Ni No Kuni 2 Relevant Kingdom PlayStation 4 Exclusive Title
Ni No Kuni 2 Relevant Kingdom is a lot different than the first Ni No Kuni game Wrath of the White Witch. Relevant Kingdom is a third person action RPG so it has a lot in common with games like the Tales Xillia and Tales of Zestiria and it does not skip on the RPG elements. But Relevant Kingdom also has a lot in common with a much loved series Suikoden and we could not be happier about that! President Roland is traveling to a summit when a missile explodes in the city where the conference is being held. Some how the explosion pulls him into the Kingdom of Ding Dong Dell just as a coup has started to over throw the king.
Relevant Kingdom was a welcome change at a time when we were starting to get boarded with RPGs. The game does not do anything ground breaking but it takes the things we like about RPGs and does several of them extremely well. You can fight as much or as little as you want and each of you characters have a melee and a distance weapon. You can change between them at a moment’s notice. Attacking is simple and we are happy to say that you don’t miss you targets often unlike other games that have the same combat system. This is a blessing, even though there are tons of ways to increase your stats combat is the main way in Relevant Kingdom. The system is so smooth that we constantly went looking for battles. We just wish we could use all six of the playable characters at the same time and not just three. The combat system could have supported all six like modern day MMO’s.
We said Sukoden and we meant it. There are army battles that have the Rock, Paper, Scissors concept to it. You start off with a small army with some of your main roster as the generals from the game but you can recruit several different armies by doing side quest and some story elements making your army more versatile and changing how you do battle. So Rock, Paper, Scissors starts to turn into Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock and it is amazing! We search around for as many of these battles as we could find and even after you win you can be replay on a higher challenge level. It never got old and we like the loot we got and the better items when we played the battles in a higher challenge mode. It also has the same idea of recruiting from Sukoden. The more people around the kingdoms you get to join the more upgrade levels you get for you castle and the more military options you have when building your armies to take on other rouge kingdoms and bandit armies. The is a balance between recruitment. Half are part of the story and half are optional side quests.
Ni No Kuni 2 Relevant Kingdom main story is about 40 to 45 hours long but overall Relevant Kingdom is easily an 100 HOUR RPG! It is filled with side quests that are nothing new mostly but it does not feel like a burden to do them. We found a lot of optional dungeons filled with some really challenging puzzles as matter of fact there is a lot of puzzles we liked in the whole game. The only things we did not like was the music. It always seems out of place with what was going on so we turned it off. They also seemed to run out of time to finish a lot of the English translation. But all of this was minor. Ni No Kuni 2 Relevant Kingdom is a easy buy at a new game prices and we would recommend to all fans of RPGs regardless of what style you like to play. Find it under $35 it is a MUST BUY PRICE!