Ni no Kuni is almost out here in the west, and it’s gotten one of its first official reviews from a major outlet, that being IGN.
IGN has reviewed the game (you can read it through the hyperlink) and given it an incredible score of 9.4/10.
The review cites many positives, some of them being the “gorgeous, lush graphics”, the “excellent story that’s familiar, yet markedly unique” and the “engrossing battle system that takes influence from two great JRPG series.”
The review also mentions that it takes upward of 40 hours just to beat the main story and many more to do the additional quests. There were next to no negatives cited in the entire review.
“Ni no Kuni is the best JRPG I’ve played in years, and a must-play for an RPG fan with a PlayStation 3,” the reviewer concludes.
Looks like the game is off to a good start.
Stay tuned for more on Ni no Kuni.