The 24 Games of Christmas! Day #14: Ni No Kuni

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The tree is up, the lights are on, the stockings are over the fireplace and everyone’s getting into the eggnog. It’s Christmas and it’s the best time of year.

Nothing beats Christmas; it’s the time for fun and play, for family and friends. It’s the chance to get away from work and reset the batteries. And, of course, it’s the perfect time to knock off some of those games that you just haven’t been able to get around to.

As is tradition for Digitally Downloaded we’re going to count down the 24 games of Christmas – one a day for each day from December 1 through to December 24. The fun, the silly and the crazy, these games have been custom picked by the DDNet editorial team to give you plenty of ideas for stocking fillers, games to play with family and friends on Christmas Eve, or games you should use the extra time over the holiday to get stuck into.

 The 24 Games Of Christmas
Day #14: Ni No Kuni

(Read our review here)

Given that Ni No Kuni is a not-too-subtle allegory for coping with the loss of a parent, it seems a little strange that we would recommend it for Christmas gaming when Christmas is all about having fun, right?

Well, here’s the thing. The way this game’s tale is told (and animated in the way that only Studio Ghibli could achieve), it’s impossible to also walk away from the game with a deep appreciation of family. Yep, this is a game that will remind you just how much parents mean.

It helps (of course!) that the game is razor sharp in its quality, and at around 60 hours for the main quest, it’s going to keep you going through the entire season. In many ways, it’s the perfect Christmas game. 

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