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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: 91 out of 161
  2. Negative: 19 out of 161
  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. Apr 16, 2018
    9
    Ok - so I just cleared it after 50hrs on Chapter 9. I can tell you this game is great but not a masterpiece like the first one. Its anOk - so I just cleared it after 50hrs on Chapter 9. I can tell you this game is great but not a masterpiece like the first one. Its an amazing game but has some things that could be have been done better. Overall, I give it 9/10 any anyone giving this less than 8 isn't really being honest since.. the Music, Gameplay and Graphics are definitely high.

    I have played the first one - Ni No Kuni and so I had very high expectations. I would say this game has a different tone and game-play than the original, but none the less, just as charming. You don’t need to play the first Ni No Kuni to really enjoy the 2nd one, completely two different worlds, story and gameplay. Overall, I would give this a 9/10 so far and here is how I broke it down.

    Graphics- 10 absolutely the best! Its basically JRPG anime game! It virtually looks like you are playing an ANIME game. The hand drawn characters, background and settings are very impressive. They did a fantastic job and thought the cut scenes were amazing.

    Sound- 9.5. The music chords and instruments are spectacular and very easy to listen to. You can tell that real instruments are being played and it works harmoniously with the story and combat. A few criticisms about the Song are lack of variety being played during certain battle sequences and cut-scenes. I wished final boss songs were different than the regular . I also felt more dubs were needed in the story. They left way too much voice acting out of the story telling. I think it had to be because of budget?

    Story- 9.0- while the story started off very slow compared the first Ni No Kuni this was picks up after chapter 6.. And the final chapter 9 actually has some good spots.. But it just didn't have the charm or story telling that Studio Ghibli had in the original! I felt this wasn’t as emotional, or as impressive as the first one, but still very good! The character development is not as strong and I am not too sure if I have a connection with King Evan as the main protagonist. While the other characters are interesting I wished we had a more of backstory to them as well so we can feel like we are a team rather than randomly adding new characters to the roster.

    Gameplay- 9! Here is where I can tell they (Bandai) spent a lot of time in. I am really enjoying the various gameplays- building my kingdom- Sim City, which has a direct impact on my weapons, magic and everything! Also, the fun Army’s Battles was a great addition as well. The only thing I don't care about are the invisible walls when going into battle fights. The invisible walls are distracting and made some fights a bit difficult since my character can get stuck. Basically, I think they took TALES games and incorporated the battle mechanics in this since they are owned by same company -Bandai. Pe

    -Critics and other gamers are saying the game isn’t challenging enough? I sort of agree in some aspects, but I disagree if they are fighting against enemies 20+ levels higher than your characters aren't fast traveling back to get healed up. If you really want to make it challenging you can! Don't have any armor, don't use potions, don't use any special attacks.. You can make it like Dark Souls if you really wanted too - but 90% of players are just saying its too easy because that's basically the only critique they have.

    Overall- 9.0/10! This is definitely an amazing game and disregard anything lower than 8 on this. With the amazing graphics, sounds and gameplay, it has me hooked and played over 50hrs within 3days. I am looking forward to the expansion that will come later on and I will continue my review once I finished it but so far so good. And the only real criticism I have is the story, not enough voice in story, and character development is a tad weak and not as strong as the first original Ni No Kuni. But that's because Studio Ghibli was not involved. But overall it's still a very solid game and would recommend players to try!
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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. 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. Nov 5, 2019
    0
    This game is an absolute horror. There is no voice acting except few cinematics, you need to read texts. Musics are so horrible they game me aThis game is an absolute horror. There is no voice acting except few cinematics, you need to read texts. Musics are so horrible they game me a headache I had to turn it off. Gameplay is terribly easy and just button mashing.

    I truly just created an account just to write the truth about this piece of garbage so others wont spend their hard earned money on this. They obviously had no budget making the game and wrapped it up quick and cheap.
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