Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom Review - GameHaunt

Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom Review

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Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom is an action packed adventure where you work for the freedom and try to defeat the deadly monster. Though it sounds like a fairy tale, the whole game is an amazing fairy tale. It is a role-playing game, created by Level-5 and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. You might have heard about or played the Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. The Revenant Kingdom is the next installment after that 2013 game. This game was launched for PS4 and Microsoft Windows during 23rd March, 2018. Yes, it is new and quite promising as an RPG. Let’s find out why this game is so entertaining and what Level 5 can improve in the next game.  

You will play this game from a third-person perspective. This role-playing game offers various different quests to finish and as a player you must complete every quest in order to progress ahead. There will be linear scenarios with a set of goals that you will enjoy a lot without feeling bored. There is a vast open world in this game where you can roam freely to find out new villages, towns, dungeons, and some of the scariest places situated far in the in-game universe. Every time you plan to leave a location, you get a world map in which you can select your destination. All the key characters in this game are demonstrated with chibi-like design and the overworld offers a diorama.

The battle system turns on as you will encounter the in-game enemies. This game features a very special battlefield, where you can roam freely to take a better shot at your enemy. This game allows you to build a small group of top characters who can fight with you against big enemies. It is called a party that will comprise three selected characters. Your chosen characters can change anytime you want while fighting against an enemy. There will be more heroes fighting from your side, but you will not gain their control. They will fight freely for your victory.   

Hence it is an action packed RPG, the characters will gain many special powers to fight against monstrous enemies. You can gain and use magical powers, melee attacks, and Higgledies. You might be wondering what is Higgledies and how do these work. These are tiny creatures that can be available in many different forms. These creatures are made of one of six elements and they will have some special abilities. When fighting, you can include four Higgledies at a time in your team.  

This game takes you hundreds of years further in the future after the events of NI no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch are over. All the events of this game will take place in the kingdome of Ding Dong Dell. This kingdom will bring mouse-like Mousekin races and cat-like Grimalkin in action. These creatures have a past of animosity that fuels the war. The House of Tildrum is ruling this kingdom. It is the upcoming king and preparing for the throne because of the sudden death of his father.  

There are three major areas in the in-game universe that include Goldpaw for tourism and gambling, Hydropolis that is a secluded marine nation of humans and merfolk, and Broadleaf that is a highly advanced country created by cooperation. Every in-game country’s king is connected to Kingmaker, who is a powerful being in the game. This connection is called kingsbond. The Kingsbond ensures the authority of the ruler and also ensures the safety of the inhabitants in these three countries. The Kingmaker bond will eliminate after the demise of the ruler and that kingdom will lose the help of their subjects.

To summarize it in a few words, Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom features an impressive setting of kingdoms. The animated cities, towns, and characters make the game look like an entertaining fairy tale. The visuals and special effects are simply awesome. It is sure that you will spend hours by playing this game just to reveal all the new places and moments in this game.

It will take hours to tell the amazing story featured by Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom. It is the story of Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum, who is a young king. He was usurped from his kingdom and then he works to create a new kingdom on his own. This game features an epic battle between Tildrum and other monstrous enemies. You can roam with the lead character anywhere you want and other supporting characters will be controlled automatically during the battles. All the battles in this game will seem pretty entertaining because of special abilities gained by each character in the game.  

When it comes to sound effects, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom overwhelms the players with its amazing sound effects. You progress according to the plot and that plot includes various epic events. The developers have introduced different sounds for every action. The battles will seem alive and every move will feel special because of entertaining sound effects and backdrop sounds.

There are a few key points you must know before you invest your bucks in this game, which are:

Pros:

  • The worldbuilding feature is quite bright and every part of the game seems so attractive because of this feature.
  • This game features a satisfying kingdom management mode that offers many new features.
  • All the characters are from the Ghibli Playbook.

Cons:

You will have to use the skirmish mode and you may not like it a lot.

While playing an animated video game, people expect exceptional action scenes and impressive settings of the in-game universe. The Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom offers a vast in-game world to explore. The battle system is impressive and the story is simply entertaining. So, you must get this game to play on your PC or PS4.

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