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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: 88 out of 155
  2. Negative: 20 out of 155
  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. Feb 8, 2020
    10
    Took me a few hours to get in to this games. But wow!! One of the best jrpg's I played this console generation. The only thing I didn't likeTook me a few hours to get in to this games. But wow!! One of the best jrpg's I played this console generation. The only thing I didn't like was the story. 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. Nov 4, 2018
    8
    Story:7
    Graphics:8
    Style:9
    Animations:7:8
    Gameplay:8
    Mechanics:8
    Sounds:8
    Boss fights:8
  5. Apr 23, 2019
    7
    + Different gameplay elements help bring purpose to the otherwise dull side quests.
    + Graphics are great for a JRPG, though there is a slight
    + Different gameplay elements help bring purpose to the otherwise dull side quests.
    + Graphics are great for a JRPG, though there is a slight stutter in 4K mode.
    + Music is extremely good.
    + Voice acting is very good.
    + The game is fun to try 100%. You will want to get the platinum.
    + There is a small town where they speak in Yorkshire dialect, it's funny.
    +/- The side quests are very basic though rewarding to do.
    - Story alright but it's nothing amazing.
    - The main story is quite short.
    - Easy to miss in gameplay dialogue comes and goes quick, should of been voiced.
    - The combat is very basic and mindless and easy.
    - More of the game could of been voiced acted.
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  6. May 21, 2019
    6
    I don't understand the rave reviews for this. Once you strip away the delightful graphics you are left with quite a dull and repetitive game.I don't understand the rave reviews for this. Once you strip away the delightful graphics you are left with quite a dull and repetitive game.

    The quests and puzzles are what ruined the game for me. So many of the quests are simple fetch quests, annoying and tedious. Combine this with their obligation in order to upgrade your kingdom so the story could advance and I was nearly tearing my hair out. I don't mind assassination missions, but there are just too many dull missions disguised as content, when really the game is quite shallow.

    The puzzles are another despairing experience, not because they're hard, but because they are just so tedious. It's basically "go there and push that switch, cross the bridge, push another switch then double back" ad infinitum. I'd much rather have skipped these and saved time.

    The final bizarre experience I've had is that around chapter 6 I suddenly found myself being quite under-levelled, which is in contrast to many reviews saying the game is quite easy. Albeit I didn't struggle much, I did lose patience with how long levelling up took. I love RPGs but the monotony here made levelling up such a tedious grind.

    If you're desperate for a JRPG then maybe go for this, but there are so many better options out there now. Do not spend anything more than £10/20 on this game.
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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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