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  • Summary: One day, the world was enveloped by a mysterious blinding light. The destruction it caused was terrible, even as the light itself was sublime in its beauty, and it made those who witnessed the awesome display think of the unrestrained rage and fury of the divine.

    The central continent,
    from where the light is believed to have originated from, went silent, while at the same time demons began to spread throughout the world like a plague. Amongst the survivors of the catastrophe, that fateful day became known as the "Day of Light."

    Sometime after the events of the Day of Light, a young man by the name of Weiss, who had lost all memory of himself, encounters an enigmatic woman named Eva, who introduces herself as an Agent of the Divine. It is from her that Weiss learns that he has committed the grievous sin of deicide, and that in order for him to atone for his crime he is to become the "Vessel" in which the power of the divinity he had slaughtered will be stored. For it will be that power that will be used to resurrect the one whose life he stole.

    For those who betray the divine will pay for their sins in the space which separates salvation and damnation, as will their progeny...
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Aug 28, 2012
    82
    If you have shunned Idea Factory RPGs in the past and/or found the previous Agarest War titles a chore to play, this one's marked improvement may sway you slightly. I recommend at least giving Record of Agarest War 2 a rental because it shows that Idea Factory has the potential to create good stuff.
  2. Agarest 2 is a competent strategy RPG with satisfying gameplay, but there are better ones out there that we'd be less ashamed to share with our friends. [Sept 2012, p.,86]
  3. Sep 21, 2012
    65
    If you can look behind the flaws, you will spend a lot of time with Agarest. The fighting system and party management offer a lot of freedom, while the vivid anime style goes beyond voyeuristic effects.
  4. Oct 5, 2012
    50
    Agarest 2 is a definite step in the right direction for the series, but there's still plenty of room for improvement. Some time spent focusing on creating a more engaging world and story, as well as to streamline some of the game's unnecessarily complex systems should help in getting Agarest to rise up the rankings. The series is beginning to show promise, however, and its pre-existing fans will find much to like in this entry.
  5. Oct 2, 2012
    43
    What interesting ideas are here end up lost beneath a tidal wave of bad ones. [Issue#223, p.87]
  6. Tedious enemies. [Aug 2012, p.117]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Dec 10, 2012
    10
    This is definitely the only RPG that can be on par with the Action-Adventure RPG Darksiders 2 :) The characters are sexy, development is solid, excellent character design, fan-service is decent, and the story is fascinating :) Worth buying :) Expand
  2. Dec 19, 2012
    9
    from start to finish i was surprised by what it had to offer its a solid rpg that keeps you wanting more night after night and besides the sometimes boring overused battle grounds and theme music its one of those games i would recommend to anyone who is a fan of the genre Expand
  3. Jul 30, 2012
    8
    DefinItely for the hardcore niche. If you enjoyed gameplay in titles such as Xenogears this game is for you. The story leaves some to be desired but the addicting gameplay in terms of control layout makes for a type of JRPG that hasn't been seen in a while. Turn based with button designated moves like triangle for upwards attacks, X for downwards, Square for Paralyze and Circle for ranged it keeps the turned based mechanic feeling fluent and fun through a somewhat recognizable outing. I give it a 9 based on the re-introduction of what made old-school niche RPG's fun and the fearless attempt at completely changing a gameplay layout from its prior successor. Although a lot different from Agarest 1 and Zero in terms of gameplay it makes for my personal most enjoyable entry into the series and could see this adaptation of mechanics extending its lifespan of the Record of Agarest War series to become one of the most favored in the genre in a long time in the niche market to come. Collapse
  4. Apr 25, 2014
    0
    confusing grind fest with battle system that can still make no sense even after tens of hours into the game and thats coming from someone who has played previous games from IF. Boring quest system if that even be called quest ... kill 10 of regular enemies or 2 of rare and come back. rinse repeat 360 times. thats all there is to this game. There is also disturbing sexual art in here that snuck up on me out of the blue and not in a nice way. Disturbing is the only way to describe it. Minigames that will break your controller if you play them by that consist of breaking off the stick or mashing same button 999999999999 times. Yah ok. I'll be going now. Cross Edge was way better than this and that game was terrible. Expand