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  • Summary: Re-enter the animated world of Ni no Kuni in the sequel to the role-playing game developed by LEVEL-5. Explore the world and experience the story in an all-new RPG adventure. LEVEL-5 reunites with Yoshiyuki Momose on character design and Music created by Joe Hisaishi in the production of theRe-enter the animated world of Ni no Kuni in the sequel to the role-playing game developed by LEVEL-5. Explore the world and experience the story in an all-new RPG adventure. LEVEL-5 reunites with Yoshiyuki Momose on character design and Music created by Joe Hisaishi in the production of the next Ni no Kuni tale. Expand
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  1. Positive: 76 out of 84
  2. Negative: 0 out of 84
  1. Mar 19, 2018
    100
    Its gorgeously lush visuals are quite simply among the best ever seen in a game, offering an object lesson in how stylisation has the power to trump photorealism even in the 4K age. Some players will lack the time or patience to put in the effort that any heavyweight role-playing game demands – this is a 50-hour adventure at least – but it puts forward an irresistible case for your attention. As video games are once again weathering ignorance-fuelled attacks that paint them as universally gun-centric, violent and nihilistic, Ni no Kuni is a timely counterpoint.
  2. Mar 19, 2018
    95
    One of the best JRPGs released in ages, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is as charming as it is intricate, full of expressive characters and addictive gameplay systems that mesh together in perfect harmony.
  3. Mar 23, 2018
    90
    It has mostly superficial similarities to the first game, but it's one of the most genuinely enjoyable and fun JRPGs to come out in a long time. A charming story, delightful cast of characters, exciting gameplay and amazing presentation combine to make a game that is a boatload of fun to play. Its only real flaw is sometimes getting too bogged down in its own systems, and the story could be meatier. JRPG fans of all ages should find a lot to love here, and it's a must-have for anyone who loves the genre.
  4. Mar 19, 2018
    85
    Ni No Kuni II is full of some tremendously creative decisions that make this unlike many other Japanese RPGs, as well as a clear step above an already good game in the original Ni No Kuni. However, some additions like the RTS elements left me scratching my head. Despite this, Ni No Kuni II tells a beautiful story that’s set in an even more beautiful world, and should be enjoyed by most JRPG fans.
  5. Mar 25, 2018
    85
    While topics and storytelling might be a tad too childish and the challenge level of this fairy tale is a little too low, it nonetheless is hard to escape the magic of this beautiful JRPG, with its varied mission and level design.
  6. Mar 27, 2018
    80
    Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom improves upon its predecessor in almost every regard, yet somehow its magic is lost along the way.
  7. Mar 19, 2018
    50
    The in-game reference to Facebook emphasizes how over-cluttered and unfocused Ni no Kuni II is, as this is a solid action-RPG buried under a steady stream of fetch quests and cookie-clicker-like town-building.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 104
  2. Negative: 12 out of 104
  1. Mar 23, 2018
    10
    Man omg, Ni No Kuni 2 is incredible and awesome game ever i playing.. it is way better than first one.. the graphic look so beautiful..Man omg, Ni No Kuni 2 is incredible and awesome game ever i playing.. it is way better than first one.. the graphic look so beautiful.. Character are adorable : Evan, Roland and other characters.. gameplay is excellent especially real time battle Expand
  2. Mar 26, 2018
    10
    I think i'm in love.
    This might be one of the best JRPG's I have ever played, Wonderful characters, a lot of Studio Ghibli influences, In
    I think i'm in love.
    This might be one of the best JRPG's I have ever played, Wonderful characters, a lot of Studio Ghibli influences, In case you were scared for the cut scenes not being drawn and directed by Ghibli, let me tell you, they are still super Ghibliish, and very good.
    Extremely colorful and diverse world, monsters, characters. Every inch of this game is filled with charm and moments that make you go: "Wooooaaah".

    I personally love the fluent real-time-battle system, it makes me want to challenge every monster I come across.

    I don't really have a bad word to say about this game tbh, it's just THAT good.
    Buy it if you want a fantastic story, characters, world, dungeons, monsters, design, colors.
    and the Humor is right up my alley. so yeah 10/10. Thanks for this gem.

    side note: The PC port is excellent too, 4k, uncapped framerate and full controller Key-bindings
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  3. Mar 24, 2018
    9
    wow nino kuni is an amzing game . i am not a big fun of jrpgs but this is the best of all for me and i cant say its not good cz it is a jrpg .wow nino kuni is an amzing game . i am not a big fun of jrpgs but this is the best of all for me and i cant say its not good cz it is a jrpg . the characters especially evan are really good . graphics of the game are great and with some playfull design with some lively colours and astonishing places . combat is also really good and i find exceptional compared to other jrpgs , it propably one of the best combat system i have experienced since now and i have played almost everything on ps4 . it is just so fun that it can get you addicted . story is interesting involving some emotion and houmor all allong the journey in the game . it is just a very well made game , am not sure if ot is for everyone but for anyone who played kingdom hearts , dragon quest or tales of berseria then sure can be absolutely love this one . for me is just the best jrpg on ps4 right now , even better than final fantasy Expand
  4. Apr 18, 2018
    8
    Good Game.. the battle system is not too fun, sometimes boring.. the difficulties are increasing slowly. Quests are various and not thatGood Game.. the battle system is not too fun, sometimes boring.. the difficulties are increasing slowly. Quests are various and not that repetitive, it has various events. I somehow feel that this game really more about kingdom building game than RPG, you will spend so much time in building your kingdom, waiting for resources, looking for new citizens, upgrading etc.
    The story is too straight, no plot twist.. it lacks of voice acting, what a pity.. i sometimes feel sleepy to have to read all that long and small text
    But the overall game are amazing, i can tell you that i want to play this game longer than i should each day.
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  5. Apr 4, 2018
    7
    Overall I think the game is worth the price, but Its definitely lacking in quite a few areas. First off the game is extremely easy. You willOverall I think the game is worth the price, but Its definitely lacking in quite a few areas. First off the game is extremely easy. You will be killing things much higher level than you to feel any sort of challenge. The story is also very dry and childish. It's about a boy who wants to build a kingdom where everyone can live "happily ever after." I liked some of the kingdom building mechanics... to a point. After the 60th fetch quest to find more loyal subjects, I couldn't care less. This is especially true when you realized you could of probably used your level 10 weapon throughout the entire game. With no difficulty incentive, and a bad story, I often asked myself why I kept playing. Needless to say after about 25-30 hours of gameplay I rushed to the end as fast as possible to wrap things up.

    It's a gorgeous game with a great sound track... but the world building and overall immersion just wasn't there.
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  6. Apr 16, 2018
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Update 4/16/18: I have finally completed this game and after doing so I have some issues with the glaringly obtuse portions of the game both in the plot and the story not to mention some of the silliest gameplay choices I have seen in quite awhile.

    Plot: The game is whimsical and child-like, but that didn't mean the plot also had to be insipid and obvious. Villians change sides on a whim with nearly no explanation other than "Durrr, I need to be good now."

    Story: Ni No Kuni 2 doesn't know what it is, what it was going to be, whose story it is, or where it's really going. Is it Evan's story? Is it Roland's story? What character in this group has any story to speak of outside their introduction to the game? Even Doloran and his impromptu reasons for doing anything (you literally find out his reasons at the very end of the game during the final battle). I had no clue until the very end why anything happened or what everything meant....if you can even call it that. There is near to no LORE to the world and very little connection to the prior game. This line of storytelling was a massive letdown for me and soured the entirety of the experience.

    Gameplay: Combat is a joke where the only difficulty lies in simply the abnormal amount of damage later enemies can dish out (one-shot deaths) and the arbitrary limit on items usable in combat. The enemies never get more challenging...just their damage output. That is just lazy.

    Extra point-Endgame after endgame: There is no endgame...there is a ridiculous partitioning of content that can be finished after you beat the final boss. A literal chunk of the game the devs hacked off from the main game that should not have been here. Final armors/weapons/finishing off evermore and the only place where you could obtain the tools necessary to fight the game's "SECRET BOSS" (10th dream door). Not to mention the absurd notion that all the crafting items you need to get those tools reside inside this one place...and they expect you to grind and grind and grind it until you are high enough level to take it on. This was the stupidest choice Level 5 made and really left me despising them for it. Hours upon hours of building my kingdom and you stick completing it after beating everything?

    Bad job folks, really bad job.

    Orginal Score:8/10

    I enjoyed NI NO KUNI: Wrath of the White Witch, though if you asked me why I really couldn't tell you. The only things I can remember about that game was the music, the art style, the pokemon-like combat: the whimsical feel of everything. In many aspects, the first game was ALL style and ZERO substance.

    Still, for me, that was just fine, and that's rare. Superficial components never carry a title for me--I need more than that in a game, but this series did it...kind of.

    So when I heard there was going to be a new title coming and the things that I superficially liked from the first game were more or less gone--I was wary. After spending a few hours with the game though, I was pleased.

    Let's get this right out of the way: NI NO KUNI 2 is simple...Way too simple. Combat might be the easiest I have ever come across yet. At level 3 I was able to take down world enemies 8-10 levels above me with ease. Even higher level enemies were simple by steering clear of them and fighting at range. Still, you can spam enemies in straight-up combat with little worry or use of the higgles or items (at least at the very early set of the game). I don't want "dark souls" but I also don't want "sesame street" and this game veers too close to sesame street.

    The graphics are wonderful. With full 4k and HDR enabled, the game is stunning. There are very few jagged animations and movement is fluid in "dungeons" and open world combat.

    The musical score takes its cues from the original title, with soaring and whimsical arrangements to suit the moment (mostly). There were a few moments when the music and location did not line up, but can easily be overlooked due to how wonderful it is.

    The story is cheesy and frankly, common fare for the genre. I would have liked more depth, but it doesn't derail too much from the overall package. Also, the splotchy use of voice acting is a down note. Sometimes there are spoken words, sometimes you get a perfunctory word like "Yes" or "Ah" but not much more, and sometimes you just get word bubbles. I would preferred consistency here. Either actual voice acting for the whole game or NO voice acting for the whole game. As it is right now, it feels disjointed at best or unfinished at worst.

    The biggest point for me with the time I've spent with the game so far is if I will continue and finish or just abandon it for something better (or go back to a game I've already started). I think for the time being I will continue until I beat it. It seems to be a good time but doesn't do anything revolutionary. I feel like I've played this game before and that's not a bad thing, but it could have been more.
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  7. Mar 23, 2018
    0
    Text Text Text Text... then 5-10 seconds of actual Gameplay then again Text Text Text Text... is this a book or a game? put some fkin voice inText Text Text Text... then 5-10 seconds of actual Gameplay then again Text Text Text Text... is this a book or a game? put some fkin voice in your stupid game! instant regret for buying this ****
    This could've been amazing if it was just a 10-20 hour story driven cartoon style game without all this **** text that we have to read!
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