Ni No Kuni: Remastered – Review

Ni No Kuni on the PS3 was one of my earliest proper introductions to Japanese style RPGs made for the modern era – it looked great, the interface was more intuitive, and the gameplay was immensely fun. Fast forward to 2019, with Ni No Kuni 2 already out a year before, and Ni No Kuni Remastered still manages to be exceptionally good. A lot of it comes down to the fact that the art style – done by Studio Ghibli – is timeless, so it still looks fantastic with a bit of a touch up. Plus the gameplay changes made between the first and the second game were so vast and significant that one doesn’t feel better than the other, instead they are just different. It’s just a matter of what you prefer – and I like both really well.

Ni No Kuni tells the tale of a young boy trying to cope with a tragic loss, and trying to make good on a promise he made, and the story is till really touching. The characters he meets and the places he visits on his journey are stand out and really memorable. Regardless of weather you played the second game or not, No No Kuni is totally worth playing.

Pros:

  • Great art style
  • Fun combat systems
  • Touching story
  • Memorable characters

Cons:

  • Minor issues
  • Major data collection and privacy issues

Score – 8.5/10

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Journey back to the other world in Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch™ Remastered. LEVEL-5’s classic tale returns better than ever, with improved graphics and performance. Join Oliver as he embarks on an adventure through a world inhabited by new friends and ferocious foes alike in the hopes of bringing back his mother after a tragic incident.

This charming tale unfolds through the use of animation storyboarded and created by the legendary Studio Ghibli and music composed by the renowned Joe Hisaishi. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch™ combines beautiful animated visuals, masterful storytelling, and a sweeping score to create an epic role-playing adventure like no other.

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