Asking the people that have played both really. I realize they are 2 totally different games and NNK is a slower paced and DD is faster. NNK is more tradional JRPG and DD is a hack and slash. Right now I"m leaning toward NNK, but with the price being at 60, I've never really justified buying a game for that much.
I"m just looking for people's opinions. I've always been the traditional JRPG type, but some of the things I've heard about NNK kind of scare me. Getting taught something 20 times, getting your hand held through the whole game, end-game content. People have logged 150-250 hours in DD and that's a crap ton of time.
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If you are willing to spend 60 total, you could get both games for about that much right now. Dragon's Dogma is about 25+ shipping new on amazon right now. Ni no Kuni is expensive on amazon (about 50) but on ebay it is going from about 40. The total would be about 65 plus shipping costs, if you live in the US it should be minimal. I would personally wait until both games got to the 20 range, as it happens about a year after release. I was able to get both Final Fantasy XIII new for less than 45.
Imo the better game is NNK. There's a lot of heart put into it and it just lulls U in and the pokemon-style familiar catching thing makes it kinda addictive...
...but DD is a blast too. The fighting is really intense at times and there's nice loot to go for and some memorable enemys to take on. After all i spent more time with it then with NNK even though it has some flaws regarding story, camera, menus...
But if you want to take the budget route definitely the better choice.
you shouldn't miss out on NNK either way bur might get it when its cheaper some day
ni no kuni in nutshel an adult game with kids characters story and quest system. battle system leaves a lot to be desired such as friendly character work for the other team and unless you pick certain familiars game tends to be insanely difficult. For me ni no kuni had immensely enjoyable begging and end game/post game 30-40 hours spent in mid game sucked. There are also balancing issues.
dragons dogma is a title with a lot of innovative cool action oriented combat but the game is full of needless frustrations and just feels very rough/beta version like and until the character is over leveled the combat usually involves finding an invulnerability spot and dishing out damage from there which is really boring imo also there is way too much running to and from without teleporting imo