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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 84
  2. Negative: 0 out of 84
  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
    One of the best JRPGs released in ages, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is as charming as it is intricate, full of expressive characters and addictive gameplay systems that mesh together in perfect harmony.
  3. Mar 23, 2018
    90
    It has mostly superficial similarities to the first game, but it's one of the most genuinely enjoyable and fun JRPGs to come out in a long time. A charming story, delightful cast of characters, exciting gameplay and amazing presentation combine to make a game that is a boatload of fun to play. Its only real flaw is sometimes getting too bogged down in its own systems, and the story could be meatier. JRPG fans of all ages should find a lot to love here, and it's a must-have for anyone who loves the genre.
  4. Mar 19, 2018
    85
    Ni No Kuni II is full of some tremendously creative decisions that make this unlike many other Japanese RPGs, as well as a clear step above an already good game in the original Ni No Kuni. However, some additions like the RTS elements left me scratching my head. Despite this, Ni No Kuni II tells a beautiful story that’s set in an even more beautiful world, and should be enjoyed by most JRPG fans.
  5. Mar 25, 2018
    85
    While topics and storytelling might be a tad too childish and the challenge level of this fairy tale is a little too low, it nonetheless is hard to escape the magic of this beautiful JRPG, with its varied mission and level design.
  6. Mar 27, 2018
    80
    Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom improves upon its predecessor in almost every regard, yet somehow its magic is lost along the way.
  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: 99 out of 174
  2. Negative: 22 out of 174
  1. 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
  2. Aug 7, 2020
    10
    One of the best JRPG of this gen. Fun and fast combat gameplay. Bring some memories from another Level-5 classic, Rogue Galaxy. Story andOne of the best JRPG of this gen. Fun and fast combat gameplay. Bring some memories from another Level-5 classic, Rogue Galaxy. Story and characters are light hearted and grounded to the world around them. Art style is beautifully complimented by graphics and a nice HDR. Expand
  3. Mar 23, 2018
    9
    Im only a few hours into the game but its pretty great. Not normally a jrpg fan but the game seemed interesting and has real time combatIm only a few hours into the game but its pretty great. Not normally a jrpg fan but the game seemed interesting and has real time combat instead of turn based so i decided to give it a go. Ill update review as i play but only giving it a 8 for now because its ridiculously easy to the point where im afraid of leveling up too much. They need to add a difficulty option and that would fix this issue. Besides that its amazing, great art style and fluid combat. Expand
  4. Jan 1, 2019
    8
    Ni no Kuni 2 was a pleasant surprise, to say the least: I hated the first game because the combat was a mess, the characters were meh andNi no Kuni 2 was a pleasant surprise, to say the least: I hated the first game because the combat was a mess, the characters were meh and overall the only thing that saved the original game was the exploration and the fact you had a huge world to explore...and the sequel does pretty much the same too. To a certain extent.

    First thing first, the game is supposedly set in another world, possibly the same as the first but due to the only reference being Ding Dong Dell it's hard to tell if it's actually the same world: I assume it's the future since there's a reference to an "ancestor" in the game but there's no real hint about that at all.

    The "another world" gist is important since it's "kind" of the main theme of the two games (Ni No Kuni means "second country"), including stuff like soul mates which are a thing of the previous game but is very barebone present here.

    In fact, many things in this game are barebone: the story is about Roland, a president of an unnamed country (most likely USA) who gets transported into another world and meets Evan who's the actual main protagonist since Roland is more like an excuse for the "another world" theme. The plot starts off pretty interesting but falls flat after a couple of hours due to the premise: Evan wants to build a kingdom where there's no war and the first chapters are all about signing an alliance treaty while chasing the obvious final boss complete with dark aura and snake-like costume.

    Problem with the plot is simple: it's poorly told and the more you play the more you notice a severe lack of character development or arcs and it's a shame because the potential was there.
    On the other hand the ending was pretty nice, had a very good twist and the lack of details and hints worked. For the rest it feels rushed to say the least.

    Let's move to the combat, which is actually better than the first game.
    No more action/turn-based hybrids mumbo jumbo that didn't know what it wanted to be but instead legit action combat with dodging, heavy and light attacks and skills to use at full charge: this all sounds great if it wasn't for two major issues that make the combat really bad:

    1) Animation lock. Each time you use a skill or magic your character will be locked in animation for several seconds and this makes you an easy target AND interrupt your skill midway, resulting in losing both mana and charge.
    On top of that enemies have the tendency to aim straight at the player and ignore the other two, resulting in many one-sided battles against them.
    This leads to my other issue which is...

    2) Unbalanced difficulty. The game has 3 difficulties: normal hard and expert, but unless you're a masochist you'll always go for either hard or normal because in expert you can be one shot fairly easy - and since enemies will ALWAYS ignore the other two team members this means you'll always have to kite them. However normal is far too easy but gives the less loot so it's really not worth it which means you'll want to stick with hard most of the time because you get more loot and the fights are more challenging - even though one-shots can still happen.

    However, despite these two major issues of the game it's hard to ignore the best part of the whole package: it's a huge world and filled to the brim with content to do! Sidequests, skirmishes, kingdom simulator, crafting, gathering...there's so much stuff is amazing! The world is also fully explorable and with many dungeons to unlock and secret enemies to beat, they are definitely the best components of the game.

    For starters the kingdom is easy to manage and recruiting all 100 citizens takes a while and involves doing all sorts of activities and requests: each citizen is qualified for something more than the rest so make sure to use them properly to get the benefits out of them. The kingdom also unlocks perks which are very useful for postgame content and it's highly recommended to focus on unlocking everything available as soon as you can.

    Skirmishes are 100% okay but they're not too thrilling. Just make sure to have a skirmishing party around 25-30 for the final chapter of the game.

    Questing is very easy due to a tracker that works wonders and in case you need to find an item the game will tell you where to go and get it! However many quests are all about fetching so be ready for it.

    Crafting is actually not bad for both weapons and armor, as well as higgledies - basically combat helpers - and with the right combination, they can be devastatingly good.

    And overall plenty of challenges which requires a lot of time - for leveling up - and gear to achieve.

    Do I recommend it? Yes of course!

    it's a fun little game with plenty of content to do but ruined by a poorly told story with no character development and missing plot arcs and combat that is not smooth or balanced enough.
    Play it for the exploration and the content that it offers...and ignore the story if you can.
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  5. Mar 20, 2020
    7
    剧情和台词太过于幼稚和无聊, 唯一让我坚持玩下去就是因为画面, 战斗系统比较糟糕, 要么越级打Boss很容易就被秒, 养成方面也比较无聊, 而且任务物品有时候没有任何提示, 不查攻略根本找不到, 一直肝到底, 没有灵魂的新作, 有点失望剧情和台词太过于幼稚和无聊, 唯一让我坚持玩下去就是因为画面, 战斗系统比较糟糕, 要么越级打Boss很容易就被秒, 养成方面也比较无聊, 而且任务物品有时候没有任何提示, 不查攻略根本找不到, 一直肝到底, 没有灵魂的新作, 有点失望
  6. Apr 5, 2018
    6
    Story is childish and boring. Character motivations make no sense. Combat is ok. World is beautiful. A pretty good variety of things to do inStory is childish and boring. Character motivations make no sense. Combat is ok. World is beautiful. A pretty good variety of things to do in this game like war mini-game and base building. Very little amount of voice acting making what voice acting there is feel like a tease. Expand
  7. Jan 9, 2020
    0
    If exist one thing that for me makes a game got grade zero is when have bugs.

    And this game has many, simply inadmissible.

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