suits.
#1642 Posted by Sagem28 (10498 posts) -

[QUOTE="Sagem28"]

[QUOTE="SecretPolice"]

For SW purposes, this will be considered AAE Only cuz cows were too chicken to hype it AAAE :o

So it is written "slaps chest" so shall it be done. :twisted:

kuraimen

I agree.

Poor show, cows.

Lems did the same with forza horizon so all factions are chickens it seems

True.

Real cows hyped AAAE :cool:

#1643 Posted by SecretPolice (22243 posts) -

[QUOTE="SecretPolice"]

For SW purposes, this will be considered AAE Only cuz cows were too chicken to hype it AAAE :o

So it is written "slaps chest" so shall it be done. :twisted:

blue_hazy_basic

Was thinking that that really should be a hype rule. That a game can't exceed its hype for purely metagame purposes.

Back in ohh, about 2009 when the manipulation of the hype threads sorta started up in earnest, I made a thread calling for this vary thing and mannnnn, I was freakin pummeled by just about everyone but really, I was just trying to bring meaning back to hype threads. :P

#1644 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27891 posts) -

[QUOTE="blue_hazy_basic"][QUOTE="SecretPolice"]

For SW purposes, this will be considered AAE Only cuz cows were too chicken to hype it AAAE :o

So it is written "slaps chest" so shall it be done. :twisted:

SecretPolice

Was thinking that that really should be a hype rule. That a game can't exceed its hype for purely metagame purposes.

Back in ohh, about 2009 when the manipulation of the hype threads sorta started up in earnest, I made a thread calling for this vary thing and mannnnn, I was freakin pummeled by just about everyone but really, I was just trying to bring meaning back to hype threads. :P

Yea i think it would inject tension back into hype threads and scores. *shrug* you know the allsoserious types won't go for it.
#1646 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27891 posts) -

[QUOTE="blue_hazy_basic"][QUOTE="Desmonic"]

Now, now stop it you two :P You know that will only start a flame war as soon as "some" users see that XD

Also, from a personal point of view unless we want to admit to there being "conspiracies" on SW to lower/heighten the hype for any particular game I don't really think we should have a rule saying a "game can't exceed it's hype". It was hyped AAE, it go AAAE deal it with. Likewise if it had received a lower rating than AAE. Only way the metagame can remain "fun and pure" for all sides :P Just my 2 cents.

Desmonic

Its clear alot of people underhype games to play it safe though, so its not really "pure". Not quite as much with this, but with TLOU a fwe people hyping it as AA when they'd been saying GOTY contender weeks before? That makes no sense. The metagame really needs an overhaul, but I don't claim to the one to know how! :P

Hmm, that is true. But my main issue with changing it would be that it would become a sort fo admission that past hype threads have been fraudulent. How would one determine which ones were and which weren't? Which titles would remain flops, stop being flops or become flops out of the blue? :P These things need to be considered IMO. Of course a new gen is a great time to discuss these things, since we can for example apply a bunch of new rules just from this gen onward. The big heads of SW need to discuss such things lol :P

It couldn't be retroactive, people voted how the voted based on the rules. You'd have to do it going forward, make it for this gen coming rather than last gen.
#1647 Posted by Zaibach (13457 posts) -

Aww missed all the fun :P

#1648 Posted by Animal-Mother (26962 posts) -

Just about finished up ding dong dell last night.

Games really good.

The only minor minor gripe I have even though it makes sense is I wish familiars had their own life bar rather than share it with ollie.

#1650 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27891 posts) -

[QUOTE="blue_hazy_basic"][QUOTE="Desmonic"] Hmm, that is true. But my main issue with changing it would be that it would become a sort fo admission that past hype threads have been fraudulent. How would one determine which ones were and which weren't? Which titles would remain flops, stop being flops or become flops out of the blue? :P These things need to be considered IMO. Of course a new gen is a great time to discuss these things, since we can for example apply a bunch of new rules just from this gen onward. The big heads of SW need to discuss such things lol :P

Desmonic

It couldn't be retroactive, people voted how the voted based on the rules. You'd have to do it going forward, make it for this gen coming rather than last gen.

Sure fine, like a I said a new gen is a great time for that. However, going back to the can't exceed hype proposition. What would stop factions from voting AE or een B on all hype threads? With B technically it wouldn't be a flop no mater how low a score i would get :P Kind of a loophole no? It would take away the risk of even voting AAE and it getting a lower score.

I really think we should keep it simple, but if the possible new changes are good I would welcome them. We just need to make sure the rules aren't ambiguous nor allow any sort of exploitation :P

That's why I've always been a fan of no polls, let people see who's voting for what.