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  • Summary: Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered. Journey back to the other world in Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. LEVEL-5's classic tale returns better than ever. Join Oliver as he embarks on an adventure through a world inhabited by new friends and ferocious foes alike in the hopesNi no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered. Journey back to the other world in Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. LEVEL-5's classic tale returns better than ever. 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. With a copy of the Wizard's Companion in his hand and his trusty friend Drippy by his side, he will travel across this rich fantasy world to tame familiars, take on enemies, and overcome the countless challenges that stand between him and his mother's salvation.

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    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.

    * TAKE THE OTHER WORLD WITH YOU - Take Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch wherever you go on Nintendo Switch
    * ALL-STAR PRODUCTION - LEVEL-5's mastery of the RPG genre is combined with Studio Ghibli's world-class animation and
    music composed by the renowned Joe Hisaishi
    * CAPTIVATING STORY - A charming yet tragic tale unfolds through the use of animation storyboarded and created by Studio
    Ghibli with English and Japanese voice-overs
    * ROLE-PLAYING MASTERY - A rich mixture of familiar RPG elements, expertly crafted and designed, and featuring dozens of
    locations to explore, hundreds of creatures to battle, and a wealth of quests and secrets to uncover
    * DYNAMIC COMBAT - Switch freely between characters and familiars in an exciting battle system that combines real-time and
    turn-based tactical elements
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Nov 27, 2019
    100
    It’s rare to find a game that’s as visually appealing as this one, and if that means going through a bit (okay, a lot) of grinding to see all this game has to offer, it may just be a price worth paying.
  2. Sep 18, 2019
    95
    Ni No Kuni is a timeless masterpiece of a JRPG. The only reason to not own it is if the JRPG genre is just not your cup of tea. But if it is, you’ve got up to 100 hours of engaging game ahead of you, and those hours will not be forgotten.
  3. Sep 23, 2019
    90
    The remaster is a great reminder of the potential that the series had and hopefully any future iterations of Ni no Kuni return to this winning formula and bring back the story, cinematics, and combat system that all come together to help make Wrath of the White Witch a modern classic.
  4. Sep 19, 2019
    85
    Despite the many technical differences between each gaming platform, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, on Switch, hasn’t any issue that could make you want to play it on another console.
  5. Sep 23, 2019
    82
    The arrival of this remastered version of Ni No Kuni: The Revenge of the Celestial Witch on PC, PS4 and Switch is good news. It's a joy to (re)explore the landscapes of 'The Other World', and to admire the artistic direction of Studio Ghibli. We sometimes forgot we were in front of a game, and not in front of an anime, yet the gameplay from Level-5 is as deep as it sounds. The possibility of having your pets fight offers multiple combinations. Whether you are a fan of JRPGs or Ghibli in general, you have no excuse not to dive into an adventure to help Oliver save his mother!
  6. 80
    Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has gained the reputation of being a top-tier RPG and among the favorites of all time for some. While it certainly does a lot right, I think a few things hold it back from being truly amazing. The battle system, while fun, can become frustrating at points with the AI-controlled party members. Constantly switching between characters during regular battles wasn’t something I found to be as enjoyable as doing it for boss fights, but not doing so resulted in low MP. With a pretty high encounter rate, this caused more than a few issues. That’s not to say Ni no Kuni isn’t entertaining; it just feels a bit imperfect. Regardless, exploring the different sights within the stunning world and interacting with its fascinating characters helped to overcome the shortcomings.
  7. 55
    Much as it pains me to say, Ni no Kuni — an otherwise masterpiece — is not worth your time on the Nintendo Switch. Its issues are simply too frustrating to work around or forgive. The game is in dire need of patches that overhaul how the game performs on the handheld. I was hoping with talk of a new game in the series and this Switch port that the future of the franchise would be positive. For right now, I’m just disappointed that Nintendo fans have gotten the short end of the stick.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 50
  2. Negative: 13 out of 50
  1. Jan 14, 2020
    10
    Simply put: One of the best RPGs EVER
    Beautiful art design (courtesy of the incredible Studio Ghibli) it looks incredible on the Switch! A
    Simply put: One of the best RPGs EVER
    Beautiful art design (courtesy of the incredible Studio Ghibli) it looks incredible on the Switch! A truly gorgeous anime come to life!
    Amazing soundtrack (courtesy of some prestigious royal symphonic orchestra)
    Deep gameplay with many layers
    I wish all games were this skillfully ,carefully and thoroughly crafted.
    Excellent character design with many memorable enemies and boss battles
    If you love RPGs i highly recommend this game!
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  2. Dec 15, 2020
    10
    Playing this game puts a smile on my face. Flipping charming. Love Mr Drippy!
  3. Oct 3, 2019
    9
    Crashed once for me so a patch might be necessary in the future. Gorgeous graphics and a very solid frame rate. Looks amazing both docked andCrashed once for me so a patch might be necessary in the future. Gorgeous graphics and a very solid frame rate. Looks amazing both docked and in handheld...the game play is good and has many classical JRPG elements. One of my favorite RPGS ever.. if the crash-glitch were to be fixed I'd give it a perfect 10 Expand
  4. VTL
    Jan 3, 2020
    8
    Un excelente y gigantesco juego.
    Una buena historia sin ser espectacular, pero hemotiva al estino Totoro, Mononoke,... Gibli.
    Jugabilidad
    Un excelente y gigantesco juego.
    Una buena historia sin ser espectacular, pero hemotiva al estino Totoro, Mononoke,... Gibli.
    Jugabilidad muy bien trabajada y un mundo muy rico y con millares de cosas por descublrir.
    Lo unico que empaña a mi modo de ver es que esta version de Switch a parte que es la original sin remasterizar ni nada, durante las 45 horas que me ha durado el juego se ha cerrado "por que ha encontrado un error" 7 veces, con lo que he de reiniciar el punto de guardado y perdwer el correspondiente progreso... eso es un poco fastidioso. Ahun asi un juego más que recomendable !!
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  5. Sep 20, 2022
    7
    Really good, but simple. I'd say my opinion of this game is more positive rather than mixed, but I can't rate it an eight. Consider it aReally good, but simple. I'd say my opinion of this game is more positive rather than mixed, but I can't rate it an eight. Consider it a 75/100. It's a beautiful game, and tells a pretty interesting story, but the world, characters, gameplay, and even the pretty interesting story are not all that memorable. I had a good time, and the game succeeded in doing everything it set out to, but it feels like there was something more it could have done to make an impression on me. Expand
  6. Apr 14, 2021
    4
    Game looks great, music is great, but the battle mechanics are so clunky it becomes an absolute chore any time you fight a strong enemy.Game looks great, music is great, but the battle mechanics are so clunky it becomes an absolute chore any time you fight a strong enemy. Played a lot of ports on my switch and this one def feels like a PS2/early PS3 game. Probably won't finish it. Expand
  7. Jul 28, 2021
    0
    This game is dreadfully awful. Thankfully, you might find it on sale. The story is very boring and the gameplay is fraught with annoyances.This game is dreadfully awful. Thankfully, you might find it on sale. The story is very boring and the gameplay is fraught with annoyances. Don't bother playing this unless you very much don't like yourself. Expand

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