Ni No Kuni II Revenant Kingdom Prince’s Edition

Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, the first true sequel to the PS3 JRPG Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, was published in 2018. Wrath of the White Witch was a remake/enhanced version of Ni No Kuni: Dominion of the Dark Djinn, which was already a long-running series in Japan before its debut in the West. After the release of Wrath of the White Witch on PlayStation 4, Revenant Kingdom was published, and now Wrath of the White Witch 2 will follow suit. LEVEL-5 Inc. and Bandai Namco worked together to produce Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom – Prince’s Edition, which contains both the original game and all post-launch downloadable content.

For those who were unable to play the original game, Ni No Kuni II relates the story of Evan, a young fantasy king who is deposed on the day of his coronation, and Roland, the United States President who is isekai’d into the same fantasy realm after a nuclear missile assault destroys his motorcade. Evan’s ultimate objective is to create a kingdom where everyone may be happy, despite the fact that the pair’s adventure begins with a rocky introduction. As they explore the world with an ever-expanding group of adventurers, they must contend with all of this and more.

As an RPG at heart, the game deviates significantly from the standards of the genre, notably in terms of fighting. In traditional hack-and-slash battles, the whole party and all foes move and attack in real time. Even though the odds are against them, players may still use combos, special attacks, blocking, and evasion to their advantage. Also in real time, there are global wars in which Evan may deploy his acquired military might against opponents of comparable magnitude.

This version of Ni No Kuni II was always going to be a problem, given the disparity between the capabilities of the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch. Taking everything into account, LEVEL-5’s work is laudable, but not flawless. However, despite the game’s apparent loss in graphics, a large amount of detail has been preserved, and as a consequence, the game still looks rather good.

The high degree of graphic quality proves to be a double-edged sword in some of the game’s most visually intense areas. This is most noticeable on the global map, when the system begins to slow and the framerate significantly drops. This may also occur outside of the global map, but only if a large number of particle effects or similar factors are involved. This issue has the greatest detrimental effect on traditional gameplay during global map battles, but it is rarely severe enough to cause issues.

The Prince’s Edition is a more than suitable replacement for individuals who have not yet had the chance to play the game. With the additional DLC, the game itself becomes even more enjoyable. However, if you wish to play Revenant Kingdom on the go, you must go elsewhere, since the portability of a portable edition is fascinating.

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