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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Features elements of "good vs. evil," teamwork, overcoming overwhelming odds, doing what's right even when it's not easiest decision. Some darker aspects to plot as well, including themes of corruption, greed.
Positive Role Models
Main characters work together as a team to fight huge creatures. They stick together through all types of adversity, work with goal of saving world, protecting loved ones, standing up for what's right.
Ease of Play
Controls have a learning curve, as each weapon type has its own particular nuances, abilities. Switching between weapons, loading ammo, using items during heat of battle can get overwhelming for novices.
Violence & Scariness
Players use variety of ranged, melee weapons to hunt down large creatures. Combat highlighted by large sprays of blood that disappear fairly quickly. Players also use weapons to "devour" material from defeated creatures.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some female characters appear in somewhat revealing outfits; some interactions between characters feature innuendo, sexual overtones.
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Some offensive language, including "s--t," "bastard."
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Products & Purchases
Part of God Eater franchise; more specifically, Resurrection is the second remake of first God Eater game.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some cut scenes portray characters smoking cigarettes, some dialogue references drinking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that God Eater Resurrection is a downloadable action/RPG game available for both PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. The game is the second remake of the original God Eater game first released in 2010 for the PlayStation Portable in Japan. Players fight against large, monstrous creatures using a variety of weapons, including swords, hammers, spears, and guns. Blood does spray during combat but quickly disappears, as do the bodies of defeated creatures. Dialogue in the game features occasional use of offensive language, and some characters are portrayed smoking cigarettes or in revealing outfits.
Is It Any Good?
Despite its name, this game has nothing to do with some sort of cosmically powered buffet, but that doesn't mean it's not still a tasty bit of gaming. God Eater Resurrection is built around a seemingly basic premise, challenging players to go out on missions into the postapocalyptic world and hunt down strange creatures. Although the game has a surprisingly deep story, complete with interesting characters and plot twists, the truth is that the story is just connective tissue to help string together all these hunting excursions. Without that story, the game is essentially a futuristic version of Capcom's Monster Hunter franchise, not that that's a bad thing by any means.
God Eater Resurrection has a wealth of customization options. Players can craft all kinds of different powerful weapons with special abilities and unique traits. Each class of weapon is distinct in how it handles, and the various combinations of melee and ranged weapons means that there's something for everyone and for every style of play. There's also a lot of strategy involved, as charging in blindly against an Aragami is a quick way to fail the mission. Instead, you'll want to make sure that your teammates are equipped with abilities to support your play style and that you have a plan of action to take advantage of each creature's specific weaknesses. Once you're in the thick of things, it's too late to plan as you'll be too busy switching weapon modes, loading ammo, ducking and dodging Aragami attacks, and trying to keep track of where all the enemies are. Camera issues and complicated controls can exacerbate the issue, causing plenty of frustration and anxiety when battling and giving a mild case of heartburn to this otherwise fulfilling treat.
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