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Qui-Gon Joe Sep 6, 2011

I still feel unclear about whether this is the same storyline as the DS game only with better graphics or if it's a totally new one or what...  Do we know for sure what this IS?

Boco Sep 16, 2011

Dang it. PS3 version, but no news on the DS one? They have different stories, right? Guess I need to start saving for a PS3. At least I have a little time. XD

James O Jul 19, 2012

So Namco will be putting out a limited ed version complete with plush and that big ass 300 page spell book, but only via Club Namco and no where else, and they don't ship to Canada?  WTF  How can a big company like Namco not ship outside the US?  It doesn't make any sense whatsoever.  Looks like I'll have to find this via eBay or something next Jan.  argg

jb Jul 19, 2012

James O wrote:

So Namco will be putting out a limited ed version complete with plush and that big ass 300 page spell book, but only via Club Namco and no where else, and they don't ship to Canada?  WTF  How can a big company like Namco not ship outside the US?  It doesn't make any sense whatsoever.  Looks like I'll have to find this via eBay or something next Jan.  argg

LINK? I'll buy one for you if I can order 2.

jb Jul 19, 2012

It looks like it will let me order 2, just send me an email and we can work something out.  Ramza sort of kind of did this with me, except it was me accidentally buying a second dq box set and him not having the money at the time for one.  tongue

James O Jul 19, 2012

That's mighty fine of you jb, I will definitely send you e-mail!  Thankee mightily!

XLord007 Jul 19, 2012

That's a fine looking LE. I don't even know if I want the game, but this set is really nice. Only way it could be better is if they threw in the OST.

Technique Dec 8, 2012

Played the demo. Demo/mini-review:

Its characters, as expected, are gorgeous, but they're easy to get used to. Contrastingly, the summons, as well as the enemies, are rather dull. It's a real time JRPG, with an element of evasion and actually-useful defense here and there, but ultimately it feels a bit too much like FF12.

All attacks simply do damage; choosing the right one feels like a matter of luck. I'm assuming that if I played the actual game, my opinion would change on that. Anyway, against normal enemies, this means attacking as much as possible when effective and simply exploiting weaknesses when possible. Against bosses, this means using any attacks requiring MP at any given chance, and using the best counter summon against them as well. Then you can refill on MP (or HP) that your Navi-like creature randomly throws on the field. So normal enemies feel like a chore, bosses feel like a huge chore, and exploring is slightly rewarding, but also feels like a chore.

The defense system doesn't really work. Against normal enemies, it's anyone's guess when they're gonna attack (and when they do, you take much less damage if you're defending/evading). But against bosses, it basically warns you when their big moves are coming, and if you're unaware enough to not notice the visual warning(s), then you get huge punishment. Meh.

I hope it's better than what the demo displayed––the only things that can save it are intelligent battle choices, not simply the dull spectrum of Attack 1 Attack 2 Attack 3 Attack 4 Heal Move etc, as well as faster summons/creatures and faster enemies. It's somewhat hard, but it lacks challenge. So basically, FF12 + aesthetics of DQ8.

Technique Dec 10, 2012

It's probably better than XII. Depends on what you liked in XII. I loved the customization and the license board, but the combat could've been more interesting. The only thing this game has going for it is its combat. It might best be compared to Pokémon crossed with Final Fantasy XII. I suppose that I'd recommend you add this to your PS3 wishlist then.

Amazingu Dec 10, 2012

If you love FFXII, you should be getting Xenoblade.
In fact, even if you don't love FFXII, you should still be getting Xenoblade.

Ni no Kuni is nice, but nothing special, outside of the wonderful graphics and soundtrack.

Wanderer Dec 10, 2012

I tried the demo and thought it was okay. Very pretty but all too familiar, otherwise. I'm pretty much burnt out on the genre, though.

jb Jan 24, 2013

Apparently there is a lot of shit going down with the LE preorder, does anyone have any additional info on it? I have been charged but no shipping notification and both mine and James' preorders are banking on this... If I don't get one I'm going to be pissed since I ordered it in July...

Pellasos Jan 24, 2013

can't wait to play this game. i pre-ordered the wiz edition on amazon.uk months ago. hopefully they'll deliver.

Zealboy Jan 25, 2013

I saw the charge under "pending charges" in my bank account 2 or 3 days ago, but it wasn't until today that I got shipping confirmation.  Perhaps you'll get an e-mail within a day or two.

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