Soul Hackers 2 is the latest JRPG from developer Atlus, and takes many of its queues from the publisher/developer's other recent titles, like Persona 5 and Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster. While we enjoyed our time with the title, we too found the experience was held back by the title's aggressively bland dungeon design and stripped-back structure.
In the latest episode of Digital Foundry, Eurogamer's specialists take the title to task in the technical department. While they note that combat animations are excellent, and the art design reflects Atlus' sky-high standards, they slam the game's lighting, and lack of texture variety, noting that the techniques used aren't significantly more advanced than what can be found in similar PS3 titles.
It's well worth a watch, especially for those of you who are more technically minded, and the points made are worth considering if you are still on the fence on this one. That being said, there is still a lot to love in Soul Hackers 2, so long as you can get past its more simplistic technical design.
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