Then, halfway through the game, after exploring a city of beasts and a forest full of madmen and serpents, the player navigates the lost ruins of Byrgenwerth to a balcony overlooking a lake. They dive into the moon’s reflection, are brought to a white dimension beneath the water, and, perhaps unknowingly, they kill a god.
An involvement in videogames that’s continued throughout the decades sees Townley now focused on the growing interest in mobile and cloud gaming. He’s set his sights on capturing the best parts of more traditional gaming options while on the go.
In some ways, however, the simplicity of Ni no Kuni II: The Board Game is also part of its strength. It’s a game that’s easy to learn and quick to play. In a world full of overly complex titles packed with fiddly little tokens and pieces, it almost feels old-fashioned.