Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a Japanese RPG with a serious pedigree. Studio Ghibli, who has brought us classics such as "Spirited Away" and "My Neighbor Totoro" worked with Level 5, who made the Dragon Quest and Professor Layton series, to bring us a new story, set in a whole new world. Both companies brought out their big guns for this project, and it shows in every pixel.
It's been a while since a game has grabbed me by the tripes like this, and I'm really happy. But I don't feel comfortable getting down into the nitty-gritty about the game proper right now. I've only just gotten all the grayed-out areas in the main menu unlocked, and 1/4 of the way through isn't enough to take all the game's mechanics out for a good spin. But here are a few things to go on with.
I'm of two minds about the whole experience so far:
- I'm blissfully happy with just about every aspect of it. It is great!
- I'm only about a quarter of the way through it. Aaaaauuuggghhhhh!