The original Ni No Kuni was a hit when it graced the Nintendo DS, then later released on the PS3. Now, Ni No Kuni comes to the Nintendo Switch, in all its glory. It\u2019s a role playing game with a unique combat system, lovable characters, and art straight from Studio Ghibli. It\u2019s one of the best Nintendo Switch games you need to own.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Ni no Kuni Review\r\nThis love-letter to Studio Ghibli\u2014who helped develop the world\u2014is a must-have on the Nintendo Switch, if you\u2019re a fan of RPGs. It\u2019s beautiful artstyle, music, characters, and world are too good to pass, with a story that\u2019s heartbreaking and endearing.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nAs the protagonist, Oliver, you get to experience a world that\u2019s not your own, one that\u2019s full of magic, on a quest to save Oliver\u2019s mother. Fight monsters, capture familiars, and equip yourself and allies with more and more powerful gear. Then there\u2019s the battle system. It\u2019s an interesting combination that, somehow, works well after you warm up to it. You control Oliver and his friends in real time, moving about the map to line up magic spells, heal an ally, dodge attacks, and issue commands. However, each ally has their own familiars, which you can swap out with ones you\u2019ve caught. It feels like Pokemon but in real time, and an emphasis on RPG elements.\r\nDesign\r\nSometimes video games forget that graphical fidelity isn\u2019t everything; Ni No Kuni Wrath of the White Witch proves you can create a game with style, and still be breathtaking. It\u2019s such an endearing fantasy world that Studio Ghibli\u2014famous for Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and more\u2014helped create. They helped create the wonderful cutscenes in between, while Level-5 recreated that artstyle into a 3D format. It\u2019s more than a game, it\u2019s a love-letter to Studio Ghibli, and it clearly shows, from the creatures that roam around the map, to the loveable cast of characters. We see that same kind of love and care in the Witcher 3 Wild Hunt.\r\nValue\r\nNi No Kuni was a load of fun. The story is compelling, the characters are great, and the world itself is hard to leave. The battle system is unique, though it can be complex after some time. This game isn\u2019t just for kids, but adults as well. It\u2019s one of many games that bridge the gap between kids and adults. The fact that you can now take it on the go, in an updated format on the Nintendo Switch, is awesome. If you have a Switch, you\u2019re doing yourself a disservice by ignoring this title.\r\n\r\nUnfortunately, it isn\u2019t multiplayer, which is a shame. But if co-op is what you\u2019re looking for, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and Mario and Rabbids Kingdom Battle are available.\r\nNi no Kuni Review Wrap Up\r\nWhile the battle system takes some time getting used to, especially for kids, it\u2019s well-worth the effort and adults will love the added complexity with familiars. This is a solo journey, so having multiplayer might lessen the experience. And plus, it gives the player the opportunity to stop, take in the beautiful visuals and lovely music, without holding a friend up.