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I'm trying to find these wood dwelling guys for one of the early quests. Where are they?
Edit: Found them.
Also, just watched a monster so scared of me run into water and drown. Huh.
edited 9th Feb '13 8:17:14 PM by Nicknacks
I find it hilarious that while some enemies do recognize, others really are just Too Dumb to Live and charge right at you. And more often than not, miss completely.
Totally different story in the dungeons, though. Tenacious little bastards.
There's a helluva lot of monsters near the second town who rabbit as soon as they see me. Including ones that gleefully battered my lower levelled Oliver earlier on. Makes taming the ones I need for the quest in the second town harder than it could be.
edited to add:
Finally got the little blighters. Also plugged up the volcano by beating up the monster Shadar set on me, cured the Cowlipha of town number two of her heartbreak and got the letter saying I have passage on the ship.
Not bad for one nights work.
edited 11th Feb '13 7:02:46 AM by TamH70
Done Magmadness. Hardest bit of which was finding the thing I was meant to fight. I went up to the top of Big Smoky a couple of times before I gave up and went hint hunting on google.
I also made a curry.
Time to bin it for the night. Much as I would like to keep on playing.
Picked this up a few days ago. I'm a huge Hayao Miyazaki fan, so when I heard Studio Ghibli was behind this venture and Joe Hisaishi was doing the music, I had to have this game. I just passed the Temple of Trials (and I HATE the Trial of Friendship -_- )and doing some sidequesting before heading up to Mt Smokey. Initial impressions are fantastic. Love the music, the animation is GORGEOUS, and the combat system is growing on me.
Although, Drippy gets on my nerves.
Glad you like it!
I've been playing for about a week and a half now. I love it so far. I'm supposed to be headed to Solitary Island, but I'm derping around a little and taking my time.
Drippy in Japanese with English subtitles is hilarious. That Osaka-ben is to die for.
We won't talk about how long it took me to sneak past the guards in Hamelin palace. >.> I flipping hate stealth missions.
Yeah, that was a real pain...
Just got this game a couple of weeks ago. I really wish we could use the golden glim tricks freely like a limit break instead of randomly appearing on the battlefield. Maybe if this game gets a sequel they can work on it.
edited 5th May '13 9:14:32 PM by FFmax
So, doing the post game Conductor's quest and I'm on the last bounty hunt, Zodiarchangel. Ugh! All the other hunts for this quest I didn't have any problems with. This time, Chaos is kicking my butt. Stupid boss casts it right when I'm right in the middle of trying to cast a spell so I can't defend. The cinematics don't help since they interrupt the battle. And stupid Esther keeps casting her buffs when I'm trying to get out of getting pummeled to death. Wastes all her MP on that and then dies because she doesn't have anything left with which to heal.
Meh. I'm taking a break. I'll try again later.
Yeah that battle had a huge difficulty spike, have you been grinding on the Tokos near Perdida? I maxed out my familiars and characters after a few hours. If you aren't already I would highly recommend using Marcassin because he's a much higher pool of mp.
edited 15th Jun '13 12:03:17 PM by FFmax
Yes on the Tokos, not so much on Marcassin. I haven't used him at all, so he's waaaaaay underleveled and I'm really not in the mood to grind him up that much. Everyone else is high 80s/low 90s (main chars and most of my familiars). I figure I'll max out my main characters first and then maybe I'll work on him.
In other news, I finally cleared Nevermore of all the chests. Yay!
Ghibli won't be involved this one, sadly (are they even doing anything nowadays?), but the art-style is still intact, Joe Hisaishi is still around and Level-5 are developing everything again.
edit: oh good god, that cel-shading.
edited 5th Dec '15 12:36:23 PM by LE0Night
Ghibli announced that they had no new projects and were going into 'protect IP' mode a while back so yeah they are pretty much out of the business.
Heh, Ni no Kuni Ni.
Is the first game worth getting. I was on my radar for a while but never got since I'm kind of broke. Got some money now and I'm just wondering if it's worth it. I am a RPG fan so I know what I'm getting into.
It's a good RPG, the overworld plays a lot like Dragon Quest VIII and IX but with a real time combat system utilizing mons gained Dragon Quest V style.
The story is umm very Ghibli, simplistic but nice The world is very colorful and unique.
edited 5th Dec '15 1:59:30 PM by Memers
it's worth playing for the audiovisual presentation alone. it's not every day you get to play an interactive ghibli movie.
Ni No Kuni is the best traditional JRPG I've played in years. (I kinda prefer the tactical JRPG genre more now.) If you can get it, bite the seller's arm off.
It is on PSN for 20$ last I looked.
So I just picked the game up and I'm an hour and a half in, got my familiar and got my fireball and I'm ready to take on the world. I just got a few questions. One, other than for lore reasons, am I going to need to be doing a lot of translating? Two, is there any missable events that I should be aware of before I get there?
Umm missables lets see. There is no way to miss any trophies, or items, or ownable familiars.
Firefry is missable as an enemy encounter. He can ONLY be fought on the Road to Ruin, which is the little path behind Perdida which leads into Miasma Marsh.
Bestiary entries 387-396 can be missed entirely. They are all called "Wretch" and are different versions, These disappear as soon as complete the area.
Translating yes. You are supposed to use the cypher quite a bit. However you can just look at a guide if yer strapped for time. There's (fairly) no-spoiler guides for just the messages.
My girlfriend and I tend to call the protagonists Olive and Evanna respectively.
edited 13th Dec '15 6:39:39 PM by Malco
So, while I hate to commit thread necromancy (especially since I mainly lurk the forums), I'm surprised no one is talking about the sequel to this game.
I haven't played the first game so I can't really comment on how it compares to the first one but I quite enjoyed it. Kind of wish they didn't drop most of the Mon aspects but I can understand why. Programming movesets for a wide variety of playable monsters in an Action RPG would probably be a budgeting nightmare.
Either way, still really enjoyed what I played of the sequel. In what can be considered the 'post-game' at this point with a few Bonus Bossess and Bonus Dungeon to complete.
Definitely interested in picking up the first game now. Heard it got a PS4 remaster. My question; is there anything majorly different from the PS3 version that makes it worth getting besides an upscaled resolution? If not, I'll probably get the PS3 version of the PSN since it's only 20 bucks from what I checked. (Of course, this is if the PS4 version even exists. I keep reading conflicting sources on that.)
edited 3rd Apr '18 6:14:44 AM by TokoWH
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