Revenant Kingdom delivers in pacing and scope, but is let down by a lack of character development and challenge.
There’s always one Character development and challenge? I could think of a few certain 9/10 or 10/10 games they’ve let that slide on 🙄
According to the Dualshocker's review, NNK2's character development comes largely from doing the side quests....which I am assuming IGN did not do much of. I think when they realize that saying that outs them as just speed runners they will be forced to change their score.
I just went and re watched IGNs Zelda BoTW review and Mario Odyssey review, it’s so obvious they have different standards for certain games.
@r2oB Yeah exactly I mean BotW...wheres the character development after 20 or so years
7.8 is basically a 8/10... 8 out of 10 is a very good game to me...
IGN hasn't been favorable to most JRPG's since the media decided that western RPG's were better last gen. A 7.8 is actually pretty high for them for a JRPG.
the reviewer said "evan's story was well developed and interesting" in the middle there, but at the end he said lack of character development... what?? what???
Glad I scrolled down N4G though this flopped for a second. But looks like it got mostly 9-10s
Yeah IGN doesn't see eye to eye with everyone else... suprising. In this case majority rules. We aren't going to ignore everyone else just to indulge IGN. They got paid for sea of theives promotion so I bet tomorrow when reviews go up they will be opposite of everyone else again.
IGN tends to be very inconsistent with their review scores, and what they consider important in one game, doesn't even get a mention or uprate in another game....even if it's in the same genre. It's strange because IGN actually does have editors which seem to have an editorial standard for everything except reviews. While it's easy enough to ignore one oddball review score....and in this case 7.8 isn't terrible....IGN is still one of the largest gaming sites on the internet, so a lot of people will only see this score, and not the others. For a game like NNK, it's unlikely to fall into the problem of having biased reviews for hits...although I'm sure there will be one or two here or there.
IGN just doesn't get Japanese games.
Most fans probably don't get Japanese games much either. LOL
Most people who like and play Japanese games don't go to IGN for reviews.:) Studio Gibli is enough for the average Otaku gamer.
Is that what they are based on. I know which game you are giving a back handed slap to. Stop it.
No one pays attention to IGN opinions anymore. Honestly I knew they would be the lowest scoring amongst the top gaming media sites.
"No one pays attention to IGN opinions anymore." How many comments have you read? Looks like most are triggered or are jumping on the hate bandwagon.
Dude, this is a PS4 console exclusive. That means its click bait season for IGN. Expect more when God of War, Spiderman and Detroit launches. They are luring in traffic by negative publicity...you know tabloid journalism. And the target is the huge PS4 install base.
Did you happen to play the first game? Because I can tell you right now that first game was something special. I don't care about reviews, I'm getting this game day 1. But each game is reviewed differently, especially when it's part of a series. Are you gonna dock Monster Hunter because there's no character development and a weak story? No, because that long lasting franchise over the past decade has never put forth a real story or character development. While Ni No Kuni hasn't been around as long, the first game set a high standard for expectations. So if this person feels the lack of character development compared to the 1st game, that's a perfectly acceptable criticism to have.
If the side missions offer a ton of character development and you skip it to rush your review then sorry but it’s not valid criticism
They are exactly that. "Side missions". They're there for people who want to further expand their gameplay after the credits roll. Character development should be done in the story, not optional quest. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 did this SAME exact method and people bitched about it. For people like me, I don't care. I'm a completionist, so I'll do all those missions. For a review, you don't need to 100% a game to form a valid opinion. If they beat the story and did some side missions and felt the character development wasn't enough, then yes that's still valid criticism. Especially in a game where the characters (at least the first game) were extremely likable and story/character development were a focal point. Edit: For the record, I haven't read/watched IGN's review, nor anyone's. I'm staying spoiler free, just interested in conversations people are having about the game. But if a review doesn't do all or even half of the "optional" missions for the sole purpose of character development, I'm not going to blame them. Especially when I've heard people say NK2 has a lot of "fetch quest".
Depends on if the character development is central to the story or not. Not all character development is. For instance, the mass Effect series had almost no character development for anyone except Shepard....which was based on player choices...outside of the side quests. For a lot of JRPG's, the side quests are where they build the side characters, and often times, add in new insights or development for main characters as well. It's nothing new. So long as the characters develop to build the story itself, then it's what is expected and typical. The first game was much the same way. Character development was mostly built through optional stuff. The first game also suffered from some oddities in the game play...which apparently aren't present in the sequel.
that's a reasonable argument if not for the reviewer's inconsistencies when he said "evan's story is well developed and interesting" in one sentence and "lack of character development" in the other.
I've called it since the release of BoTW last year. they will find ridiculous reason to shit on NNK2. "...delivers in pacing and scope, but is let down by a lack of character development and challenge." SO DUMB! if it's a Nintendo's game, nothing else matters but gameplay! hypocrites!
Christ, so a website marked down your new toy because they have an opinion, grow up and get over it.
Not a bad review, anyway. They gave Persona 5 a 9.7 though. Polygon gave Nino Kuni 2 a 9. :)
Who cares? It's a crap game.
@UKRsoldja Yeah, i´m pretty sure you bought it and played it. S/
IGN is a joke
Your wrong if you really have any other doubts. IGN is a pay to win disgusting hypocrite website, and so biased when it comes to certain consoles. Still surprised many people actually still take them seriously....
7.8 - too much charm
Too much water 2...
Automatic 2.2 deduction for being a PlayStation Console Exclusive. IGN has the most ****ded rating system ever.
Correct, we all know why they gave it a lower score.
Yes, that's why they've given plenty of high scores to PlayStation games over the years. This sounds like a bad, rushed review. It's not like IGN are even IGN anymore, they've lost most, if not all their core staff. But I don't think this review was biased, as bad as it is.
7.8 Too much JRPG lol
they probably didn't wanna pay ign
IGN and GameSpot sure are being stingey with the '9' scores. Practically all other reviewers are giving this thing either a perfect score or just under.
To be fair GameSpot, in general, tends to grade a bit tougher than most sites but IGN is definitely an outlier
Too much of not having enough.
"Evan has strange ears therefore it slightly ruins the gameplay" 7.8/10 IGN
IGN in a nutshell. Too Much Ears - 7.8 IGN I'm just glad I don't really listened to somebody's opinion. I just go for the things that I really enjoyed playing.
"Can't tell if the main character is a boy or girl" 7.8/10 IGN
wait, that's a dude?
He does have strange ears. Ear fur not matching hair color is like a pet peeve of mine.
Mainly Reviews mean jack shit to me. I just use tham as a base of what the game is like ig gameplay and story wise. i loved Metal Gear Survive even though most reviews shat all over it, it's still one of my fave games so far this year after Monster Hunter, and i loved the first Ni No Kuni so even if this scored a 1/10 i could not give a shit and would still buy.
OMG. How dare you use your brain! lol
I hear that! Most times it's best to use your judgement.
86 on metacritics and 89 on opencritic at the moment
Yup. That's the aggregate score, based on the average of varying opinions from varying outlets. If you want everyone to live as a hive mind, under singular way of thinking, then make an account on N4G ... oh wait.
The same people who made a big fuss about some Zelda fans getting upset about a 9.7 metacritic game getting a 7.5 are now throwing a fit about a game that has a 8.5 average getting a 7.8. Then they accuse reviewers of having double standards and report comments saying a 7.8 is a good score as innapropriate. I think No No Kuni 2 looks like an amazing game and I have no doubt I personally would score it higher than a 7.8 . . . But that's not really that unreasonable for someone else to think it's a 7.8.
But IGN downrated it because there wasn't enough character development. Given that BOTW had NO character development, it seems like they have double standards, and it calls their reviewing ethics into questions. Of course, people have been calling their reviewing standards into question for quite a while now, because they seem to have absolutely no consistency from one review to the next.
@rainslacker Jesus, man. It´s just ONE PERSON´S review a.k.a opinion. And it´s not even a bad review. He doesn´t speak for the entire IGN Reviewers Team, so WHY do you felt the need to drag Zelda BOTW into this? No sure why you expect "review consistency" from a gamming site as big avaliable worldwide like IGN. "I work at Nintendo Treehouse. Former IGN & 1UP. Puerto Rican 🇵🇷. Views expressed do not represent my employer." This is how the guy who gave Zelda a 10 at IGN describes himself. The guy who score Nino Kuni 2 with a 7.8 is an IGN Editor from Australia fgs! And you expect those people´s minds at IGN Worldwide to work like some kind of hivemind. Smdh.
Sure, it's one person's opinion. But that has nothing to do with IGN's inconsistent review standards, which should be set out by it's editorial standards. Not saying the person reviewing this game is wrong in their opinion, or shouldn't have it, just that IGN as a whole isn't really consistent enough to be able to judge if one review is on par with another. I don't expect one person to review all the games that IGN reviews in a month, just that some standard for what is to be looked for from a game be laid out across the board. The average reader isn't going to research the reviewer themselves, they're going to base their outlook on the site as a whole. If the editor says, "If a story based game lacks character development, then that has to be considered regardless of the game". But if you just have it where every reviewer does what they want, then you have lack of character development here causing a knock on the score, but the likely even bigger lack of character development in BOTW having absolutely no effect on the score. It's inconsistent, and a problem with the review standards, not the reviewer themselves.
JRPG fans hate when someone doesn't agree with them. I will wait until I play this to see whether I like it or not. I haven't liked JRPGs in a long time.
I know right because other genre of games just love it when you disagree /s
I agree it's not like there has been war of words on the countless Fortnite v PUBG topics in recent weeks. They all get on just fine. It's just those silly JRPG fans /s
No we hate it when everyone thinks it good and one person comes in and low balls for attention. You know, the internet in a nutshell.
I rate IGN a -7.8
I've seen games get a 9.5 or 10 for some pretty annoying issues, but in this case it drops 2.2 points....k
"Too much furries, cant control hard-on" 7.8 /10 IGN
First Yakuza 0, now Ni No Kuni...
IGN keeping it real.
7,8-10. too good to score a 9 or 10.
And Sony fans talk about Nintendo fans flipping out over review scores. I think the game looks amazing, but if IGN gives it a 7.8, that is their choice. Also, Mario and Zelda are not story and character driven games, so yes, they are rated differently. Why do fans flip over a 7? A seven is a good score.
Yeah, what a bunch of hypocrites. Sony fanboys are the cancer of gaming.
No, all fanboys are, you'd know all about that.
Unlike PlayStation fans Nintendo man children spew death threats when Jim Sterling gave Breath of the Wild an 8. So tell me is 8 a good score for Zelda BotW?
All are!!...don't say that in your opinion you think the Switch is lacking in interesting AAA exclusive software & they're ready to tar & feather you.The same goes for saying the same thing in XBO articles.