...unless they're from Aksys (who may be run by mad men and women).
Yeah, I've been thinking that for quite a while now. :P
And regarding Ni no Kuni, I'm not gonna lie, I'm not that big of a Level 5 fan, I just like their storytelling in the Dragon Quest and Layton games. I think this at least has a chance to have interesting gameplay. Everything I've read about it and seen about it looks interesting enough to me. The rest I'd actually be less interested in if I thought Ghibli was 100% behind them. I honestly never liked Ghibli movies. They're way too weird and confusing for me...and this is coming from someone who watches a lot of anime. The story sounds more like something I'd expect Level 5 to come up with - at the very least I feel they came up with the basics of the plot, though we'll see whose writing shines through in the actual excecution. Characters, I probably shouldn't comment on. I've only say that I've found the Level 5 characters to be shallow, yet likeable, while Ghibli can make complex characters I never really give a hoot about. I'd even say the art style is at least 5% Level 5, if only because it seems to lack this slight oddness I've noticed in the most recent Ghibli movies. Or maybe I've just finally gotten used to it. Who knows...
Not sure who did the music, I'll look it up in a minute, but what I've heard so far is really amazing. I kinda wish I was getting a sample soundtrack with it.
...The long and short of yet another rant is that I understand everyone's concerns regarding Ni no Kuni. It doesn't have the best developer behind it (though I still think people might be a tad hasty in judging the gameplay), and the rest will likely rely heavily on whether or not you love Ghibli.
Yet, I am undeterred, and have nothing but the highest hopes for it (though I am at least slightly prepared for them to come crashing down should it turn out to be less exceptional than I want it to be, like the DS version kinda was).