Let me be frank: role-playing games are my least go-to genre in the video game realm. Sure I've played a plethora of titles -- from Final Fantasy adventures and a couple Tales games to Skies of Arcadia (my all-time favorite in the genre) -- but it's usually difficult for me to get into this style of gaming. Is there anything that could draw me into diving headfirst into the RPG realm no questions asked? Sure enough, Level-5 knew how to do just that with Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch.
Ni No Kuni follows a young American boy named Oliver, whose mother shortly dies unexpectedly. After crying into his favorite doll, the toy magically comes back to life in the form of Mr. Drippy. Drippy tells Oliver that there may be a way to bring back his mother: by rescuing her doppelgänger in his world via defeating a wicked witch whose true motives are a mystery throughout the game. After finding a magic wand the two jump into Drippy's realm, and seek out a way to bring about peace amongst the world.