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Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 17
  2. Negative: 12 out of 17
  1. By evening out the presentation and focusing the story, New Vision transforms the Eureka Seven series from painful to playable.
  2. 50
    Despite the stylishly designed menu display, the attractive mechs, and the occasionally breathtaking clash between LFOs, Eureka Seven Vol. 2: The New Vision is just too uneven a game to recommend to anyone besides the hardcore fan base -- who have already purchased this game.
  3. Eureka Seven Vol. 2: The New Vision can hardly be called a game. The story sequences go on forever, and the brief conflicts in between are incredibly repetitive.
  4. 37
    With all of the gameplay here being decidedly sub-par, the third volume should just scrap any remnants of gameplay and become one long, non-interactive cutscene. Put it onto a DVD and charge fans of the show $10 to get more of their fix, but for the love of that is good in gaming just don't make a game out of it.
  5. We can’t think of any good reason to spend time with Eureka 7 Vol. 2. Even if the story intrigues you, you’ll have to suffer through the rest of the game to see it. It’s just not worth it.
  6. Despite the differing game play, at least one element remains shared between the various situations and scenarios of Eureka Seven Vol. 2: boredom. With no real skill required to complete the simple challenges, most gamers will breeze through the dull segments given enough time and button mashing, leaving them to question the point in repeating those same bits of play over and over again.
  7. Assuming you played the first Eureka Seven game--which was long on convoluted story and bloated text-box dialogue, and short on fun--don't expect any major differences this time around. [June 2007, p.84]
  8. This sequel simply didn't need to happen. [June 2007, p.80]
  9. Eureka 7 Vol. 2: The New Vision suffers from a plethora of problems, ranging from bad combat, to a corny story, to a bunch of un-fixed bugs. As an interactive anime, however, you're getting ~5 hours or so of new video about the Eureka 7 universe.
  10. Repeating the flaws and dull gameplay of the first game, Eureka Seven Vol. 2 is a major disappointment for any fan of the anime and gamer looking for cool mech action.
  11. Aside from flight that's entertaining for about 10 minutes, ESV2 has few redeeming qualities. It's quite disheartening, too; just as I was beginning to think licensed games were experiencing a renaissance, ESV2 came along and lowered my expectations to an appropriate level.
  12. It is perfect for fans as it is new material for a show that is soon ending it's run. However if you aren't already invested into the universe, there is not a reason to pick this up. It's too slow of a game to engage you, and once you've invested 45 minutes in starting the game, there is no excuse to be just starting the first real level.
  13. Who actually thought this would be a game that people want to play? Everything about it, from the dialogue to the story to the action are so wholly worthless that I'd be surprised if it didn't outright piss fans of the series off rather than service them.
  14. 20
    If you’re not a fan of the original, or indeed, haven’t played the original, you’ll be completely lost. And even if you are into this series, any complaints you had about the last game have not been addressed in this sequel.
  15. The good news for fans of this anime series about futuristic air boarding and mech combat is that there is actually a decent story being told this time around. The bad news for the rest of us is that the gameplay is simply average and not very compelling in the grand scheme of things.
  16. With a sub-par visual style, and uneven cutscene/gameplay balance, Eureka Seven Vol. 2 isn’t a game for anyone who enjoys playing video games.
  17. You won’t be playing much, however - New Vision relies too heavily on cut scenes and conversations, only pausing to slip in an action stage here and there.

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