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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 242 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Action RPG with tons to do.

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    Gaming101
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    The first things you will notice about this game are the stellar anime-styled graphics and the beautiful music. Developed by Level-5, Ni No Kuni 2 is an action RPG with all the style and musical prowess of a Studio Ghibli animation film (especially since staffers from them worked on this game). A young boy king named Evan is in danger when a coup overthrows his kingdom. Meanwhile a mysterious man named Roland (who is a ruler himself) is magically transported to Evan's kingdom where he protects him and helps him escape. Evan, with the guidance and wisdom of Roland, sets out to create his own Kingdom where everyone will live "Happily Ever After" and restore peace and order to the land. The combat uses melee, magic and ranged attacks in an action format where you can switch between characters on the fly (and you will need it with certain enemies). After you progress through the tutorial levels, you eventually get to a world map where little Chibi designs of your characters will walk the plains and mountains and confront enemies - which then take you back to the action RPG battle segments. You meet some wonderful characters along the way and early on run into these little creatures called Higgledies. These cute little creatures will fight along side your characters in the action RPG battle segments - sometimes with cannon ranged attacks, fire attacks or even dark magic attacks. You can have multiple ones on the field with you and depending on their "moods" some will get along better with others which in turn will make them more powerful on the field with you. The world is expansive. In addition to the castle section, you have plains, mountains, forests and labyrinths. There are chests and items scattered through the map which give you incentive to check everywhere but do be careful as a powerful enemy could be lurking around which could easily kill you. Another thing that was interesting is that in addition to the world map encounters and RPG battles, you eventually enter into some Real Time Strategy-styled battles when attempting to clear the land for your kingdom. Here you have a certain number of warriors on the World Map and direct your army with ranged and melee attacks. There is a lot to do and accomplish in this game, as well as much food for thought. In addition to simply fighting to survive, you are gaining allies, liberating areas and creating your own kingdom. The fighting felt quick and satisfying but the deeper conditions of how to create a brand new kingdom from scratch really was an interesting premise. One thing of note is that there is a lot of dialog in this game and not all of it is voiced. There is some excellent voice work but many times, a cutscene would commence and then for some time there would be simply text to read. With the beautiful graphics and music as well as some of the situations, I wish they could have done a bit more voice work to flesh out the characters. The Premium Edition has a beautiful Steel Case and comes with a CD with (4) songs from the game. I wish there could have been more because this soundtrack is beautiful. There is also a Paper Craft Diorama that comes with it showing Evan in front of a crowd that you have to assemble for a 3-D effect. I would recommend just keeping this in its plastic as it was ridiculous to try and put together. Overall, if you are looking for a sweet story with some excellent action RPG segments but with tons to do, then I would recommend this game. Just be prepared for a lot of dialog and a lesson on how to create a world where "Everyone can Live Happily Ever After!" :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not the Step Up I Wanted But Still Great

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    Netora
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    This game brings in so many new features to the previous game while also strangely removing the cool pokemon monster system from the last game. These new gameplay features or styles include an RTS game called skirmishes that are similar to Pikmin with controlling multiple armies with multiple units in them and It's also similar to Fire Emblem with a form of the weapon triangle. Also included is a My Kingdom mode that is closely tied to the whole theme of the game with building a brand new kingdom from the ground up in a sort of game similar to something like the recent Final Fantasy XV mobile game. These all form the identity that is Ni No Kuni 2 and whilst they all fit into the game quite nicely it's hard to not miss the monster system from the previous entry to fully feel like this game is a real full blown improvement. We do get multiple weapons and armors for each character, but the challenge wasn't there to make me care, at least when going down the main story anyway. For the more experienced, who really want a challenge look at the new Tainted Monsters. If you have played things like the Xenoblade games these are the unique monsters that are super tough and are much stronger and smarter than your average monster. Story-wise I feel the pacing could have been more fleshed out with some longer dungeons as it feels the whole time the game is giving you much more story than gameplay. One thing that bothered me the most is that there is this new feature where the characters talk while the game is going on kind of similar to the skit idea in the Tales Of series. The problem with these is that unlike Tales Of they are not voiced and appear just as quickly as they disappear which is a very strange design decision as I always felt like I was missing out because I wasn't living up to their unrealistic required speed to reading them, let alone while I'm playing. Of course, there are TONS of side quests that for the most part, all fit into the whole My Kingdom mode and RTS skirmishes that exceed the game's value. Take this game at your own pace and you are definitely sure to enjoy the charming world of Ni No Kuni 2.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Charming Game

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    Lily
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    This is a very fun, light game that is good for relaxation. It's a nice game to play in between high energy games or after a stressful day. It's not very addicting, but it's definitely fun to play once in a while. The story is interesting, and it remains very simple throughout the game (which I found refreshing) Because there is so much to do in the game, you can spend a bunch of time playing and not advance the story at all. The story, music, world design, and characters are all reminiscent of a Studio Ghibli movie (such as, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke). The music especially is fantastic. The game is very easy, especially if you become over leveled, however most of the side content is decently challenging. The combat is actually really fun, and works well. There are a lot of side activities, in addition to the main quest. The most interesting part of the game for me is the kingdom building. The side quests tie into the kingdom building because all of they can lead to you gaining new citizens. Everything in the kingdom is upgradeable and gives you some advantage in game. I really enjoyed the game, and I recommend it if you want to play something that will brighten your day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    not as good as the 1st.

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    Fillupdaniel
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    I just want to let everyone know that I LOVED the first Ni No Kuni it was FANTASTIC! I was so hyped when this one was announced, I pre ordered it. I played the game and let me just say that I hated the story, It was lackluster, it felt rushed, nothing truly seemed like it was connected in the end. Game play it self was fun, tho I wish there was a harder setting, I got the premium addition which comes with some extra DLC, I don't even know if I got that, I paid like 20$ more then the regular game by itself, Next thing I know best buy is now selling it for 20$ Ugh -_-. Anyway I was overall sad and displeased with the game, 40% of the game was like a mobile app "farmville" experience where you collect citizens and wait while they learn different things or farm for things or wait while you accumulate money. It did get addicting but for a "real" game I expected more. I think I spent more game play expanding the kingdom rather then play the game (if you expand the kingdom you progress better in the game)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ni no Kuni is Still Amazing

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    First and foremost, the game is superb. If you're a fan of the first then it's a no brainer. What was originally said about the first game is still true for this one, it feels as if you're playing a Ghibli movie and it's just as excellent. I've sunk many hours into the game and it keeps bringing me back into it. From the ability to grow your kingdom, the engaging battle mechanics to the intriguing story, there's nothing that this game falls short on. And don't fret if you didn't play the first one. The game is entirely insular, similar to how Final Fantasy games. Speaking of which, much like Final Fantasy I truly hope that Ni no Kuni become's Level-5's Final Fantasy and that there will be a 3rd game in the future with many more to follow. I highly recommend this to any fan of Ghibli films, JRPG enthusiasts or those that want to try a game that's a bit different from traditional RPGs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Game, Missing Heart of the First

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    Halaster
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    The game is very well done and the new systems are fun, but I find this story to be missing the heart and feeling of the first game. There is just something that is missing. Without the creature capturing and evolving being an integral part of the new game it also ends up having a decided lack of monster variety in comparison to the first one. The biggest let down in this is the bonuses that came with the premium version of the game, which pale vastly compared to the premium version of the first game. The first game gave you a fantastically done physical copy of the Wizards Companion that was in full color and matched exactly what was in the game. It was absolutely phenomenal. Where as this one dumped the top quality bonuses and went with super generic JRPG premium junk, for a super premium price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful game, story and characters fall short.

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    Twentytwo
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    Really wanted to love and cherish this game but just something big was lacking and it's hard to pinpoint what. There is so little voiceover that it becomes hard to really get a feel for the characters and get to know their personalities like in the first game. The story itself isn't terrible but its very childish and simple, the main character is your typical super super good guy/can do no wrong/sees no bad, it's a little cheesy. Aside from that, the combat is fun hack and slash and there are tons of weapons and armor to look forward to getting. Not to mention it is truly one of the best looking games on the system

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lots to Do in This Game

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    Will
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    The game as whole, is okay. The game starts out wonderfully great, then suddenly feels as if it was rushed out the door. Understandable compared to the announcement and the release date. The is a lot to do in this game, and it is very similar in feel to Suikoden. The story needs more work put in to it, as it is also part of what feels rushed. You will find yourself spending most of your time building your kingdom - running out doing a ton of fetch quests. Not much else besides that. A buy for fans of the franchise, and RPG lovers alike.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Charming and fun

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    thricedude72
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    This game is super fun and has great visual style. It's a little on the easy side, but there are options to increase the difficulty. I'm having a great time with it and its lighthearted story. The kingdom management system is a fun diversion and I enjoy adding new citizens to my kingdom. One complaint I have is that the fully-voiced cutscenes are too few and far between. The VO is great, but too often I'm reading text that seems like it should have been voiced.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful action JRPG

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    mrjavascript
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    Ni No Kuni 2 is a somewhat indirect sequel to the first game released over five years ago. None of the characters in the two games are linked, though the locations are. The game is a JRPG, with the battle system now being action-focused instead of turn-based. Wonderful animation and excellent soundtrack, I finished the game and loved it. The only part of the game I didn't care for was the "town building" parts, which sometimes walled off parts of the main story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The Enamor of Ghibli has Worn Off

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    Maddened
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    Suffering from sequelitis, Ni No Kuni II is more. . .well NNK than Pokemon this time around and the once charming Ghibli feel has started to wear off a bit. I'm still working through the game myself, but I'm not feeling the same draw of the previous game. The game seems to have whimpered out as well, drawing very little attention in the media which is stark contrast to the first outing. Overall, if you're a fan of the first, you will enjoy this one but set expectations a little lower before diving in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Premium Edition

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    idolator
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    I normally hesitate to buy premium editions because most aren't worth the extra money, but this is one of the few where I felt it was truly worth it. The steelbook is really nice and features vibrant artwork on both sides. The DLC weapons aren't necessary but give a nice bonus in the early fights of the game. The soundtrack included on the CD is nice to have, especially because this game has amazing music! Overall, definitely worth it, and a very fun and vibrant game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love this game!

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    Chuito
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    The first Ni No Kuni had some Pokémon mechanics in it. It was a great game with great music. This time in the sequel you can play with more characters. The game allows you to receive help and use abilities from other characters (trying not to spoil anything here). Simply put I love this game. It has more great artwork put into it. The music is lovely and calming. I love the soundtrack CD that I received and steel book. The 3D papercraft kit it pretty cool. I am satisfied with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but some flaws

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    Chilly
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    Ni No Kuni II is a worthy upgrade from the original, but not all the changes are for the better. The graphics completely fall apart once the player reaches the world map. The battle system also received a downgrade from the original. The fighting is closer to the Tales series, but clunky and underwhelming. The kingdom creator is amazing, and what ultimately drives you to push forward. While not on the level of many city-simulation games, it’s still fun and rewarding system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful graphics and fun gameplay

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    Sammi15
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    Ni No Kuni II is much weaker in the story and character development than its predecessor Wrath of the White Witch. The story and characters are extremely idealistic; overall it feels like a Disney film. Characters are used to simply move the plot forward, even if it is too idealistic and forced. The performance on the Pro is amazing - 60 FPS and 4K HDR. There are minor frame pacing issues. However, this doesn't occur frequently. Gameplay is fun and varied.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love the graphic style (anime fan here so..)

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    newuser
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    I played the first game and it was fun. This game is better in my opinion. There is no familiar collecting anymore but the battle is more fast pace in this game. This was the first game i played on my new 4K tv!! I spent 11 hours in one sitting with this game. It's is kind of slow at first but the battle system is pretty interesting + first time playing on a 4K tv so i lost track of time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Game with one big fault

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    Sokan
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    I have greatly enjoyed playing this game however.... In the first one, my favorite thing was the Pokemon style catching and leveling up of minions throughout my adventure. Always finding one that was stronger than a previous one.. it added to the adventure. They added a somewhat replacement, but I don't feel it does it justice. Still the game and campaign is really good. Recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better and Worse

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    Saablic
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    I am going to compare this game to the first one. The combat is much improved. The first one I got bored about 25 hours in because the combat was so stale at that point. The more action styled combat of this one is much more pleasing. However, the story and characters are less engaging than the first. The first one was "dripping" with that Ghibli charm.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Japanese style action RPG with nice elements

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    Vince
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    I spent about 120 hours on this game and had a lot of fun beating it. Story was predictable, but enjoyable. The RTS element to the game with the castle building was a big surprise and gave me this urge to complete it. It became a huge grind towards the end, but the final version of the castle was quite nice. I highly recommend it if you enjoy old school RPGs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great art style!

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    Gechy
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    I haven't finished the first one on PS3 but once I saw this one for sale i decided to pick this one up because why not. The art style and the characters look just amazing. Just like the first game. I played this for a couple hours and it made me want to go back to finish the first one. I recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend