Just after the recently released God Eater Resurrection, the PS Vita remaster of God Eater, the sequel God Eater 2: Rage Burst got released. The first thing I have to say: what happened to the intro? It’s 480p Youtube quality unlike God Eater Resurrection which has a much better intro quality. That aside lets get into this review.
The game starts you as a member of Blood squad, an elite group that takes down the monsters and like in the prequel, the graphics do look great again. The characters look vibrant though for being in a new area, battlefields look the same but luckily battles get hectic quick and fast that you won’t notice it much. The characters in my opinion are more likeable and still shady at the same time but the story is stronger.
Gameplay is pretty much the same as God Eater Resurrection with newly added Blood attacks but it doesn’t bring that much of a difference into the game, but the effects look neat. After unlocking the Blood attacks, you can keep attacking and get the next rank and so forth.
A nitpick of mine is that most missions are a re-hash of the first game like dealing with a specific creature. But God Eater 2: Rage Burst also does have new ones which is great and needed. A new feature is Hard missions which just breaks up the story battles for a change so you can stock up on upgrade items and I think the upgrade system is better in Rage Burst.
In God Eater Resurrection, it seemed too easy to rank up your weapons but not in God Eater 2: Rage Burst. To counter that there is an added crafting option: arc mods. After every mission you get 3 arc items to put with the weapon of choice it fits into with abilities like HP up and ATK up.
Audio does seem compressed a bit which means that the voice quality is worse compared to God Eater Resurrection. While it doesn’t affect the game, it does make you wonder how a $20 game is better than a $40 game with that aspect. The game loads pretty quick and I never noticed any lag when facing off against 5 creatures at the same time.
God Eater 2: Rage Burst looks and plays great like its prequel with newly added blood attacks and crafting options but also with worse voice quality. If you haven’t played God Eater Resurrection, you will enjoy God Eater 2: Rage Burst to the fullest, else you will have some deja vus from the first game.
Review: God Eater 2: Rage Burst | PS Vita
+ Same game, new features
+ Crafting seems to be changed slightly for the better
+ Great cast of characters
– Same game, same missions at times
– Intro quality, audio compression
The review was written and provided by Chris. All screenshots are from the PS Vita version.