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Death end re;Quest 2

A continuation of JRPG from 2019, offering a completely new horror story set in the world known from Death end of re;Quest. The title has a turn-based combat system and elements typical of the visual novel genre. The Compile Heart studio is responsible for its creation.

RPG | TPP | science fiction | turn-based | visual novel | jRPG

Death end re;Quest 2 cover

developer: Compile Heart

publisher: Idea Factory

Official website

Game mode: single player

game release date:

18Aug2020

PC

25Aug2020

PS4

Death end re;Quest 2 is a classic jRPG with a turn-based combat system, enriched with elements characteristic for visual novel adventure games. The game is a sequel of the title from 2019 - it tells a different story set in the same universe. The game was created and released by Compile Heart (creators of the previous installment and the popular Neptunia series).

Plot

Death end re;Quest 2 takes place in a universe known from the first part, and more specifically in the fictional mountain town of Liz Soara, inspired by Southern Europe. The main characters are three girls - Mai Touyama, Rotten Dollheart and Liliana Piata - who get involved in the disappearance of schoolgirls staying overnight in Wardsworth dormitory. Quite soon it turns out that the situation is related to a strange cult, known as El Strain, operating in the city, as well as to a curse that seems to affect the town. At night, terrifying shadows appear on the streets, and, for some reason, want to kill the heroines.

It is worth noting that the game also includes several characters known from the previous part, such as Shina Ninomiya, Summer Life or Lydia Nolan.

Mechanics

Death end re;Quest 2 is a classic representative of the jRPG genre. Observing the action from third-person perspective, we explore the town of Liz Soara, perform quests (both main and optional), talk to characters and gradually discover new fragments of the scenario prepared by the creators.

Compile Heart's game also includes combat. This aspect of the game was implemented with the use of the turn-based system. In battles we control a team of three characters - the order of attack depends on the speed stat of our heroes and opponents. In their turn the players can also move a given heroine, which enables them to place her outside the range of opponents or at a point where she can support a companion. Each character can perform three actions in one round, and choosing the same action several times will enhance the effect (for example, choosing Guard three times will make the character extremely difficult to kill, but unable to attack).

Death end re;Quest 2 also includes the Knockback System, which enables us to knock enemies down and throw them away to inflict more damage. Additionally, in some situations (after filling in a special Contamination bar), the characters we direct in combat can take on a more powerful form, called Glitch Mode. While fighting, we must also pay attention to the environment - the levels may contain cursed places, causing various kinds of nagative effects.

As the game progresses, we also develop our characters - interestingly, the strongest abilities can be learned only through the Flash - a kind of enlightment, which can occur in specific situations during combat. In order to find the most powerful skills, the player has to experiment with combining different attacks.

Game modes

Death end re;Quest 2 can only be played solo. The mainstay of the game is the story campaign.

Technical aspects

Death end re;Quest 2 features pleasant graphics that combine a 3D game world and characters with two-dimensional, hand-drawn illustrations that are used to depict dialogues and storylines. The game has a fairly typical manga style visuals. The atmosphere and light effects accompanying combat are also worth mentioning.

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum: Intel Core i5 2.3 GHz / AMD A9 2.9 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB Radeon HD 5450 or better, 10 GB HDD, Windows 8 64-bit
  • Recommended: Intel Core i5 3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 960 / Radeon R9 290 or better, 10 GB HDD, Windows 10 64-bit
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