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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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  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. Negative: 27 out of 187
  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. Jun 21, 2020
    10
    Masterpiece, its just an amazing game for everyone. They tend to be on the pricey side but if you get a promotion, its a must buy.

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    Masterpiece, its just an amazing game for everyone. They tend to be on the pricey side but if you get a promotion, its a must buy.

    Lengthy deep story, very fantasy and probably a bit too childish but it succeeds at telling a true, meaninful story with characters you care about with a fun gameolay system I wish other JRPGs would adopt.

    For all Zelda fans who dont have a Nintendo, this is pribanly the closest thing you might get to a simillar game
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  3. Mar 26, 2018
    9
    How do you make a great JRPG in 2018?
    You take from all the top RPGs that have existed in the last 15+ years.
    There is a lot of Ni no Kuni
    How do you make a great JRPG in 2018?
    You take from all the top RPGs that have existed in the last 15+ years.

    There is a lot of Ni no Kuni (PS3) in this game - it is mostly in the music, story, animation and design... and that's about it. And then there's the rest, which I won't spoil with specifics.

    There is Witcher 3 in this game. There is FInal Fantasy VII in this game. There is Pokemon in this game. There is Zelda in this game. There is Tales in this game.

    In fact, for the first time in a while, I am actually having as much fun with this game as I first had with both Witcher 3 and FFVII when I played them in their own time... that, despite the fact that this game is not geared towards the same audience - those two other games are not necessarily for children... as we well know. This one, however, is.

    The most important factor, I think, which truly amazed me was how important all the characters are. I had become disappointed with character heavy JRPGs as of late, especially when you could easily tell stuff like, "Oh... that one with the boob physics is only there for that," or, "The dude with the creepy personality, licking his knives and sh*t, is only there for that." Basically, characters that don't need to be in the game.

    And then there's this game. The game that was allowed time to be developed because the first one sort of failed. The game that will probably make the first one a "hidden gem" and "collectible classic" now, and will skyrocket the price of an unopened copy upwards of $150 in a few years. The game that shows us, the same way Witcher 3 and Zelda BotW showed us... that when you have time to make a game and don't rush it, all the planned elements CAN be there. The game that, thankfully, will only disappoint people who don't like JRPGs. Which is exactly how it should be for all major releases.
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  4. Nov 4, 2018
    8
    Story:7
    Graphics:8
    Style:9
    Animations:7:8
    Gameplay:8
    Mechanics:8
    Sounds:8
    Boss fights:8
  5. Oct 12, 2019
    7
    Muy infantil, se nota que está hecho con prisas. La mano de estudios Ghibli casi no se nota y la historia pasa inadvertida
  6. Feb 26, 2022
    6
    Straight to the point. This game is different from the 1st Ni No Kuni but most of the game element and feature is a complete downgrade fromStraight to the point. This game is different from the 1st Ni No Kuni but most of the game element and feature is a complete downgrade from the 1st Ni No Kuni

    The world is not necessarily larger than before, its at least the same or even smaller. The world still beautiful but not as rich as the previous title of the series.

    This time around they make the jump feature "a bit" useful than before where jump button is a complete trash as it didn't serve any purpose or anything in the game.

    Enemy or monsters type is a complete downgrade, there are too few of them which you will meet all of them whenever you go in the world of Ni No Kuni 2.

    Input buttons is way too confusing. Even after spending around 50 hours in the game I still miss-press the button which I intended to like why you back to traditional buttons input? And there's no setting to adjust or change that.

    Once again, they are trying to create a way of customization for player in the game but for me it still just way too much. Tactic tweaker, armory which consist of 3 weapons, armor, boots, necklace, etc.

    One thing that they do right in my opinion is the addition of "Kingdom" which you manage your own Kingdom and its fun but later when you reach level 3, the coins is moving up very slow which I abandon it at the last minute.

    Conclusion: Great game but they change and broke too many great things from the 1st Ni No Kuni. Drop the game after 67 hours (Chapter 8) due to leveling is not really smooth so I often encounter enemy that 5-7 levels above me where I can say that I'm the type of grinding player when playing RPG
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  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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