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Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom- Slant Magazine

In the end, the in-game reference to Facebook emphasizes how over-cluttered and unfocused Revenant Kingdom is, as this is a solid action-RPG buried under a steady stream of fetch quests and cookie-clicker-like town-building. Even the game's winning Ghibli-like aesthetic gets undercut, with all the warm, hand-drawn characters and environments being thrown out the window thanks to the baffling decision to coldly depict the overworld and its military battles with computer-generated, big-headed Chibi-style characters.

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Nyxus266d ago

Slant Magazine at it again.

UCForce266d ago

Never take them seriously.

SuperSonic91266d ago

Correct. There is no console wars. Just corporate reviewrs desperate for clicks.

antikbaka266d ago

but just read it. Game may not be 5/10. I would give it 7 or 7.5 but they really cover point others just omit.

"action-RPG buried under a steady stream of fetch quests and cookie-clicker-like town-building. Even the game's winning Ghibli-like aesthetic gets undercut, with all the warm, hand-drawn characters and environments being thrown out the window thanks to the baffling decision to coldly depict the overworld and its military battles with computer-generated, big-headed Chibi-style characters.

“epic” final showdown has a recommended level that's laughably lower than that of the optional skirmishes you'll unlock during the campaign

Because the game puts no emphasis on leveling up your kingdom, the majority of the side missions—recruiting would-be citizens—feel aimless, or, more cynically, like a way to stretch 20 hours into 40"

UCForce266d ago

Here the thing, Slant Magazine don’t have passion of gaming. They just lowered every games on every platforms whatever they feel like it. They tried to be like EDGE, but failed miserably.

bluefox755266d ago

You would give a 7 or 7.5? Based on what? Your experience with the game?

milkshake2265d ago

Did you play it? No. Then, sorry your opinion is trash.

blackblades266d ago

Never heard of them and I know to stay away from them. Other reviews gives the game a good score but these unknowns give a low score. You know somethings up when that happens.

Old McGroin266d ago

It's averaging an 8 on non biased sites so a 5 does seem like clickbait. Steer clear.

Relientk77266d ago (Edited 266d ago )

Slant Magazine is a joke.

They're only around to give great scoring games low scores, which they've proven time and time again.

Aceman18266d ago

These people opinions dont matter much when the fans of the series are eagerly awaiting the game. They just did this to be the odd ones out like IGN lol.

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Theknightofnights266d ago

These are the same guys that gave Xenoblade Chronicles 2 a 4/10. I'm not quite sure I agree with their opinion regarding JRPG's.

Sm00thNinja266d ago

Yeah if they gave XC2 a 4 out of 10 they're dead to me.

michellelynn0976266d ago

Well ok, I will say this. If they can't be fair to jrpgs. Then they should not rate them.

Relientk77266d ago

They gave The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild a 6/10

gangsta_red266d ago

Interesting review and opinion on the game but the majority of reviews have been very positive.

I have this in my que for Gamefly, hopefully this comes early next week.

UCForce266d ago (Edited 266d ago )

Really ? Slant Magazine is just screw people off from left and right. They tried to be like EDGE magazine, but failed miserably.

UCForce266d ago (Edited 266d ago )

There is more than that. Would you said the same thing when someone just give Halo 5 a 4 out of 10 ? Would you call them a clickbait ? People can’t trust the modern journalist especially all they want clickbait and just pissing people off. I know they do their job, but they need to do it better.

gangsta_red266d ago

I don't know why you keep bringing up Halo as I could care less.

I also could care less about one review that happened to give a game a bad score. Who cares, you spend more time worrying about one review more than the hundreds of others that gave a game a good score.

moegooner88266d ago

“ You need to have more respect for the people that do their job”.

Tell that to yourself Mr. imma gonna rent a game. Can’t afford to get a game on launch ? Wait for a price drop.

Kribwalker266d ago

what? so you are getting angry because he wants to rent the game? what is wrong with that? People have been renting games since the 80’s. what’s so wrong about that?

DeadlyOreo266d ago

Krib

Let's be honest, he's only saying he'll rent the game because it's not on his Xbox. If it were an Xbox game he'd be saying, "stupid review, day one."

You Xbox guys, seriously 😂

Kribwalker266d ago

@deadlyoreo
If you have a sub for it why wouldn’t you use it? Especially for a single player game that you can play and beat and then send back. no need to be so sensitive about it because it’s a playstation game. I know for a fact he has rented xbox games too. Because i’ve played them with him before. I’m signed up for gamepass on my xbox, Sea of thieves just came out, I’m happy i can play it for $9.99 a month plus the 100+ other games included in it and i don’t have to pay $60 for it.

Servbot41266d ago

You are probably the same type of person who says you can't judge a game without playing it.

Servbot41266d ago

@DeadlyOreo
Why does everything gotta be a console war with you?

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UCForce266d ago

The thing is that if someone like Slant Magazine want to lower score on your “favorite” game. Would you call them a clickbait ? I know that they do their job, but they need to do better.

antikbaka266d ago

yeah, i would wait for a post-release reviews too. They tend to be much more objective

UCForce266d ago (Edited 266d ago )

But can you always trust them ? That’s the problem of gaming journalist.

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-Foxtrot266d ago

IGN has the worst rushed review for Ni No Kuni II they slap dashed together without exploring the game fully

Slant: “Hold my beer”

FallenAngel1984266d ago

This game has an 85 on Metacritic

This review site can suck it

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