Oh boy, if it isn't my old friend the dumbest word in media lexicon "overrated."
Who is this game overrated by?
If they did overrated it, what standard is it being overrated by?
What is it that decides which scores are "the correct rating" or "higher than it should be" the average score put on it by reviewers? well of course that wouldn't make any sense, so is it the mass of public opinion? How do you average out the ratings in that case, do you take sample opinions of people and how they rate the game?
Are you talking about quantitative overrating? Well I can't see how that would be possible considering the quantity in question would have to be either review scores or peoples vague idea of how "good" or "bad" the game in question is, which as stated above doesn't really make any sense in the context of understanding a games merits and demerits.
Are you talking about qualitative overrating? Well that would be pretty silly, considering what makes a game intrinsically good or bad can vary greatly from person to person because it's really a matter of opinion and interpretation.
Overrated is a useless word that doesn't often make any sense in the context people use it when it comes do games,movies,books etc. by it's very nature it leaves no room for other peoples opinions all you are essentially saying when you think something is "overrated" is that not only is your judgement on a game completely factually right, but that everyone else is factually wrong in their judgement of said game. It is NOT a word intend for opinions or discussions with multiple outcomes. I see it get used incorrectly all the time and it drives me crazy.
So no, Ni no Kuni isn't overrated. Some people like it a lot and that's fine and valid, some people don't like it as much and that too is fine and valid.
Wow this topic still lives even after last night? Guess ill keep track and see if the overrated goes anywhere or if it dies and goes to another lol still waiting for metal gear rising trolls and dead space 3 not being a horror game enough and how that's gonna be over rated too good stuff lol