Reviews and Problems with Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome
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16 June 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.
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?
Excerpt: It should go without saying that, as a Nippon Ichi developed strategy RPG (SRPG), Makai Kingdom (MK) is wonderfully complex, filled to the brim with strategy and polished as only the finest of SRPG makers could do.
Summary: Nippon Ichi Software seems to have some bizarre fixation on the underworld, demons, and all the things that usually come after a not so righteous life. All of their titles have something to do with this strangely interesting yet disturbing place.
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.
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.