God Eater 2: Rage Burst Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com God Eater 2: Rage Burst RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network 3 Reasons Why You Should Be Hyped for Code Vein https://www.gameskinny.com/t1ej6/3-reasons-why-you-should-be-hyped-for-code-vein https://www.gameskinny.com/t1ej6/3-reasons-why-you-should-be-hyped-for-code-vein Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:48:55 -0400 GeorgieBoysAXE

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There is still a lot that we don’t know about Code Vein, and what its really setting out to be until we get to see the full trailer of the game in action next week. But there’s definitely enough that we do know to get excited about.

The gory presentation, and innovative premise of Code Vein holds, gives some promise to the undeniably gorgeous new gothic adventure, and it’s especially more exciting when you factor in that E3 is only a little over a month away.

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What do you think of Code Vein? Are you excited for it? Let us know in the comments below. 

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This game might end up being "Dark Souls Hard"

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At the end of the one teaser video that we did get from Bandai Namco about Code Vein, the footage ended with the tagline “Prepare to Dine,” which sounds like a cheeky nod to another successful action-RPG that’s published by the Japanese company, Dark Souls.

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While the reference may seem like a PR-driven marketing ploy on the surface, it could actually be a much deeper clue to the kind of challenge and difficulty that we might expect out of the new, brooding RPG.

While the aesthetic of Code Vein is certainly not as Lovecraftian as the presentation in From Software’s Souls franchise, the themes, atmosphere, and bestiary in the anime-inspired RPG are comparable enough that Bandai Namco may simply promote to the appeal of a hardcore gaming challenge.

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We don’t have all the facts, but what we do know is that the game is going to have a big focus on farming resources and materials from your enemies. And if it’s anything like soul harvesting, then I wouldn’t be surprised if the studio is planning to mix Code Vein into being one big melting pot of Japanese flavored gaming goodness.

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The vampire gimmick is actually pretty cool

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The vampires here aren’t your garden variety bloodsuckers, and they’re definitely not like any of the glitzy, yuppie versions that we’ve seen from other media like Twilight or True Blood — they’re actually kind of interesting, terrifying, and a fresh take on the monster of legend.

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From the promotional material that has been released for the game, we know a little about Code Vein's novel world. Setting the stage for Code Vein's post-apocalyptic future, we find that humanity is almost entirely wiped out and that vampire-like beings known as the Revenant are at the top of the food chain.

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These new ghouls aren’t exactly on Easy Street, though, as the power of these dark beings isn’t without complication. Concerning their mysterious past, their insatiable thirst for blood has become a driving force behind their incessant hunting.  

Some of the Revenant aren’t exactly content with the status quo, and they adventure out into the world to find their memories in a dangerous hellscape, one in which they live against a number of different threats, like the Lost, former Revenant who transformed into vicious monsters after they let their thirst get the best of them.

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Even though the amnesia trope is one of the most tired conventions that we’ve seen in RPGs, the vampire-themed twist on the concept is one that’s admittedly captivating in its own right, as well as for the conceit of vampires in general.

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Code Vein is from the same team behind God Eater

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The pedigree that’s backing the title is promising as it’ll be helmed by the team that created and worked on the God Eater series, a frantic, character-driven action RPG that shares a lot of similarities with Capcom’s Monster Hunter series (only with a heavier emphasis on action elements than RPG dynamics). Once a PSP exclusive, the combat is known for being incredibly deep, yet intuitive and accessible to first-time players. It has a fast, frenetic pace that keeps you constantly moving the moment any enemy beasts shows up on screen.

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God Eater uses equipment and weapons to dictate play style instead of job classes, offering more flexibility to combat and leveling, something that will undoubtedly play a factor in the transforming mechanics that were teased for Code Vein. On top of that, the multiple characters shown in the screenshots from Code Vein's press kit might even indicate cooperative multiplayer elements -- just like God Eater.

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Shortly after zombies had their time in the spotlight, Vampires became hip again, with their roles in media receiving a few… adaptions. With Bandai Namco’s upcoming title, Code Vein, that trend continues.

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The new action RPG is currently slated for release on “major consoles” at some point within 2018, and the gameplay will revolve around the concept of feasting on enemies to harvest the various resources that their essences offer to the role-playing elements of the game. While there isn’t a whole lot that’s known about the game aside from the fact that we’ll know more once May 2 rolls around, there’s enough to chew on already. Here are three reasons why you should keep Code Vein on your radar.

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Second Teaser for New God Eater Project Released https://www.gameskinny.com/unb2h/second-teaser-for-new-god-eater-project-released https://www.gameskinny.com/unb2h/second-teaser-for-new-god-eater-project-released Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:15:33 -0400 Erroll Maas

During a live stream event on March 30, celebrating the seventh anniversary of the God Eater franchise, publisher Bandai Namco released a 1-minute long teaser trailer for the next title in the series.

Although it shows no human characters, the trailer instead reveals an annihilated city and a lone Aragami. The narration also reveals that an ongoing disaster has destroyed the Fenrir organization, with only the strongest being able to survive.

In the God Eater series, your character is a member or ally of the Fenrir organization, whose job is to exterminate Aragami, frightening creatures that appeared suddenly and destroyed most of the world prior to when the first game takes place.

The most recent game in the series, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, was released in Japan on February 19, 2015, and in western territories on August 30, 2016 for PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, and Microsoft Windows. Additionally, those who preordered the game received a free download code for God Eater Resurrection, an enhanced port of the first game.

This new project in the God Eater series was first announced at the Tokyo Game Show in 2016. It is currently unknown what platform(s) the game will be on.

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God Eater 2 Rage Burst Review: Hack-and-Slash-and-Repeat https://www.gameskinny.com/0ijzx/god-eater-2-rage-burst-review-hack-and-slash-and-repeat https://www.gameskinny.com/0ijzx/god-eater-2-rage-burst-review-hack-and-slash-and-repeat Sat, 03 Sep 2016 09:46:34 -0400 Sergey_3847

For those of you who are not familiar with the God Eater franchise – it’s a very good clone of the famous Monster Hunter series from Capcom. The games in the God Eater series follow the same line of Action RPG mechanics, but have a few distinct features of their own.

The latest expansion for God Eater 2: Rage Burst is now available on PS4, PS Vita and PC. So, it’s a good time to compare this game with other titles in the same genre. Let’s see if God Eater can actually compete for its place on the market.

What is it about?

God Eater 2 Rage Burst story

The story follows a group of God Eaters, a special unit called Blood that hunts down the Aragami, monsters that devoured all humanity. It’s quite simple, but the game is not there to tell some complicated story – it’s there to let us kill a lot of monsters.

You carry a special weapon – God Arc – that can transform into many different shapes, both melee and ranged. These weapons are customizable and can be greatly upgraded by leveling up. You can also empower your character with Blood Rage ability that adds extra damage to your hits.

God Eater 2: Rage Burst plays faster than Monster Hunter due to a constant flow of new Aragami within a given mission. This prompts you to quickly change the shapes of your weapon, thus making the gameplay really dynamic.

Graphics, character design and sound

God Eater 2 Rage Burst battle

It is important to note that Rage Burst was originally a PS Vita title, and it had to be transferred to PS4 and PC with upgraded graphics. So, when you play the PC version, you will notice that this game strongly resembles a game for handheld consoles. This means that image quality is underwhelming.

On the other hand, the Central Hub in the game doesn’t look too bad, and it is actually the only area in the game that looks to be graphically upgraded. The character customization also looks great with an almost infinite amount of design choices.

God Eater 2: Rage Burst is a game of collecting, upgrading and grinding.

The monsters look basically the same as they did in original version. You can, of course, set the game to the highest resolution and play at 60 FPS on PC – this will slightly improve the experience. Otherwise, the locations and monster fights don’t look too promising, filled with too much blurriness and distracting camera movements.

The sound also doesn’t seem to be any better than the one on PS Vita – it’s just as flat and loud as it was before. It’s a pity, because the sound could really elevate the disappointing graphical experience of the monster battles.

Gameplay and controls

God Eater 2 Rage Burst gameplay

Aside from the vast amount of main campaign missions you will be given a chance to unlock and play the Survival Missions. These special missions will grant you some really cool items and in-game money. But you can skip them if you don’t want to go astray from the main campaign.

Most missions, although having different locations, feel entirely the same. You do nothing but hunt the monsters and use your Devour ability to suck up their resources. And then, the process repeats over and over again, which is a typical mark of Hunter-style games.

So, if this type of gameplay appeals to you, then God Eater 2: Rage Burst is exactly what you’re looking for. However, it can get boring soon enough and turn the entire gameplay into an endless grind for new items and weapon skills.

Due to the fast nature of battles, you also need to be quick with your controls. That is why it is highly advised to play this game with the gamepad instead of a mouse and keyboard. Quick button pressing is what defines your success in the game.

Customization and crafting

God Eater 2 Rage Burst customization

What differentiates God Eater games from the rest of the titles in the genre is the total control over your gun’s customization, right down to the bullets. You can craft your own uniquely shaped bullets using materials you gather through the game.

Another distinct feature of the series is that character customization is purely cosmetic, which means that it changes nothing in the skill department. On one hand, it’s cool because you don’t have to worry about that and can focus entirely on weapon upgrades. But on the other, it leaves the game without a large amount of possible content… and fun.

Conclusion

God Eater 2: Rage Burst is a game of collecting, upgrading and grinding. It has a full support of co-operative gameplay, which is probably the best part about it. So, if you have buddies who are willing to join you in fighting Aragami -- and who know what to do combat-wise -- then you will definitely enjoy this game for many many hours.

If you want to check out the campaign in a single mode, then you simply need to be aware of the fact that hack-and-slash games tend to get very samey. So, if you’re not ready to spend many hours repeating the same actions over and over again, then probably God Eater 2: Rage Burst is not worthy of your time.

You'll need to check it out and see for yourself, if this type of gameplay suits your tastes. Also, if you can handle simple graphics and lower quality sound, then it should be fine.

What do you think about God Eater 2: Rage Burst? Share your opinions in the comments.

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God Eater 2 Rage Burst Guide: Blood Rage, Survival Missions, and Blood Arts https://www.gameskinny.com/k9uar/god-eater-2-rage-burst-guide-blood-rage-survival-missions-and-blood-arts https://www.gameskinny.com/k9uar/god-eater-2-rage-burst-guide-blood-rage-survival-missions-and-blood-arts Thu, 01 Sep 2016 02:33:45 -0400 Sergey_3847

The latest expansion for God Eater 2, titled Rage Burst, is now available internationally for PC, PS4 and PS Vita. It prolongs the story of the God Eater sequel and adds a new type of weapon – Variant Scythe.

There are many other small changes that will be addressed in this beginner’s guide, such as: what is Blood Rage and how do you use it, how to access Survival Missions, and what are Blood Arts?

How to activate Blood Rage

God Eater 2 Burst Rage blood rage

Blood Rage mode can be compared to the Burst ability that empowers your characters for a short period of time, and allows them to deal huge amounts of damage with a weapon of your choice. However, it is a bit more complex and its effects strongly rely on your skills.

So, in order to unlock the Blood Rage you must finish a certain amount of missions and gain enough skills. When it is unlocked, you can activate it once during the mission by pressing R2/RT, which will be followed by a signature animation.

You will see a dedicated gauge on your screen that can be filled by performing combos and devours, including those of your teammates. You can also use Burst in addition to your Blood Rage, as they do not counteract each other.

Here are a few tips on how to use Blood Rage with various types of weapons:

  • If you’re using short blades, then it is advisable to equip Blood Splattering Dance to achieve the maximum effect of the Blood Rage.
    • The advantage of this Blood Art is that it doesn’t consume your stamina at all, thus gives more power to your final burst.
  • In the case of the long blades, go for Gale Katana: Iron art.
    • It initiates a forward dash attack and deals multiple extra hits to an enemy.
  • The newest weapon – Variant Scythe becomes especially dangerous with the help of God Slicer.
    • It changes the direction of the Round Fang attack into a powerful upward swing dealing tons of damage.
  • Hammers work best with the Tenderizer art that significantly boosts attack speed and damage.
  • Charged Spears will be most effective in the Hurricane modes (either Type A or B), since they allow for an infinite amount of combos that are limited by your stamina only.

How to access Survival Missions

God Eater 2 Burst Rage survival mission

Apart from a massive amount of main campaign missions, Rage Burst expansion offers a slew of additional Survival Missions. These can be accessed after you’ve accomplished a certain amount of main missions.

Survival Missions can be skipped, but be aware that if you do so, you will not be able to access them later. So, finish them as soon as they become available to you and only after that you should continue with the main story.

The best part about these additional levels is that you will meet completely new types of Aragami. On top of that, you will earn some very good rewards, such as rare items and in-game credits.

Variant Scythe and Blood Arts

Rage Burst expansion includes a new fantastic weapon – Variant Scythe with 20 available Blood Arts. These arts are special modes that turn your weapon into a number of extended forms, thus the name Variant, that deal extra damage to Aragami.

In order to unlock Blood Arts you need to accomplish all the Standard Missions, and then you will see a cutscene showcasing your first Blood Art. If you want to unlock more Blood Arts, you will have to regularly use your basic Blood Arts, and as a result your skills will grow as well.

Each Blood Art has several types of skills that are unlocked through leveling up. If you want to know what actions are needed to unlock a certain skill, then go to your terminal and look for the description of the particular skill to find out.

Here is the list of all Blood Arts that are available for Variant Scythe.

Come back soon for more God Eater 2: Rage Burst guides at GameSkinny!

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GODS EATERS 2 RAGE BURST Out on Steam, PS4, and PS Vita https://www.gameskinny.com/jmtdx/gods-eaters-2-rage-burst-out-on-steam-ps4-and-ps-vita https://www.gameskinny.com/jmtdx/gods-eaters-2-rage-burst-out-on-steam-ps4-and-ps-vita Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:11:09 -0400 Alex Anderson_0905

GODS EATER 2 RAGE BURST, a sequel to GOD EATER Resurrection, was released today on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Steam. Players who purchase GODS EATER 2 RAGE BURST will receive a download code for GOD EATER Resurrection to experience the whole story.

The game takes place three years after its predecessor and players will once again fight the Aragami advancing on the human race. The Black Plague continues to engulf the planet, killing anyone once they are infected. The player is recruited into the Special Unit “Blood”, an affiliate of the Fenrir Organization, to investigate the cause of the plague.

New God Arcs, such as great hammers and scythes, will unlock new and tremendous power for players to wield against humanity's greatest foes. In addition, over 400 new Blood Arts can be used to enhance the abilities of the God Arcs.

For even more information on the GOD EATER universe, check out the team’s Dev Diaries for story, characters, fighting systems, and more.

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God Eater producer wants to focus his new game on hentai over "realistic" visuals https://www.gameskinny.com/3tihn/god-eater-producer-wants-to-focus-his-new-game-on-hentai-over-realistic-visuals https://www.gameskinny.com/3tihn/god-eater-producer-wants-to-focus-his-new-game-on-hentai-over-realistic-visuals Tue, 05 Jul 2016 11:48:01 -0400 TheSmartestMoron

Yosuke Tamizawa, the producer of the God Eater series, announced he was working on a new game at the Bandai Namco panel. Though he did not announce which game he wanted to make -- a new God Eater or a new series entirely -- he did express what he wanted to do. Specifically, that he is no longer interested in making "realistic-looking" games. In his next game, he wishes to make something a bit more akin to hentai -- at least in terms of visual style. He also hopes to get the game out by next year.

For those unaware, a hentai style relies more on revealing clothing and such. Examples include games such as Senran Kagura or Onechanbara, as characters are stripped of their clothing to reveal more of their bodies. But he did not state if this was the exact style he wished to go with, so the game could function entirely different.

Odds are he may have wanted this for a while due to how Alisa from God Eater is designed, as the bottom part of her chest is fairly visible. The following is a picture taken from God Eater: Off Shoot, where players can take pictures of the God Eater cast in bikinis, cooking, and other scenarios. The game is exclusive to Japan on the PS4 and Vita.

No further news has been presented at this time. 

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