As a big fan of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for the PS3, it was only a matter of time before I discovered that there was actually an earlier version of the game for the DS called Ni no Kuni: Dominion of the Dark Djinn. Unfortunately, this version of the game was only released in Japan, with the reasoning I had heard being the fact that this game requires a physical copy of the Wizard’s Companion, a book that is included in a digital format with the PS3 release. On the upside, fans have created an English translation of the game, which I recently watched on YouTube thanks to YouTuber Alice N Asgard. So what’s the difference between the two games, you might be asking? Well, you’re in luck, because that’s the exact focus of today’s post!Continue reading Ni no Kuni for the DS vs. PS3 – What’s the Difference?
As you may remember, I recently attempted my very first auction on eBay in an effort to purchase the Ni no Kuni Wizard’s Edition at an affordable price. Long story short, I lost the auction, but ended up getting a similar item for about the same price. The only difference is I got the European version (more specifically, the German version) instead of the North American one, so I missed out on a few extra goodies. Fortunately, nothing of any real importance is missing, and now that it has finally arrived, it’s about time I talked about it. Continue reading The Ni no Kuni Wizard’s Edition Has Arrived!
I recently had the immense pleasure of playing through a truly spectacular RPG, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. This game excelled in storytelling and characters you could really feel attached to. The graphics were beautiful. And the music, well, it all fit perfectly in this amazing world and served to enhance something that was already truly special. Behold, my top five songs from Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. Continue reading Top Songs from Ni no Kuni
Lately, I have really begun to lose my affection for RPGs, a genre I used to love after discovering how amazing they could be thanks to my first playthroughs of Square’s Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy X. Those games were truly special and introduced me to some complex and deep stories and characters I could really fall in love with (but not in that way, you silly people!). For this reason, I came to look to Square Enix for good RPGs, I found myself, nevertheless, underwhelmed with the release of FFXII and FFXIII. While I did have a lot of fun checking out some of the old RPGs, like FFVI and FFIX, I still had quite a bit of trouble finding any good new games of the genre, and as my schedule became busier, I also had less desire to spend such a huge quantity of time on a whole category of games that, in general, felt slow-paced and tedious.
That all changed when I was first introduced to Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on the gaming blog, RPG Square. Something about it caught my interest, and I ended up finding it at Wal-Mart when I was in possession of a gift card. And yet, at the same time, I must admit that my initial impression of the game was a bit reluctant. I didn’t know about the cartoony style of graphics (I know, I’m a snob sometimes), and when I saw the creature on the cover (who turned out to be Mr. Drippy), I thought, oh, no, not another cutesy sidekick. Continue reading The (Tidy) Return of the Old RPGs