The + * Still as beautiful artistically as in the first Ni No Kuni. I feel good Ghibli vibes there. * The characters are endearing. * The hack'n'slash fighting system is much better than the one in the first game. * Less "grinding" needed to progress. * The tutorial is much better compared to Ni No Kuni 1. It's short and you can quickly get into the adventure. The - * The story. I loved the one from the first game, but the one from Ni No Kuni 2 is meh. So much meh, that I don't feel like continuing to play. I'm now in chapter 4, the quest for the flaming rose. * The mini-games integrated into the main quest. I like the one where you manage the kingdom, but not the one of the "armies fighting each other for territory", and since you must do it often to progress in-game... In the end, as with the first game, I had a mixed experience. I still recommend it, because its "gameplay" is better than the first game, and Ghibli's "touch" is sublime.