Janelle Hindman writes: "Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has gained most of its attention by being an exceedingly pretty collaboration between forward-thinking developer Level 5 and animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli. That attention to its presentation is well-deserved, but the level of polish is actually the least interesting thing about Ni no Kuni. Were it not for the high-tech Ghibli gloss, one could play Wrath of the White Witch and mistake it for a 16-bit RPG classic. It recaptures that intangible spirit of the SNES-era RPG — that perfect blend of story, characters, environment, mechanics and design that drew so many people to the genre in the first place. If you have decried the state of the modern RPG and long for an experience reminiscent of Chrono Trigger, Earthbound or Final Fantasy IV, you owe it to yourself to try Ni no Kuni."