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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: 73 out of 125
  2. Negative: 17 out of 125
  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. Apr 6, 2018
    10
    Ni No Kuni ll is a really nice game with it nice story,likable characters and easy gameplay but also hard to master in fact the kingdomNi No Kuni ll is a really nice game with it nice story,likable characters and easy gameplay but also hard to master in fact the kingdom building is really nice and gives move spirit to the game.

    The Graphic made it look like a good anime in fact it looks beautiful even on the lowest setting is still good

    I can,t even quit after playing this game like I spread tons of hours trying to complete all the side quest and the main story in which I fail to do in fact I going to play it even more right now to hopefully finish the story
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  3. Mar 26, 2018
    9
    This is a wonderful game, i've played 11 hours already and feel like I haven't scratched the surface.

    The pacing of the game is spot on,
    This is a wonderful game, i've played 11 hours already and feel like I haven't scratched the surface.

    The pacing of the game is spot on, the story while cliched is decent, the characters are all likeable, the combat is fun, the kingdom building is surprisingly decent, i even enjoy the skirmish battles

    Th only negative I can find is that its too easy, it needs a hard mode (which maybe coming with the season pass I believe) I have only encountered one battle where I had to take a health potion. I have not tried the tainted beasts yet though, so they may offer some challenge

    Buy this game if you like RPG's you wont be disappointed
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  4. Jul 7, 2018
    8
    Incredible game with these stunning Ghibli-studio graphics-like.
    The story is for sure a high point, along with the gameplay with elements of
    Incredible game with these stunning Ghibli-studio graphics-like.
    The story is for sure a high point, along with the gameplay with elements of JRPG mixed with hack n slash features.
    Cons: side quests are way too repetitive. Poor skills diversity.

    Can't wait for the season pass content!
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  5. Apr 7, 2018
    7
    В конце марта выходили две крупные новинки: Ni No Kuni 2 и Far Cry 5. Мой выбор пал на первое. В итоге я не пожалел о покупке, но всё жеВ конце марта выходили две крупные новинки: Ni No Kuni 2 и Far Cry 5. Мой выбор пал на первое. В итоге я не пожалел о покупке, но всё же остался несколько разочарован.
    В чем же вызвано мое разочарование? Это сюжет и персонажи. Хоть и герои имеют хороший дизайн, но являются лишь манекенами, у них практически нет раскрытия. Они выполняют свою роль в кат-сценах, но не более. Они никак не взаимодействуют друг с другом и не комментируют происходящие события. Они просто пустышки с хорошим дизайном. Сюжет же прост и банален. Все "неожиданные" повороты читаются наперёд. А некоторые события заставляют биться об стену. Я не против наивности и простоты, но сюжет не работает ни со стороны персонажей, ни со стороны саспенса. А ведь я рассчитывал получить хотя бы интересных героев. Хотя назвать историю полным сливом у меня тоже не получится. Всё-таки в игре есть атмосфера сказки, но всё же она не столь сильна, как я думал.
    Главный минус игры - это второстепенные квесты. Разработчики говорили, что их целью является западная аудитория, но какого чёрта в игре квесты уровня средненькой MMORPG? В игре около 160 второстепенных квестов, но интересных серди них штук 10.
    Плюсы:
    +Графика
    +Геймплей
    +Музыка

    Минусы:
    -Сюжет
    -Второстепенные квесты
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  6. Mar 31, 2018
    6
    Unfortunately the beauty in this game is only skin deep. Yes, the soundtrack and graphics are nice but the gameplay itself is lacking.
    The
    Unfortunately the beauty in this game is only skin deep. Yes, the soundtrack and graphics are nice but the gameplay itself is lacking.
    The most satisfying gameplay element is Citizen recruitment, however your recruits are rarely fleshed out and recruitment often amount to a few lines of shallow dialogue and a fetch or monster extermination quest.
    Battles are pretty and flashy but offer no real challenge (beyond the tainted challenge monsters).
    Shallow motivations from villains take away from the otherwise passable plot.
    Kingdom management is a nice distraction from the fetch quests. You assign your citizens around your kingdom to help you, whether it be collecting materials, making medicine, helping you learn magic...
    If you don't mind endless fetch quests broken up with a little kingdom management and some eye-roll moments at the enemies, I'd pick this game up on sale.
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  7. Nov 13, 2018
    0
    Horrible shallow version of the first game. A big disappointment as a fan of the first.

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