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Ni No Kuni out January 22, 2013


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#151 Cabhills

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:54 PM

I picked up my pre-order from gamestop about an hour ago. They had about 13 steelcases and the guy told me 11 of them were for pre-orders. I was surprised that they had so many. I asked him if I could check the other ones out since I read on the forums that some were coming scratched and dented. Sure enough every one of the cases were either scratch and/or dented. The guy was nice enough to let me pick the least damged out of the worst. No clue why none of them did not come wrapped in plastic. Hopefully the ones being shipped out to people come out ok.

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#152 Kolma

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:54 PM

Should I be expecting a delivery confirmation for the wizard edition? Never dealt
with digital river before.


I'm hoping I get my order confirmation too.
This waiting is killer.

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#153 cereal_killerxx

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:31 PM

Is the story really as good as everyone says?

#154 Crunchewy

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:48 PM

I really want this game, but $60 is just too much. I hope it gets to $40 soon. I'll buy at that price.

#155 Dormin

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:41 PM

so with this the guy at my GS said Tales of Xillia is coming out this year. put 5 on it incase there is swag with it. hoping for a steelcase with that one.

Wont be able to play until the weekend wife is super excited for the game so she wants to watch me play it.
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#156 YBX87

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:29 PM

I picked up my pre-order from gamestop about an hour ago. They had about 13 steelcases and the guy told me 11 of them were for pre-orders. I was surprised that they had so many. I asked him if I could check the other ones out since I read on the forums that some were coming scratched and dented. Sure enough every one of the cases were either scratch and/or dented. The guy was nice enough to let me pick the least damged out of the worst. No clue why none of them did not come wrapped in plastic. Hopefully the ones being shipped out to people come out ok.

same here with the scratches on the steelbook, but still pretty excited to play the game

#157 remag

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:30 PM

Someone post if they get a shipping confirmation from digital river please.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:48 PM

I'm in about 1-2hrs. So far it's good but it's too early to tell. Right now there's one thing that annoys me.

They use "ours, yours, you're, etc" as ouers, youers, etc. I have it on JPN audio w/english subs.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:52 PM

I'm in about 1-2hrs. So far it's good but it's too early to tell. Right now there's one thing that annoys me.

They use "ours, yours, you're, etc" as ouers, youers, etc. I have it on JPN audio w/english subs.


I've noticed that too but only when Drippy talks. I think it's because the subtitles are literally what he says with his Scottish accent.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:55 PM

I was only able to play an hour. I can already see the first boss from the demo coming up soon.

I normally dont pay full price on a brand new game, but this is one of the few I could make an exception for. I want to see Ni No Kuni be successful besides, it's a 60+ hour game, I'm sure I'll get my money's worth.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:02 PM

same here with the scratches on the steelbook, but still pretty excited to play the game


Guess my question got answered because I thought I was the only 1 who found it odd that the steelbook didn't come in plastic like the FIFA one did.

#162 Romeo

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:49 PM

Most steelbooks come damaged. Actually, all of them from what I've seen.

I'm playing right now. I'm glad Japanese is audio option though I have to say I might change it to English. None of the characters, at least so far, are Japanese, so hearing them speak it while they look nothing of the sort is throwing me off hardcore.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:51 PM

has anyone received the griffy preorder from amazon? does it come with the game or is it emailed? my game has arrived at my house but i havent opened it yet so i want to know if i should contact customer service.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:17 PM

has anyone received the griffy preorder from amazon? does it come with the game or is it emailed? my game has arrived at my house but i havent opened it yet so i want to know if i should contact customer service.


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:17 PM

Just a confirmation for those wondering about the Wizard's Edition. My credit card was charged today, so probably won't receive the game until next week. Namco's site says it is boxed and ready for shipment.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:21 PM

has anyone received the griffy preorder from amazon? does it come with the game or is it emailed? my game has arrived at my house but i havent opened it yet so i want to know if i should contact customer service.


I got the email with the preorder code from Amazon right at midnight (Pacific). The game came just now.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:28 PM

I've noticed that too but only when Drippy talks. I think it's because the subtitles are literally what he says with his Scottish accent.


This is correct. Noticed it in the demo too. Unless something changed, it's transcribed normally for everyone else.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:28 PM

Someone post if they get a shipping confirmation from digital river please.


I haven't received shipping info yet on my Wizard's Edition, but Digital River charged my card today. I'm amazed they didn't do this last week so we'd at least receive it somewhat close to release day... :/

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:26 AM

I played for around 1 hour....

The art/animation/color are eye popping beautiful. The start of the game is pretty sad, but its to get the player emotionally involved in the character, and I love it. The music is fantastic also, perfect fit for the world. I rarely ever finish a game this generation, but I know for a fact, I will complete this game.


side note: I was put off by the Demo also, but I am happy that I did not let that detour me from picking up the game.

P.S My girlfriend doesent play games nor does she watch me game, but once she heard Drippy's Scottish ascent (She is from Scotland), she became interested and watching me play Ni No Kuni now. She also said "wow this game looks similar to the animated movie Ponyo, did the same people make this?" This game is a perfect example of how well a distinct art style can translate to a videogame.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:30 AM

has anyone received the griffy preorder from amazon? does it come with the game or is it emailed? my game has arrived at my house but i havent opened it yet so i want to know if i should contact customer service.


Emailed, I received mine earlier today.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:34 AM

Instead of a shipping confirmation from Digital River - I just got a cancellation

The order was so old, my payment method has changed, and of course got declined. No chance to fix it, just an automated email saying it was cancelled.

I REALLY wish they could have charged at time of purchase.. Rather than wait 7 months and then try and charge the same Card. What a complete joke. Oh well, guess I'll buy it for $20 in a few months



Here's what they sent me:
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"We’re sorry but your order for Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – Wizard’s Edition could not be processed. The credit card on file could not be authorized for payment. As a result, your order has been cancelled.

Unfortunately due to the limited nature of this product, it is no longer available for purchase.

Please note: This email message was sent from a notification-only address that cannot accept incoming email. Please do not reply to this message."


The post by GeorgeCostanza in the thread below says that you may be able to still get the Wizard's Edition. It's worth a shot.

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#172 Jodou

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:37 AM

I got the email with the preorder code from Amazon right at midnight (Pacific). The game came just now.

Sigh, I get the feeling I'm going to have to email them about this as well. So tired of having to keep on Amazon about promotions; they really suck.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:54 AM

The post by GeorgeCostanza in the thread below says that you may be able to still get the Wizard's Edition. It's worth a shot.

http://www.cheapassg...=336502&page=13


Thanks, Yes I actually just placed another new order for the Wizard's Edition thanks to that post.

Already regretting it, however. First, because they accidentally charged me for 2 of them. So my bank account is now dangerously low (they promised to fix this).. And secondly, the Hardcover Strat guide actually looks cooler than the Companion Guide (in my opinion, having never seen either of them).

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:03 AM

Sigh, I get the feeling I'm going to have to email them about this as well. So tired of having to keep on Amazon about promotions; they really suck.

yea, i think i am too. ill wait till tomorrow when i come home from school till i contact them.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:08 AM

lol I knew I should of bought the guide a few weeks ago when I preordered the game from the,, I just put an order for it, says with my Prime 2 day delivery, it will arive between Feb 22-March 25

Side note: I had no intention of getting guide because thats an $85 investment on a game (Game+Guide). I got the game today, and been playing it non stop, just a gorgouse RPG. I now want the guide since it has 50+ pages of art and interviews, and I really want to support the developer, since creating a sequel to Ni no Kuni is dependent on the success to the game in the states according to the creator.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:40 AM

I was wondering why you guys were talking about the guide... didn't realize it sold out. It was in stock a few days ago, wasn't it? I'm kinda surprised it sold out but this game seems like it'll be HUGE.

I'm about 2.5 hours in and I'm starting to like it. The combat is definitely challenging but very fun.

My only complaint so far is that it's very difficult to avoid enemies. It seems like once they spot you, you have to fight. This is especially annoying with weak enemies.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:17 AM

Having lived in Detroit for most my life I'm pretty sure that's what motorville is supposed to be based off. hell they both have the same freeway (I-75]

#178 Romeo

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:40 AM

Did anyone get their amazon DLC yet?

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:52 AM

I was wondering why you guys were talking about the guide... didn't realize it sold out. It was in stock a few days ago, wasn't it? I'm kinda surprised it sold out but this game seems like it'll be HUGE.

I'm about 2.5 hours in and I'm starting to like it. The combat is definitely challenging but very fun.

My only complaint so far is that it's very difficult to avoid enemies. It seems like once they spot you, you have to fight. This is especially annoying with weak enemies.


The weaker enemies run away once they spot me and my familiar Mite, so once you get so much stronger then them, they will spot you and run away from you and dissapear (Ruff and Jabber enemies due that currently) Both me and my familiar Mite are lvl 7, but I do have Mite yoked up on sweets which gives him a boost to his attributes +2 Atk (33 atk) +1 Def (29 def) +1 Mag Def (26 Mag Def) +3 Accuracy (35 Accuracy). Basically what I am saying is I dont know if they run based on your lvl (Oliver or Familiars) or your actual familiar stats or possibily how many times you killed that particular enemy since they keep track of that in your Wizards Companion book.

Any how I am loving this game, I thought the young kid main character could of turned me off of this game, but Oliver is actually a pretty good character, and I hear some complain about the voice actor for Oliver, but I think the voice fits the character very well.

Another thing I am enjoying is the Merit card system (Side Quest/Help wanted/Bounty board), Each sidequest you complete will reward different amount of stamps on your Merit card (Think of it like a frequent buyers card from subway, where they punch a hole in your card with each sub you buy, and on your 10th one, you get a free sub). Once you fill out a Merit card (12 stamps, so on avg 4-6 side quest), you complete a card, and can start filling out another card. You can exchange your completed merit cards for rewards such as Make sneaking up on enemies easier.

I still have only one Familiar, and cant wait to obtain others and also evolve them (wow haven't thought of this aspect since I played Pokemon Red and Blue in middle school) Plethora of secrets to uncover in this game, The first city alone had around 8 lol.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:07 AM

The weaker enemies run away once they spot me and my familiar Mite, so once you get so much stronger then them, they will spot you and run away from you and dissapear (Ruff and Jabber enemies due that currently) Both me and my familiar Mite are lvl 7, but I do have Mite yoked up on sweets which gives him a boost to his attributes +2 Atk (33 atk) +1 Def (29 def) +1 Mag Def (26 Mag Def) +3 Accuracy (35 Accuracy). Basically what I am saying is I dont know if they run based on your lvl (Oliver or Familiars) or your actual familiar stats or possibily how many times you killed that particular enemy since they keep track of that in your Wizards Companion book.

Any how I am loving this game, I thought the young kid main character could of turned me off of this game, but Oliver is actually a pretty good character, and I hear some complain about the voice actor for Oliver, but I think the voice fits the character very well.

Another thing I am enjoying is the Merit card system (Side Quest/Help wanted/Bounty board), Each sidequest you complete will reward different amount of stamps on your Merit card (Think of it like a frequent buyers card from subway, where they punch a hole in your card with each sub you buy, and on your 10th one, you get a free sub). Once you fill out a Merit card (12 stamps, so on avg 4-6 side quest), you complete a card, and can start filling out another card. You can exchange your completed merit cards for rewards such as Make sneaking up on enemies easier.

I still have only one Familiar, and cant wait to obtain others and also evolve them (wow haven't thought of this aspect since I played Pokemon Red and Blue in middle school) Plethora of secrets to uncover in this game, The first city alone had around 8 lol.


Level might play a role. You're much higher level than I am. I'm on level 6 and I have noticed that weak enemies seem to be easier to avoid now, at least.

I also just got my second familiar... but stopped playing. He starts off on level 1 though so I hope he still gets experience without actually fighting.

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