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Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome

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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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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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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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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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Overall 8
7.7
Gameplay 8
8.3
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 8
7.8
Storyline 8
8.4
Control 8
7.9

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RPGFan
8 November 2005
  • Excerpt: Nippon Ichi Software has made a name for itself in the short amount of time its games have been in the United States. Many elevated Disgaea: Hour of Darkness to the same level as Final Fantasy Tactics, while some panned it for being too silly. Phantom Brave took the opposite route with a more serious story and unique confine system.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 7
7.0
Storyline 8
8.0
Replay value 8
8.0

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Video Game talk
23 August 2005
  • Conclusion: Unfortunately the low-res graphics are starting to show their age despite some great art direction and design. NIS is really going to have to kick up the sprite count a notch if they want to push their games into the next generation. The voice work is great and each of the overlords is a real treat to watch and listen to. In the end this is a game for anyone that loved and even though it�s not a direct sequel there are several similarities between the two.
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Overall 8
7.7
Gameplay 8
7.5
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 7
7.0
Storyline 6
6.0
Control 10
9.5
Replay value 5
5.0

Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome

Project COE
27 July 2005
  • Conclusion: While Makai Kingdom doesn’t really move the strategy RPG genre by leaps and bounds, it does enough to stand out on its own. It borrows from past Nippon Ichi games but adds enough of its own magic to shine. It has a few flaws that needed to be worked out, but anyone interested in this genre will clearly enjoy Nippon Ichi’s latest title. For those that have never liked strategy RPGs, there’s nothing new here to really open that door.
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Overall 8
7.7
Gameplay 8
7.5
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 7
7.0
Storyline 6
6.0
Control 10
9.5
Replay value 5
5.0

Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome

Project COE
27 July 2005
  • Conclusion: While Makai Kingdom doesn’t really move the strategy RPG genre by leaps and bounds, it does enough to stand out on its own. It borrows from past Nippon Ichi games but adds enough of its own magic to shine. It has a few flaws that needed to be worked out, but anyone interested in this genre will clearly enjoy Nippon Ichi’s latest title. For those that have never liked strategy RPGs, there’s nothing new here to really open that door.
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