Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Review

Change and innovation are two words that are inseparable from Ni Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom. Even though I missed the first series, I don’t need to worry about missing the story. Because this game has a story that is completely different from the previous iteration. The absence of Studio Ghibli in the making, does not necessarily make this game lose its quality. Instead, it becomes a game with interesting stories wrapped in a beautiful world.

This game tells of King Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum of the kingdom of Ding Dong Dell, who was betrayed by his royal adviser, Mausinger. It is targeted to be immediately killed after his power is seized, Evan then meets Roland, a President from another world who is thrown into his world. He then escaped from Ding Dong Dell, to establish a new kingdom called Evermore. Evan’s dream of uniting four other kingdoms so that there would not be a dispute, became the beginning of your adventure in Ni no Kuni II.

Missed the first series, it didn’t make me forget to learn it. Different from previous iterations that focus on turn-based combat. The system of the second battle series of this game, is more inclined to action with fairly short transitions in the world map, and without any transitions in the dungeon.

When fighting, you will realize that there is a Zing system that is indicated by a number below each of your weapons. If the number reaches 100%, then your usual attack will get stronger. Zing system also allows you to use the skills and magic you have.

Each character has two types of equipment, the first is a melee attack, and the second is a long range attack. There are three melee weapons and one long range weapon that you can choose. The attack from melee weapons has two combos, heavy and light. Lightweight combos are faster, while combos weigh slower with greater damage. Each attack allows you to do the MP recovery needed by your skill.