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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: 25 out of 48
  2. Negative: 9 out of 48
  1. Mar 23, 2018
    10
    Beautiful, Dynamic, and engaging story! I am new to th e game and story itself but I LOVE IT
  2. Mar 27, 2018
    10
    Incredible graphics, really captures the look and feel of an Anime.

    The gameplay takes form in several different ways (Levels that you
    Incredible graphics, really captures the look and feel of an Anime.

    The gameplay takes form in several different ways (Levels that you fight through, Final Fantasy style travel/fighting through an overworld, a field combat style of gameplay with strategic units, and later in the game a city/empire builder).

    All of the gameplay elements are fairly simple and straightforward. I never found myself lost on how to do things like found in other over-complicated style JRPGS.

    The story and difficulty feel targeted towards a younger audience, but as an Adult I still enjoy and appreciate both. I enjoyed this game more than Final Fantasy XV.
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  3. Jun 15, 2018
    9
    Ni no kuni 2 is an upgrade for me from the 1st game. The first game mechanics was turn based and was good and all but I still prefer the newNi no kuni 2 is an upgrade for me from the 1st game. The first game mechanics was turn based and was good and all but I still prefer the new combat mechanics right now. The collecting of the monster was tedious and having a gold version that is very rare to get was really killing my OCD so I am really happy with ni no kuni 2 right now.

    They also let you build your own kingdom and have many person to recruit was like suikoden.

    I love the graphics even more now that I was able to play it on the PC! the environment is just so gorgeous.

    Music was still the same it's good and all but almost all of them has the same BGM.

    I also didn't give this a perfect score because it's incomplete.

    But all in all it is a good game and recommended for JRPG lovers and who also played the first one
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  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. Sep 6, 2019
    6
    This is such a step down for the series. The story is fine, but the pacing, characters and gamepley are so inferior to the original that I hadThis is such a step down for the series. The story is fine, but the pacing, characters and gamepley are so inferior to the original that I had to force myself to keep playing. The biggest problem with the game is that it removed the monster collecting and is now an action rpg like the Tales or Star Ocean series. But doesn't do anything different or better than any other action rpg. My biggest complaint is that there is nothing today like the original game. Yet there are several similar action rpgs coming like Ni no Kuni 2. The characters are also not as interesting and seem boring. Maybe because this game is not fully voiced like the previous game was. If you haven't played either of these games yet, just stick to the original. Or wait for the remaster coming out soon. Expand
  6. May 29, 2018
    5
    The Studio Ghibli style artwork is unquestionably beautiful. A few of the cities (particularly Goldpaw) are a joy to look at. The music isThe Studio Ghibli style artwork is unquestionably beautiful. A few of the cities (particularly Goldpaw) are a joy to look at. The music is atmospheric and enjoyable until it got old. Unfortunately, the combat is monotonous and repetitive. The item collection is arbitrary and mostly pointless. The citizen collection is tedious and most of the citizens do not add to the main story or the character development. The main story is cliche and unbelievable, especially with the over-idealistic pure-hearted king changing the world by endlessly running the dumbest errands for everyone he meets and giving substance-less cheesy speeches every once in a while.

    The art is superb. Everything else is subpar.
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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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