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Deified Data
(01-23-2013, 06:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mr. Hyde

Are people playing the American dub or the Japanese? I am thinking of going with the American voices so my girlfriend can listen while she does other things but I am curious on how good the dub is.

Pretty good, bordering on great. I'm still not sold on Oliver's VA but everyone else (especially Drippy) is amazing.
jwk94
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(01-23-2013, 06:29 PM)
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It's become clear to me that I need to get a guide. These side quests are killing me.
DMPrince
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(01-23-2013, 06:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by jwk94

It's become clear to me that I need to get a guide. These side quests are killing me.

That's what gaf is here for.
Andrew.
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(01-23-2013, 06:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by jwk94

It's become clear to me that I need to get a guide. These side quests are killing me.

Because you're getting little to no assistance on what to do/where to go? This is the stuff I need to know before I really dive in tonight. The Prima guide wont get to me until the 30th-31st. Obviously I have you guys, but when I need an immediate answer, GAF isn't always there unfortunatley =/
Lord-Audie
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(01-23-2013, 06:31 PM)
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Questions:

Does the game have the JP VA?

Is the game grindy?
Aeana
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(01-23-2013, 06:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Beren

:O
Now i am scared i already downloaded the small 6gb one (took me 14 hours D: ) and on 2% lol of the 16 gb one, this will take forever, if i get a corrupted file i will cry :(

Well, my PS3 froze during the download of the 16GB file so I had to unplug it, and I assume that's the reason why it got corrupted. But yeah, it was pretty crappy. Fortunately, the second try worked fine and the game works now.
DMPrince
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(01-23-2013, 06:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lord-Audie

Questions:

Does the game have the JP VA?

Is the game grindy?

it has both english and japanese audio.
Kave_Man
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(01-23-2013, 06:33 PM)
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The dub has been fantastic I found.

Also agreeing with everyone else. Drippy's dub is tidy.
Deified Data
(01-23-2013, 06:34 PM)
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Anyone else turn the star guide off?
Beren
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(01-23-2013, 06:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Aeana

Well, my PS3 froze during the download of the 16GB file so I had to unplug it, and I assume that's the reason why it got corrupted. But yeah, it was pretty crappy. Fortunately, the second try worked fine and the game works now.

Oh ty now i feel better :)
And you can start playing! i hope you all have fun much :)
3% of 16Gb lol >.<
Wunder
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(01-23-2013, 06:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Deified Data

Anyone else turn the star guide off?

Yes, feels a lot better. Nice to know I have it in case of emergencies though.
Dinosur
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(01-23-2013, 06:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Andrew.

Because you're getting little to no assistance on what to do/where to go? This is the stuff I need to know before I really dive in tonight. The Prima guide wont get to me until the 30th-31st. Obviously I have you guys, but when I need an immediate answer, GAF isn't always there unfortunatley =/

NPCs that are part of sidequests have a different color on the mini-map than regular people. As for the main story quest, there's a big star that shows you where the next objective is located.
Cheska
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(01-23-2013, 06:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mr. Hyde

Are people playing the American dub or the Japanese? I am thinking of going with the American voices so my girlfriend can listen while she does other things but I am curious on how good the dub is.

English dub, it's so well done in my opinion.
Deified Data
(01-23-2013, 06:40 PM)
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Can anyone with the guide tell me if the game has much (if any) missables?
djtiesto
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(01-23-2013, 06:42 PM)
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Hmm, still no email confirming shipment of my Wizard's Edition. Did anyone else get an email? Hopefully it comes soon, even though I'm on the other side of the country from Namco Bandai. I did manage to pick up the guide when I went to GameStop last nite... damn I am sooooo wanting to play this.
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DMPrince
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(01-23-2013, 06:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Deified Data

Anyone else turn the star guide off?

yeah i did. but i knew where the first hour stuff was since i watched video. now it's going to be a task trying to find the next location lol.
havocau
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(01-23-2013, 06:54 PM)
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Ah poop, just got past the mushroom growing bit and got to the save point, clicked save and bam locked up :(

Now I gotta do that all again, grr >_<
Beren
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(01-23-2013, 06:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by havocau

Ah poop, just got past the mushroom growing bit and got to the save point, clicked save and bam locked up :(

Now I gotta do that all again, grr >_<

Locked how? wut? the game froze? D:
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Ferrio
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(01-23-2013, 06:57 PM)
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Currently at the dungeon in the first town, when does the hand holding stop?
jwk94
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(01-23-2013, 07:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Andrew.

Because you're getting little to no assistance on what to do/where to go? This is the stuff I need to know before I really dive in tonight. The Prima guide wont get to me until the 30th-31st. Obviously I have you guys, but when I need an immediate answer, GAF isn't always there unfortunatley =/

Well, kinda. With the sidequest, they give you what you're supposed to do, then you have to go find it. Thre isnt' a blip unless you get close to the NPC, then their icon starts blinking on the mini map. Otherwise, you're on your own. Fetch quests are somewhat of a hassle since I'm being told to go to a location to find X item, then I arrive in that location but can't find it.

Speaking of which, can somebody show me where the traveler's journal is? thanks.
Mr. Hyde
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(01-23-2013, 07:03 PM)
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American dub it is, then! I think I will start the game on easy because I am not really playing it for challenging gameplay. I am in for the story, charm of the characters and world exploration. I am ready for this! Although, I will end up starting over when my girlfriend gets home from work.
mattp
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(01-23-2013, 07:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Deified Data

Anyone else turn the star guide off?

first thing i did haha
i actually hit select to hide the mini map too. i only like it on for the world map


quick thought:
was anyone else a little disappointed when they first went to the other world and the camera went from the static overhead view in motorville to behind the back 3rd person view?
i was so psyched when the game first started and i thought it was gonna have an old style rpg camera. oh well
Wunder
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(01-23-2013, 07:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by jwk94

Well, kinda. With the sidequest, they give you what you're supposed to do, then you have to go find it. Thre isnt' a blip unless you get close to the NPC, then their icon starts blinking on the mini map. Otherwise, you're on your own. Fetch quests are somewhat of a hassle since I'm being told to go to a location to find X item, then I arrive in that location but can't find it.

Speaking of which, can somebody show me where the traveler's journal is? thanks.

It is where he says it is. go outside of ding song dell and northwest, you should see a river/pond type deal. Somewhere along the river will be an island with two trees on it, go on it an you should get a "!" around there.
HueyFreeman
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(01-23-2013, 07:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Deified Data

Anyone else turn the star guide off?

I did initially, but it can make things really difficult. It's too bad, cuz it makes certain quests way too easy if it's on, and others way too difficult when it's off.
Zefah
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(01-23-2013, 07:11 PM)

Originally Posted by Mr. Hyde

Are people playing the American dub or the Japanese? I am thinking of going with the American voices so my girlfriend can listen while she does other things but I am curious on how good the dub is.

Having just watched some videos of the English version... it's a much better job than the Japanese VA for sure. It helps that the backdrop of the real world is pretty much 1950s America. Honestly, the only good voice acting in the Japanese version was Shizuku/Drippy (the fairy companion you have). The other characters were pretty shit.
Ferrio
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(01-23-2013, 07:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Deified Data

Anyone else turn the star guide off?

Screw that, I can't do the "Wander aimlessly looking for a objective for an hour" with the miniquests if I want.
HueyFreeman
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(01-23-2013, 07:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Praiseworthy

Thank you guys so much guys........

=================================

Well.... 4 hours in the game now, the best description I can give?

Imagine being on a very strict diet for a VERY VERY VERY long time... while you have been craving a burger all the time.

Then.... you have the best damn juicy and delicious burger you ever tested in a VERY VERY VERY long time!

This how playing Ni No Kuni feels.... it's THAT good.

Hey man, just FYI, you made the Wired Ni No Kuni review :)

I read a commenter on the NeoGAF message boards analogize playing Ni no Kuni to going on a strict diet for five years, then eating a cheeseburger. I couldn’t agree more.

truly101
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(01-23-2013, 07:33 PM)
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Only played up to the deep dark woods. This is the type of JRPG you'd like to stay at home and play all day, like back in the day.
zeox
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(01-23-2013, 07:34 PM)
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man, this wait is excruciating.
damn you, european release dates!

also, hello
matics
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(01-23-2013, 07:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by HueyFreeman

Hey man, just FYI, you made the Wired Ni No Kuni review :)

Haha, awesome
Einherjar
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(01-23-2013, 07:38 PM)
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Any Canadians have any updates as to what's happening with orders from DR/Namco store? The invoice thing is useless lol.
Derrick01
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(01-23-2013, 07:41 PM)
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Man I was so ready to start really getting into this today and just as I was about to start this tree company arrives next door and starts cutting down the ton of trees in the nearby lot, generating an ungodly amount of noise.

I think I get the message now :\
bryehn
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(01-23-2013, 07:41 PM)
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On one of the first errands...are all 3 kids within the town? I've only found one. Unless they spawned in places I've already been after triggering the errand?
Andrew.
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(01-23-2013, 07:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Derrick01

Man I was so ready to start really getting into this today and just as I was about to start this tree company arrives next door and starts cutting down the ton of trees in the nearby lot, generating an ungodly amount of noise.

I think I get the message now :\

How do you dislike it so far? =P
Leunam
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(01-23-2013, 07:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by bryehn

On one of the first errands...are all 3 kids within the town? I've only found one. Unless they spawned in places I've already been after triggering the errand?

All in town. Check in and around buildings.
truly101
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(01-23-2013, 07:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Andrew.

How do you dislike it so far? =P

Well..its no Chrono Trigger
rumbalumba
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(01-23-2013, 07:44 PM)

Originally Posted by bryehn

On one of the first errands...are all 3 kids within the town? I've only found one. Unless they spawned in places I've already been after triggering the errand?

there are stairs on the side of one of the building, beside the shop where you got your costume.
Derrick01
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(01-23-2013, 07:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Andrew.

How do you dislike it so far? =P

I've only played about 30 minutes, and most of that was watching more than playing really.
HueyFreeman
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(01-23-2013, 07:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by bryehn

On one of the first errands...are all 3 kids within the town? I've only found one. Unless they spawned in places I've already been after triggering the errand?

If you found one, you've already triggered it. The other ones are in odd locations, one for example is in one of the stores.
Jerbol
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(01-23-2013, 07:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cheska

English dub, it's so well done in my opinion.

I actually agree. I am really enjoying the voices so far and Drippy is great.

This vid here recaps the first 30 minutes in 4 minutes. Spoils the beginning story but still leaves a lot of the cutscenes fresh for when you start the game on your own.
lantus
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(01-23-2013, 07:47 PM)
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Just picked this up at target, they seemed to have a good number of copies. Also just realized this was the first game purchase I paid full price for in a very very long time, $65! Damn it stings. Still can't wait to jump into this when I get the chance. :)
jiggle
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(01-23-2013, 07:50 PM)
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amazing soundtrack
i may actually play the whole thing without mute


Originally Posted by bryehn

On one of the first errands...are all 3 kids within the town? I've only found one. Unless they spawned in places I've already been after triggering the errand?

check in doors, and zone2 of the town
Reluctant-Hero
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(01-23-2013, 07:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by daoster

Has everybody who ordered from Amazon gotten the pre-order DLC yet? I want my griffin!

Haven't received my Giffy DLC code yet either.

I'm also trying to stay strong and not crack the seal on this SE while I wait for Wizard Edition to arrive. But reading this thread makes it really tempting to do so.
Beckx
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(01-23-2013, 07:53 PM)
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Well, I'm quite taken with the game. Tidy.

If they'd just written "Imagine if Namco hired Level 5 and Studio Ghibli to make The Talisman meets Stardust Crusaders, plus a weird Welsh guy" I'd never had hesitated on buying it.
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rumbalumba
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(01-23-2013, 07:59 PM)

Originally Posted by Einherjar

Any Canadians have any updates as to what's happening with orders from DR/Namco store? The invoice thing is useless lol.

no dice. let's just wait it out. xD
zeox
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(01-23-2013, 08:01 PM)
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Have they said anything about the pre-order DLC being available after release?
heckmanimation
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(01-23-2013, 08:08 PM)
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so when am i supposed to get an email containing my griffon familiar from amazon?
Nakiro
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(01-23-2013, 08:09 PM)
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Glad to see such an overwhelmingly positive response.
DMPrince
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(01-23-2013, 08:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by heckmanimation

so when am i supposed to get an email containing my griffon familiar from amazon?

probably faster if you contact CS
Dynamic3
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(01-23-2013, 08:10 PM)
I love this game more than Ollie loves capri pants.

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