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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: 72 out of 79
  2. Negative: 0 out of 79
  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
    Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is this perfect execution of an RPG that I haven't experienced in a long time. It's grand in its vision and, while simple in the execution, the execution it delivers is nearly flawless nonetheless. There are moments where I wish the game paced itself better, toned down the threatening music, or attempted to tug at my heart a bit more, but the game was fun and charming and worthy of praise. Buy this game.
  3. Mar 26, 2018
    90
    A sweet, whimsical adventure in a faraway land you'll love getting lost in.
  4. Mar 19, 2018
    86
    The courage of the developers to fundamentally change this sequel pays off.
  5. Mar 19, 2018
    85
    Ni No Kuni 2 is an astonishing adventure, one of the most beautiful and fun action jRPGs released in the last several years.
  6. Mar 27, 2018
    80
    Level-5 has still put together a wondrous and whimsical RPG to lose yourself in for many hours.
  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: 51 out of 81
  2. Negative: 11 out of 81
  1. Mar 26, 2018
    10
    Simply Amazing, when you think about a classic RPG to enjoy like old time and still hoping for something new and amazing. Ni no Kuni 2 simplySimply Amazing, when you think about a classic RPG to enjoy like old time and still hoping for something new and amazing. Ni no Kuni 2 simply the good choice for you. At the beginning you may get bored and tired of the way the game begin , but slowly you just get into the game without noticed.

    Amazing fantasy world , with very interesting characters , even NPCs . Trust me, you will laugh till you cry when you got asked to climb a cliff to get a flower, kill a dragon and raid a bandit band to make a lipstick for a NPC.

    Overall : 9/10 . Highly recommend
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  2. 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
  3. Apr 15, 2018
    9
    This game oozes charm, from the soundtrack to the little bits of comedy here and there. As a non JRPG fan, it was a breath of fresh air toThis game oozes charm, from the soundtrack to the little bits of comedy here and there. As a non JRPG fan, it was a breath of fresh air to play this game, and with all its gameplay elements, including a fun, simple action combat, it's provided me with one of my favourite gaming experiences since Nier: Automata. The world itself is extremely gorgeous and the different locations and the stories that go along with each kingdom make it really exciting to explore. Reminds me of the good old days of gaming, where it doesn't take itself super seriously. If you're looking for a fairly casual, but super fun and surprisingly deep game (in terms of the many gameplay systems) then look no further than Ni No Kuni 2!
    Only criticism is that it's too easy and thus the heap of loot can feel a bit redundant.
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  4. Apr 1, 2018
    9
    What makes a game great? A wonderful story, amazing characters, beatiful landscapes, lots of fun activites etc? Quess what, Ni No Kuni 2:What makes a game great? A wonderful story, amazing characters, beatiful landscapes, lots of fun activites etc? Quess what, Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom has all of that and even more. Only complain is lack of voice acting, it doesnt ruin the overall feeling but I really wanted to hear some more. I dont remember when I was so hooked to the game that i had to force myself to quit just because humans must sleep. Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom is beatiful, polished, and a must have game to all (J)RPG fans and its also easy to pick up for those who are unfamiliar to (J)RPG genre. Expand
  5. Apr 9, 2018
    8
    This game is very fun, and will likely satisfy fans who loved the first (PS3) game. However, many areas of the game lacked polish and seemedThis game is very fun, and will likely satisfy fans who loved the first (PS3) game. However, many areas of the game lacked polish and seemed lazy. I was expecting much more from this game after how long the wait was from Wrath of the White Witch. In summary, I recommend this game because it's fun and unique, however I don't necessarily think anybody is hugely missing out on an amazing experience by skipping this game. I was definitely expecting a lot more, but I still had a fun time playing it. Expand
  6. Mar 28, 2018
    6
    The story and the charm is really nice in this game, but if you'd put that away it'd be a silly excuse of a game. Almost every side quest andThe story and the charm is really nice in this game, but if you'd put that away it'd be a silly excuse of a game. Almost every side quest and nearly half of the main quests is a variation of a common fetch quest. Wether I fetch a rose or deliver a pizza or a person, it's all a fetch quest. I've so far not come across a game with more monotonous side quests.

    The game engine must be crap because theres no hints where you can leap of a ledge or not. There's no voice acting (there is, but it's so little amounts to nothing. Review's really overstate this fact to where it's ridiculous. There's no voice acting and it matters. I dont watch mute movies now do I?), the fighting is good, like any other game, so its par with a normal game there. half of the game you move across a mini-map where theres zero freedom so forget jumping a cross anything, walk around all of it to find out you cant. Enjoy. Then the music, it's well composed but so badly timed I had to mute it. It is NOT open world. After Persona 5 it's the most linear game I've played in my life. It has a silly opening tutorial and over explains everything. "You are now using the spell.", "You just used the spell", "The spell executed fine". Click X all the time. It's a strong 6, where most of its positive is because of the charm from Ghibli.

    Basically it's a very charming sub-par mobile game on a big screen TV. That's it. Makes me wanna give up playing games all together. But in general, a very mediocre game with a lot of charm that'd fit perfectly for a mobile phone.
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  7. Apr 5, 2018
    0
    This game sucks. The only pro here is the art style of Ghibli studio. If you are a big fan of Ghibli movie, you will feel like playing a gameThis game sucks. The only pro here is the art style of Ghibli studio. If you are a big fan of Ghibli movie, you will feel like playing a game in the animated movie. However, if you are expected a good story like a Ghibli movie, you will be extremely disappointed. To say the story is childish will be a compliment. The character is one dimensional and the plot is really stupid. It feels like the writer doesn't bother to come up with a good reason behind characters' motivations. For example, the kingdom Hydropolis is a kingdom where love is forbidden. Sounds interesting, right? Now guess the reason behind it. It is because the spell that protects the kingdom requires the population to stay the same. Therefore, the queen banned love.

    The gameplay is fine but the difficult is really **** up. It is either extremely easy or frustratedly hard. No middle ground in between. For instance, there is a skirmish mission where you control an army to defeat enemy's army. The mission is called "Criminal Capture: Bandit Gang" and I stuck at this ****er for an hour. It required you to kill enemy boss. The problem is, the enemy boss ran towards the exit like a mad man. You have to sprint to catch him but your stamina is limited. No to mention there are dozens of enemy in the road trying to stop you. If you made a bad decision to buy and play this stupid game, good luck on this mission because you have to beat it to get a trophy.
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