God Eater 2: Rage Burst (PS4)

godeater2_001Are you a fan of Monster Hunter? Enjoy beating beautiful goliath creatures into bloody pulps and using their carcasses to forge new weapons but not overly sold on the medieval/prehistoric fantasy setting. What if it was set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, had an over the top story about humanities last stand against giant demons or had just an inkling of an anime artstyle. The God Eater franchise is easily the choice in Japan if you’re after that sort of mission based monster hunting. Now it’s hoping to make a bigger mark in the west with Rage Bust a revamp of the second title. As a fan of Monster Hunter and an avid follower of all things anime I was keen to jump right in. Although it did take longer than expected to start enjoying it. Roughly 10 hours…

God Eater 2: Rage Burst is a very good game when you find the right foothold. It really shines when you’re in caught in the middle of something like customising your gear, further developing a character or simply slaying wave after wave of boss type Aragami, taking in the full extent of the fluid combat system. However getting to that sweet spot is task in its own. 10 hours of easy but stunted fights, fumbling through numerous customisation mechanics and a story that backtracks and jumps about at a pace can be overwhelming to so many gamers.

7
Positives
+ Enjoyable post-apocalyptic story
+ Fast fluid combat
+ Switch up taking tactics on the fly
+ Lots of customisation options
Negatives
– Very very slow to hook player in
– Bad compression on the voice acted scenes
– Lot of time and patience learning different mechanics

This review is based off a review code of God Eater 2: Rage Burst provided by Bandai Namco Entertainment.

To read the full review head on over to NerdHub.com.

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