Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered Reviews

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered is ranked in the 96th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Nintendo Blast
Luan Felipe Cunha
9 / 10.0
Feb 8, 2021

Although the port does not bring graphic improvements as in the PS4 and PC versions, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has an impressive art direction and rich in details. The RPG gives the feeling of playing a Studio Ghibli movie, with very unique and charismatic characters, a striking soundtrack and an epic story. Ni no Kuni is a must-have game for RPG and animation lovers from one of the largest and most acclaimed Japanese animation studios.

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Impulsegamer
ShelbiLynn
Top Critic
Unscored
Dec 17, 2019

This is one game that I genuinely enjoyed playing through and I think the satisfaction the story brought is absolutely worth that price tag.

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Masterpiece
Dec 3, 2019

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a masterpiece JRPG-genre. I used to look a bit envious at Playstation 3 owners because of this title, and I'm glad I finally caught up with the game in 4K. Disappointing, however, is the lack of new additions to the remaster. New content, extras or gameplay improvements, such as more monsters or a New Game+ mode, could have convinced owners of the original to buy the remastered Version. The new version is a recommendation for all latecomers and seemingly the version to choose if you are new to the saga. Personally, I had about 60 great hours with this really beautiful game, and I am motivated to start all over, to let the unique atmosphere of the game affect me again. If you are interested in the anime of Studio Ghibli or Japanese role-playing games, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is an absolute must buy.

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Nov 29, 2019

"Little witch takes tiny steps."

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3.5 / 5.0
Nov 18, 2019

With a solid story and an amazing, beautiful world to explore, the White Witch on Switch is a port that many JRPG fans will enjoy, especially those like me who are getting to play this for the first time.

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ZTGD
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2019

I can only recommend this to people who have never played it or the hardest of hardcore Ni No Kuni fans because otherwise just wait for a sale to play this one again.

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Eric Zander
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2019

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch was a breath of fresh air in 2013, breathing new life into the dying JRPG genre. This breath still resonates with audiences today and the game holds up in every way. With such a beautiful world, score, characters, and plot, it's hard to find much to hate. Level 5 and Studio Ghibli really knocked it out of the park with this entry.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2019

Whilst Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a port and not a remaster, it still looks amazing on Switch, and if you've got the time, it's a fantastic RPG well worth your time.

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Essential
Oct 15, 2019

Ni No Kuni embodies every child’s dream of becoming the hero – or heroine – of their own fantasy tale, but spins it in such a way that is inviting to even the most seasoned of adventurers.

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90%
Oct 15, 2019

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a traditional JRPG that's enjoyable for the newcomers of the genre and veteran players both. The fairytale atmosphere, helped by artists of Studio Ghibli, is simply magical and the remastered version didn't spoil any of that.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 10, 2019

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a modern classic in all the right ways. A great story, beautiful music, great combat and wonderful characters make this a RPG everyone needs to play.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 9, 2019

While I don’t believe it truly lived up to all the hype it’s received, by no means does that make it sub-par. If you’re a fan of traditional JRPGs and Studio Ghibli, you’ll be all over this title if you aren’t already. And even if you did play it on PS3 before, portability on the Switch is always nice to have.

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Worth your time
Oct 7, 2019

If for any reason you missed the original 2013 release, this is your chance to experience Oliver's story.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2019

The game looks better than ever but plays the same, so newcomers to the series should not skip one of the best JRPGs of all time, I would be "brokenhearted." On a serious note, Ni no Kuni remains the same charming game that I've played several years ago and I'm glad that Bandai Namco has decided to bring it to a larger audience.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2019

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is just as charming and endearing now as it was when it first came out almost a decade ago. While it does look and play better on PC it would have been nice to see more improvements and a few quality of life additions to bring the game up to modern standards.

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BaziCenter
Makan Alikhani
Top Critic
9 / 10
Oct 5, 2019

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a prime example of “Old but Gold”! If you are a fan of JRPGs, you’ll spend hours enjoying it. Period.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2019

While the game does feature slightly improved visuals in terms of world map details and performance and better resolution support, everything else stayed pretty much the same. Audio received no touch-ups at all. A decent remaster of an amazing game.

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Oct 5, 2019

In closing, I thought this nifty port was a tidy addition to the Ni No Kuni family, and I’m delighted I played it.

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Oct 3, 2019

Despite Ni no Kuni not being enhanced on the Nintendo Switch; it is still a stunning game with a great soundtrack and enjoyable gameplay, and it holds up as well in the present day as it did originally in 2013. The story is emotionally touching and is a must-play for JRPG fans who own a Nintendo Switch.

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8.9 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2019

Some games don’t really age too well, even after a touch up from the developers; Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered isn’t one of these – it’s a timeless classic which has only got even more beautiful and enchanting with age. Don’t let this brilliant remaster go into your backlog.

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