Ni no Kuni: The Another World for PS3 - Studio Ghibli/Level 5 title Page 27

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  • Deleted user 27 February 2013 09:07:54
    It's strange, I've heard people say there's too much grinding, yet I've barely done any and made my way through the game at a reasonable pace. Oh well, each to there own I suppose.
  • Weebleboy 27 Feb 2013 09:48:42 368 posts
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    I was thinking the same thing last night, the only 'grinding' I'm doing is ticking off as many of the side quests as I can when they appear, which doesn't count as grinding in my book.

    Even the bosses don't seem too hard once I worked out that you need to use the defend button, I'm getting through most of them within a couple of attempts.
  • Zackv4861 27 Feb 2013 10:36:38 1,084 posts
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    I think that's the issue. Side quests really are a must as you go along or you'll need to grind. Familiars help too though. With a decent front line it's hard to be beaten
  • Deleted user 27 February 2013 10:42:51
    Yeah i think once you understand the familiars, it can help a lot. Neolith (from monolith - meg) is fantastic for me. I paired her up with esther, and she uses that more than durongo.

    Also i found getting rid of swaine normal one, and replacing it with tinny helped alot. Got him paired up with lehmal and sid.

    Problem is, its taken me near the end of the game to understand them and all and the nuisances. But i breeze through battles with my set up, thus far anyway.
  • Darren 27 Feb 2013 11:03:12 8,745 posts
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    Mr_Sleep wrote:
    Darren wrote:
    I've reached the Marshes section of this incredible game after 34 hours of playing it but I'm wondering how near I am to the end. If I'm close then I want to finish as many of the optional side quests and bounty hunts as I can before doing the final stretch. I don't want to look at a walkthrough for fear of spoilers. Anyone?
    You are certainly nearing the end. So you might want to go through some side quests. What level are you?
    I thought I might be. I went on to do that bit which had a boss I had to fight TWICE, although thankfully the second time was much, much easier thanks to a certain item you get. My party are at level 45/46 and the familiars are around level 40 or so from memory, all maxed out in terms of metamorphing. The section I did started off a bit tough plus I had trouble navigating the maze like layout until I remembered that I had a map (duh!) then it was straight forward. Once I levelled to 46 enemies then started running away which was handy for finding my way through.

    Terrific game and easily my favourite RPG on the PS3. I'm currently finishing off the optional quests (I found that third pigeon!) and bounty hunts before going on to do the last stretch. My niece and nephews came down at weekend and were hooked on the game, being fans of Japanese anime. They couldn't believe how good it looked.

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  • Darren 27 Feb 2013 11:06:06 8,745 posts
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    P.S. Does this game have a bug as I did the VileHeart boss fight then fought him again, granted much easier a second time, then when I went onto to kill the first normal enemy on the world map (it was attempting to run away), I got 9,300 XP for the battle that lasted all of three seconds!!!

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  • HiddenAway 27 Feb 2013 11:13:59 14,869 posts
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    joelstinton wrote:
    Sort of ending spoilers ahead.

    So just defeated shadar. And have seemed to gone into this extra extra ending thing. Which is a bit weird has i really liked the 'shadar' ending, and now i have to remuster energy to sort of carry on. You get a pretty definitive sort of ending after you defeat him. Loved the little 'twist' they play on shadar's role, and felt it was in keeping with the story.

    So carry on i shall tomorrow!
    I "believe" that was where the DS version finished. You're now in the PS3 exclusive part of the story

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  • HiddenAway 27 Feb 2013 11:16:21 14,869 posts
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    Darren wrote:
    P.S. Does this game have a bug as I did the VileHeart boss fight then fought him again, granted much easier a second time, then when I went onto to kill the first normal enemy on the world map (it was attempting to run away), I got 9,300 XP for the battle that lasted all of three seconds!!!
    Did you beat a monster called a TokoToko - small green Totoro-like creature with a staff? They give out EXP around that range in the area.

    Edited by HiddenAway at 11:35:25 27-02-2013

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  • Gartt 27 Feb 2013 11:24:03 1,735 posts
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    Managed to catch a Toko last night, 14000 exp just to get to level 2!
  • Cappy 27 Feb 2013 11:34:53 11,875 posts
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  • erekose200 27 Feb 2013 11:43:42 81 posts
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    I haven't managed to find this anywhere. Online seems to be 40-45 minimum and it is nowhere to be seen in shops. I've seen a pre-owned copy in game for 43!!!! Won't pay that for a pre-owned on principle. That leaves PSN's 50...
  • Cappy 27 Feb 2013 11:51:51 11,875 posts
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    I saw a few copies in GAME last week, the week before I saw some Ni no Kuni boxes but they weren't selling the actual game, just download codes at 44.95.

    When we already know that the PS4 won't support PS3 games, that's a real bargain.

    The publisher mismatched supply and demand and messed up the launch.
  • Short-Round 27 Feb 2013 11:56:56 1,181 posts
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    And it's still in stock at at Zavvi for just under 35.
  • SFD 27 Feb 2013 12:06:02 489 posts
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    Enjoying this so far.

    Anyone got any tips for using familiars?

    I seem to be doing it wrong. I've got 4 now and unsure on how to pair them between the two characters and when I should be using them.
  • Deleted user 27 February 2013 21:40:42
    Argh!

    ending spoilers and general JRPG ANNOYANCES. Bloody end bosses and there three tier bull shit. Fighting zodiachy. get to the third tier with the eyes, and bamn dead. have to start again. >_<

    I couldn't be bothered to finish FF13-2 for this reason even though i'm the end boss, just watched the ending on youtube...


    To be honest i need to vacate and restock on mp and health stuff. running a bit low.

    Edited by joelstinton at 21:41:15 27-02-2013

    Edited by joelstinton at 21:41:47 27-02-2013
  • HiddenAway 27 Feb 2013 23:37:51 14,869 posts
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    joelstinton wrote:
    Argh!

    ending spoilers and general JRPG ANNOYANCES. Bloody end bosses and there three tier bull shit. Fighting zodiachy. get to the third tier with the eyes, and bamn dead. have to start again. >_<

    I couldn't be bothered to finish FF13-2 for this reason even though i'm the end boss, just watched the ending on youtube...


    To be honest i need to vacate and restock on mp and health stuff. running a bit low.
    I actually expect that sort of behaviour in any JRPG nowadays - doesn't make it any easier to take. I had to redo a third time before I finally blasted him into the ether.

    Tips and advice if you want it (contains potential ending spoilers too so others will need to be careful):

    The dark spell you carry is good for blasting all the enemies at once. It's a decent idea to equip one of those accessories to intensify the darkness tricks (they work for Oliver's spells too - at least I think they do) and fire until the minions are dead, then start working on the big guy for as long as you can. The "extra helper" also helps out with the odd healing spell and revive but it takes ages to cast so only rely on it in an emergency.

    If you can stomach a few hours at the casino playing Platoon, head there and swap your chips for the potion there. I think they heal 100HP and MP in one go.


    Also, as a general question, did Phoenix Breath EVER work properly for anyone else? It's supposed to revive everyone to full HP but it only went up to half...

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  • Deleted user 27 February 2013 23:48:14
    @HiddenAway thanks will try that out. i started using the summons that were quite effective. I just got a bit mixed up with everything and trying to get used to his attacks.
  • HiddenAway 28 Feb 2013 00:03:57 14,869 posts
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    @joelstinton More hints (again spoilered for those who don't want to know until they've attempted it)

    The one attack you really need to look out for is Chaos - that will whack out 250 HP and he'll usually follow up straight away with a Shockwave or other attack. If you see Chaos being readied, get everyone defending and block it to minimise the damage because you'll be taking some time to recover afterwards.

    Oh, and through past experience, he ALWAYS starts with Chaos - I think that's a scripted move to allow you to talk to your team after the shot.

    Finally, (you probably know this) you're fully healed at the start of the final battle, though I can't vouch for any who are KO'd when the 2nd phase is beaten. So, don't waste any items on phase 2 if you can help it!

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  • Humperfunk 28 Feb 2013 00:04:49 2,050 posts
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    Another tip - leave and return to Ara Memoria, where there is a final, massively powerful spell to get from a certain green haired chap. I've have found it impossible without it.

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  • HiddenAway 28 Feb 2013 00:06:58 14,869 posts
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    Humperfunk wrote:
    Another tip - leave and return to Ara Memoria, where there is a final, massively powerful spell to get from a certain green haired chap. I've have found it impossible without it.
    Is that unlocked before or after the final boss though? I must admit that I didn't spot him until post-game but I was sure I went to Ara Memoria before finishing the game and he wasn't there - wouldn't hurt to check of course

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  • Humperfunk 28 Feb 2013 09:38:41 2,050 posts
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    HiddenAway wrote:
    Humperfunk wrote:
    Another tip - leave and return to Ara Memoria, where there is a final, massively powerful spell to get from a certain green haired chap. I've have found it impossible without it.
    Is that unlocked before or after the final boss though? I must admit that I didn't spot him until post-game but I was sure I went to Ara Memoria before finishing the game and he wasn't there - wouldn't hurt to check of course
    Unlocked as soon as you defeat Gallus in the Ivory Tower, so I cast "vacate", travelled there to grab it and then cast veil and ran back to where I was to resume!

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  • Deleted user 28 February 2013 13:09:47
    I tried that humperfunk, and no one there? unless i missed something.

    Anyway!

    Beat the fudger.

    Stocked on cheese burgers and cappacucinos and dished them out willy nilly spamming evenstar.

    Got a squeaky bum time near the end as he spells became frequent, a couple of times i lost two members and had two take drastic actions (more cheeseburgers!). Near the end i used the wizard tonic that restored all HP AND MP to all members which sealed the deal!


    Great game! Really enjoyed it.
  • DUFFKING 28 Feb 2013 13:20:14 7,173 posts
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    I'm so overlevelled in this now :D A mixture of capturing new familiars and wanting to level them up to match my existing ones.
  • Gartt 28 Feb 2013 13:36:23 1,735 posts
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    DUFFKING wrote:
    I'm so overlevelled in this now :D A mixture of capturing new familiars and wanting to level them up to match my existing ones.
    Same, I couldnt help myself, Ive actually really enjoyed grinding and levelling my little beasties. Oliver is around level 70 and Ive just gone to Yule. My 3rd tier dino (demolceros?) is just steamrolling everything.
  • Humperfunk 28 Feb 2013 13:41:56 2,050 posts
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    I do need to go back to this again at some point - need to finish the Solisseum, haven't tried it again since being beaten by the last group.

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  • Humperfunk 28 Feb 2013 13:42:31 2,050 posts
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    Actually speaking of the dino, where do you get them? I haven't come across one that I remember...

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  • Gartt 28 Feb 2013 13:49:05 1,735 posts
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    On the cliffs north of Al Mamoon. Took a while to tame one though, think they have a pretty low capture rate.
  • Humperfunk 28 Feb 2013 13:55:50 2,050 posts
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    Top man, gonna fuck me up a Dino! Cheers

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  • Deleted user 28 February 2013 21:21:03
    Does anyone else find it kind of funny how Ni No Kuni was made in about 2 years and has beaten all of Square-Enix's attempts at a good RPG this gen? :D

    This honestly is the best JRPG I've played this gen. I can't stop playing it!!

    Edited by Rec at 21:21:34 28-02-2013
  • Gregolution 1 Mar 2013 08:50:56 3,175 posts
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    Really enjoying this game.

    For those struggling to find a good price, I bought mine from Zavvi with one of those 'we miss you' 10% discount codes for 31 quid and it only took 2 days to get to me.

    Surprised at how fluid, enjoyable and challenging the combat is.
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