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Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome

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Overall 9
9.0

Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome PS2 Review

Console Obsession
31 May 2010
  • Excerpt: Absorbing, engrossing and captivating are all lovely words, which may define similar things, but they all describe Nippon Ichi’s (better known as the developer of the offbeat but excellent Disgaea) newest strategy RPG: Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome. You see it’s so good that we just can’t use enough complimentary words to describe its overall greatness!
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GameBump
8 September 2006
Overall 9
9.1

Makai Kingdom

Into Liquid Sky
10 July 2006
  • Excerpt: In the span of a few years, Nippon Ichi has pushed themselves to the forefront of the niche gaming market on the PS2. Because of void of strategy RPGs on the PS2 in North America before the release of Disgaea , Nippon Ichi managed to take an opportunity to make a name for themselves - one that is sure to carry over to the next generation.
  • Pros: Excellent style and 2D graphics, Deep gameplay, Tons of customization
  • Cons: Textures for random areas feel disjointed, Gridless system leads to piling up
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Overall 8
8.4

Makai Kingdom

The Armchair Empire
26 May 2006
  • Conclusion: The free range movement system from Phantom Brave is back, and while it's certainly less suffocating than the tile-based movement used by so many other SRPGs, it still has its quirks. You now directly control your character's movement, as opposed to a point n' click cursor, but targeting foes with certain weapons tends to be a chore. And just like Phantom Brave, the enemy AI doesn't seem too comfortable with the environments either.
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Overall 7
7.0

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GamesAreFun
22 May 2006
  • Excerpt: This time around we have Zetta, the self-proclaimed most powerful overlord in the cosmos. Another overlord, the “all-knowing” oracle Pram, has a vision that Zetta will lose his netherworld. Since he can’t be a badass overlord without his netherworld, he takes off to retrieve the sacred tome to uncover how it will be destroyed.
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The Laser
19 May 2006
  • Summary: Makai Kingdom is an enjoyable and surprisingly deep RPG that should make it a hit with role playing fans. It's unique gameplay blends several elements from other genres including building, role-playing and strategic combat to create a cool title that doesn't fit into predefined molds. Its randomized levels should keep the gameplay unpredictable and challenging, while extending the title's longevity.
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Preview: Makai Kingdom

The Laser
17 May 2006
  • Excerpt: Preview: Makai Kingdom (PS2) By Michael Palisano Japanese developers Nippon Ichi have cultivated a loyal following over the past few years by releasing some of the most innovative RPGs on the current generation of consoles. These include Disagea: Hour of Darkness, Phantom Brave and LaPucelle Tactics. All received glowing praise from fans and critics alike. Now, the developers are working on another promising title, Makai Kingdom for the PS2.
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Overall 8
7.7

Makai Kingdom

Just RPG
29 April 2006
  • Excerpt: Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome is the latest strategy/RPG to be released from the creators of the cult favorite, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness . It has been more than two years since Nippon Ichi released Disgaea , so will Makai Kingdom carry on the torch that Disgaea brought? Read on and find out. The story of Makai Kingdom revolves around Lord Zetta, the most powerful Overlord in all of the cosmos, and the fall of his netherworld.
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Overall 8
7.8

Makai Kingdom

Playstation Illustrated
25 April 2006
  • Excerpt: As a big time fan of Nippon Ichi’s (NIS) Strategy RPG offerings, Makai Kingdom presents a conundrum. As a fan, Makai Kingdom offers the deep, time-consuming strategy gameplay NIS is known for – making it a sure fire winner. As a gamer, Makai Kingom offers the same deep, time-consuming strategy gameplay NIS is known for – making it more of the same and an experience that will prove to be over the heads of most casual gamers.
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Makai Kingdom: Chronicles Of The Sacred Tome Review

VideoGamer.com
24 April 2006
  • Excerpt: Conventional wisdom goes something like this. EA is bad, because it releases annual updates to mass-market games that introduce a bare minimum of new features for a full-price price tag. Real gamers don't like big, bad EA. Nippon Ichi, meanwhile, is good, because it makes quirky Japanese strategy RPGs that appeal to a small audience of hardcore stat-heads and sell about a hundred copies apiece. Real gamers love Nippon Ichi. The tide, however, is turning.
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