I don't know... I guess when I finished it I didn't think it was the BEST RPG EVER, but my wife and I truly did enjoy playing through it.
There are certain games, like FF8, that I just could NEVER bring myself to finish. They were truly that awful to me. Ni No Kuni is certainly NOT one of those games. I appreciate the charm. The only real downer about the game (other than some bad AI, which I can deal with) was how much handholding went on. I like a little direction, but at times I just felt it was ridiculous.
I also wish that the "give heart" quests did not specify what heart you needed.... This goes hand in hand with the "handholding," but is something that MOST stuck out.
I nearly fell asleep while playing the demo so I know what you mean TC. The whole look of the game really puts me off, and I like colorful games. The main character looks generic as fudge. I want a cool main character like Jeanne, what gives level 5?
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