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  • Summary: The story takes place in the mid-21st century, a near future not too far from the present.

    Submissive to the "Demon" with super powers, a survivor living under society, the Devil Summoner. He secretly guards society without anyone knowing. Produced with high technology, the "Aion" that
    The story takes place in the mid-21st century, a near future not too far from the present.

    Submissive to the "Demon" with super powers, a survivor living under society, the Devil Summoner. He secretly guards society without anyone knowing.

    Produced with high technology, the "Aion" that surpassed the human brain one day found a sign of the world's demise.

    Aion's Ringo and Figg came to the human world to stop the world from perishing. Their purpose is to protect the key figures who can reverse the fate of their demise, but the key figures have all been killed.

    Ringo then implemented the special ability "Soul Hack" possessed by Aion to revive them. They were given a "second chance", and the demon summoners joined Ringo and Figg to stop the world's demise.

    As a result, will they be able to reverse their fate...?
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Sep 9, 2022
    85
    The intriguing story with the solid gameplay manages to make Soul Hackers 2 an engaging game. In terms of content, the game is also richly supplied and thanks to the presentation, the atmosphere drips from it. A fine title, were it not for the fact that loading times are a bit long and there are some minor graphical imperfections. However, it is absolutely not a problem for the overall experience, so give this game a chance.
  2. Aug 18, 2022
    85
    Soul Hackers 2 feels like a culmination of everything Atlus learned from previous iterations of its games. It’s beginner friendly enough for newcomers to join but also brings just enough challenge to entice veterans of the series. It leaves a unique mark with some genuinely creative mechanics while retaining core elements of Persona and Shin Megami Tensei, but is bogged down by some poor design choices. Painted in a fresh neon coat of cyberpunk and drenched in a deeply wrapped narrative, Soul Hackers 2 still deserves the attention of any JRPG fan.
  3. Aug 19, 2022
    80
    Soul Hackers 2 delivers a dry and essential experience for Megami Tensei fans in an old-fashioned dungeon crawler that doesn't dare to risk something new. In its caution it proves to be a good game for those who can't sleep waiting for the next Persona, but those who know Atlus' demons inside out won't find anything truly innovative.
  4. Aug 18, 2022
    70
    The market for a shorter Persona experience is there; Not everyone has the time to sink so much time into a single game. Even for fans of the franchise, the idea of experiencing everything Persona offers in the span of a couple of weekends sounds like heaven in a world where an array of games demand our attention. But Soul Hackers 2’s attempt to deliver a palatable streamlined experience for anyone and everyone should have taken more time to do some soul searching.
  5. Aug 29, 2022
    70
    Behind its colorful neon lights, Soul Hackers 2 remains an "old-school" role-playing game that strays from more recent titles in its franchise like Persona 5 Royal or Shin Megami Tensei V. Beyond its cyberpunk anime aesthetic, the Atlus' game relies on an ever-effective and proven SMT-like combat system, but also on its friendly cast of characters who stand out for their original designs. Unfortunately, the experience is served by a story that is ultimately quite simple, with some technical shortcomings, but above all by its far too basic and repetitive dungeons which struggle to stimulate the player. A title that has something to please experienced role-playing game enthusiasts.
  6. Sep 20, 2022
    65
    Soul Hackers 2 is a game that compares unfavorably to the recently released SMT V which I consider one of the series best. However, even when viewed on its own merits and nothing else, it falls far short of excellence due to its poor pacing, simplistic combat and endlessly dull dungeon crawling.
  7. Aug 18, 2022
    30
    Soul Hackers 2’s only saving grace is its visual design. The characters look cool, the town is interesting, and the UI is somewhat stylish, but that’s it. It’s not broken or anything, just incredibly uninteresting. There’s absolutely no substance to the story, characters, battle system, or level design. It’s such a shame, because that style is very appealing, but there’s absolutely no reason to play the game otherwise.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. Sep 3, 2022
    10
    Very good game, there's much people (Game journalists/critics) crying cause it's not "peronsa level" and the game really isnt the bestVery good game, there's much people (Game journalists/critics) crying cause it's not "peronsa level" and the game really isnt the best MegaTen, but yet it's a good game, the characters were very well constructed, with good personaliity and reasons to fight for MC's cause. The dungeon are not the best, they are labyrinths like in the SMT III, still the opcional dungeon is really cool, reminds me of Mementos, advancing through Soul Matrix unlocks new powers and stories from the past of the characters. The aesthetic of the game was the best part, the ambient sound of Hangout/City, the graphics and facial expressions were the best of MegaTen series. Expand
  2. Aug 28, 2022
    10
    Don't pay attention to the ridiculously picky reviews. If you want to get into another fun, extremely addictive, Atlas jrpg this is whatDon't pay attention to the ridiculously picky reviews. If you want to get into another fun, extremely addictive, Atlas jrpg this is what you're looking for. Expand
  3. Aug 28, 2022
    10
    the game seemed great to me, intersting characters, plot and visual style - what else do you need? yes, not so much new has been added to thethe game seemed great to me, intersting characters, plot and visual style - what else do you need? yes, not so much new has been added to the combat system, why try to fix something that already works? Expand
  4. Sep 2, 2022
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. not a bad game, but a bad SMT game.

    uninteresting characters (with lack of character conflict within the story), uncompelling story with decent ending, lack of demon summoning in a devil summoners game (WHY), don't like the route with demon negotiation that atlus went with. game felt too "anime" for my tastes. game took an interesting turn about halfway through, which they immediately backpedaled from. no routes (as far as i'm aware). had some fun playing the game, combat wasn't bad but wasn't SMT. missed a lot of the swag that the original Soul Hackers had with the futurepunk character designs and funky music, sacrificing them for AI: The Somnium Files-esque isometric aesthetic and boring droning ambient noise passing for background music. random encounters were generally monotonous, and plagued with the 3D JPRG "animations take way too long" and what should be a 30 second encounter takes 3 minutes, which adds up over 40 some odd hours. this leads me to the sabbath mechanic they used to replace the press turn mechanic most other SMT titles use. i'm not too attached to press turn, it would be a breath of fresh air to get something else, but sabbaths aren't the way in my opinion. the animation was cool the first couple times, and i like how it changes the fight background the more stacks you get, but the animation took too long and it going off every turn was kind of annoying. there were some interesting boss fights that were genuinely fun, didn't care for DLC storyline. personally had to mute voices everytime i went to fuse demons because it drove me absolutely insane hearing "ah, magnificent!" every half second.

    even with these grievances, game wasn't bad on it's own merit, but as part of the SMT umbrella, felt a bit lackluster. would recommend to someone who wants a JRPG to play casually, but wasn't my favorite.
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  5. Sep 12, 2022
    4
    The storylines, gameplay and attitude of JRPGs just do not hit anymore. That's all I could think about when playing this soulless, dumb,The storylines, gameplay and attitude of JRPGs just do not hit anymore. That's all I could think about when playing this soulless, dumb, boring and mediocre game. Persona 5 was a rare treasure, and you should hold onto it as long as you can because it will not be bested anytime soon. Expand
  6. Aug 27, 2022
    4
    Tiene el peor diseño de mazmorras de todos los juegos de la saga megaten. El sistema de combate está muy simplificado. Os recomiendo que mejorTiene el peor diseño de mazmorras de todos los juegos de la saga megaten. El sistema de combate está muy simplificado. Os recomiendo que mejor juguéis a The Caligula Effect 2 que tiene al guionista de los dos primeros Persona y un sistema de combate mejor. Expand
  7. Sep 22, 2022
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. More derivative weeb garbage from a company that hit their peak almost 15 years ago. Once Kazuma Kaneko and Shigenori Soejima got pushed out because they wanted to keep Persona games dark so that they were more similar and faithful to mainline SMT, Atlus went to hell. More repetitive uwu for virgins who watch anime to escape from their mundane lives. This is a hard pass for anyone over the age of 16. Expand

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