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Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome (PlayStation 2)

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Makai Kingdom is the fourth Nippon Ichi-developed tactical RPG on PlayStation 2 and it follows closely in the footsteps of the previous games of the same style, which are Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, La Pucelle: Tactics and Phantom Brave.

Lord Zetta, the king of Netherworld, tried to rewrite the history of the land but didn't succeed, and in the process brought demise onto himself. Three evil Overlords appeared before Zetta and promised to help him in his quest to take over the land once more. The player takes control of Zetta and his army to return Netherworld to its rightful owner.

The game mechanics consist of several stages in which the player must defeat the enemy or fulfill other tasks to advance to the next level. Fighting is done in turns, meaning that once the player has moved and attacked, it's the enemy's turn to move his troops one by one. When the battle is won, the next level becomes selectable. Between fights, you can improve your squad of fighters by buying better weapons, recruiting more soldiers and so on.

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Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome PlayStation 2 Chit-chat with the troops
Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome PlayStation 2 Overlord selection for dungeon creation
Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome PlayStation 2 Buying weapons
Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome PlayStation 2 Soon after, Zetta ends up in this impractical form

Alternate Titles

  • "幻影之国:圣卷编年史" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Phantom Kingdom" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Worth Playing Jul 27, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jan 12, 2005 8 out of 10 80
JustPressPlay Nov 19, 2006 8 out of 10 80
G4 TV: X-Play Mar 24, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Informer Magazine Aug, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Video Game Generation Dec 05, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Diehard GameFan Aug 03, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpy Jul 27, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
MAN!AC Oct, 2005 70 out of 100 70
DreamStation.cc Nov 04, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65

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Evilhead (1051) added Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome (PlayStation 2) on Apr 10, 2006