Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is no doubt one of my favorite games to release in 2018. When I first started playing the game about a few weeks ago, it was an overwhelming feeling as there are tons of new stuff to digest compared to its predecessor. As I took the time to play and learn all the ropes, I managed to get the gist of it and have decided to write this quick tips guide to help others before they play the game this March 23rd on PS4 and PC.
1.Switch your characters during combat
One of the new changes in Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is the combat system. Instead of its traditional turn-based combat that was featured in Wrath of the White Witch, everything is now in real time. With up to three characters that can be used in battles, don’t forget that you can switch your characters by pressing the UP and DOWN on the D-Pad.
2. Make Use of the Tactic Tweaker
At some point in the game, Evan’s kingmaker Lofty will give you access to the tactic tweaker that allows you to adjust certain stats on how you will get boosted in battle. Since there are a lot of bosses that Evan and company can fight in this game, it’s best to know their type, and even element and make a good use of the Tactic Tweaker to deal bonus damage or reduce elemental attacks received from them. Playing through the game and earning levels will give you Battle points that you can use in Tactic Tweaker by sliding the adjustment bar to your preference.
3. Check your skills as you level up
As you gain experience and you level up any of the characters, make sure to check if they have unlocked a new skill. With combat being the emphasis in this game most of the time, it’s best to know what skill works best in the enemy that you are fighting to make the battle much easier and smoother.
4. Don’t forget to use Higgledies in battle!
With the Familiars now gone in Revenant Kingdom, it has been replaced by Higgledies who now assists you in battle. While their presence are often forgotten, make sure that you don’t forget to use them in battle whenever you see a glowing circle on the ground. Don’t also forget to level them up, or replace them when you get a new one. Please note that there are tons of Higgledies that you can collect and each have their own abilities.
5. Always check the Trap Door
The world of Ni no Kuni is huge and one of the ways to make sure that you don’t spend time walking on the world map is by making use of the trap door. After Evan has left Ding Dong Dell, he will encounter a glowing blue aura on the ground. These are called trap doors that can be used to teleport to. Always find them and make use of them to make exploration easy.
6. Don’t ignore those sparkling harvesting nodes
As you explore dungeons or anywhere in the world, you will encounter parkling aura on the ground. These are harvesting nodes that you can approach to and get materials and other items that might deem useful to you later on. This spawns frequently, so it’s best that you pay attention to them when you see them.
7. Purple Aura?
On the world map, you will encounter these strange enemies with purple aura on them. These things are called Tainted monsters and they are really powerful. If you end up winning when fighting them, you will get a bunch of experience points and a rare item. Note their location and don’t forget to challenge them to score you a good item or equipment.
8. Always check your Leafbook
Leafbook is like Facebook in Ni no Kuni II. It’s a social-media integrated device that allows you to check what other NPCs are saying. Some will give you hints on what characters you can recuit, while others will just say what is going on as you go on your journey in uniting the kingdoms.
9. Spend your time with your Kingdom
When you finally have your kingdom, make sure that you spend time and actually research some good items or equipment. In your kingdom, there are tons of things that you can benefit from like cooking up new higgledies, having a citizen that harvests you materials, make new items, and more. Pretty much, it will be your main hub for anything that you need while you are out busy uniting the kingdoms.
10. Check back into towns very often
There are over a hundred of characters that you can recruit on your kingdom. Whenever something major happens in the story, return to towns and who knows who could be available that you can recruit. Note that the more citizens you recruit, the more stuff you can do. Each of the citizens that you recruit can either join you automatically or you have to do stuff for them like killing enemies or gathering stuff for them.