publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / split screen, players: 1-4
My Hero One's Justice 2 is a continuation of the 2018 three-dimensional fighting game and the My Hero Academia manga and anime adaptation in which superheroes fight fiercely against villains. The second part is again the responsibility of the Japanese studio Byking in cooperation with Bandai Namco Entertainment.
My Hero One's Justice 2 is a continuation of the events of the predecessor. The whole is based on the My Hero Academia manga and its animated adaptation broadcast since 2016. The action of the game takes place in a version of contemporary Japan invented by Kohei Horikoshi, in which the characters are endowed with supernatural powers. In the second part, the presented events date back as far as the fourth anime season. So we are dealing with a title intended mainly for the veterans of the series, who not only know the lining of manga or anime, but also the previous part of the game. The characters from the previous installment came back in a continuation, but the list was extended by completely new ones, such as Kai Chisaki, Mirio Togata, Tamaki Amajiki, Nejire Hado or Mina Ashido.
The protagonist of the story is again Izuku Midoriya, who was one of the (un)lucky ones born without any power. By fate, he receives them from the legendary warrior Toshinori Yagi, also known as All Might. As in the previous one, we learn about the fate of not only superheroes, but also their opponents, all in the form of film interludes on the game engine and animated scenes straight from the visual novel production.
My Hero One's Justice 2 has not changed significantly with respect to its predecessor. It consists mainly in fighting with opponents in closed arenas (of which we now have more at our disposal). The whole thing has a very arcade character. Duels take place in a one-on-one system, but before they start you can select two other characters to support the main character, each with a unique set of abilities and special attacks. The fight itself has been improved and, as a result, it has become not only more pleasant, but also more developed. The changes, on the other hand, did not occur in the interaction with the elements of the environment - they can still be destroyed, which adds to the whole surroundings of the clash of effectiveness.
Player selection is not limited to Izuku Midoriyi. We can also play as Mirio Togata, Katsuki Bakugo, Shoto Todoroki, Eijiro Kirishima, Inasa Yoarashi and Jiro Momo. With the new characters we have access to previously unknown powers (the quirks), so that the gameplay is even more diverse.
The game modes remain unchanged. My Hero One's Justice 2 offers an extensive single player story campaign that uses film interludes to keep track of characters. The second one is a classic arcade mode, where you can train and unlock new items. There was also a network mode for lovers of challenges with players from all over the world.
My Hero One's Justice 2 was created on the Unreal Engine 4 engine and has a very colorful, cartoon-like visual setting. It is ideally suited for manganese and anime based production and climate issues. What's more, the voices of the characters were voiced by actors known for their animation.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2 GHz / AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7870 or better, 12 GB HDD, Windows 10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i5-750 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 940 3.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 460 / Radeon HD 6870 or better, 12 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit