developer: Code Mystics
publisher: SNK Playmore
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / common screen, players: 1-2
Released on PS4 console, PC, etc. The Last Blade 2 is a conversion of SNK's classic two-dimensional fight, which was originally released in 1998 on popular saloon slot machines, and in the following years also found its way to home Neo-Geo and SEGA Dreamcast consoles. At the end of 2012, the original version of The Last Blade 2 was made available to Nintendo Wii console owners as part of the Virtual Console service. Compared to it, the described version on PS4, PC, etc. is a fully fledged conversion of the original, which is the responsibility of Code Mystics studio. Although their work has resulted in a game very faithful to the original, it has been adapted to the requirements of the modern generation of consoles and enriched with the option of online gameplay via PSN.
The action of the game was set in a world combining elements of medieval Japan with the style of fantasy and mythology of the Land of Cherry Blossoms. For this reason, the heroes - although they refer to history and have a typical historical weapon - have also been endowed with extraordinary special skills. Story The Last Blade 2 It revolves around two opposing worlds - the living and the dead - and an attempt to close the portal that connects them. This story takes place one year after the events of The Last Blade and continues the threads started in the first installment of the 1997 series.
The mechanics of The Last Blade 2 does not differ much from the first installment of the cycle, as well as other popular battles from that period - with Street Fighter itself at the forefront. So we have here quite a typical set of attacks and kicks, the ability to control and perform tricks, and special skills available after recharging the energy bar. The main difference boils down to the possibility of using a variety of weapons such as swords, katana or lances and the option of choosing the preferred fighting style.
Each of the nearly twenty warriors can fight in one of three different modes. Speed mode allows you to take much faster but weaker blows and combine them into a powerful combos. In Power mode, the impact is slower but with much greater force, and combos usually end up with 3-4 impacts. The combination of these two extremes is a new EX mode, which is absent in the first part of the game.
In terms of graphics, the second part of The Last Blade does not differ significantly from its predecessor published only a year earlier, although the game is distinguished by a slightly darker color scheme and emphasis on the plot, manifested in a much larger number of intermittent films. The version available on the PS4, PC platform, etc. presents itself almost identically to the original version from a dozen or so years ago, thus preserving the original atmosphere of the game.
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age requirements: 16+
Uses: PlayStation Network
Sony PlayStation 4
Uses: PlayStation Network
Uses: Nintendo eShop
PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card 256 MB GeForce 8600 or better, 200 MB HDD, Windows XP
Microsoft XBOX ONE
Uses: Xbox Store