Read er review Charlie Ridgewell
Writes in with their verdict on Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
The first Ni No Kuni is one of my favourite games, and I felt that its story was a complete one, so I went into the sequel with trepidation, and unfortunately, it wasn’t unwarranted.
King Evan’s journey to build a new kingdom after his old one is taken over isn’t bad, but it’s nowhere near as compelling as Oliver’s in the first game thanks to some underwhelming characters. A key example of this is Roland, who is mysteriously teleported to the other world for unknown reasons, but very quickly adapts and after a while it’s easy to forget where he actually came from.
Despite introducing players to the combat early, the game takes its time to unravel the rest of the gameplay, such as large-scale battles and kingdom management, which is impressively deep. But combat gets very repetitive and is too easy.
This is a decent game, entertaining and presented very well, but pales in comparison to the masterpiece original.