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  • Summary: Re-enter the animated world of Ni no Kuni in the sequel to the role-playing masterpiece developed by LEVEL-5.
    Explore a beautifully crafted world and experience the gripping story in an all-new RPG adventure. LEVEL-5 reunites with Yoshiyuki Momose on character design and Music created by
    Re-enter the animated world of Ni no Kuni in the sequel to the role-playing masterpiece developed by LEVEL-5.
    Explore a beautifully crafted world and experience the gripping 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.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Mar 23, 2018
    95
    An absolute joy, like a whippy ice-cream on a hot summer’s day, it’s sweet and fun and you will want more.
  2. Mar 19, 2018
    90
    Without Evermore, Ni No Kuni 2 would have been good. Because of it, it's one of the best JRPGs on PC.
  3. Apr 24, 2018
    90
    Leave behind the headaches of everyday life and go out to save the kingdom of Ding Dong Dell. Whether you are a fan of Ghibli or not, Ni No Kuni II will grab you and won’t let go.
  4. Apr 1, 2018
    80
    Ni No Kuni II does not innovate, showing no remarkable mood to deviate from its safe zone, but this is also its charm. Allied by very beautiful visuals and an incredible soundtrack, Revenant Kingdom is highly recommended to traditional JRPG enthusiasts who know exactly what to expect from a game of its kind.
  5. Jun 6, 2018
    80
    Ni No Kuni II is truly a tale, deliberately naïve and full of colorful characters. The combination of different genres, JRPG, management and RTS, works well, as each style is interwoven with the others.
  6. Apr 15, 2018
    80
    Ni No Kuni II tells a nice fairy tale with an iconic Ghibli art style. But the combat system is not good enough, and the design of side quests need some second thoughts.
  7. Apr 18, 2018
    60
    Revenant Kingdom is one of those games that suffers for being a sequel to something that was a bit special. It's a good oddball JRPG. But Wrath of the White Witch had great storytelling, compelling characters, and epic boss fights. Revenant Kingdom just feels... smaller.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 34
  2. Negative: 4 out of 34
  1. Apr 1, 2018
    10
    This game is brilliant. I love all the kingdoms, the characters, and mostly the gameplay. Building your kingdom is fun, so is finding &This game is brilliant. I love all the kingdoms, the characters, and mostly the gameplay. Building your kingdom is fun, so is finding & recruiting new citizens, helping people out, going into battle to level up or fight squirmishes, exploration is plenty & engaging, and the main story just makes me smile. I'm currently on chapter 8 & am spending a lot of my time doing side quests now just because I don't want it to end too soon :) If you like JRPGs you'll love it I think. It's got so many different parts and they blend together beautifully. Expand
  2. Apr 4, 2018
    10
    The graphics are B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L i feel like I am in a Studio Ghibli film. the new gameplay mechanics are nice and satisfying since thereThe graphics are B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L i feel like I am in a Studio Ghibli film. the new gameplay mechanics are nice and satisfying since there are many options to attack with different characters and use different magic attacks. the skirmishes were unexpected for me but I really enjoy them, and of course the kingdom building is something I really enjoy as well. I can't wait to beat this game and look forward to the Ni No Kuni III whenever that gets announced. I recommend it Expand
  3. Mar 23, 2018
    10
    Beautiful, Dynamic, and engaging story! I am new to th e game and story itself but I LOVE IT
  4. Aug 31, 2018
    9
    Muy buen exponente del genero con una historia muy interesante y un estilo de batalla muy asertivo dinámico y lleno de acción, el dibujado yMuy buen exponente del genero con una historia muy interesante y un estilo de batalla muy asertivo dinámico y lleno de acción, el dibujado y el mapeado me parece muy estético y favorable con el pasar del tiempo lo cual hace envejecer bien el juego, la historia principal es muy entretenida llena de altibajos emocionales como el humor, la acción y el drama y cuenta con mas de 80 horas de juego yendo directo a la historia sin misiones segundarías las cuales son abundantes pero en en ocasiones repetitivas, los personajes principales de la historia tienen gran carisma y se pueden llegar a amar u odiar, sus puntos negativos es la gran cantidad de escenas de dialogo importantes en la historia sin ningún tipo de audio lo cual hace perder un poco la inmersión en el juego sobretodo cuando estos diálogos son importantes para la historia y no relleno y falta aun mas optimizacion para el juego en PC, de resto un excelente juego de principio a fin. Expand
  5. May 22, 2018
    7
    Ni no kuni II Revenant Kingdom
    Still a good game, but took a massive step back.
    Ni No Kuni 2 is less of a sequel and more of a 2nd
    Ni no kuni II Revenant Kingdom
    Still a good game, but took a massive step back.
    Ni No Kuni 2 is less of a sequel and more of a 2nd installment in a series..
    this game takes place many years into the future after the first ni no kuni, so playing the first game isn’t necessary to play this one. .however I would recommend you play that one instead..
    This is an action jrpg that telsl the story of evan who sets out to start his own kingdom and unite all the nations of the world.
    The story this time around is much less personal.. its vewry politics heavy.. hes just a child that wants to make the world a better place. .a lot of cgrowing and learning to hopefully become a great leader of this land and because of this less personal tale, I had less interest in how the game played out overall…
    The first game had a slow but beautiful build up and introduction to its characters, this time around everything is sped up, youre told your motives in passing, everything happens so fast, and I just found myself not caring.
    So no good story, were off to a bad start..
    Thankfully the gameplay and rpg ellements of this game keep you hooked for this games roughly 30 hour campaign..
    unfortunately also changed is the pokemon aspect.. youre no longer collecting monsters, instead theres an action rpg twist, when youre roaming the open lands youre in chibby form and youre pulled into a little arena to battle, and hwen youre in tighter spaced evrythiong is pulled in and its much more westernized where you hop right into battle and go, the combat system is much more simpler this time around, magic is rewarded quickly and spent with the hold of a trigger and the press of an action button, leaving combat to be fast and fluent requiring little strategy…
    however the strategy of the first game is what made me fall in love with it aside from the pokemon character collecting aspects..
    here not much thinking is required… hack and slash your way through battles..
    things are so easy that I found boss battles to be easer than regular random encounters…
    I still had fun with all of this though, opening chests and picking up loot, throwing loot on my part members which like the first game can be swapped through during battle at anytime, and you can bring up to 3 members into combat, gaining new party members as you get deeper into the story..
    There are also thewse little higgledy characters you can collect by trading them items that will join you to aid oyu in battle with elemental damage or healing you.
    the good of this game ends thers, in it combat..
    the rest it just sets out to take away all of the heart and charm this series had…
    theres and insane lack of cutscnes and voice acting here.. giving you more reason to not care whats going on.. theres a little siege battle mini game that adds absolutely nothing to the game, and the worst addition the kingdom management that sets out to turn this giant jrpg into a mobile game, if jrpgs weren’t long enough, you now have to wait hours in real time for your kingdom to collect currency for you to build stations and set out residence to do research so you can craft the best gear…
    you aren’t bothered with amanging this kingdom, but there are definitely speedbumps that stop story progression until you build your kingom up to a certain point…
    so youre forced to go out and do sidequests to recruit new citizens for your kingdom
    it feels like a giant time waster, I don’t necessarily hate that it’s a thing.. you are a little adorable king after all.. but I hate that its forced on you at times and runs on a free to play mobile game timer nonsense, I didn’t find the kingdom to be necessary at all as the combat is so easy here…
    but I do like the new fast travel options making this forced sidequest bit not too much of hassle..
    and I did love the design of this world its towns and its bosses…
    If theres one thing this series does right its world building…
    im disappointed that this isn’t more of what the first game was…
    but this is still a solid game..
    sure youll have to bite down and pull yourself through the mobile garbage, and skim theough the boring generic feeling story…
    but in between these bits is a great and addictive jrpg set in a world that feels connected and real.
    I give Ni No Kuni 2 Revenant Kingdom
    a 7.5/10
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  6. May 29, 2018
    5
    Five Word Review: Beautiful game but weak story.
    Favorite Thing: The art style is really great.
    Least Favorite Thing: The story is weak;
    Five Word Review: Beautiful game but weak story.
    Favorite Thing: The art style is really great.
    Least Favorite Thing: The story is weak; nothing interesting or consequential happens until the very end. Regicide? Forgiven. Unleashing a great evil on the world and committing (attempted) mass murder? Don't worry about it!

    Date Completed: 2018-05-29
    Playtime: ~ 40h
    Enjoyment: 5/10
    Recommendation: No. The story makes this a game I would only recommend to a child (because they like silly things).
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  7. Feb 14, 2019
    0
    Pros:
    - Beautiful art
    - Good Japanese voice acting - Smooth combat Cons: - Terribly thin and generic story. Early teens or kids might
    Pros:
    - Beautiful art
    - Good Japanese voice acting
    - Smooth combat

    Cons:
    - Terribly thin and generic story. Early teens or kids might like it though
    - Games tries to do too many things and makes the entire game shallow
    - Shameless copying of sounds from Zelda Breath of the Wild
    - Turn based is still better. Might've been good to see X-Com style combat instead of the poorly executed warfare combat.
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