God Eater 2: Rage Burst Review

Games where you get to kill weird demon monsters always leave you feeling like you have done something for the fight between good and evil

Games where you get to kill weird demon monsters always leave you feeling like you have done something for the fight between good and evil. GE Rage burst, coming out 3 years after GE Resurrection, is a post-apocalyptic game where the human race has been overrun by giant demon beasts called the Aragami. You will be the hero the Silent Protagonist, one of the warriors chosen to battle the Aragami.

The fight against evil must be well executed, so there is a lot of dialogue. Too much of it actually. There is also an overload of the esoteric, at times you might even get overwhelmed by remembering what is what.

The story picks up in Friar, a branch of the FENRIR organization. The storyline develops with cut scenes telling the narrative. The story is a bit thin which may not be a problem for many players looking to the action. However, recycling of elements from GE Resurrection has been overdone. Maps, monsters and even characters are recycled.

The action is fast moving. You wield transformative weapons called God Arcs. You can choose easy missions called ‘Kill X’, where you complete as many missions as possible. The Aragami are formidable opponents with larger health bars. They can also retreat to regain their health. 

You can unlock Blood Arts, which are powerful abilities given to use with each type of God Arc weapon.  The unlocking is done by using God Arcs on vastly superior enemies and building an ‘Awakening gauge’ with a series of combo moves and attacks.

Blood Arts will for example, make a short sword move in a series of blinding blurs which the enemy cannot defend against.  Using Blood Arts in melee action makes the tempo of the game vastly faster and exciting.

GE2 Rage Burst can also be played as a team effort on online platform. You can make an online tag team in the lobby. The team can run after Aragami in their hideouts by mapping out a collaborative effort.  At the end of a mission, you will have to wait for 40 seconds as your team finishes off their opponents.

The gameplay can be a bit dull as you basically press one button for a simple attack, and another for a combo attack. The melee mode may give some variety but there is not much imagination to the combat. The recycled maps, characters and monsters have made GE2 Rage burst seem much more of a sequel to GE Resurrection rather than a fully-fledged game.

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