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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: 67 out of 113
  2. Negative: 14 out of 113
  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. Mar 30, 2018
    10
    Красивая, умная и интересная игра. Один из главных шедевров 2018 года.
  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. 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. Jun 12, 2018
    7
    Melanie Tong

    My Final Opinions On Ni No Kuni II After going through and playing Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, I think it’s safe to
    Melanie Tong

    My Final Opinions On Ni No Kuni II

    After going through and playing Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, I think it’s safe to say that it’s a pretty good game.It was fun, and it had a lot of aspects that were pretty wonderful like the game play, which was fast paced and engaging, and some aspects it fell a little flat in, like the writing of the characters. But overall, my review will encompace certain aspects of the game that tie into the overall enjoyment, like it’s genre and aesthetic, and I’ll talk about how some aspects just didn’t pay out well.

    Ni No Kuni II is about as much of a hack and slash Action JRPG, Japanese Role Playing Game, as it can be. The game play is very simplistic, but it does have some satisfying moments when you land a special strike or dodging a large enemy attack. Ni No Kuni also formats itself to a lot of JRPG tropes which is more team centric focus where you’re controlling a team of people towards one goal as opposed to a Western RPG that’s more player focused like Skyrim. Along with that, there is And if you’re interested in playing a hack and slash JRPG, Ni No Kuni would be right up your alley.

    Another that drew me into Ni No Kuni was how it looked and the fact that the first game has animated cutscenes made by Studio Ghibli, creator of such animated films like Spirited Away. This unexpected partnership between Level-5 Studios and Ghibli produced a visually stunning game Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. Which then lead to a large audience wanting a new game and after years later, Level-5 Studios makes a new game with intentions to allow the players to explore the world of Ni No Kuni. And I have to say that Ni No Kuni packs a punch in terms of visuals, it really sells that feeling of being somewhere magical and mystical, like you’re in another world. But it does fall short, in comparison to the first because it lacks that 2D animation flair that made the first game so special. The different worlds that you go to also have their own flair, and although it doesn’t have special 2d cutscenes, I believe that it still is stunning.

    My main issue with the game stems from the writing. The narrative of the story follows a basic format, and it’s seems to add no struggle or conflict with the characters. There are no stakes when Evan, the main character does something. Evan is about as boring as white bread. He hardly changes throughout the story, and every conflict that he’s given is solved by being kind. He makes no hard decisions or gives the players hard decisions to make. The game, as explorative as it is, railroads the player into these situations. Because of this it’s difficult to engage the players into the game, which is a huge issue when the game is focused on Evan and the story.

    I believed that this issue could have been avoided if the game focused more on who they were creating it for. What I mean by that is that, there was a 7 year gap in between the first game and the second, and as that progressed the audience of the game grew up too. I think the game is very child like, and the marketing insisted that the story was more grown up and the world was more expansive for those who played the original and wanted to explore the world of Ni No Kuni. So a lot of people say that the game is too easy and story is really basic because it’s kind of made for kids when the community is comprised of adults and teens. As for kids who play this game, I think it’s good. It enforces that “be nice” mentality, and it teaches a lot of good morals.

    In summary, I believe that the game is good for people who enjoy Studio Ghibli films, and enjoy the sort of hack and slash combat system tied in with small kingdom building simulator. Along with the large world exploration and the different areas to go through, I also believe that Ni No Kuni has an amazing concept and a creative and well created world. But the main issues fall in the writing of the story and the balancing system. And if you want an aesthetically pleasing 3d cartoon style game, I would also recommend the game. Overall this is my review after playing Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom.
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  6. Apr 5, 2018
    6
    Let's just start by saying I loved the first game. The main character was awesome, animation was simply amazing, the world beautiful, andLet's just start by saying I loved the first game. The main character was awesome, animation was simply amazing, the world beautiful, and story kept me glued to my tv for countless hours while trying to get all familiars. When I started playing the second one I felt the difference from the start. Everything that made the first game great was gone. This is the first game that makes me want to know more about Roland, who is not the main character, more than the main one( lets get something clear, if you're a president of a country with years of experience, will you really follow a silly little boy, who does not know a single thing when it comes to creating a country?). When it comes to building the actual structures, this is the first time I've encountered free online mmo strategies in a single player game. Want to upgrade this spell? WAIT 93 MINUTES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. I'm currently just waiting for the gold in my capital to GENERATE itself, you heard right, i'm not actually doing anything, just watching netflix waiting for it to be done, just like Farmville. Good thing it has an easy platinum so I can trade it back to the shop when I'm finished with it. (edit: I'm down to my last trophy and let me just say this, after finishing everything so far I have 1300 balls and the trophy is to get 2000. It would be ok if not for the fact that they are randomly generated.... this game literally sucks BALLS ^^) Expand
  7. Mar 25, 2018
    0
    Bad game with poor graphics and slow loadings.

    I do not recommend anyone to buy this game.

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