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- All-Star Production - LEVEL-5's mastery of the RPG genre is combined with music composed by the renowned Joe Hisaishi and character designs by animation artist Yoshiyuki Momose
- Captivating Story - A charming and tragic tale unfolds as Evan, a boy prince learns how to become a leader and build a kingdom
- Role playing mastery - new and traditional RPG elements, hundreds of creatures to battle and a wealth of quests and secrets to uncover throughout the sweeping journey
- Another World - Stunning visuals recreate the world of Ni no Kuni and immerses players into an incredibly vibrant, animated land filled with a new cast of delightful characters to meet
- Premium Edition includes: Special Sword Set DLC, Exclusive Dragon Sword DLC, Exclusive Steelbook, 3D Papercraft, and Music CD Collection
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Re-enter the animated world of Ni no Kuni in the latest role-playing masterpiece developed by LEVEL-5. Explore a beautifully crafted world and experience the gripping story in an all-new RPG adventure. LEVEL-5 reunites with Yoshiyuki Momose on character design and music composed by Joe Hisaishi in the production of the next Ni no Kuni tale. Premium Edition includes: Special Sword Set DLC, Exclusive Dragon Sword DLC, Exclusive Steelbook, 3D Papercraft, and Music CD Collection.
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Here's what it offers over the base game:
- Dragon tooth Blade.
+one extra DLC sword,
+The front looks pretty cool, but the back is fairly lack luster,
+Has space for 2 discs, so you can store the game and the soundtrack together
+ Only 4 songs...
01 Theme from Ni no Kuni II
02 The Boundless Skies
03 Evan's Kingdom
04 There is Hope
(that's worse than some pre-order bonuses, was expecting at least 6-7..)
-Paper craft set:
a small little '3d' diorama.
Quite a few small paper parts, with a few steps,
can be a little frustrating,
(amazon won't let me attach them for some reason)
Overall It looks like most of the money for this 'Premium Edition' goes towards the steel book.
The soundtrack is not even enough to be considered a teaser,
and the paper craft set, feels a bit to small and flimsy to even be much of a display item.
So if you just want the game with a steel book, I think you'll be happy with this, but the rest is just 'extra'
Story: (7/10) Ni No Kuni 2's story isn't something you haven't heard before. A young king, Evan, is betrayed, his kingdom and nearly his life taken from him if it weren't for his protector Roland, a man pulled from his world, one that seems very similar to ours, and dropped into this whimsical fantasy land. Throughout the game, you'll work on building a new kingdom, new relationships, while trying to deal with an ancient evil hellbent on ending the world. It's a charming, cliche fairy tale, however it's one that you can't help but to long for the same happy ending King Evan himself is trying to achieve. Luckily for me, I love this kind of thing x)
Characters: (6/10) The characters feel like they have been made from a checklist. There's the innocent, optimisic Evan with a huge heart; Mentor, protector, and fatherly figure Roland, calm, cool, and, collected, he is bound to everyone's favorite character; Rough and tough big, bad Batu and his brave yet mischievous daughter Tani; Magical little mascot character with a over-the-top personality, Lofty; and lastly: A hopelessly dedicated and loyal assistant, Leander. These characters never stray out of their trope, which leads to predictable reactions and conversations. But hey, if it ain't broke, why fix it? I feel as though these character types are necessary to the story. I do personally enjoy all of them, and on the occasion when things do get emotional or dive into their backgrounds, it can be quite intriguing to learn more about them.
Gameplay Pt 1: Combat- (9/10) As you can see, I broke gameplay into parts. Part 1 will be the combat. And I love the combat. It's swift, fluent, and flashy. You have your standard dodge, block, light attack, heavy attack controls, with a little twist of managing MP, weapon switching, and special skills. It all works as it should: fast and fun! The A.I. partners are smart and actually helpful. The adorable higgledies spirits that you assign to your party have their own skills as well as ones you have to activate yourself.
The battle system is designed to keep eyes going across the whole screen, whether it's open world or dungeon crawling, and ties everything together with beautiful visuals. I'm still not tired of any of the skills I spam xD I'd give it a 10/10 if it weren't so easy. I never felt in any actually dangerous without purposely putting myself there. Overall, the combat is so fun you may find yourself triggering battles more often than not. I hate boring, ridiculously long grinding, but it's nothing like that. Ni No Kuni 2's combat is super fun and it doesn't feel like a chore at all.
Gameplay Pt 2: Kingdom Building (6/10)- Ah yes, the kingdom building. This is the most time consuming part of the game. Evan and friends are trying to build a brand new kingdom, and that requires people, resources, and money. You do quests and progress story to find people to join you, they assist you with gathering mats or researching, all the while collecting currency called King Guilders, which is different from your own money you hold onto. Everything in the kingdom requires people and king-guilders, so you will spend time waiting for that to pile up. Then you will spend time doing research and upgrades, and it's all in real time. If they says it will take an hour to complete, that's a literal 60 mins in real life. Not cool if you ask me.
You can spend king guilders to make it go faster, but ultimately you will have to wait for king guidlers to build up again for other projects and buildings, so why even bother? See where I'm going with this? It's REALLY time consuming and really annoying, but they all have very helpful results, so I often look forward to reap my rewards. At the very least, the game should allow money to accumulate and research time to go by even when you log out, but no sadly you have to be playing for this to go by. Luckily, you can start a bunch of projects at once and then go out and explore to kill time.
Gameplay Pt 3: Skirmishes: (7/10)- Ok so Skirmishes are not as bad a people are making them out to be. You control your little chibi army and go toe to toe with others, until one team is wiped out. That sounds fun to me on paper, but ultimately it just running your unit into anothers and hoping to win. You rotate them, use their special skills, and match strengths and weaknesses. It's like a game within a game, and i do enjoy trying to finish it the most efficient way possible.
Gameplay Overall: They took a bunch of different play styles and made it into Ni No Kuni 2's style. I like it when it works, and even where it doesn't, it's still not that bad. (But the time on building the kingdom is seriously atrocious... Hopefully an update will fix that 1 day.)
Graphics: (10/10) The art style works so well for this game, it's amazing. This game is very beautiful, I cannot stress that enough! It reminds me of Pixar level animation, it pops with colors, lighting, environment, it's gorgeous through and through! The characters, the locations, the fighting, it all looks very polished and attractive. I have two little sisters who loves watching me play this game because it looks like a fairy tale brought to life! I give it 10/10, my eyes were very happy, but I'm sure quite a few ppl aren't fond of the cutesy art style it displays.
Sound: (7/10)- The music is good enough to set a tone, but nothing (with the exception of 1 or 2 songs) really stands out. It's background music, but that's it, not really memorable. The voice acting isn't too bad bad, I just wish there was more of it. Battle effects sound really cool, you can definitely tell the difference between a normal hit and a hit at 100% max weapon.
Overall: (8/10)- Ni No Kuni 2 is a great game, but It's not for everyone. It's smooth sailing, treating its players with stunning visuals and a familiar tale that can appeal to anyone of any age. If you have a love for classic fantasy tales and rpgs, definitely look into Ni No Kuni 2! I recommend the Easy Allies review for an even more informative review!
PS: I got the Premium Edition. It came with a steelbook, dlc swords (5 if them), papercraft display, and a cd with 4 songs on it. It's not too impressive, but i really love the steelbook!
The papercraft included in the premium edition was frustrating to assemble. The pieces doesn't stay put in the slits... And it's pretty small. Smaller than a photo picture.
In summary, I still like the game for its nostalgia and art.
- I love the steelbook design.
- The story is promising (I started playing recently) and the soundtrack is as good as ever. I also liked the improvements in the combat style.
- The papercraft kit was a dissapoinment.
Hope you find this review useful! No spoilers in it.