- Publisher: Atlus
- Release Date: Oct 14, 2014
- Developer: Aqua Plus
- Genre(s): Real-Time, Fantasy, Strategy, Adventure, Turn-Based, Visual Novel, General
- # of players: No Online Multiplayer
- Cheats: On GameFAQs
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Tears to Tiara II: Opening Movie
Positive: 3 out of 18
Mixed: 13 out of 18
Negative: 2 out of 18
Dec 2, 2014ears to Tiara II is full of two things - innovative SRPG mechanics, and words.
Nov 26, 2014Those who want a good strategy RPG will appreciate the battle system, but may find themselves growing weary of the lengthy story scenes. Still, fans of both genres will find something to like in this game. Maybe they'll even grow to appreciate a genre they weren't looking for.
Oct 21, 2014This 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.
Dec 22, 2014In short, it’s a mixed bag which is unlikely to appeal to any but the most curious of SRPG fans, but those who are prepared to give it a chance will be rewarded with a genuinely interesting game, unlike anything else currently on the market.
Nov 21, 2014Western tastes won't have an easy time connecting to this typically eastern product. In the end, it's more a visual novel than a truly interactive game, and that calls for very specific tastes.
Oct 14, 2014In 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.
Dec 2, 2014The more that a tactics game relies on story than gameplay, the more it betrays a lack of self-confidence in the ability of its mechanics to sell the game. It’s the equivalent of an 80s B-Movie that is selling you on its cover art alone.
Positive: 10 out of 10
Mixed: 0 out of 10
Negative: 0 out of 10
Sep 28, 2022Tears to Tara 2 combines fire emblem like games with one of your favourite romance anime. It’s like watching a anime that you can battle in.Tears to Tara 2 combines fire emblem like games with one of your favourite romance anime. It’s like watching a anime that you can battle in. It’s fights are hard and the story is good. What’s not to love.… Expand
Oct 14, 2014Easily 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,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
Jun 24, 2015This game is nothing short of a masterpiece. The story is deep and rich which fill take your emotions for a ride from A to Z, there is aThis game is nothing short of a masterpiece. The story is deep and rich which fill take your emotions for a ride from A to Z, there is a simple but good battle system, enough character/party customization to keep you happy, absolutely fantastic music and I really like the art style. If you like Final Fantasy Tactics, pick this game up, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.… Expand
Jan 4, 2015I haven't enjoyed a game this much since the late 90's. It's a really long game with a great story and fun SRPG gameplay. I can't believeI haven't enjoyed a game this much since the late 90's. It's a really long game with a great story and fun SRPG gameplay. I can't believe that any critic could give this game anything less then a glowing review. I signed up for an account just to rate this game. If you appreciate JRPGs with good stories then just get it and play it over a couple of months. You won't be disappointed.… Expand
Nov 13, 2014Outstanding. In a single word, that's how I would describe the game. This comes as testament that games do not need high end graphics to beOutstanding. In a single word, that's how I would describe the game. This comes as testament that games do not need high end graphics to be good.. So, let's review why this game is actually underrated by metacritic reviewers.
First, Story: The most important aspect of ANY RPG. This game performs better in setting the story. Granted, has a lengthy intro, but, I didn't mind it. In fact, I quite enjoyed it. More so than other games that feel completely stupid or do hand holding 90% of the game.
Second, Music: Fitting and welcomed. Every melody is perfectly arranged and suits the moment of the game, to the point I forgot I was playing a game.
Third, voices: Japanese voices are sometimes better acted than english voices, as most of the times, english dubs felt more like the people was reading the script, rather than acting.
Fourth, Combat: Somewhat of a drag at first, after playing it a little, it becomes easy to figure.
Final Verdict: Go and buy the game. If you enjoy classic true JRPG, then, you will definitely enjoy Tears to Tiara II, as this game is now considered a classic by me.… Expand
Dec 26, 2015I went into this game not expecting a whole lot because of the chibi like character sprites and the fact that I've never played an aquaplusI went into this game not expecting a whole lot because of the chibi like character sprites and the fact that I've never played an aquaplus game before, didn't want my expectations to be too high.
That being said this game blew me away!! Not at first though as it takes a little while for things to get interesting with the story but it's definitely worth it once it gains momentum! The chibi character sprites didn't bother me at all as during dialogue you see the character portraits the whole time. It has to be said that there is no dual audio in this game (Japanese only) but the voice acting is absolute top notch so who cares! You can hear the passion in each character! This helps a lot with all of the dialogue you'll be reading as sometimes it can drag on for an hour or two, sometimes longer depending on your reading speed. Trust me though, the story is definitely worth all that dialogue, nothing is watered down.
Something has to be said for my favourite part of Tears to Tiara 2, and that is the music! I love all of the songs especially the ones with vocals! "Tears to Tiara victory song (from hispania)" is my absolute favourite. Whatever music is playing always suits the scene / characters etc...
This is a game for a specific audience though so if you don't like reading a lot or strategy RPGs you probably won't like this game. Only reason I don't give it a 10 is because sometimes there's a little too much dialogue which they could of cut (sometime a few characters say the same thing but in a slightly different way which takes up like 15 dialogue boxes and sometimes gets irritating) and that the graphics should be better considering this is a later PS3 game. But don't let either or those minor flaws deter you from this game!
If you'd like great strategy turn based game with a great story, great voice acting and great music, then I highly recommend Tears to Tiara 2!
9.5/10 for me… Expand
Oct 14, 2014Here's a checklist of whether or not you'll like the game. The more you tick the more you will.
SRPG Roman History ClassicalHere's a checklist of whether or not you'll like the game. The more you tick the more you will.
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.… Expand
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