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Kidfried

It's kind of sad when a game does about what it expects to do, because it'll disappear from the radar so soon. I wanna play this game, but I'm probably going to forget it.

@JohnnyShoulder I hear that a lot, but I don't really see it. There's a lot of open world games that grant you this type of verticality: Batman, Infamous, Assassin's Creed, Middle Earth, just to name a few. And also I think the climbing in Zelda is particularly boring and really limits the game's gameplay possibilities. Anyway, just my two cents.

Kidfried

Th3solution

@Kidfried I agree. This is a game that I have a decent amount of interest in but will probably never get around to, just like the first one, which I also never played. It looks lovely, but doesn’t seem to incite me enough to leave all my other backlog games for it. With GoW and Detroit coming soon, as well as others (Yakuza 6, etc), NNK2 will be swallowed up in a sea of good games that never get a chance to see the light of my PS4 hard drive.

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Fight_Sora_Fight

Unpopular opinion here, but I beat the game earlier & I was severely disappointed by it.
I imagine the Studio Ghibli animated cutscenes had to be cut due to the budget, but I expected more voice acting.
It’s nice to look at, charming at times even, but it was such a drag to play through.

It probably has some of the worst side quests in a game I’ve ever played. Fetch quests galore. Sometimes they don’t even tell you everything they want, which means that unless you have the item in question you end up taking at least 3 more trips. Worst of all they are usually tied to recruitment which is also tied to Story progression, which brings me to...

Kingdom Building. What is the actual point of this feature (aside from story purposes)? The entire framework is laid out for you. There’s no creative input. It feels like a mobile game. You wait for your citizens to build up KG, then unlock more areas to make more money. Rinse & repeat. I was half expecting a ‘time savers’ mtx feature.
Such a terrible ‘gameplay’ feature. A severe downgrade from Dark Cloud 2s Settlement building.

I’m baffled by the meta score & the general reception the game has gotten. It’s straight up bad imo.
Seems to me like it got a pass for whatever reason.

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kyleforrester87

I'm (right) near the end but haven't played it in a few days to finish it off, I wouldn't say it's bad at all but in the end it doesn't do anything spectacular. I do quite like the side quests in the sense that they result in more citizens, so they don't really feel pointless to me. I like the worldmap, airship, tainted beasts etc. are all quite cool. It's a 7/8 out of 10 in the end for me I think.

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Fight_Sora_Fight

@kyleforrester87 Guess the game just didn’t click for me. I did like the tainted beasts and the Maze Door runs.

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kyleforrester87

@Fight_Teza_Fight I can see how it wouldn't be for everyone, like I say I am not exactly enthralled by it right now else I'd be pushing on to the end (like I was with XBC2!) but it's good for what it is. It's like a better version of I am Setsuna or something lol

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mookysam

I finished Chapter 7 yesterday. Not a long chapter but interesting from a story perspective.

The game has many great aspects - a fun battle system, nice script, world that is fun to explore and good gameplay variety - alongside it's pleasing aesthetics, of course. But, yeah the side quests do drag it down in that there are just so many of them. They're starting to burn me out a bit. I've been doing them because I want to build up Evermore for the gameplay benefits doing so provides - so I agree that they aren't pointless in that respect. If I can have people at a fish market or bazaar collect crap so I don't have to then that's great. I do sort of just want to get on with it though. I also think the game would have benefited from being able to collect kingsguilders and materials from a menu instead of having to go directly to Evermore.

mookysam

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-Juice-

So far, this game has been way too easy, to the point of it being unenjoyable. Why didn't they at least include a difficulty slider? Did they even test out the gameplay portion?

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ALinkToMyProfile

Lofty looks like a small lisa simpson...

But much more annoying... Lofty is my new most hated video game character. Was it supposed to be funny? Its awful voice does not succeed in that. It only made me cringe so far. Having the option to choose another King's maker would be appreciated.

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NecuVise

So if anyone was put off by the game's difficulty, today they released a patch which adds a difficulty slider. Now you have normal, hard and expert difficulties.

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Kidfried

@mookysam @-Juice- @BMO_Advanced @Fight_Teza_Fight @kyleforrester87 For some reason there is a sale on this game in my local gaming story only today. I read it and immediately was like 'oh man, totally forgot about this one'.

However I can't wait to play another JRPG, and thought maybe this one might be perfect. Now everything is said and done, would you still recommend this game?

Kidfried

kyleforrester87

@Kidfried overall probably not. It's just okay, really. All a bit uninspired despite its good looks. Dragon Quest 11 is the better bet. Or if you want a great JRPG and have a Switch XBC2 😂 Honestly it's hard to consider other similar games anything other than "okay" after playing that.

However one of the problems i had with Ni no Kuni is it was just way too easy, but they have since released a difficulty patch to give a hard mode. So I am interested trying it again on that setting.

Honestly, I didn't clear it. Near the last boss.

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kyleforrester87

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andreoni79

@Kidfried I wasn't sure about this one but I got it as soon as I found a retail copy for € 19.
The patch is a bless since the game was way too easy on normal and now it gives you hard (normal) and expert (hard) difficulty. I've spent +70 hours with it, beating it and doing a lot of secondary stuff to grind but there's still a lot to do to platinum it.
What I love about this game is that it feels so fresh after playing many +18 actionRPG or adventure games, just like watching a Studio Ghibli movie after attending a realistic film festival.

Praise the Sun, and Mario too.

Kidfried

@kyleforrester87 The Xenoblade series is just not for me, it's way too bland. I tried watching gameplay again and again after so many good words about it, but I can't...

Dragon Quest XI is on my must-have list, but it's 60 euro, whereas Ni No Kuni 2 is 20. It's quite a difference!

But thanks for your reply, I'll take it into account. I might put down some extra cash to get a more memorable experience then.

Kidfried

Kidfried

@andreoni79 Only read your comment after my post. And you do formulate rather well why I'm interested in this game as well. After so many "serious adult" games, I really want to play something that's epic, but a bit more light-hearted.

Kidfried

kyleforrester87

@Kidfried I'd honestly hold out until DQ11 is cheaper. It's a pretty great JRPG, just fun to chill out to. If it weren't for the pretty terrible soundtrack it'd be one of my favourites.

But that's said without having tried the higher difficulty patch. Really, that probably makes the game much more engaging.

kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

KratosMD

andreoni79 wrote:

The patch is a bless since the game was way too easy on normal and now it gives you hard (normal) and expert (hard) difficulty.

This is why I hate difficulty levels in JRPGs!! It's always a freaking gamble when trying to decide which difficulty level is the best one for you in JRPGs. I'll have to remember when I decide to play this game to play it on Hard then.

Soon I'll have to make a list where I write down which difficulty levels are the most optimal for each JRPG, lol.

@Kidfried The gameplay in Xenoblade is anything but bland. I've only played the first one and the gameplay in that is so intense. You have to constantly be attentive and engaged when fighting enemies because it's all real time but the attacks are all turn-based. Easily the most innovative gameplay I've seen from a recent JRPG.

But yeah, I've heard tons of great things about DQ11. I would personally get that game first.

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andreoni79

@Kidfried As @kyleforrester87 said before, DQ11 is on another level but if like me you just need to take a break with a colourful JRPG without spending too much on it, than Ni No Kuni 2 is perfect for that price. When in a few months we'll need another JRPG, I'm sure we'll find a copy of DQ11 for € 40!

Praise the Sun, and Mario too.

andreoni79

@KratosMD The problem with the Ni No Kuni 2 original difficulty may be related to the game target. I wouldn't be surprised if this was created as a JRPG for everyone and since it's still a long game, they went for easy mode as the default one. A friend of mine has 3 daughters and she loves the game because she can play it a night without going crazy after a day at work while using it as a lullaby for her kids!

Praise the Sun, and Mario too.

Kidfried

@andreoni79 I bought it! Thanks for the advice everyone. I get the complaints, they will help me approach the game with the right expectations, but for that price it almost felt free.

I also read its not too long per se, so I might be done just in time for RDR2... maybe!

@KratosMD I know it's more of a personal complaint here. I love many Japanese games (and anime and movies too), but this one seems to have everything I don't like about them, from the characters to its look and the way its handles some of its tropes.

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