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RE: Ni no Kuni getting english release - Kat - 09-18-2011 01:55 PM
I'm mainly psyched on it because Level-5 and Studio Ghibli (but I generally like the moves except tails of earthsea, that one I can agree was really dumb.) I expect there to be an amazing storyline plus a game that is done as correctly as they can, which makes its chances very good.
RE: Ni no Kuni getting english release - Gorsalami - 09-18-2011 05:42 PM
I am also going to step in and say I don't see what's impressive about this game.
I've yet to see gameplay videos for it, and as for now, it looks like a Ghibli movie. I know both sides (Ghibli and Level-5) are awesome companies, but for me right now, I can't quite be sure.
RE: Ni no Kuni getting english release - Dream Fortress - 09-18-2011 06:30 PM
(09-18-2011 05:42 PM)Accelgors Wrote: I am also going to step in and say I don't see what's impressive about this game.
Didn't see that coming did you?
Princess Mononoke is one of the best movies ever, don't diss my peeps Studio Ghibli
RE: Ni no Kuni getting english release - Gorsalami - 09-18-2011 06:34 PM
Quote:Princess Mononoke is one of the best movies ever
I watched that when it was released, and... well, couldn't understand anything.
probably will be different if I watch it today but vov
RE: Ni no Kuni getting english release - Shawn - 09-19-2011 12:28 AM
RE: Ni no Kuni getting english release - TomGuycott - 09-19-2011 12:36 AM
It's just lots of subtext (and just plainly spelled out in general too) about how war is bad, really, at least all the ones I've seen. I've never seen Kiki's Delivery Service, for example, which as far as I can tell probably has the LEAST to do with that kind of thing, though that's what I also thought about Castle in the Sky before I saw it and that probably had the MOST to do with that kind of plot.
ANYWAY, on the topic of the game I think that the Ghibli style looks kind of ugly for human models, and that I hope the animation quality I usually associate with the studio isn't diminished in the 3D animation (so far it just looks okay, nothing great or terrible, just too early to tell). What I DO like are the monster designs so far, I've always liked the monster and creature designs by Ghibli. I think the biggest factor is likely going to be gameplay. I happened to find this footage of a boss battle from the DS version:
Especially so considering the fact that (Click to View)
Castle in the Sky is the ONLY Ghibli movie out of the ones I've seen where the villain was ENTIRELY a villain with no redeemable factors (Like the villain in Spirited Away caring for her baby) or just being filled with shades of gray in general.
(No, you moron, Video takes don't end in a /Spoiler tag.)
One thing I like here is the way the formation in battle is movable and a factor in victory. It's a step up from traditional turn-based battle systems, which I consider a point in the game's favor. Granted I have no idea how the PS3 version will play, I didn't read how the battle system is supposed to work from the footage I saw. Overall I think the game could prove enjoyable, though I don't think it'll end up being legendary beyond the "Oh, Studio Ghibli's name attached to a game!" factor. I mean, this thread is the first I've heard of it at all.
RE: Ni no Kuni getting english release - Gorsalami - 09-19-2011 02:12 AM
Oh, so there's some gameplay vids.
That is pretty interesting, yes, but
Accelgors Wrote:I don't see what's impressive about this game.
maybe it's the style of the game that doesn't appeal to me, or something. I've seen people praising this game so much but I can't seem to see what those people see. oh well.
RE: Ni no Kuni getting english release - Ikaruga - 09-19-2011 04:36 AM
its called the hype fromt hose who, like me, loved every single ghibli movie for their plots and overall ambientation.
RE: Ni no Kuni getting english release - Kat - 09-19-2011 09:23 AM
(09-19-2011 12:36 AM)TomGuycott Wrote:
Actually Grave of the Fireflies is the biggest one to do with war (it is set durring WW2 you know!)but that one is too depressing to watch, like don't even bother.
RE: Ni no Kuni getting english release - Kriven - 09-19-2011 12:47 PM
Ghibli movies usually require more than one viewing to actually get any of the story elements out of them. You have to kind of already understand what's going to happen so you can focus more on why that has to happen.
At least, that's how it's been for me (with the exceptions of Castle in the Sky, Kiki, and Ponyo.)
Anyways, the game looks great, but most of the hype seems to be from what I dub the "Kingdom Hearts" factor. Nobody would really care without Ghibli's involvement.
RE: Ni no Kuni getting english release - Shawn - 09-19-2011 03:08 PM
i care and ive never seen a ghibli film....
it looks like a genuinely good game. :/
RE: Ni no Kuni getting english release - Gorsalami - 09-19-2011 03:34 PM
that's what I think, really
it is a good game, but I don't see why, in my friend's words, would want to buy ANOTHER PS3 just for this game. It's silly.
RE: Ni no Kuni getting english release - Strasteo - 09-20-2011 12:11 AM
I'm excited because I like both companies and their works. My favorite Ghibli films include Porco Rosso, Castle in the Sky, Nausicaa etc...The animated cut-scenes are charming and it has Studio Ghibli's signature look. Level-5 is a great game company with an impressive history of quality titles.
I confess that the actual game graphics seem to be lacking a bit of luster to it and aren't as graphically intensive/realistic, but it matches the aesthetics of the world its trying to convey and while cartoony, are still pleasing to look at imo. I'm sort of getting a Dragon Quest VIII vibe. I'm really loving the designs and the general look of things.
We don't know much about the story right now, but even if it's predictable, I think it'll still be enjoyable nonetheless. I'm not thinking about the outcome; more so I'm thinking about the journey and characters that will make it worthwhile. I wouldn't buy a new PS3 for this game alone, (though the Limited-Edition PS3 does look pretty sexy) but it seems to be shaping up to be a great, if not good game.
RE: Ni no Kuni getting english release - Dazz - 09-20-2011 08:19 AM
I found princess monhokiepokie pretty boring... Me and Charlie watches it last year I think, for a second time because I saw it ages ago and didn't understand. It still was talking anime animal bullshit with big red willies coming out of them.
RE: Ni no Kuni getting english release - Kat - 09-20-2011 11:24 AM
(09-20-2011 08:19 AM)Dazz Wrote: I found princess monhokiepokie pretty boring... Me and Charlie watches it last year I think, for a second time because I saw it ages ago and didn't understand. It still was talking anime animal bullshit with big red willies coming out of them.
Honestly, I enjoy Castle in the Sky and Naussica a lot more then I enjoy Princess Mononoke. (Infact I think that one is their second weakest film but thats just me.)