Since someone here asks me to put more "meat" into this first post, I may as well modify it. If you're reading this now, I hope you got a response.
What it says above, its been a long while since I played a game so impacting like the Pokemon series and Legend of Zelda Series. But after watching a huge walkthrough of Ni No Kuni, I'd say it really is beyond impressive.
This has so many elements that I come to love from many of my childhood games, No just poemon . Legend of Zelda, Tales Series [in My case, Symphonia: Dawn of the New World), and the Legend of Legaia.
So then what are the things you could say About Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch?
Gameplay: Who knew this game has some elements from our Beloved Pokemon Series? In their world though, they're called Familiars. They're very cool and cute too. From what I know these days, its hard to find a good RPG monster based game like Pokemon. But what I find unique here is that it play like many of the Tales series games that combines with Pokemon's turn based gameplay selection. It is simple yet it is challenging. The action gameplay aspect is not so complicated like in most fighting genre games despite its faint presence.
Music: Something that reminds me of the PMD series, and the Legend of Zelda Series in so many ways [especially the music Ala Memoriae]. For me, the music really has the tone that sounds very dreamy ... as if that world is the fantasy my inner child wishes to travel. I'll be honest, most modern music don't have this alluring charm that video games have. The toe of everything absorbs me to the world itself, especially cute wizard Oliver.
Characters: Memorable. If you're going to ask me who is/are my favorite character/s in pokemon? For me, I rarely love the human characters. But the thing that comes to mind whenever Pokemon is involved, it will always be the pokemon themselves [all 649 (as of now) of them] being the true representatives and stars of the Pokemon franchise. But on Ni no Kuni. It's the reverse. This time, I loved most of the human characters, and the Familiars for me are like the 3rd attractive thing for me. Oliver is a completely unique character for me. I mean ... just analyze him. He's no Trainer Red, No Link, Hero of Time, and obviously no Cloud. He is just like us ordinary people in everyday life. Tell me then, would you kindly tell me another game where the protagonist is living an ordinary life like Oliver
Story: The plot of this was amazing just as the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Series. The ending is very bittersweet. In PMD, its ending is bleak sad for a moment before becoming joyous. Plus, if you notice the conflicts, a lot of them focus on the troubles of Human Nature, and the Nightmares are disturbing examples of how a person lacking certain emotional needs can make oneself very dangerous to everyone and oneself. Plus, they faintly resemble on depending on mild ways to relieve the emptiness of one's heart (think of drugs, false guidance)
Diversity: The sidequests alone tells so many things. We know the "Gotta Catch 'em All" motif, Right? This game offers it too by befriending every Familiar that you can find as an OPTIONAL goal. Just like Pokemon. It's all up to you if you want to catch every pokemon or not at your own leisure. Back to sidequests. Unlike the sidequests of many other games, this game made sidequests very meaningful. Killing Monsters and fetching items are one thing. But restoring one's broken heart can make you feel the warmth of your client's gratitude. As if you are being awarded for your good actions. It teaches basic yet powerful good morals in a beautiful way that many children needed so badly today on a time of irrational society.
Length: Just amazing. think on how much land and sea you'll be able to cover? It'll be like playing a game like the Elder Scrolls Series. Catching all of the Familiars, Doing every sidequests, plus the story itself, you got a big cauldron of events that will leave you exploring the world of Ni No Kuni for many hours that you'll definitely lose count.
Developer: Level 5 is also a great Game Developer for me. I get to know them by playing Rogue Galaxy. Let's not forget they're the ones who made the poplar Professor Layton Series. Ni no Kuni has that Action Gameplay Mechanic from Rogue Galaxy that I really love so much. I'm sure that company is only going higher. Ever since they made this game, I'd say Pikachu and Pals now have 400 new monster friends to play along.
Next Plot would be a Pokemon x Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch crossover. The Pokemon Species vs. Ni No Kuni Familars.