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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: 22 out of 43
  2. Negative: 7 out of 43
  1. Apr 22, 2018
    10
    Been a while since I sank 60+ hours into any one game. Fluid combat, not-annoying-characters, a well-paced charming story, amazing art, andBeen a while since I sank 60+ hours into any one game. Fluid combat, not-annoying-characters, a well-paced charming story, amazing art, and superb gameplay made for a great experience for anyone who likes RPGs. I love the FF franchise, but Ni No Kuni 2 is a far better game than FF15 IMO. Expand
  2. Apr 3, 2018
    10
    I played this game and it was awesome for starters the story is solid even if it aimed for kids but the gameplay is nice smooth also easyI played this game and it was awesome for starters the story is solid even if it aimed for kids but the gameplay is nice smooth also easy learn but hard to master.

    The Graphics looks solid not the best but still really good with nice visuals that looks like anime.

    The Characters are memorable and you can actually feel connected to them.

    The Empire building is nice even if it takes some time to research some magic

    The Side Quests are all solid and you can spread tons of hours trying to complete all the side quest and complete the whole story
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  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. Sep 20, 2018
    8
    It's been a while since I played a JRPG like this, and I must say, the game is dazzling. Aside from the game running buttery smooth, theIt's been a while since I played a JRPG like this, and I must say, the game is dazzling. Aside from the game running buttery smooth, the gameplay feels like a Tales game and the story is told and animated like a Ghibli movie.

    I'm not sure why the first game of the series wasn't ported to PC, but this game doesn't follow it so don't worry about continuity. The game was designed more for storytelling than as an actual RPG, so the game is a bit on the easy side, but as long as you set it to at least Hard, it'll feel like a decent challenge. You might want to avoid Expert unless you can tolerate getting randomly oneshot to death during long 15+ minute fights (which is actually really frustrating).

    The game is basically the same as a Tales game because it's by the same creators, Bandai-Namco. They reused the same formula of 3D real-time action fighting. The game also comes with a little war simulator, and you can even sail the seas or fly a plane to explore freely, which is really neat.

    Unfortunately, the endgame is a bit lackluster because it's grindy and there isn't much incentive for you to explore or do every single side quest unless you're a completionist trying to get every achievement. Side quest rewards and chests found in the world don't give anything meaningful that you can't already get from killing monsters. Near the very end of the game, you will reach a point where you'll need to complete a good number of side quests in order to proceed, so it'll be much more comfortable to gather them and complete them all at this time.

    Overall, I don't think the game deserves more than an 8 because of its difficulty and linearity, but you definitely won't regret playing the game especially if you're a fan of the Tales series. The price is pretty steep right now, but if you can wait for it to go on sale, it may be worth your while.
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  5. Jul 10, 2019
    7
    Story 5/10- A simple plot does not mean boring and very predictable. By the time the third or so chapter was finished, you could predictablyStory 5/10- A simple plot does not mean boring and very predictable. By the time the third or so chapter was finished, you could predictably figure out the ending
    Art 10/10- Amazing art for a JRPG of this type of genre. Of course, we are talking about only in dungeons and towns. The overworld is kind of weird. but the art is so great that I don't even mind that there was no custom made animations, since using the character models for cutscenes actually was fine since the art is great. OST is quite unique, in that it uses only orchestra music to make them, and it is a hit or miss. For me, the majority of the OST is quite nice and a refreshing twist to the normal JRPG OSTs.
    Gameplay 5/10 - Now the majority of the actual gameplay. is fine, with the tactic tweaker, dodging mechanics, and your higilidies and the sorts. However, the kingdom building is only used to further the plot and is 100% useless, and also absolutely boring. The army fights are similarly you walking through the enemies and hoping your army levels are high enough. Recruiting citizens in particular is very very long, and a boring process that has to be done to further plot. These useless time wasters ultimately brings the gameplay from a "decent" to a "pretty bad" rating to me
    Character 6/10- Nothing to be said about the characters. Pretty basic, but also not too stupid main cast. Story clearly invests a lot of time into developing the main character into a more mature ruler for his kingdom.
    Enjoyment 7/10 - Even with some flaws, it was pretty enjoyable
    Overall 7/10 - For JRPG, the expectations were set, and although not a masterpiece, still a fine game. That said, if you are looking for something amazing, look elsewhere
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  6. May 5, 2020
    5
    Unlike the last Ni no kuni, this one has very little voice acting and the Studio Ghibili animations are also gone. Still, the art styleUnlike the last Ni no kuni, this one has very little voice acting and the Studio Ghibili animations are also gone. Still, the art style attempted to stay true to the last game which I think it succeeded in doing. The combat in this game can get pretty repetitive and the battles are super easy. The amount of padding in this game though is pretty annoying. The game forces you to work on your kingdom in order to progress through the story. I personally think that this type of padding makes the game less enjoyable. Yet, many jrpgs still do it to this day. Expand
  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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