Ni No Kuni Wizard’s Edition & First Impressions (kinda)

Ladies and Gentleman… my Ni No Kuni Wizard’s Edition has finally arrived (only a week late). So as most of you know, I was very worried at the lack of response from Namco Bandai and Digital River regarding my Wizard’s Edition so I went out and bought a standard edition copy of the game last Thursday. I ended up trading this in to Game On in Midland yesterday for a new copy of Pokemon Black 2.

Back to the Wizard’s Edition… The box was slightly smaller than I was expecting but they had a lot of greatness packed inside! Of course there was a sealed copy of the game with the DLC codes for the Golden familiars but there was also a leather bound copy of the Wizard’s Companion that Oliver carries throughout the game, a Drippy plush, a gold coin, a sealed copy of the soundtrack, and some art prints of the game. I was very impressed with the box design and the contents. With these things SELLING on ebay for $400 dollars I am sure glad mine arrived safe and sound.

Fred has been trying to convince me to write out my “first impressions” of Ni No Kuni but I feel I have not played enough yet to give an educated opinion. I will say the game is beautiful and it transitions seamlessly from cut scene to game play. I have to say the game is really difficult (I am playing on Normal)… some of the boss battles are just impossible for me to complete without dying. The battle system is pretty complex and fast paced. I think with time I will get used to it but for right now it can be frustrating for me. This hardly impacts my enjoyment of the game though… I just love these kind of RPGs and look forward to giving my impressions/review as I progress in the story.