World’s End Chapter 1 by developers Mezzanine Stairs was a fun turn-based strategy RPG with some funny and dark humor. Well, now Chapter 2 has been released, and it is back to guiding Tevoran and gang. This sequel adds four new playable characters and also includes battles that can have up to four sides fighting against each other. Chapter 2 allows players transfer their progress from chapter 1 so if you have beaten it you can carry over the skills you learned in the first one.
Chapter 2 begins with our “heroes” in jail for relatively minor offenses as Ivan was loitering, Vadim is in for lewd conduct and Tevoran was trafficking human remains. But, Ysabel, Casimir, and Oksana have come up with an escape plan to get the three out of jail. After escaping jail, the group goes into the woods to lay low until they are sucked into a new adventure as they meet with Aizu, who is now a playable character. With Aizu being wanted by two countries, the gang might just be in a little bit over their head.
As with Chapter 1 the combat is turn-based where you must think at least one turn ahead. As with the previous game, you will have battles on multiple fronts and will have to deal dangerous ledges. But, there is a new facet of gameplay as you have can have four-way battles in certain sections. Such as early in the game you will have a battle between Tevoran and company as well prison guards and the Bronoi and Tiendai gangs. Four-way battles add an additional layer of strategy as you can use the different sides to fight against each other but can also lead to your troops being attacked on all sides.
As you would expect the combat here is top notch, as your brain will be put to good use, as you will often be outnumbered in battles with some pretty strong foes. As with the first game, you have to aware of your surroundings as a ledge or box can mean the difference between life or death.
World’s End Chapter 2 is just as funny as the first game as the dialog between characters is on point. As with the first game Ysabel still has some of the best lines in the game and her direct approach to problems is always worth a laugh.
All in all World’s End Chapter 2 is a fun game that does justice to the strategy RPG genre and should be checked out by those that like tough RPG’s and those that want some good dark humor. Also, this one might take a few hours to beat so make sure that you clear your schedule.
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