Based on the anime series and building on the fast-paced action the series is famous for, ATTACK ON TITAN 2 is the sequel to 2016's action game and features new gameplay mechanics. Players once again don the renowned Omni-Directional Manoeuver Gear as they fight and repel the fearsome Titans that threaten humanity, to restore peace within the walls.
While it doesn't do anything new in terms of narrative direction, it somehow gets the foundations that made the first game so fun and makes them even more enjoyable, this time adding a level of depth that makes players feel important. It thrusts people into the heart and soul of the franchise, making it one of the best anime games this gaming generation has to offer.
Rarely have I ever played a JRPG that was so faithful to the source material you felt like watching an anime with brief moments of gameplay. You get to relive the same epic story that has yet to be finished, but this time you see it from the point of view of someone who was actually there, and not just a spectator. As such, if you’re a hardcore Attack on Titan fan, or you want to play something that will ease your introduction into the series, then I recommend Attack on Titan 2 wholeheartedly.
That energetic feeling in the first game of swinging around buildings and taking out Titans with a well-placed strike is still incredibly satisfying. Complemented by a solid PC port, and you have yet another highly entertaining licensed product by Omega Force well worth checking out. This is how a sequel should be treated.
Even though the game represents a standard Omega Force half-asset flip of their own first Attack on Titan game, it still delivers enough of new things. With plenty of options regarding your own character, the RPG-lite elements, and the way the player can interact and make bonds with other NPC characters makes it so this could be considered a fine continuation of the series. If you wanted to enjoy the story and characters from the AoT universe from your perspective as a unique character then this is a good option for you, just watch out for the abysmal camera and somewhat iffy movement controls.
AOT 2 is a decent sequel with solid gameplay, and of course it's a great feast to anime fans. However, dealing with relationships with your companions is tedious and somewhat stupid.
Attack on Titan is a fun hack-and-slash that well represents the Attack on Titan franchise.
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