And it wasn't just the graphics. The feel of the towns and explorations, and how simple the story proceeds, it really reminds me of the old DQs. Now, if only this game was just a bit more difficult..
you have a point there my friend. ive not played DQ before cause i couldnt get myself into it but i would like to try it after completing this. Difficulty wise......if only there was a hard mode. or just dont grind at all.
In addition to the DQ series, another game that has some similarities (and is on the PS3) is Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny. It is a Wii port so you can't expect the same quality, but the game is, IMO, very underrated. Action-RPG with monster collecting, questing for NPCs, and lots of crafting. Different from Ni No Kuni in plenty of ways but in general, if you like the feel of one you might like the other too. Similar art style as well.