Story - 82%
Graphics - 78%
Audio - 80%
Gameplay - 77%
Replayability - 81%
The Ni No Kuni game is a game that went completely past me, only when they announce the release of Ni no Kuni II did I start reading up on it. It looked really interesting and I was eager to see what the sequel had instilled.
This game takes place 100 years after Wrath of the White Witch and you have a new hero that takes centre stage. Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum, is a young King whose father has recently passed. Without the King’s knowing, his father’s advisor, Mausinger stages a coup. Luckily to Evan, Roland, a president of another world appears in front him and together they escape the castle. From here the pair sets off to save Ding Dong Dell and restore Evan to his rightful place.
The game is an action RPG with an open world map to roam. The gameplays like older generation Final Fantasy games. The inventory and skills systems work roughly the same. In the free roam areas, you control Evan but in combat you can decide who you would like to control.
Ni no Kuni II takes place in an interesting World where Grimalkin and Mousekins live among many other. There is a big history of animosity between these two races and hence the stage coup by Mausinger. There are three main realms:
- Goldpaw, a gambling and tourism district, ruled by the Dogfolk.
- Hydropolis, a marine nation of merfolk and humans.
- Broadleaf, filled with industrial sectors, they are highly advanced and formed by a corporation that grew large enough to establish its independence.
Each Ruler or Kings has a bond with a powerful being known as a Kingmaker. This is also known as a Kingsbond, and it not only acts as a proof of authority, but also to protect the realm.
There is also a strategic element to the game as you need to assist Evan to rebuild his kingdom. You can build, manage and change the focus of workers in order to provide materials and shops.
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is a cool story and the gameplay brought up some nostalgic feeling of good old RPG gaming. If you are looking for a fun Action RPG with an interesting new world to dive into then look no further.
Reviewed on: PS4
Available on: PS4, PC
Genre: Action RPG
Age Rating: PG
Publisher/Developer: Bandai Namco / Level-5
Estimated RRP: R899
Release Date: 23 March 2018
- Great gameplay style
- Interesting World
- A lot of talking