I hear it has some challenge to it. Can't freakin wait for the game that Pokemon should have been half a decade ago.
Yes, there are a lot of puzzles in Ni No Kuni, like the good old classic SNES rpg. Like seriously, what ever happened to solving puzzles in quest and dungeons? One of the reasons why i love FFX the most was solving the puzzles in the summoner's temple, it was frustrating at time but after solving it, it felt so rewarding!
IF you like JRPG or Pokemon, go do youself a favor and play Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch