Blue Reflection: Second Light

KOEI Tecmo, Gust, KOEI Tecmo

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
80
Top Critic Average
80%
Critics Recommend
Based on 45 critic reviews
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Blue Reflection: Second Light

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Based on 45 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

80%

Critics Recommend

Based on 45 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCNov 9, 2021
Nintendo SwitchNov 9, 2021
PlayStation 4Nov 9, 2021

Developers: KOEI Tecmo, Gust

Publisher: KOEI Tecmo

Genre: RPG

With gorgeous translucent designs by Mel Kishida, as well as a story that depicts the youth of lifelike girls, based on a theme of human identity and bonding, a new title in the BLUE REFLECTION series is here! Story Under a piercing blue sky, surrounded by crystal clear water, the sun scorched Ao Hoshizaki's skin. Gazing at the summer scenery, it seemed as if the girl was left behind in a world that she had wandered into. At a school adrift in the distance, there lived three girls who had lost their memories. The only thing they could remember was their names. Ao, shrouded in confusion, begins to lead a strange communal life with the girls as they seek clues about a way to return to their original world. One day, in this world where the school was surrounded by nothing but water, a path that led to new scenery suddenly appeared. At the end of the path was a mysterious location, where familiar things existed inexplicably. In order to grasp the situation, the girls decided to venture forward, but as soon as they took their first steps, they encountered a monster they had never seen before. But just when they thought things had become hopeless, the girls obtain a mysterious power. In a world that seemed to be trapped in summer, young girls have lost their memories. If the girls solve the mystery, what will they obtain? Features ■Make your very own school with "School Development"! The girls are the only ones at the school surrounded by water. You can freely build useful facilities the girls come up with, such as a "Takoyaki Stand" or "Pool". By building the facilities that your favorite girls like, or simply the ones you are interested in, you can enjoy building a school to your liking. ■The command-style battles are even faster with "Exhilarating Real Time Battles"! The real-time battles from the previous game have been greatly improved with this title's exhilarating real time battles, allowing players to increase the tempo of battles based on the amount of time elapsed and the skills they use. By unleashing skills one after another to chain together combos and aim for maximum damage, battles will excite players with their sheer speed and power! ■Communicate with the girls in a wide variety of ways! By listening to the girls' requests, going on dates with them, and more, players can communicate with the girls at the school in a variety of ways. By strengthening your bonds with the girls, they will develop, and new items can be obtained. ■Explore beautiful, mysterious worlds! In this game, you explore Heartscapes, locations that embody the heart and mind of each character. At them, you can enjoy travelling to a mysterious world where the voice and memories of the character are revisited. Note: For details about content, please visit the official site. Note: The game is also included in the set products "BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light Digital Deluxe Edition" and "BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light Ultimate Edition. Be careful to avoid making a redundant purchase.

Blue Reflection: Second Light Critic Reviews

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Blue Reflection: Second Light is an improvement over the original in every way. It's a brilliant blend of action and storytelling, where both side complement each other perfectly. Some of the side systems like stealth and facility building are a bit flawed, but the meat of the game is divine – incredible combat, memorable characters, and a stunning soundtrack make this a must-play for any JRPG enthusiast.

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Blue Reflection Second Light achieves what the past episode couldn't: telling an intriguing story with a cast of compelling characters. Its light RPG mechanics leave more space for character development, toning down fan service in favour of a plot that pushes forward reconnecting all the past entries, between videogames and animated series. A sugar coated coming of age story dedicated to anime girls and fans of the "majokko" narrative.

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Blue Reflection: Second Light provides an intriguing story and challenging battles despite its derivative gameplay. As such, I'd easily recommend it to fans of both anime and JRPGs.

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Reflection: Second Light is a perfect example of what a sequel should be. It takes the ideas put forward by the original and improves all of them. There's better exploration, better visuals, and, most importantly, much better character writing. The original was an average and forgettable JRPG. In contrast, Second Light is one of the best JRPGs released in recent memory.

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