Latest Game Informer Gives Ni no Kuni a Mere 7 out of 10....Thoughts???

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#1 Posted by Slimmin360 (1933 posts) -

Well i was contemplating on buyinig it, but if this rating is an indication of scores to come i'll steer clear for now, i need at least a 7.5 score if i'm going to consider buying a game, and even with that kind of score i wouldn't pay over $60 for it, i would wait until it comes down to $30 or $20.

What do you guy's think?

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#2 Posted by GD1551 (9645 posts) -

So you are going to ignore every other score which is above 7 and focus on this one? lol

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#3 Posted by Sushiglutton (6856 posts) -
IGN gave it a 9.4 :) http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/01/15/ni-no-kuni-wrath-of-the-white-witch-review
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#4 Posted by Slimmin360 (1933 posts) -

So you are going to ignore every other score which is above 7 and focus on this one? lol

GD1551
Not at all, i will wait and see what the majority of scores are, then make my decision.
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#5 Posted by bbkkristian (14971 posts) -

Well i was contemplating on buyinig it, but if this rating is an indication of scores to come i'll steer clear for now, i need at least a 7.5 score if i'm going to consider buying a game, and even with that kind of score i wouldn't pay over $60 for it, i would wait until it comes down to $30 or $20.

What do you guy's think?

Slimmin360
^^^^This is a person who takes ratings too seriously.
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#6 Posted by Badosh (12770 posts) -
TC, lol.
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#7 Posted by Chutebox (43473 posts) -

So you are going to ignore every other score which is above 7 and focus on this one? lol

GD1551
This and you are ridiculously late
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#8 Posted by PhazonBlazer (12013 posts) -

You're going to make a decision...based on Game Informer:lol:

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#9 Posted by Duckyindiana (2290 posts) -
Nothing wrong with a 7!? Still means its a good game.
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#10 Posted by Thefatness16 (4673 posts) -

TC, lol. Badosh

You're going to make a decision...based on Game Informer:lol:

PhazonBlazer

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#11 Posted by Slimmin360 (1933 posts) -

You're going to make a decision...based on Game Informer:lol:

PhazonBlazer
Please take the time to read replies before you post.
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#12 Posted by Masterx1220 (2425 posts) -

Nothing wrong with a 7!? Still means its a good game.Duckyindiana

what you didn't know? a 7 isn't worth a damn.

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#13 Posted by nervmeister (15378 posts) -
[QUOTE="GD1551"]

So you are going to ignore every other score which is above 7 and focus on this one? lol

Slimmin360
Not at all, i will wait and see what the majority of scores are, then make my decision.

So far it's a solid AA on Metacritic. So I say go ahead and get it.
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#14 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18452 posts) -
Yes cause 7 is a bad score isn't it.. /end sarcasm.
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#15 Posted by dracolich55 (2343 posts) -
"A mere 7" lol?
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#16 Posted by GamespotSux_IKR (66 posts) -

I played the demo and fell in love. That Forest Guardian monster thing beat my @55 the first time, haha. But yeah, I played the demo over and over again. Awesome graphics, music! Got excited when I saw all the empty spaces in the item/weapon section. I can't wait.

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#17 Posted by finalstar2007 (27940 posts) -

[QUOTE="GD1551"]

So you are going to ignore every other score which is above 7 and focus on this one? lol

Slimmin360

Not at all, i will wait and see what the majority of scores are, then make my decision.

Have fun reading all of them

Reviews section:

  1. PlaystationLifeStyle 10/10
  2. godisageek 10/10
  3. TechDigest 10/10
  4. rpgland.com (Legendary out of 10)
  5. Laserleming 10/10
  6. arolemodel 10/10
  7. GameMasters UK 9.5/10
  8. Vandal 9.5/10
  9. IGN 9.4/10
  10. LaPS3 9.4/10
  11. Gametrailers 9.3/10
  12. PS3trophies 9.2/10
  13. OPM UK 9.1/10
  14. Eurogamer italy 9/10
  15. Japanator 9/10
  16. TheSun 9/10
  17. The guardian 9/10
  18. Spong 9/10
  19. Gamereactor 9/10
  20. VideoGamer 9/10
  21. Metro 9/10
  22. EuroGamer 9/10
  23. Machinima 9/10
  24. StrategyInformer 9/10
  25. Nowgamer 8.5/10
  26. Eurogamer Spain 8/10
  27. Edge 8/10
  28. Digital 8/10
  29. GamesTM 8/10
  30. GameInformer 7/10
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#18 Posted by BrunoBRS (74156 posts) -
my thoughts: i think game informer gave ni no kuni a 7.0.
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#19 Posted by HarlockJC (25546 posts) -
This is what happens when a game does not score a 9 on gamespot...Just because it might be a flop score wise does not mean a 7 score is not still a good game. "Note I know there are other scores and better reviews"
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#20 Posted by funsohng (29917 posts) -
I think rating systems are full of bullsh*t and people need to learn to decide for themselves after reading the goddamn reviews themselves before freaking out looking at number that doesn't say sh*t. You are literate, I suggest you put that ability of yours to use.
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#21 Posted by RR360DD (13831 posts) -

[QUOTE="PhazonBlazer"]

You're going to make a decision...based on Game Informer:lol:

Slimmin360

Please take the time to read replies before you post.

Come on guys, take the time to read

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#22 Posted by BrunoBRS (74156 posts) -

[QUOTE="Slimmin360"][QUOTE="GD1551"]

So you are going to ignore every other score which is above 7 and focus on this one? lol

finalstar2007

Not at all, i will wait and see what the majority of scores are, then make my decision.

Have fun reading all of them

silly finalstar, he said he'll see the scores, not actually read reviews. who reads them anyway? YOU GOT SCORES FOR THAT.

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#23 Posted by Quaker-w00ts (1646 posts) -

Did you read the review? It seems kinda shady on the actual explanation of giving the game a 7.

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#24 Posted by OneInchMan99 (1248 posts) -

What do I think....I think the game is getting rave reviews and is obviously a great JRPG,but you have focused on one score that is on the lower side.Very odd TC.

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#25 Posted by sonic1564 (3265 posts) -

Ni No Kuni....:lol:

Should get Lost Odyssey instead. Who would buy anime garbage?

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#26 Posted by Crossel777 (6176 posts) -

Where the hell have you been TC? This game has been getting rave review scores pretty much everywhere except game informer. Who obviously suck. All they did was **** about the game difficulty. Damn this topic is fail.

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#27 Posted by Chutebox (43473 posts) -

Ni No Kuni....:lol:

Should get Lost Odyssey instead. Who would buy anime garbage?

sonic1564
LO = boring garbage
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#28 Posted by sonic1564 (3265 posts) -

[QUOTE="sonic1564"]

Ni No Kuni....:lol:

Should get Lost Odyssey instead. Who would buy anime garbage?

Chutebox

LO = boring garbage

Still is better than that crap Ni No Kuni. Thank you Microsoft

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#29 Posted by Chutebox (43473 posts) -

[QUOTE="Chutebox"][QUOTE="sonic1564"]

Ni No Kuni....:lol:

Should get Lost Odyssey instead. Who would buy anime garbage?

sonic1564

LO = boring garbage

Still is better than that crap Ni No Kuni. Thank you Microsoft

Oh, you're one of those. Nevermind
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#30 Posted by -Unreal- (24650 posts) -

I'll just rent it.

I usually steer clear of anime games because they're full of cliche storylines, annoying voice overs, childish dialogue and obscure paedophilia but this game looks unique and doesn't really look like anime.

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#31 Posted by sonic1564 (3265 posts) -

Oh, you're one of those. NevermindChutebox

Yep the Xbox 360 master race. It is known that the 360 is better than the POS3. All they have are interactive movies like Uncharted or actual movies like MGS4.

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#32 Posted by Gue1 (12171 posts) -

I think you're tolling. That's what I think....

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#33 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -
My thoughts are the same as the last time I saw Game Informer mentioned, which is...........Game Informer is still around? Thought they died off years ago, but that could be because I always thought their mag sucked, so I never paid much attention to them in the first place.
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#34 Posted by nervmeister (15378 posts) -

I think you're tolling. That's what I think....

Gue1
Give him the benefit of the doubt. I'm sure a die-hard MS fan who just happens to have a Mario avatar is being genuine. :P
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#35 Posted by Kandlegoat (3147 posts) -

You shouldnt put too much faith in reviews ....especially a bunch of corporate shills for Gamestop.

Also,keep in mind the game is getting good reception everywhere else.

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#36 Posted by loosingENDS (11793 posts) -

Well i was contemplating on buyinig it, but if this rating is an indication of scores to come i'll steer clear for now, i need at least a 7.5 score if i'm going to consider buying a game, and even with that kind of score i wouldn't pay over $60 for it, i would wait until it comes down to $30 or $20.

What do you guy's think?

Slimmin360

1. Amazing artbook/journal in special edition, that alone is a reason to have that game for me

2. Raise and train familiars

3. Amazing 2D cut scenes and art

4. great in game art, amazing overworld

5. Adventure aspect which seems to be greater than most JRPGs, spells tied to the story and specific quests (always love that, when spells / abilities are not JUST for combat, but play a role in the story and progression)

6. Great extend to back story, quests tied to the journal information etc

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Generally seems top stuff, got the special edition of course, 120$

It has points that few RPGs have, the adventure and journal aspect are rather rare in RPGs, especially to the 350 pages extend :)

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#37 Posted by vashkey (33782 posts) -

Lota reviews out there. They don't all have to have the same opinion.

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#38 Posted by mems_1224 (56917 posts) -

You're going to make a decision...based on Game Informer:lol:

PhazonBlazer
Id trust Game Informer more than most websties, depending on the reviewer. Not getting a game because one website gives it a 7 is really dumb though.
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#39 Posted by vashkey (33782 posts) -

You shouldnt put too much faith in reviews ....especially a bunch of corporate shills for Gamestop.

Also,keep in mind the game is getting good reception everywhere else.

Kandlegoat
It's not like Gamestop benefits from poor game reviews from Gameinformer. They want to sell as many games as possible, not steer them away.
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#40 Posted by FastEddie2121 (3081 posts) -
Only genuine tears, pwnage, or butthurt can be taken from the GS score in System Wars.
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#41 Posted by TheDidact (3986 posts) -

[QUOTE="Badosh"]TC, lol. Thefatness16

You're going to make a decision...based on Game Informer:lol:

PhazonBlazer

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#42 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -
thought= opinion...
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#43 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

Does anyone else find it absolutely hilarious that a game starring a young boy is wooping practically every reviewers ass?

props to GT for mentioning that it's a challenge, but not without merit.

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#44 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25834 posts) -
On the 6-10 review scale, that's really quite poor.
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#45 Posted by funsohng (29917 posts) -
[QUOTE="sonic1564"]

Ni No Kuni....:lol:

Should get Lost Odyssey instead. Who would buy anime garbage?

Chutebox
LO = boring garbage

boring garbage > anime garbage. True story.
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#46 Posted by XVision84 (13985 posts) -

I was thinking of getting it, I'm just scared that the combat will be repetitive. Honestly, the demo was a cakewalk.

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#47 Posted by MLBknights58 (5016 posts) -

Well i was contemplating on buyinig it, but if this rating is an indication of scores to come i'll steer clear for now, i need at least a 7.5 score if i'm going to consider buying a game, and even with that kind of score i wouldn't pay over $60 for it, i would wait until it comes down to $30 or $20.

What do you guy's think?

Slimmin360

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#48 Posted by khoofia_pika (16745 posts) -
10 sites give it an above 8.5 rating? "Cool." 1 publication gives it a 7 rating? "OMG I won't buy it." Dafuq.
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#49 Posted by DarkLink77 (32731 posts) -

"A mere 7 out of 10."

No wonder we have so many problems with score inflation in this medium.

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#50 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (28915 posts) -
I was thinking that it shows how hypocritical gaming journalism is and how good graphics are enough to get high scores. LO was mentioned in this thread a good looking game that was underated by critics because of its olg hat jrpg gameplay...this games has good graphics yet gets a pass on its old hat jrpg gameplay. When I look at a "Game" the first thing I notice is its gameplay the second thing I notice is story this is especially so for rpgs but the reviews so far dont pan out with the scores graphics seem to be the only consideration.