After playing the Ni No Kuni demo, I must say that this is game is a must buy. The game kind of like a Namco RPG. You can switch between Oliver and one of the little monsters on the fly. Battles are fought in real time, and the player can move the camera around in order to get better view of what is happening during the fight. Physical attacking seems to be more of the monsters forte than Oliver's. On the flip side, Oliver's magic does come in handy during boss fights. If the player uses the "defend" command during one of the boss's big moves, then he will gain an opportunity later on to do some serious damage.
There are two different sections in the demo. One takes place in a forest while another takes place at a volcano location. The volcano location has hazards that players need to watch out for as they keep moving forward. The only thing iffy about the game is that players need to pay currency in order to continue should they end up dying during battle. Other than that, the game seems top notch, and there is no reason for any RPG fan not to pick this game up.