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Makai Kingdom: Reclaimed and Rebound

By Angelica Guarino, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Tactical strategy game has language, comic violence.

Game Nintendo Switch , Windows 2022
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This re-released version doesn't seem to change anything from the original 2005 edition, but it doesn't really need any changes. Overall, Makai Kingdom: Reclaimed and Rebound is a solid strategy game with fun combat and freedom to battle how the player chooses. Each stage is just different enough to keep players interested, and there's a reason why this is a title that deserves a re-release. It does what similar games by Nippon Ichi Software do best: offering a combat system that's polished, intuitive, and continuously entertaining. While the overarching story is very similar to others by the same publisher, the dialogue is undeniably funny and very on-brand for fans of other titles in the Disgaea universe.

Perhaps the most iconic feature of these games is the depth of strategy players can engage with, and Makai Kingdom is a great example of that. For instance, by having the choice as to how many characters a player can invite onto the battlefield at once, stages can either be easier or more difficult based on how much help is enlisted. Players can also customize their parties by creating members of any class they want to play. Stages can be easier by recruiting a party with many different strengths and weaknesses or made more difficult by deliberately leaving out an important role, like a healer. Players also have the freedom to change their strategy from battle to battle, as they can choose a completely new party in every stage. Because these features are seamless, and because they are a more beginner-friendly version of customization features in newer titles like Disgaea 5 and Disgaea 6 , Makai Kingdom might have an even wider range of potential players it could appeal to.

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