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The Legend of Heroes VIII: Trails of Cold Steel II

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Peace is but a memory.

In the wake of the Noble Faction’s occupation of Heimdallr, civil war has broken out across Erebonia. The provincial armies, loyal to the aristocracy and the Four Great Houses, have claimed many of the nation’s great cities in the name of the Noble Alliance. The Imperial Army, called back from the four corners of the Empire, has only just begun its sweeping counterattack.

After Rean managed to escape Trista with Celine and Valimar, he awakens in the mountains near his hometown uncertain what fate befell his friends, who bravely threw themselves in harm’s way to buy him time to flee.

Though the road will not be an easy one, Rean decides to take up his sword again, journeying across Erebonia with his Divine Knight, Valimar, in search of his friends from Class VII and a way to end the conflict before its price becomes far too dear…

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Taking place on the same continent as the fan favorite Trails in the Sky offshoot of Nihon Falcom’s storied The Legend of Heroes franchise, Trails of Cold Steel II (Sen no Kiseki II in Japanese) is a direct sequel to Trails of Cold Steel, picking up one month after the decisive collision that changed the fate of the entire nation of Erebonia. The speedy, tactical turn-based combat with the newly-developed “ARCUS” system returns with all the bells and whistles together with the new Overdrive mode, new means of transportation both across the land and sky, new allies, new dangers, and a renewed sense of hope as Rean tirelessly works to right the wrongs that have led the country to disarray.KEY FEATURES
  • A Direct Sequel that Remembers the Past
    Clear data from Trails of Cold Steel carries over into Trails of Cold Steel II, granting players bonuses, and most importantly, remembering the many relationships cultivated during time spent at Thors Military Academy, allowing for more personalized conversations throughout the story.

  • Take to the Land and Sky in New Modes of Transportation
    Fast travel isn’t just for Trista anymore; a personalized airship now allows players to swiftly choose and descend upon both familiar and foreign destinations alike—and on land, horseback riding not only returns, but players can now customize and utilize Angelica’s orbal bike for fast transportation across the map.

  • The Link System Returns with a new Overdrive Mode
    Bonding with allies continues to pay off with the Combat Link System, netting a variety of combat benefits including healing, guarding, and more, and the new Overdrive mode allows linked characters to attack up to three turns in a row for new strategic battle options.

  • Experience the Game as Never Before
    50% more lines of English voice-overs have been added to the PC release, bringing a fresh experience to even those who have played it before on console. New features for this release include ultrawide aspect ratio support, turbo mode, and an instant resume feature that allows players to launch directly from Steam to their most recent save.
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Developer
Nihon Falcom
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Nihon Falcom Corporation
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XSEED JKS Inc
Publisher
Marvelous USA, Inc., XSEED Games
Age rating
13+ Teen
Website
http://www.falcom.co.jp/sen2/index.html

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7 or later; 64 bit OS required
  • Processor: Intel Atom x7-Z8700 2.4 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Shader Model 5 (GeForce 400 / Radeon HD 5000 / Intel post-2012 series)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 19 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: 1280x720 / 30 FPS with portable settings
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7 or later; 64 bit OS required
  • Processor: Intel i3 3 GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce GTX 770 / Radeon R9 280X
  • Storage: 19 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: 1920x1080 / 60 FPS with high settings
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The Legend of Heroes VIII: Trails of Cold Steel II reviews and comments

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Spoiler-free I now also give a Review after Playing Through: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II is the direct * and epic * continuation of the events surrounding Rean Schwarzer and Class VII of the Military Academy in The State Of Erebonia. The Setting Of vocal/music is excellent. Each Speaker takes their Role away immediately. The Music is very mixed and always fits the Action. The Characters gain enormously in depth as a result-It simply fits 100% Every Character has an exciting And slowly unfolding past and own Worries and Feelings that are gradually dealt with with the Power of the Love/friendship in the course of the story. < 3 The Graphics are useful for today'S Conditions, sometimes a little old, which can be seen in the Textures, for example-but is due to the old Generation of Consoles. Consoles are just the Fiat Punto in The Biz game. However, some Things have been added to the Port, such as Reflections and other Eyecandies, but you can't expect a Crysis. * which would not have done the Game any good * "Me personally" hats did not bother at all, because the Graphic Style falls below the Atmosphere. Clear Anime and some Comichaft. The Locations and Landscapes apologize for this with Attention to Detail and the good Atmosphere. Animations are good until ok, from time to time you notice a few Things, where you have to grin. For example, if tanks in The stand, the Chains still turn back briefly. Still, nothing that would kill the Atmosphere. To the Story I say only so much that it is like a Film in xxxlänge, but it does not get boring, but becomes more and more exciting, whereby the Game starts exciting. Questions from the first Part are answered and everything is inconclusive, even if sometimes you have to ask for a Break and sing about it briefly and then the AHA moment comes along. You always want to know what happens next ... Only 5 Minutes aka 2 Hours left. The Gameplay is Loosened up between with funny Quests. Across the Bench I found the Quests well and written with Wit and Charm. But there are also Repeat offenders as far as the Quests are concerned, although not penetrating and annoying: Find Monster X And get him out. The Monster design ripons it out and rewards you with varied and great Opponents. The Recolors can be btw. Counting on one Hand-talk virtually non-existent. There are Plottwists with wtf Moments, there are Romances and also one or the other Cliché that Japanese Seem to have about Europeans. -But in the nice Way. * The Military Academy is Called Thor, in the Military a lot of People with German Names ect. pp. * There Are a few In-game Sequences that can sometimes be sometimes 5 Minutes long, a Mini-count. Was never annoying. But You also have to like to "play passively" for a short time. The Game was now once again an Investment worth every Penny, Respect to Nihon Falcon. Standard for good Japanese Games: The Breasts wobble relatively naturally-if this is a Purchase Criterion for Someone. TL/DR: P/L = 10/12 Buy
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