Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

Okay, I'm 36 hours in (and at the beginning of Chapter 7), and I am having a great time. There are perhaps too many systems and things to keep track of --so much so that I've had to neglect some of them so as not to go crazy. One of those is the Higgledies, whom I really haven't looked into and have barely developed. Same goes for combat spells, but since they don't seem to be all that necessary, I'm guessing I'm okay in that regard.

Something I'm really enjoying is the kingdom building and citizen recruiting, even if some of those quests to get them to join you are... well, a little underwhelming. On the flip side, something I don't care much for is the skirmishes, perhaps because I am not exactly a gifted tactician (not that you really, really need to be), so I've been avoiding those until I have to go through one to advance in the story... and then I have to go do other skirmishes to level up.

All in all, I'm finding the game super charming, so I'm very glad I gave it a chance, and I am looking forward to continuing with the story.

Mario_Alba wrote:

Okay, I'm 36 hours in (and at the beginning of Chapter 7), and I am having a great time. There are perhaps too many systems and things to keep track of --so much so that I've had to neglect some of them so as not to go crazy. One of those is the Higgledies, whom I really haven't looked into and have barely developed. Same goes for combat spells, but since they don't seem to be all that necessary, I'm guessing I'm okay in that regard.

Something I'm really enjoying is the kingdom building and citizen recruiting, even if some of those quests to get them to join you are... well, a little underwhelming. On the flip side, something I don't care much for is the skirmishes, perhaps because I am not exactly a gifted tactician (not that you really, really need to be), so I've been avoiding those until I have to go through one to advance in the story... and then I have to go do other skirmishes to level up.

All in all, I'm finding the game super charming, so I'm very glad I gave it a chance, and I am looking forward to continuing with the story.

I had similar thoughts. I'd have preferred less systems but more direct reliance on them to make progress. I enjoyed the city building from the completionist point of view, but I ended up purely focussed on making the numbers go up and ticking things off the list. (I also feel bad about the dozens of hours I left the PS4 on in the background so I could accumulate money/resources in the city)

Less is more.

Just started this today on PC. I'm really loving the art style! Honestly may be one of the most beautifully animated games I've ever played. Looking forward to getting deeper into it.

radaxian wrote:

(I also feel bad about the dozens of hours I left the PS4 on in the background so I could accumulate money/resources in the city)[/i]

I was tempted to do that a couple of times, but I stayed strong, hahaha.

Also, I finished the game yesterday. I spent 58 hours and 29 minutes playing, which I know is normal for a JRPG, but it is a lot longer than I usually spend playing a game. Overall, I had a great time with it, but the last chapter dragged on a little because of its structure, in my opinion. I was level 65 when I faced the last boss, and it was enough to succeed in that battle without suffering too much, so that was good too.

I know there is some post-game content, but I doubt I will continue playing, because I have this weird thing when, once I see the credits roll, I am done with the game. I ended up recruiting 74 citizens for Evermore and building all the buildings you can build before finishing the game (I think there is one more after you finish the game), and defeated about 45 of the 50 initial tainted monsters. I did over a 100 side quests and 150 errands, so I think I've pretty much gotten everything I wanted to get out of the game.

So, to sum it up, I had a great time, I thought the game was charming and fun, and now I don't need to even think of starting another JRPG for a while .