Three Tips to Succeed in Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom
So you plan on picking up Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom when it launches this week on PS4 and PC, but unsure what tactics you should use when you start? We’ve plugged about 20 hours into Ni No Kuni at this point, and think we have a few good tips to get you going. Let us know what you are most excited about by hitting me up on social media!
Number 1: Take Time to Read the Explanations
Ni No Kuni 2 isn’t going to walk you through tutorials like some other games might, but instead leaves all the explinations to dialogue boxes. While some people severely dislike this approach, I find that reading it, than doing it, is a much better memory retainer. That being said, not quickly skip through all the boxes when a new tutorial pops up, Make sure to read them thoroughly as there will be plenty of information you won’t want to miss. This extends to the quests and side quests as well. Generally, dialogue with the characters can help you pinpoint the location of a specific item you need; in many of these fetch quests, the ‘quest’ box you get won’t drops hints on where to find something. Make sure to read the dialogue!
Number 2: Experiment with Harder Enemies
You will collect a ton of resources while playing through Ni no Kuni 2, and if you don’t push yourself, you might never use them, or at worst, only use them when fighting against the games various bosses. Outside of the tainted enemies – which we won’t get into here – don’t allow the level of an enemy to scare you off. I’ve regularly taken on enemies 10+ levels better than myself, and still come out victorious. Doing this will guarantee you great weapon drops, loot drops, and more money upon completion. It also can add a fair bit of challenge to the first 5 or 6 chapters, which – should you grind for levels – would negate the easy nature of the early game.
Number 3: Partake in the RTS Wars when Available
After the initial quest where you learn how to engage in the RTS style wars – opposed to the team battles you normally engage in – the game doesn’t really force you to continue doing them until a number of side quests open up in the first major city. If you ignore engaging the banner surround the map as your travel and completing those wars, you will be severely underequipped to deal with the side quests that you are presented with. When moving from place-to-place, engage with as many of the war banners as possible, and work on increasing the levels of your soldiers. You don’t want to have to grind later just to complete a side quest.
There are a ton of other great tips we can think of, but if you keep these three in mind when playing through the first five or six chapters, you are sure to have a great time with the game!