These characters pull off their special moves with that ‘quarter-circle-to-half-circle’ and ‘double-half-circle’ controller motions, reminiscent of Street Fighter.
Like its predecessor, The Last Blade, it is a weapons-based versus fighting game originally released to arcades via the Neo Geo MVS arcade system, although it has since been released for various other platforms.
The Last Blade 2 gameplay
Gameplay elements remain the same as its predecessor with some minor adjustments. An “EX” mode was added to play, which is a combination of “Speed” and “Power”. The mood is grimmer than its predecessor through the introduction to the game.
The characters are colored slightly darker, and the game’s cut-scenes are made longer to emphasize the importance of the plot. Characters are no longer equal, hosting greater differences of strengths and weaknesses than before.
The game is set one year after the events of the first game. Long before humanity existed, death was an unknown, equally distant concept. When death first came to the world, the “Messenger from Afar” was born. With time, the Sealing Rite was held to seal Death behind Hell’s Gate.
At that time, two worlds, one near and one far, were born, beginning the history of life and death. Half a year has passed since Suzaku’s madness, and the underworld is still linked by a great portal. Our world has been called upon. Legends of long ago told of the sealing of the boundary between the two worlds.
The Sealing Rite would be necessary to hold back the spirits of that far away world.
Play The Last Blade 2 online
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