God Eater 2 Version 1.2 is a Change for the Better

Back when I did the import showcase for God Eater 2, I mentioned there was talk of story expanding updates. At the time I assumed that meant free or possibly paid DLC, but version 1.1 added new missions without the need to download anything else. This might seem pointless to some, but this choice allows people without Japanese or Asian accounts to experience the content without factory reseting their Vita. Now that version 1.2 is out, lets take a look at how this impacts the game.

Lets start by looking at what’s different in the world of God Eater 2. First and foremost, this update kills the infamous meteor bullet. For those unaware, this was a custom made bullet that worked like a mortar strike and with the right build could do absurd damage. To put it in realistic terms, you could kill 10 star monsters in a couple of hits. Needless to say, this needed to be removed and it needed to happen before online was implemented. With that being said, version 1.2 doesn’t add online, though a few new skills and costumes were added.

In addition to rebalancing the game, version 1.2 adds a side story for Lindow. The story takes place over four chapters and comes complete with cutscenes, voiceovers, a new aragami and weapons to unlock. The story itself is fairly interesting and ends with the lyrical version of god and man from the first game, though it has little value beyond that.

While the aforementioned meteor bullet was removed, the tried-and-true stun/combo master blade is still overpowered. This made quick work of the new aragami, who was fast, but that’s about it. Thankfully the final chapter has an aragami immune to stun, so he will give you a run for your money.

For the most part, version 1.2 is a step in the right direction, but there is still a ways to go. With things like online multiplayer still missing, it’s hard to justify picking up God Eater 2 instead of Ragnarok Odyssey Ace, Toukiden or Soul Sacrifice Delta. With that being said, it is still nice to see new content being added. Things like the story might not be your cup of tea, but it easily matches other DLC I’ve paid for. Hopefully this trend will continue going forward, since God Eater 2 could easily become a solid experience with the right changes.