Its been a while since I’ve written a Gaming A-Z post, so I thought I should get back into writing these posts on a regular basis. Today’s post is about a game whose title begins with the letter ‘N’. I’ll be honest, there was only really one choice, so let’s take a look!
If you have read any of my gaming updates, from the first part of this year, or read my first ‘Gotta Play ‘Em All!‘ posts, then this is going to come as no surprise- the game I choose for this week is Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch.
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a JRPG, developed by Level-5, that was initially released back in 2011. Since then it has received a sequel, as well as a remastered version. Despite its age, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is still full of charm and magic. In the game you take on the role of Oliver, a young boy who after experiencing a great loss, finds himself on a quest to save a magical world that is currently in the grips of some rather villainous individuals.
Oliver’s journey will take him across a magical world full of unique individuals that will help, or hinder him, on his quest. Along the way, Oliver will learn how to brave and the importance of one’s own heart. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has a fantastic story and world that reminds me a lot of the Chronicles of Narnia stories- stories of children who must stand against evil, magical guides and long lost magic. I think it is in part due to that nostalgia, for stories from my childhood, that made this game such a fantastic experience for me. Still, it wasn’t nostalgia along, as the developers did such a great job of crafting a fantastical and unique world.
I’ve already gone into length, in a previous post, about some of Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch‘s gameplay mechanics, so I won’t go into great depth here. That being said this game takes a genre, JRPGs, and adds its own take to it. Yes, it still has some elements that you will find in any JRPG but Ni No Kuni takes its gameplay and ensures that it fits with its themes of relationships, hearts and hope.
Alll in all, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch deserves its reputation as a stand out JRPG and is certainly a must play for the genre. It is definitely a JRPG I would recommend to anyone who is new to the genre or is a die hard fan of it.
So, that was my pick for the letter ‘N’! However, there are plenty of other games that could have been chosen. So, which game would you choose? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll talk to you soon!