Gary "Dominoid" Sheppard from GameGrin writes, "The first Ni no Kuni was one of my favourite JRPG titles of the last few years. With elements of traditional and modern RPG games, some beautiful Studio Ghibli artwork, and an engrossing and entertaining story, it had me hooked from the outset and I really loved it. It wasn’t expected to be any more than a cult hit, but with worldwide sales of 1.4 million between the PS3 and DS versions of the first game, it turns out that there’s a much more widespread appeal than Level 5 initially expected, especially in the west, where this is a niche genre. Given the unexpected success of the first game, it’s understandable that we’ve had a wait of about five years in the west for a sequel. Was it worth half a decade of waiting though? Let’s talk about that."