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September is particularly busy in terms of new releases but it also welcomes the return of the first Ni No Kuni, originally released on Playstation 3 and Nintendo DS. This time, Bandai-Namco has not just chosen to release their game on Japanese consoles, since it is now available on PC. That's the version we were sent, so here is a couple of videos showing bits of the beginning of the adventure in glorious 4K. Enjoy!

SlicRic
SlicRic
Commented on 2019-09-20 20:54:31
Beautiful!

Was kind of distracted by the weird typos in the dialogue tho 
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nostradamus
nostradamus
Commented on 2019-09-21 10:47:49
The price tag on what was a "i'll buy that for a dollar" bomba title for years and years is effin' obscene. A copy paste Port costing 60$ being a norm is why consumers are damn sheep. 
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Sdarts
Sdarts
Commented on 2019-09-21 11:05:08
    SlicRic
    Beautiful!

    Was kind of distracted by the weird typos in the dialogue tho

Yes, the game is very beautiful and you can run it at 4K with even low-end PCs. The system requirements are very, very low. Still don't get why they didn't allow 32-bit operating systems though.

I don't have one, but since the requirements are so low, I can't think of many people with 64-bit systems with hardware that old or people with that old hardware not running 32-bit systems. Either way, the game runs really great.

As for the "weird typos", if memory serves, the game uses Welsh-English, not sure if you mean that or actual typos. For example, "lorry" in standard English is "lorri" in Welsh, "tiger" is "teigr", etc. So some words might look wrong in English, but be correct in Welsh-English.

As for actual typos in games, most games have them. Sometimes I catch some really bad ones and wonder how they got through Q&A, but those are most likely the result of a bug with a proof-reading software or someone being very tired. When you're very tired, you will be surprised how many little things you miss.

PS. Cool avatar image. Love it!
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Sdarts
Sdarts
Commented on 2019-09-21 11:24:31 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
The price tag on what was a "i'll buy that for a dollar" bomba title for years and years is effin' obscene. A copy paste Port costing 60$ being a norm is why consumers are damn sheep. 
The PC port is a really bare bones job and should have had much more work put into it - though I imagine porting from the PlayStation 3's Cell engine wasn't "low effort", however the game is a classic imho with a story and soundtrack that's very beautiful and specially emotional. I've heard the soundtrack countless times through the years and some tracks and songs still shake me to this day.

The price is very steep, but even though it's an older game, I still feel it's worth the price for the game itself and the many hours of story and gameplay it delivers. Of course these things are subjective, but if the price is too much, there's no problem waiting for a Steam Sale discount. For anyone who never played it before and has waited for almost 8 years, waiting a few months for a price drop or discount is nothing.

And Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is still 25% more expensive even though it was released one year and a half ago. It's a newer game, but for many fans it's still inferior to Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. Subjectivity aside, I'm just glad it came for PC, PS4 and Switch, as it's a game worth being played and by as many people as possible.
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nostradamus
nostradamus
Commented on 2019-09-21 14:05:08 In reply to Sdarts
Posted by Sdarts
Posted by nostradamus
The price tag on what was a "i'll buy that for a dollar" bomba title for years and years is effin' obscene. A copy paste Port costing 60$ being a norm is why consumers are damn sheep. 
The PC port is a really bare bones job and should have had much more work put into it - though I imagine porting from the PlayStation 3's Cell engine wasn't "low effort", however the game is a classic imho with a story and soundtrack that's very beautiful and specially emotional. I've heard the soundtrack countless times through the years and some tracks and songs still shake me to this day.

The price is very steep, but even though it's an older game, I still feel it's worth the price for the game itself and the many hours of story and gameplay it delivers. Of course these things are subjective, but if the price is too much, there's no problem waiting for a Steam Sale discount. For anyone who never played it before and has waited for almost 8 years, waiting a few months for a price drop or discount is nothing.

And Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is still 25% more expensive even though it was released one year and a half ago. It's a newer game, but for many fans it's still inferior to Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. Subjectivity aside, I'm just glad it came for PC, PS4 and Switch, as it's a game worth being played and by as many people as possible.
no one puts the quality or lack of it, in question. It just didn't sell much and was in a bargain bin state for years after... either digital or physical. The fact that some publisher just thought on re-relising their aged games when there isn't an availability problem/extreme demand to them (great games locked for some myriad reasons on dead/unsucessfull platforms) and it reeks of " easymoney" doesn't excuse them to do this. This isn't Ni No Kuni 3 developed for PS4 - 70$ Price Tag Title.


BTW, Ni no kuni II was one of the biggest failures this gen. +100$ collectors edition selling for -50$ months after, either on PS4, until people hoard'em, or still available and no one wants them, on PC. The PS4 physical vanilla version is like 10$ in less than half a year after in some only stores like gamescollection/shopto (not all) for months on end until now. It is what it is.
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KORNdog
KORNdog
Commented on 2019-09-23 00:12:33
Great story, but a bit too "my first RPG" in general. It holds your hand through the entire experience and looks down on the player as being an absolute idiot, regardless of whether a kid or adult is playing. 
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nostradamus
nostradamus
Commented on 2019-09-23 01:22:43 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
Great story, but a bit too "my first RPG" in general. It holds your hand through the entire experience and looks down on the player as being an absolute idiot, regardless of whether a kid or adult is playing. 
That's all Level-5 rpgs, more or less.
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SlicRic
SlicRic
Commented on 2019-09-24 18:51:04
Posted by Sdarts
    SlicRic
    Beautiful!

    Was kind of distracted by the weird typos in the dialogue tho

Yes, the game is very beautiful and you can run it at 4K with even low-end PCs. The system requirements are very, very low. Still don't get why they didn't allow 32-bit operating systems though.

I don't have one, but since the requirements are so low, I can't think of many people with 64-bit systems with hardware that old or people with that old hardware not running 32-bit systems. Either way, the game runs really great.

As for the "weird typos", if memory serves, the game uses Welsh-English, not sure if you mean that or actual typos. For example, "lorry" in standard English is "lorri" in Welsh, "tiger" is "teigr", etc. So some words might look wrong in English, but be correct in Welsh-English.

As for actual typos in games, most games have them. Sometimes I catch some really bad ones and wonder how they got through Q&A, but those are most likely the result of a bug with a proof-reading software or someone being very tired. When you're very tired, you will be surprised how many little things you miss.

PS. Cool avatar image. Love it!
Cool info, thanks! :)

About the typos (is it even called typos? Misspelles? Not sure) I mostly noticed words like youer insted of your and other similar ones. Maybe it´s in fact intentional though, seeing everything else is in flawless english.

Why thank you!  That´s an image of my cute K9 Mason. 

Btw, it sounds like you tried the game for yourself. Would you recommend it for someone not at all familiar with JRPGs? I do want the story and adventure-part of this and I adooore Ghibli but have very little interest in turnbased games.
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KORNdog
KORNdog
Commented on 2019-09-24 20:57:59 In reply to SlicRic
Posted by SlicRic
Posted by Sdarts
    SlicRic
    Beautiful!

    Was kind of distracted by the weird typos in the dialogue tho

Yes, the game is very beautiful and you can run it at 4K with even low-end PCs. The system requirements are very, very low. Still don't get why they didn't allow 32-bit operating systems though.

I don't have one, but since the requirements are so low, I can't think of many people with 64-bit systems with hardware that old or people with that old hardware not running 32-bit systems. Either way, the game runs really great.

As for the "weird typos", if memory serves, the game uses Welsh-English, not sure if you mean that or actual typos. For example, "lorry" in standard English is "lorri" in Welsh, "tiger" is "teigr", etc. So some words might look wrong in English, but be correct in Welsh-English.

As for actual typos in games, most games have them. Sometimes I catch some really bad ones and wonder how they got through Q&A, but those are most likely the result of a bug with a proof-reading software or someone being very tired. When you're very tired, you will be surprised how many little things you miss.

PS. Cool avatar image. Love it!
Cool info, thanks! :)

About the typos (is it even called typos? Misspelles? Not sure) I mostly noticed words like youer insted of your and other similar ones. Maybe it´s in fact intentional though, seeing everything else is in flawless english.

Why thank you!  That´s an image of my cute K9 Mason. 

Btw, it sounds like you tried the game for yourself. Would you recommend it for someone not at all familiar with JRPGs? I do want the story and adventure-part of this and I adooore Ghibli but have very little interest in turnbased games.
It’s phonetic spelling. Writing words the way they sound, often to display an accent that is otherwise not heard in text form. For instance, cyberpunk is using phonetic spelling for it’s voodoo boys. "Mon" instead of man, "dey" instead of they. It’s coveys an accent without the need for sound. 
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