Pros: Fantastic cast of characters, Addictive Monster collecting, Gripping Endgame, Amazing music
Cons: Falls into too many RPG cliches early on, Some bosses are unbalanced, Story takes a while to get in gear.
To say I was looking forward to Ni No Kuni would be an understatement, when I first heard about the project back in 2008 for the Nintendo DS I about lost it. Combining the talents of one of my favorite developers with those of my favorite film studios, it was a dream come true. Sadly, as the months went on I realized that it would never come to the US. Then hope came in 2010 when I learned that a PS3 remake was coming, and that first trailer did not disappoint, it was a Studio Ghibli film in motion. Through 2012 I thought for sure I would have to import the game, as fate would have it, one week before I was going to make the order a English version was announced, I was ecstatic. So began...(read more)