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Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

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  1. Oct 15, 2014
    80
    At the end of the day I was pleasantly surprised by this little gem of an SRPG, and while the poor graphics and pacing holds it back from true greatness, it certainly has the heart of what could be a cult classic.
  2. Oct 16, 2014
    70
    Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord is a more than competent SRPG.
  3. 70
    This is a game for genre fans only (and by that I do mean fans of both visual novels and tactics RPGs). For those people the game will slowly but surely hook its charms in until they come to see it as something quite brilliant for all its flaws.
  4. Oct 14, 2014
    60
    In the end, Tears to Tiara II is a well put-together game that’s hard to recommend in the long run. Had the game chosen to either be a full-fledged Visual Novel with proper saving features or a more evenly-paced Strategy RPG, it would have gotten a higher recommendation.
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  1. Oct 14, 2014
    10
    Easily one of the best Stragety RPG games out there. Has a terrific story and character and should not be overlooked by any fan SRPG games, honestly im shocked at jut how good this game is for its $40 price tag. While there is no english audio the subtitles are all you really need so its not really a negative for me. Expand
  2. Oct 14, 2014
    9
    Here's a checklist of whether or not you'll like the game. The more you tick the more you will.
    Visual Novel
    SRPG
    Roman History
    Classical
    Mythology

    As part visual novel, expect a lot of reading. If you don't mind, then you'll find a fantastic story with strong, likeable characters filled with references to Classical Mythology and Roman History. There are two main themes used in this work: sacrifices and the place of religion within society. The first works adds to a moving story. The second is surprisingly not as black-and-white as it appears, and leaves you thinking, but in general recognizes both positive and negative sides of religion.
    There are flaws in the story for sure, mostly in the second half, with some of the twist feeling like cop-out. The conclusion of the first half is also incredibly strong, which kind of leaves the second half wanting.

    There is no English dub. If you don't mind that either, the Japanese voice actor will blow you away. Especially the leads. The BGM is flawless and will sway your emotions appropriately (except one song in Engrish).

    The graphics is this game's weakest part. The character design is good. The portraits and CGs works. But the Chibi game sprites works against the serious story, especially when lots of the story uses those sprites.

    The game itself is competent. The levels are diverse and interesting. The battle system works, though mages are slightly too strong in my opinion. A note here that when they say Hard Mode, they mean Hard Mode. It's not Fire Emblem level, but close. Especially if you're after bonus and ranks. The last quarter or so after you crossed the Alps (shown in the trailer) is especially tough on Hard Mode without level grinding. Easy Mode is no slouch either. If you want to focus on the story, play on Very Easy.

    Overall I would say start with 8/10, then add 0.25 for each of the four at the top you tick off. So for me 9/10.
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