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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: 77 out of 135
  2. Negative: 18 out of 135
  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 5, 2018
    10
    I love the first game, and somehow, the sequel is even better. The art-style and graphics are beautiful. The music is moving. Gameplay isI love the first game, and somehow, the sequel is even better. The art-style and graphics are beautiful. The music is moving. Gameplay is perfect and improved from the first game. Love all the cute little creatures and looting is great! Halfway through and am slow-playing it, because I don't want it to end. Expand
  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 1, 2018
    8
    Still finishing up the game, but I have done most of what the game has to offer. There is some great stuff to say here, and the game deservesStill finishing up the game, but I have done most of what the game has to offer. There is some great stuff to say here, and the game deserves its praise. To start, there is a lot of gameplay variety and a whole lot to do. It seems often that you are playing multiple different games, yet each type of activity blends with the others seamlessly. The game is composed of three parts; a real-time arena type combat (similar to final fantasy 15), real-time army tactics (total war series), and a city building simulator (sim city). The goal of the game is to build a new kingdom and to have all the kingdoms of the world sign a peace treaty called the "declaration of interdependence". This journey will have you traveling throughout each kingdom and discovering new lands as you build your little town into a thriving kingdom. Of the three gameplay types, the real-time strategy is definitely the weakest. it is not by any means a negative, but it does stand out as being less engaging an activity. The art style and animation is what will stand out for most. It is very reminiscent of Ghibli films and their art style, Cartoony and simplistic, but endearing. The open world is for the most part an traditional RPG format with miniaturized character models who travel through areas with sparse roaming enemies who will trigger a combat scenario if encountered. The leveling system and combat mechanics are superb with many ways to master combat abilities to take on the toughest foes. Very rewarding. To mention some negatives, the game sometimes relies to heavily on reading character text rather than hearing the voice actors. It would have been nice to have that extra effort put in and experience more character acting. The story is fun but by no means the pinnacle of pristine story telling. Overall, there is a great time to be had with Ni No Kuni 2 for those fans of modern and traditional RPGs. Expand
  5. Aug 6, 2018
    7
    For everything this game seems to do right, there's something that comes around that brings it back down. The combat in the game is a veryFor everything this game seems to do right, there's something that comes around that brings it back down. The combat in the game is a very well done action RPG style that I thought was the best part of the game. However while the combat is extremely fun and engaging, the extremely cookie-cutter story is beyond boring and seemingly meant for a much younger audience. I kinda expected that but there were moments where it was almost agonizingly hard to get through. I found myself just skipping alot of the dialogue towards the end because I just really didn't care about what was going on. The main reason to keep playing was the kingdom building aspect of the game. It's how you get basically all of the upgrades throughout the game and gaining new citizens to build up your kingdom was the highlight for me. I wasn't impressed that EVERY side quest devolved into a fetch quest. There are so many fetch quests in this game it could probably have been added as a subtitle to the game. Nothing was too hard to come by, even though there are a few quests that are oddly misplaced in where they are available in the game. Meaning there are some that were designed for items you get in the end game they ask for early on and vice-versa. It seems like a bit of an oversight. The main thing I can say about this game is that at least the story was more bearable then the first game. It's not as kiddy as the first game was, but its still extremely boring at times because it was clearly made with a younger audience in mind. I could recommend this to anyone who's pre-teens might be wanting to get into a light JRPG style game. As the combat and kingdom building parts are actually very good. It's just hard to recommend to anyone over that age because that's not exactly this games target audience IMO. Expand
  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 25, 2018
    0
    Почему в игре такой маленький шрифт? Я в упор стою возле телевизора и не могу прочитать текст. Позор разработчикам игры, которые намеренноПочему в игре такой маленький шрифт? Я в упор стою возле телевизора и не могу прочитать текст. Позор разработчикам игры, которые намеренно ухудшает здоровье (зрение) потребителям! Ну а сама игра... Однообразная, скучная.
    Единственный плюс игры это субтитры на русском языке.
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