Ninety-Nine Nights II (N3II) is a high-energy action adventure game featuring epic battles against massive armies in a unique fantasy realm. This highly-anticipated sequel is the latest follow-up to the internationally-acclaimed Xbox 360 title, Ninety-Nine Nights (N3). In a mystical world of miracles and magic, humans co-exist alongside many other races including the elves, goblins, and ogres. But when the “Lord of the Night” suddenly appears, in a mere 3 months the fertile fields of the land are reduced to scorched earth. Before long, Orphea, the sacred land to the north, is besieged by the Army of the Night. Amidst the roar of battle, one man thunderously bursts through the ranks of a legion like a bolt of lightning - he is “Galen,” the ultimate warrior. Alone, he storms forward as he lays waste to the dark forces, letting nothing stop him in his path to Orphea Castle. Galen must battle through the hordes of enemies that await him and this onslaught escalates with imposing monstrous creatures that join the fray. Centering on “the inheritance of life,” a new battle between light and dark begins!
You will easily lose hours of progress to the awful checkpoint system in this game. Combined with cheap enemies who can endlessly keep you knocked down even in the very first level, I recommend avoiding this one.
I trudged through the first installment of this series because I was a huge Dynasty Warriors fan and the premise of hundreds of enemies on the screen at once was enough to keep me playing. This game however doesn't hold the same sway. Combat system is mashy at best. I was extremely frustrated with the ease with which I could be knocked down and how useless the Guarding was. Avoid this game unless you have GREAT patience and are looking for the achievements.
As Hack and Slash games go, this one is pretty damg good. It must be noted, however, that it is hack and rpg, rather than straight up hack/slash. Skill and accessory choice play very prominent roles here, as well as item collection. The level up system of the first game is gone, replaced by something more modular. The story is cliche but executed well enough to be enjoyable anyways. None of the characters of the first game return.If you liked the first, grab the second!