As I said last week, this was my very first JRPG game. Before this game, I had never played one. Not because of lack of interest, just because I couldn’t find one that I liked. This game was recommended to me by my buddy @klorg who I had seen playing for hours upon hours and thought that this would be a good fit since it was still an RPG games and you know how much I love those. Anyway, this game went unfinished and I’m going to tell you why.
In Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, you play as Oliver. Oliver is set out to save his mother who has died from some heart problem after saving him. His tears for her bring a doll that she gave him to life, Drippy, and will introduce Oliver to a whole new world and a way to save his mother. In this new world, Oliver meets Allie who is his mother’s soulmate. Allie needs some rescuing and Oliver figures that if he can rescue her then he can save his mother. That was about as far in this game that I got so I have no idea what happens after that.
I tried a bunch of times to get into this game, but it was just boring as hell for me. The cut scenes were extremely long, the battles were boring, and the main story line and side quests weren’t enough to keep me interested. I thought that it was sweet that Oliver was trying to save his mom and had this child like mentality about it because he was a child, but the heart warming story just couldn’t hold my interest as I tried to find other things to do between the cut scenes. Cut scenes that are overly long and really don’t require player interaction is just a no-no for me and is one of the reasons why I gave up on this game. Also I found it boring and I just couldn’t see sinking hundreds of hours into this game, so now it resides here on this lovely little list of games that I never finished.
There are a total of 34 trophies for this game and I was able to get a sad 9 trophies. I got them for playing parts of the story along with some random trophies along the way. The other trophies are really easy to get and just require you to play the game and do every single thing this game has to offer. It’s not that hard really if you’re enjoying the game. If you aren’t enjoying the game, but still want the platinum, it’s just pure horror.
Probability of this game getting played again…0 out of 5.
I really didn’t like this game at all and I see no reason to torture myself by playing to try and get more trophies or even get the platinum for this game because I just wouldn’t like it. I put about 20 hours into this game and I feel like that was enough to properly judge whether or not this was going to be a game that I enjoyed. Clearly it wasn’t so I’m just going to move on from it and keep it as a reminder that I’m not that into JRPG games.
Now it’s your turn. Love this game? Hate it? Let me know down in the comments section. Now for next week, a game that I really did like and tried to play a bunch of times, but unfortunately it suffers from some game breaking bugs and glitches. I’ll let you know why I never finished Zombie Tycoon 2: Brainhov’s Revenge next week.