Omega Force’s first foray into tackling the Attack on Titan universe two years ago was a solid effort, marred by inconsistencies in narrative content and a general feeling of repetition hurting the overall experience. The team’s second crack at the whip, Attack on Titan 2, is a much more polished and refined iteration, fleshing out the series’ narrative over the anime’s two seasons and giving you your own personalised character to play as along the way. It isn’t always flashy, and, much like its predecessor, it dips into repetition a heck of a lot, but the new additions make it a damn joy to play — especially on the go.
Taking place during the events of Attack on Titan’s first two anime seasons, A.O.T 2 thrusts you into the dangerous world of Shingeki no Kyojin and the dire state the world has found itself in. Titans — large, naked human-looking beasts intent on devouring humans — have decimated most of the world’s population, and as such humanity have built three big walls and districts to settle into, which act as barriers for keeping the titans out.
The game’s story centres around the 104th Cadet Corps — more specifically Eren Yaeger, Mikasa Ackerman, and Armin Arlert, who watched their families die when the titans broke through the outer wall and consumed most of the district when they were young. Intent on revenge, the trio joined the cadet corps intent on taking out every titan possible, as well as figuring out the mystery behind the Colossal Titan — the one who broke through the wall and caused all the chaos.Unlike Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom, you won’t be taking control of any of the aforementioned characters or any of the characters from the 104th Cadet Corps in the main story this time around. Instead, Omega Force have included a fairly robust character creation suite, and you’ll be playing as a mute protagonist throughout the game’s 15-hour duration. Much like Eren, Mikasa, and Armin, you also experienced the attack when you were young, and have grown up with them, also vowing to join the cause and help protect humanity.