The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 Reviews
The saga of the witch and the gentleman promises certain things that he has not just fulfilled. An Action RPG with little spark and personality that, unfortunately, without finishing.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 improves on the original in many ways but still suffers from poor design decision.
With its cast of unique, adorable, and amazing characters, and a storyline sure to defrost even the coldest Garachi Ice Golem's heart, The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 serves as proof that with the right upgrades and refinements to gameplay, no series is beyond saving when given the proper TLC it deserves.
The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 is a game for those who love anime, dirty jokes, and hours of raids on enemies. Nice music and unique combat system are there too.
Review in Russian | Read full review
…despite the improved mechanics, sound effects, and a story with great potential, the game itself is not very exciting.
The Witch and The Hundred Knight 2 is a colourful, funny, and interesting game, but it's greatly hindered by a drawn-out, convoluted battle system. Hardcore JRPG fans will get more out of this game than the casual player, but as a whole it just feels far too inaccessible for its own good.
The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 is by no means a bad game, but I'm unsure how it justifies its existence.
The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 improves upon its predecessor, and should appeal to fans of the first game. The story may put some off given its plodding pace and numerous quirky side stories, but most people who are interested in this game likely enjoy exactly that kind of storytelling. New Tochkas and new active abilities for the Hundred Knight give more battle options to players, though the camera angle may create a few missed opportunities to finish a sweet combo or get a surprise attack on enemies. Additional graphics options are a welcome surprise, and ultimately summarize the general feeling of The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 – improved where it counts.
The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 is a nice Action-RPG that has his flaws and his charms.
Review in French | Read full review
After feeling a bit underwhelmed by the first game, I found The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 to be surprisingly enjoyable. Granted, the dungeon combat can feel clunky and repetitive and the English localization seems to be trying too hard to be edgy at times. A nice mix of that Nippon Ichi charm and humor on top of its darker, witchy elements, however, makes this worth sampling from your gaming cauldron, particularly if you like more niche JRPG titles.
The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 comes down to what is more important to you. As much as I enjoyed the story, it won’t appeal to everyone and takes a fair amount of time to get going. That being said, if story drive titles are your thing and you enjoy Disgaea or things of the like, odds are this will be up your alley. If you’re looking for a new action RPG or hoping for a deeper version of the original, odds are you’ll walk away disappointed. Not because the gameplay is awful, it is just very simple and doesn’t offer much besides story.
Not only did the uninspired (and downright boring) maps dull my senses, but the glacier pacing left me fighting the urge to take multiple breaks during my coverage. I hate to say it, but you should stay far away from this one - there is very little that is redeeming about The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2.
Sequel to a quite good hack'n'slash game with dark jokes, now with another young and mouthy witch. Chelka is not Metallia, but she swears just as much. Unfortunately, it's a game for a small audience with very specific kind of humor.
Review in Polish | Read full review
The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 is one witch's brew you definitely don't want to drink.
Like the previous chapter, we don't think that The Witch and The Hundred Knight 2 is a bad title, but it isn't an excellent one either, remaining sufficient. If you liked the previous game, you can easily enjoy the sequel, otherwise this won't make you change your mind.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Some daring swings at humor and story beats that lend themselves to mocking elevate the package, but not by enough. Nippon Ichi consistently does better work and it's best to appreciate those instead of prodding this bloated thing.
The more I played The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 the more it was apparent how meticulously crafted its predecessor was. You can still find a few things that made the original so memorable, such as the innovative combat system, charming visuals, and bonkers storyline. But these aside, the rest feels like a stripped-down version. The once detailed levels with well-placed enemies are now just procedurally generated areas, the tense yet intriguing hunger system is now little more than an afterthought. The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 is little more than a shell of its former self which is a shame since the series showed so much potential.
The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 might scratch that action RPG itch for anyone desperately craving more from the genre, but casual fans might struggle to find much lasting power in NIS' latest endeavour. Poorly written, with a horrendous story to gameplay ratio, it's hard not to see Hundred Knight 2 as more visual novel/button masher than action RPG.
There is a lot of returning stuff in this sequel but it also has some new things that will make fans of the prequel have even more fun with The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2. I loved the first one so I do miss Metallia, but Chelka is definitely a fun character to take on for this sequel. She's just as sassy and feisty as Metallia, but with some extra layers that make this new game feel very fresh. If you're in the mood for a new action RPG on PS4, then this is exactly what you need!
Nippon Ichi has clearly dedicated the bulk of the development resources this time around to providing a cleaner and more comprehensible system to draw players in further and minimise frustration. On that level, The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 is a success. I just wish the storytellers on the team were able to really cut loose and pull hard at the strings that, currently, they're only tugging lightly at.