Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

Easy Allies review

*at 8 minutes in there is the best of all possible news for me. The game is only around 30 hours to finish the main story!

Gaming Bolt review

Can't wait!

Oh wow. I really couldn't get into the first one due to the combat. But this looks fantastic. The combat, the mini-games, the characters. Look forward to seeing more reviews!

Saw the special edition has Amazon prime discount now, so only $63.

Kind of tempted, I love steelbooks, etc.

But of course I never finished the first game. That 30 hour news sounds good to me too

I thought this was an ARPG and was seriously going to give the whole JRPG thing another try.. but its some sort of quasi action timer combat. Bummer.

Happy its reviewing superbly across the board, the world looks as colourful & as imaginative as ever, I'll have to get this pre-ordered tonight.

Spikeout wrote:

Happy its reviewing superbly across the board, the world looks as colourful & as imaginative as ever, I'll have to get this pre-ordered tonight.

USGamer review, for contrast, rates it more as “okay.”

Q not E

Bubblefuzz wrote:

Yeah... this'll be my second purchase at release game this year I reckon.

+ The first was Monster Hunter... this looks like a more manageable time commitment for sure

Great reviews, can't wait to get into this.

steinkrug wrote:
Spikeout wrote:

Happy its reviewing superbly across the board, the world looks as colourful & as imaginative as ever, I'll have to get this pre-ordered tonight.

USGamer review, for contrast, rates it more as “okay.”

Yeah seen there were a few lower scores with IGN's 7.8, Destructoid's 7.5 & the US Gamer one you linked to there, I'm optimistic its gonna be more towards the higher end of the spectrum.

Spikeout wrote:
steinkrug wrote:
Spikeout wrote:

Happy its reviewing superbly across the board, the world looks as colourful & as imaginative as ever, I'll have to get this pre-ordered tonight.

USGamer review, for contrast, rates it more as “okay.”

Yeah seen there were a few lower scores with IGN's 7.8, Destructoid's 7.5 & the US Gamer one you linked to there, I'm optimistic its gonna be more towards the higher end of the spectrum.

It's a Level-5 game, so there's a certain "how many fetch quests can you handle before you mark the score down?" going on.

I've come to accept many menial tasks are going to be present coupled with a rather thin and simple gameplay. The tradeoff is polish, high production values and generally good story.

Polygon Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom review

Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom is a classic JRPG transported into the contemporary era. Infused with ideas from the Suikoden series, the Dark Cloud games, and with a firm understanding about what makes action gameplay engaging and exciting, Ni no Kuni 2 continually surprised me with how effortlessly it kept me from getting too bogged down in details and minutiae.

The PS4 preload is downloaded. One day to go!

Future Press is releasing a guide for the game in a week. Their other books have been fantastic.

Mine is on the way! I did order up the guide when it was on sale, so that should be here eventually

Livestream: Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - World map, Higgledies and more!

if you wait until this is released.. you can get it at a 20% discount with the one time code that you can get for the PSN Store.

Tomorrow!

I loved the 1st game and I will definitely give this one a good try

TheGameguru wrote:

if you wait until this is released.. you can get it at a 20% discount with the one time code that you can get for the PSN Store.

Good hot tip! Here’s a quick rundown on how to get the discount. If I impulse No No Kuni 2 it’s nice to know I’ll at least score a deal.

Mmmmmm i dont know if htat guide is worth it heheh

Certis wrote:
TheGameguru wrote:

if you wait until this is released.. you can get it at a 20% discount with the one time code that you can get for the PSN Store.

Good hot tip! Here’s a quick rundown on how to get the discount. If I impulse No No Kuni 2 it’s nice to know I’ll at least score a deal.

Gone. All vouchers were claimed.

Only got to play for a bit. First impressions:

- The visuals are great. Art direction and animation in particular are really nice. And I really dig the style they use for the sort of storybook segments.
- There is an overall polish to the game.
- Happy there are language options (I went with Japanese and subs).
- Runs really well on PC and is super smooth.
- It controls really well and the default keybinds aren't too bad but unfortunately, you can't rebind keys and the mouse feels slightly off in menus.
- The UI and menus seem to be good so far and easy to navigate.
- Combat is satisfying albeit a bit simplistic.

And from what little previews I saw, there are a lot of systems and mechanics I haven't even been introduced to yet. Looking forward to playing an unhealthy amount this weekend

Only played 20 mins or so myself, the controls feel extremely fluid, the light attack is very fast, the strong attack feels immediate but it packs an appropriate punch. Its great that the dodge is in there & the block, even after these early impressions it feels so much better than the orginal.

The game looks great, can't wait to get out of the castle. English voice acting is good, although the boy might get a tad annoying but I haven't heard enough.

I’m looking forward to more impressions and some enabling.

The 30 hour mark makes this the big JRPG I'll probably play for the year. I learnt a hard lesson last year with Persona 5...

I've played a little over an hour on the PS4 Pro. Runs fine and looks very nice. Couple of thoughts:

1) I REALLY dislike the look they went with for Evan. I honestly thought he was a girl for the first half hour.

2) The combat is too easy. Hopefully this changes. I got to the open world last night and honestly starting falling asleep because fights were numerous and boring. I'll try to avoid fights.

If the combat doesn't get more interesting I don't see me getting through it. I've read that most of the side quests are fetch quests...that won't help. Disappointed so far but I'll give it some more time. Maybe the kingdom building will help.

I haven't played much yet, but I'm enjoying it so far. The battles against regular enemies have usually been quick, which is good for me. The boss fights have been a bit more challenging, and seem to punish you not paying attention. After some difficult games earlier in the year (Celeste, Monster Hunter World), I'm happy to take on an easier task.

The game looks great, and has been very charming.

BigKid66 wrote:

2) The combat is too easy. Hopefully this changes. I got to the open world last night and honestly starting falling asleep because fights were numerous and boring. I'll try to avoid fights.

Yeah, the combat is way too easy. I'm hoping it gets more challenging later but it could really use a rebalance or difficulty options.

The Kotaku review mentioned it stays too easy and could use difficulty settings.

I picked it up yesterday but haven't gotten to play yet. Still deep into Monster Hunter.