What I liked:
- Once again the presentation side of the game ticked a lot of boxes for me and I enjoyed what both the visuals and sound design delivered to me.
- The combat felt much more refined this time around and without a doubt this made it more satisfying throughout my time with the game.
- Thankfully just like the previous game they have got the difficulty curve spot on and it retains a fun and challenging vibe at all times.
- There’s a decent variety of skills and things to find during your time with the game and this does keep things fresh and interesting for longer.
What I didn’t like:
- Unfortunately once again the story left a lot to be desired and the humour failed to make an impact with me.
- Grinding is once again required and whilst this isn’t much of a problem at first it does get repetetive quite quickly which makes things tedious.
- There are not enough puzzles in the game and on the whole the gameplay does lack in terms of depth a little.
Does Asdivine Hearts II do enough to get a recommendation from me?
All in all whilst Asdivine Hearts was good every now and then it did fail in a number of areas which made me disappointed with my experience in the end. For some reason though I still had a little bit of interest in Asdivine Hearts II and I was hoping that they had sorted out some of the problems that dogged the first game. Thankfully they have actually sorted a few problems but it still isn’t perfect in certain areas. This time however they do get more things right than they get wrong and there is a little more in terms of variety present in the content this time around as well. Combat also feels improved with plenty of skills for you to use during the many battles you come across. This however is basically it when it comes to the gameplay side of things and the lack of depth is a problem especially when you combine that with the amount of grinding required because this does make things tedious much quicker than they should’ve been. The story was also tedious as well and like the first game the humour failed to pack a punch for me. At the end of the day then whilst Asdivine Hearts II still contains quite a few imperfections I’m pleased to see that they’ve made some effort in certain areas. This then means that Asdivine Hearts II gets a small recommendation from me and I hope they continue going in the right direction.
I rate Asdivine Hearts II 6/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Release Date (Xbox One): December 21, 2018