DaM wrote:I have to agree that Xenoblade did many of the things that Ni no Kuni attempts with greater success. The AI of the companions behaves better and taking control of the situation is also much easier and less dependent of praying that an animation will be finished in time to put in the next commnand.
From a user issue, something that really annoys me is the 10% of your Gs for a quick restart - it's purely a punishment for forgetting to save frequently. Even thought I always end up with more money than I can spend, I'll always just reload from last save. Just a wasted 30 seconds.
Xenoblade handles the battle companion AI better I think - if they were requiring help, it was easier to spot and administer it. Having said that, during battles in X, I rarely look at the action, just concentrate on firing out battle commands.
With a tighter combat system this game would approach controlled substance territory.