Game developer Shift developed “God Eater 2: Rage Burst” and was published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. It was launched in August 30, 2016 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and the PC. It is an action role-playing game involving dangerous “gods” and the god eaters who hunted them.

Game villain was obvious from the start

The video game started with a scene where the sister scientists in the new team were somewhat discussing their schemes for the new team. From the beginning, it was obvious that the villain was the one with a funeral veil and we should be wary of her.

Unfortunately, your character does not seem to perceive this secretive threat and just follows the script.

As the controller of the character, it would frustrate the player of this initial information and would constantly get angry with the team members of their stupid decisions. In the other hand, the intentions of the God Eater squad have not changed, but now they are trying other methods to eradicate the threat. Still, there are many similarities to the first game title, “God Eater Burst.”

New weapons, characters, skills, additions

The second game title of the “God Eater” series added four new weapons for the characters to choose from. These weapons are the Boost Hammer, Charge Spear, Variant Scythe, and the Shotgun.

These allowed players to create new combinations of attacks and use a different type of weapon.

The game also added new special skills called the Blood Arts that augmented the attacks and stats of the characters. It added new features like a special attack for a short blade, an extra slash for another weapon, and so on. Players had to grind for experience in order to master these Blood Arts.

Blood Rage was also introduced in the latest version of the second game title. It allowed the characters to pledge to their God Arc, which activated different buffs. It was helpful against powerful gods that were difficult to defeat with normal means.

New characters were also introduced in the game that helped the team. They also revealed some of the original characters from the first game.

A big improvement from the first version

The latest version of “God Eater 2: Rage Burst” is a huge improvement compared to its first version. It has more vibrant colors this time around and the character model details have been improved. The light particles in particular have better density and brightness compared to the first.

The lip synching and the voice acting still do not match that well, but the details make up for it. The 3D model actions are better too with fluid movement and not looking robotic.

One of the best parts of this game is its taste in battle music, which was superb and gets players into the mood. Missions are more enjoyable like confronting an enemy triggers lively and loud music while defeating them would silence it and make it more serene.

The introduction animation is also well done too with a memorable soundtrack.

Grinding can be a chore or make you determined

The replay value of this video game solely depends on the player. If they do not want a lot of grinding and want a straight gameplay, this might not be the game you should be playing. For those who love grinding, on the other hand, they will love this because it will take a lot of grinding first before they can unlock certain weapons, items, and more.

Players will also get a lot of post-game missions in this game, which unlocks great weapons that can be used for difficult missions. Some items can be hard to retrieve since it has so little drop rates, but a little patience can reward a lot.

God Eater 2: Rage Burst” has a similar goal for its story, but with new characters, new weapons, and some new additions. I would give this game a solid 6 out of 10 points, but I would still recommend it to players who follow the game series and love grinding.

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