Anime-based role-playing game
Attack on Titan 2 is an RPG available on Windows that further unfolds the story from the original anime. It is based on the second season of the anime, having you join the protagonist and take a stand in a bloody fight against man-eating titans.
Like Fire Emblem: Three Houses, the updated AoT game draws you into the second-season storyline but doesn’t bind you to its plot points. It even introduces some brand-new stories by the series’ creator.
The menacing titans and soldiers you meet along the way provide a large amount of content. The game’s length is over 20 hours long, with an additional 15-20 hours of side missions. It consists of five chapters and an epilogue to give you a glimpse of the third season.
You’ll choose from the 37 playable characters and join Eren and his trusted companions to help them save humanity. However, like in Dragon Quest XI, characters drive the game forward, not the action.
Interactions take place between bouts of combat, adding an extra gameplay layer. The Daily Life mode lets you communicate with the others in your team and strengthen your bond. Once your friendship becomes strong enough, they’ll support you in battle through Buddy Actions. Plus, you’ll get to enter their side stories for even more content.
In-depth combat mechanics
Survival and awareness of your surroundings are everything in this game. It might take a while to get used to the omnidirectional mobility gear-based gameplay, though. Once you learn the basics, you’ll start maneuvering the skies to reach and attack the giant opponents.
Various terrains and resources at your disposal determine the direction you take in encounters. The titans you’re fighting can also make you shift tactics. Smaller opponents are easier to kill, but they move more quickly.
Strategic thinking is a must, especially when choosing companions with special skills for each engagement.
Overall, Attack on Titan 2 packs quite a punch. It builds upon the original game’s best elements, producing an immersive, smooth experience on your smartphone’s screen.
Should you download it?
Yes, if you’re enthusiastic about the series. Otherwise, many significant moments might fly over your head. There are better titles to explore if that’s the case.
- Lengthy campaign
- Brand-new AoT content
- World-expanding side missions
- Adrenaline-packed combat
- Bond strengthening system
- Combat system learning curve
- Anime knowledge reliance