Makai Kingdom-Nla

MPN: 53015
Product Details
Description
Released in Japan as Phantom Kindom, this next chapter in the Makai saga (which includes Disgaea and, Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome, 730865530151, NIS, Sony PlayStation 2, T - Teen, RPG, Role Playing, Role Playing, Strategy, 2005, PS2G-730865530151, 53015
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating T (Teen)
Game Genre Action/Adventure, Role Playing Games (RPG)
Maximum Number of Players 1
Expert Reviews
Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome
3.5 Star Review  GameZone - Jul 26, 2005

There is a prophecy, one that displeases Lord Zetta, the proclaimed ruler of the Netherworld. And when he encounters Raiden, sent by an unknown master serving the prophecy to destroy him, it appears that all Zetta’s fears are about to become a reality. Well … until he destroys Raiden, and thinks his woes are at an end, if for no other reason than he is “one bad-ass freakin’ Overlord.” But when he looks in the Sacred Tome, the book that displays all that is going to happen, he discovers that all is not well. On the verge of destruction, Zetta binds his soul to the Sacred Tome.

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Makai Kingdom ChroniclesSacred Tome
3.5 Star Review  GameSpy - Jul 27, 2005

Strategy RPG fanboy darling Nippon Ichi returns with its trademark sense of humor and obscure gameplay in tow.

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Makai Kingdom ChroniclesSacred Tome
4 Star Review  IGN.com - Aug 5, 2005

It's been said before and it'll be said several times again, but Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome is no doubt a combination of Disgaea and Phantom Brave. And to be honest, that was the development team's intention from the very beginning -- to meld the oddball humor of Laharl and company with the complex mechanics of Marona and her legion of inert objects. The end result is something a little less focused than the both of them, but its strategic and entertainment values are undeniable.

Read the full review »

Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome
4 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 3.14 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #1,975 game of all time, #62 game of 2005 for the PlayStation 2 and #401 PlayStation 2 game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 81 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

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Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome
3.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Jan 19, 2009

Testseek.com has collected 6 expert reviews for Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome and the average expert rating is 73 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Makai Kingdom
4 Star Review   By member mj_f - Sep 30, 2008   

Strengths: Solid strategy RPG title

Weakness: Aimed for the hardcore player, graphics somewhat dated

Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome is another one of the stellar strategy RPG games that came out in droves for the Playstation 2. Similar to Disgaea and Phantom Brave, the game features turn-based strategy RPG gameplay (consisting of maps you must clear with a part of characters). Unlike in other similar games, it is much more difficult to power up your characters in side dungeons to make them super-powerful during the story missions. This makes Makai Kingdom a true challenge that hardcore strategy RPG fans will want to tackle. This is compensated somewhat by the incredibly deep gameplay enhanced in part by the inclusion of vehicles and structures that you can take into battle. There are undoubtedly several ways to beat each map, but with a huge variety of options there is a ton of challenge in finding one of those ways. The game also features the humor and interesting story that Nippon Ichi is known for. This makes the somewhat bland presentation much more acceptable. The graphics were just OK back when the PS2 was state of the art, now in the PS3/360 generation it definitely pales. But the game is not about graphics and for those looking for a deep, challenging strategy RPG experience, this is it.

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Another Solid SRPG From NIS
4 Star Review   By member FOnewearl - Feb 1, 2008   

Strengths: Replay, Solid Story & Characters, Fast Load Times

Weakness: Not A Good Pick For Gamers New To SRPGs

Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome is a SRPG made by the same developer that made Disgaea. While it doesn't really add anything new to this type of game it does do things slightly different and is very solid. The way the game plays is sort of a cross between Phamtom Brave and Disgaea. Even after you beat the game you will have plenty of incentive to keep playing as there are plenty of hidden extras along with a new game plus mode to play though once you beat the game. The characters and story in the game are very well done along with fast load times. I would recommend Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome to fans of SRPGs but would only recommend it as a rental at most to gamers new to SRPGs as to try before buying as while it is good it's not a good game for gamers new to SRPGs.

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Zetta Beam, Time to Die!
5 Star Review   By member jwong71 - Nov 29, 2007   

Strengths: Nippon Ichi gameplay with buildings and vehicles. Quirky humor. Japanese voice acting. The Most Freaking Badass Overlord.

Weakness: Definitely geared more towards fans of Nippon Ichi strategy RPG’s.

Makai Kingdom is about Zetta’s (the Most Freaking Badass Overlord) continual quest to be the strongest overlord, which inadvertently causes the “prophesied” demise of his netherworld and his struggle to regain his former glory. If you are familiar with any of the other Nippon Ichi games, Zetta, now confined in a book, serves as the base panel to summon all his minions to do his biddings in battle. Buildings and vehicles are a new addition to Nippon Ichi gameplay and serve as stat and movement boosters. Gameplay and style is somewhere between Disgaea (Overlords) and Phantom Brave (confinement and non-grid movement) but plays similar to other Nippon Ichi SRPG’s. If you like any of the other games in the “series”, consider adding this to your SRPG collection.

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Another Great RPG!
4 Star Review   By member mirado182 - Nov 7, 2007   

Strengths: Long playtime, good gameplay, Japanese or English VO

Weakness: Gridless battle system is a little frustrating, feels like previous NIS games.

This is like a cross between Phantom Brave and Disgaea. You confine a character to an object, but they won't vanish in a few turns. If you enjoy JRPG's, then you'll probably like this title as well. It offers countless playtime and who doesn't like Prinnies?

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Product Details
Description
Released in Japan as Phantom Kindom, this next chapter in the Makai saga (which includes Disgaea and, Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome, 730865530151, NIS, Sony PlayStation 2, T - Teen, RPG, Role Playing, Role Playing, Strategy, 2005, PS2G-730865530151, 53015
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating T (Teen)
Game Genre Action/Adventure, Role Playing Games (RPG)
Maximum Number of Players 1
Summary
Product Title Makai Kingdom-Nla
Manufacturer Atlus
Power Score 4.1 | 9 Reviews
Game Information
Release Date: 2005-7-26
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Parent Retsku: B0007XTNGW
Expert Reviews
Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome
3.5 Star Review  GameZone - Jul 26, 2005

There is a prophecy, one that displeases Lord Zetta, the proclaimed ruler of the Netherworld. And when he encounters Raiden, sent by an unknown master serving the prophecy to destroy him, it appears that all Zetta’s fears are about to become a reality. Well … until he destroys Raiden, and thinks his woes are at an end, if for no other reason than he is “one bad-ass freakin’ Overlord.” But when he looks in the Sacred Tome, the book that displays all that is going to happen, he discovers that all is not well. On the verge of destruction, Zetta binds his soul to the Sacred Tome.

Read the full review »

Makai Kingdom ChroniclesSacred Tome
3.5 Star Review  GameSpy - Jul 27, 2005

Strategy RPG fanboy darling Nippon Ichi returns with its trademark sense of humor and obscure gameplay in tow.

Read the full review »

Makai Kingdom ChroniclesSacred Tome
4 Star Review  IGN.com - Aug 5, 2005

It's been said before and it'll be said several times again, but Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome is no doubt a combination of Disgaea and Phantom Brave. And to be honest, that was the development team's intention from the very beginning -- to meld the oddball humor of Laharl and company with the complex mechanics of Marona and her legion of inert objects. The end result is something a little less focused than the both of them, but its strategic and entertainment values are undeniable.

Read the full review »

Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome
4 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 3.14 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #1,975 game of all time, #62 game of 2005 for the PlayStation 2 and #401 PlayStation 2 game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 81 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

Read the full review »

Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome
3.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Jan 19, 2009

Testseek.com has collected 6 expert reviews for Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome and the average expert rating is 73 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Makai Kingdom
4 Star Review   By member mj_f - Sep 30, 2008   

Strengths: Solid strategy RPG title

Weakness: Aimed for the hardcore player, graphics somewhat dated

Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome is another one of the stellar strategy RPG games that came out in droves for the Playstation 2. Similar to Disgaea and Phantom Brave, the game features turn-based strategy RPG gameplay (consisting of maps you must clear with a part of characters). Unlike in other similar games, it is much more difficult to power up your characters in side dungeons to make them super-powerful during the story missions. This makes Makai Kingdom a true challenge that hardcore strategy RPG fans will want to tackle. This is compensated somewhat by the incredibly deep gameplay enhanced in part by the inclusion of vehicles and structures that you can take into battle. There are undoubtedly several ways to beat each map, but with a huge variety of options there is a ton of challenge in finding one of those ways. The game also features the humor and interesting story that Nippon Ichi is known for. This makes the somewhat bland presentation much more acceptable. The graphics were just OK back when the PS2 was state of the art, now in the PS3/360 generation it definitely pales. But the game is not about graphics and for those looking for a deep, challenging strategy RPG experience, this is it.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Another Solid SRPG From NIS
4 Star Review   By member FOnewearl - Feb 1, 2008   

Strengths: Replay, Solid Story & Characters, Fast Load Times

Weakness: Not A Good Pick For Gamers New To SRPGs

Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome is a SRPG made by the same developer that made Disgaea. While it doesn't really add anything new to this type of game it does do things slightly different and is very solid. The way the game plays is sort of a cross between Phamtom Brave and Disgaea. Even after you beat the game you will have plenty of incentive to keep playing as there are plenty of hidden extras along with a new game plus mode to play though once you beat the game. The characters and story in the game are very well done along with fast load times. I would recommend Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome to fans of SRPGs but would only recommend it as a rental at most to gamers new to SRPGs as to try before buying as while it is good it's not a good game for gamers new to SRPGs.

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Zetta Beam, Time to Die!
5 Star Review   By member jwong71 - Nov 29, 2007   

Strengths: Nippon Ichi gameplay with buildings and vehicles. Quirky humor. Japanese voice acting. The Most Freaking Badass Overlord.

Weakness: Definitely geared more towards fans of Nippon Ichi strategy RPG’s.

Makai Kingdom is about Zetta’s (the Most Freaking Badass Overlord) continual quest to be the strongest overlord, which inadvertently causes the “prophesied” demise of his netherworld and his struggle to regain his former glory. If you are familiar with any of the other Nippon Ichi games, Zetta, now confined in a book, serves as the base panel to summon all his minions to do his biddings in battle. Buildings and vehicles are a new addition to Nippon Ichi gameplay and serve as stat and movement boosters. Gameplay and style is somewhere between Disgaea (Overlords) and Phantom Brave (confinement and non-grid movement) but plays similar to other Nippon Ichi SRPG’s. If you like any of the other games in the “series”, consider adding this to your SRPG collection.

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Another Great RPG!
4 Star Review   By member mirado182 - Nov 7, 2007   

Strengths: Long playtime, good gameplay, Japanese or English VO

Weakness: Gridless battle system is a little frustrating, feels like previous NIS games.

This is like a cross between Phantom Brave and Disgaea. You confine a character to an object, but they won't vanish in a few turns. If you enjoy JRPG's, then you'll probably like this title as well. It offers countless playtime and who doesn't like Prinnies?

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

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