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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: 24 out of 45
  2. Negative: 7 out of 45
  1. Jun 22, 2020
    10
    It is an animated RPG game that is like watching Ghibli animation 'Mononokehime'.
    I had a lot of fun.
    The story was also interesting.
  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. Aug 16, 2020
    8
    I decided to check out this game recently to dip my toes into the Ni No Kuni series. I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy it because theI decided to check out this game recently to dip my toes into the Ni No Kuni series. I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy it because the game seemed similar to Kingdom Hearts (I wasn't a fan) based on the gameplay footage and graphics, but this game turned out to be a pleasant surprise.

    I really loved the graphics. The game has a beautiful and unique aesthetic, with cel-shaded graphics and animals like dogs, cats, and mice being some of the main citizens of the kingdoms you explore. The colors really pop in this game and the environments are so well designed. Places such as the Forest of Niall and Hydropolis were my favorites. I was running the game on a Ryzen 5 1600, 16 GB RAM, and GTX 970. Performance was buttery smooth and the game stayed at a locked 60 FPS.

    The music was also fantastic. The main theme that plays during the main menu and overworld never gets old. All themes that were specific to different kingdoms were so well done. The music and sound effects are really cute and add to the storybook atmosphere.

    Speaking of storybook atmosphere, something I really appreciated about this game is that it puts an innocent, child-like, storybook spin on real-world issues that need to be present in any serious rpg. The game pulls it off so well and does so in a way that the story is compelling. Issues like revenge, racism, and self-reflection are seen through the innocent eyes of Evan, the main character, but are also taken very seriously. Not that there aren't moments that are cliche or reductive, but for the most part, this balance is executed really well.

    Combat is a lot of fun in this game and a definite strength. The mechanics are similar to other japanese action rpgs like Legend of Mana. The default difficulty setting has been criticized for being too easy, so I played the game on hard mode, which seemed to make things more challenging. It's a lot of dodging, mixing light and heavy attacks, and using special skills. Battles are quick and snappy.

    There were a few things that I didn't like about this game. All of the ancillary activities are kind of half-baked. I didn't find the kingdom building to be very fun. It's something that is required of you to do though, which is annoying. Building facilities and recruiting citizens may be fun for some people, but I just wanted to focus on the main story and progress through the game without worrying about the kingdom part.

    I also wasn't a huge fan of the skirmishes, which are kind of like a real-time strategy mini-game where you control different units to complete various missions. Thankfully, they seemed relatively easy for the most part and didn't require too much strategy. But it's also required and there are some points where I found my units to be lower level than they needed, which required me to grind a tiny bit to get them up to speed.

    The last thing I didn't like was that I hit a point in the game towards the end where I wasn't able to progress unless I completed a lot of side-quests related to kingdom building. It makes sense from the game's perspective, but it was annoying.

    All in all, this game is a solid 8/10!
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  5. Jul 18, 2020
    7
    Juego con una historia del montón apta para todos los públicos, la banda sonora acompaña bien pero no es memorable no como otras. El gameplayJuego con una historia del montón apta para todos los públicos, la banda sonora acompaña bien pero no es memorable no como otras. El gameplay está interesante pero al final si no lo juegas en dificil el juego es muy asequible.
    Este juego si lo quieres jugar adelante, pero no te pierdes nada por no jugarlo.
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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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