- 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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Mar 19, 2018Its 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.
Mar 23, 2018It 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.
Mar 19, 2018Ni 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.
Mar 23, 2018Man 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
Mar 26, 2018I think i'm in love.
This might be one of the best JRPG's I have ever played, Wonderful characters, a lot of Studio Ghibli influences, InI think i'm in love.
This might be one of the best JRPG's I have ever played, Wonderful characters, a lot of Studio Ghibli influences, In case you were scared for the cut scenes not being drawn and directed by Ghibli, let me tell you, they are still super Ghibliish, and very good.
Extremely colorful and diverse world, monsters, characters. Every inch of this game is filled with charm and moments that make you go: "Wooooaaah".
I personally love the fluent real-time-battle system, it makes me want to challenge every monster I come across.
I don't really have a bad word to say about this game tbh, it's just THAT good.
Buy it if you want a fantastic story, characters, world, dungeons, monsters, design, colors.
and the Humor is right up my alley. so yeah 10/10. Thanks for this gem.
side note: The PC port is excellent too, 4k, uncapped framerate and full controller Key-bindings… Expand
Mar 24, 2018wow nino kuni is an amzing game . i am not a big fun of jrpgs but this is the best of all for me and i cant say its not good cz it is a jrpg .wow nino kuni is an amzing game . i am not a big fun of jrpgs but this is the best of all for me and i cant say its not good cz it is a jrpg . the characters especially evan are really good . graphics of the game are great and with some playfull design with some lively colours and astonishing places . combat is also really good and i find exceptional compared to other jrpgs , it propably one of the best combat system i have experienced since now and i have played almost everything on ps4 . it is just so fun that it can get you addicted . story is interesting involving some emotion and houmor all allong the journey in the game . it is just a very well made game , am not sure if ot is for everyone but for anyone who played kingdom hearts , dragon quest or tales of berseria then sure can be absolutely love this one . for me is just the best jrpg on ps4 right now , even better than final fantasy… Expand
Apr 3, 2018It’s a good game indeed. The places, the cities and everything is quite impressive and immersive. I don’t like the design of some playableIt’s a good game indeed. The places, the cities and everything is quite impressive and immersive. I don’t like the design of some playable characters, but I have to admit I purchased the season pass and I rarely do so on a game so quickly. 10 minutes into de game you already know this is not an ordinary rpg, it is a piece of art.… Expand
Apr 4, 2018This game was good.
Its pretty, it has some elements of studio ghiblis' loveable worlds, and it scratches a certain 'progression itch' viaThis game was good.
Its pretty, it has some elements of studio ghiblis' loveable worlds, and it scratches a certain 'progression itch' via gear and building your kingdom.
On tge other hand, the end comes too soon via a relatively simplistic story with minimal character and plot development, the game is VERY easy, and ultimately all the kingdom developement and gear grinding literally doesn't matter by the end of the game. There isn't anything to challenge you or any true justification for all the citizen collecting and kingdom upgrading you did by the end game, aside from personal satisfaction (Okay, and the 10th dreamer's door, but that is really just there to justify post-game grinding and thats not enough for me).
I truly enjoyed the game, though the ending fizzled, and I found myself skipping dialogue by the end (which I almost NEVER do).
I don't think anyone interested will regret buying this game, but I don't think anyone will be missing out if they skip it either. I'm trading mine in now, without bothering with more than a few hours of post-game.… Expand
Apr 16, 2018This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Update 4/16/18: I have finally completed this game and after doing so I have some issues with the glaringly obtuse portions of the game both in the plot and the story not to mention some of the silliest gameplay choices I have seen in quite awhile.
Plot: The game is whimsical and child-like, but that didn't mean the plot also had to be insipid and obvious. Villians change sides on a whim with nearly no explanation other than "Durrr, I need to be good now."
Story: Ni No Kuni 2 doesn't know what it is, what it was going to be, whose story it is, or where it's really going. Is it Evan's story? Is it Roland's story? What character in this group has any story to speak of outside their introduction to the game? Even Doloran and his impromptu reasons for doing anything (you literally find out his reasons at the very end of the game during the final battle). I had no clue until the very end why anything happened or what everything meant....if you can even call it that. There is near to no LORE to the world and very little connection to the prior game. This line of storytelling was a massive letdown for me and soured the entirety of the experience.
Gameplay: Combat is a joke where the only difficulty lies in simply the abnormal amount of damage later enemies can dish out (one-shot deaths) and the arbitrary limit on items usable in combat. The enemies never get more challenging...just their damage output. That is just lazy.
Extra point-Endgame after endgame: There is no endgame...there is a ridiculous partitioning of content that can be finished after you beat the final boss. A literal chunk of the game the devs hacked off from the main game that should not have been here. Final armors/weapons/finishing off evermore and the only place where you could obtain the tools necessary to fight the game's "SECRET BOSS" (10th dream door). Not to mention the absurd notion that all the crafting items you need to get those tools reside inside this one place...and they expect you to grind and grind and grind it until you are high enough level to take it on. This was the stupidest choice Level 5 made and really left me despising them for it. Hours upon hours of building my kingdom and you stick completing it after beating everything?
Bad job folks, really bad job.
I enjoyed NI NO KUNI: Wrath of the White Witch, though if you asked me why I really couldn't tell you. The only things I can remember about that game was the music, the art style, the pokemon-like combat: the whimsical feel of everything. In many aspects, the first game was ALL style and ZERO substance.
Still, for me, that was just fine, and that's rare. Superficial components never carry a title for me--I need more than that in a game, but this series did it...kind of.
So when I heard there was going to be a new title coming and the things that I superficially liked from the first game were more or less gone--I was wary. After spending a few hours with the game though, I was pleased.
Let's get this right out of the way: NI NO KUNI 2 is simple...Way too simple. Combat might be the easiest I have ever come across yet. At level 3 I was able to take down world enemies 8-10 levels above me with ease. Even higher level enemies were simple by steering clear of them and fighting at range. Still, you can spam enemies in straight-up combat with little worry or use of the higgles or items (at least at the very early set of the game). I don't want "dark souls" but I also don't want "sesame street" and this game veers too close to sesame street.
The graphics are wonderful. With full 4k and HDR enabled, the game is stunning. There are very few jagged animations and movement is fluid in "dungeons" and open world combat.
The musical score takes its cues from the original title, with soaring and whimsical arrangements to suit the moment (mostly). There were a few moments when the music and location did not line up, but can easily be overlooked due to how wonderful it is.
The story is cheesy and frankly, common fare for the genre. I would have liked more depth, but it doesn't derail too much from the overall package. Also, the splotchy use of voice acting is a down note. Sometimes there are spoken words, sometimes you get a perfunctory word like "Yes" or "Ah" but not much more, and sometimes you just get word bubbles. I would preferred consistency here. Either actual voice acting for the whole game or NO voice acting for the whole game. As it is right now, it feels disjointed at best or unfinished at worst.
The biggest point for me with the time I've spent with the game so far is if I will continue and finish or just abandon it for something better (or go back to a game I've already started). I think for the time being I will continue until I beat it. It seems to be a good time but doesn't do anything revolutionary. I feel like I've played this game before and that's not a bad thing, but it could have been more.… Expand
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