Monster Munch: God Eater 2 Released On PC

It seems unlikely that Capcom will release a proper Monster Hunter game on PC any time soon but hey, we do now have an attractive Monstalike option. God Eater 2 Rage Burst [official site], a Monstalike action-RPG from Bandai Namco, came out today and they’re throwing in a revamp of the first game too.

So! There are big monsters and you duff them up in real-time combat together with AI squadmates or co-op pals. They’ll take a heck of a beating but hey, you get to use bits of them to craft new weapons and things. Sadly, I believe this crafting is less visibly visceral than Monster Hunter – while it might say you’re using monsterbits, you never just tape some guts and a tooth onto a stick.

God Eater 2 Rage Burst is £39.99/49,99€/$49.99 on Steam, launching on the same day as console versions. As the first God Eater was only for PSP, Bamco do include a remastered version of it – but it’s not sold separately. You might want to play that first.

“We invite you to dive into the world of God Eater Resurrection before you play God Eater 2 Rage Burst, that way you can enjoy the ‘God Eater’ universe from the beginning,” producer Yusuke Tomizawa said in the launch announcement.

Here’s the Rage Burst launch trailer, with all that there flash and drama:

As for gameplay, here’s a wee vid Bamco whipped up because they were so jolly pleased it supports 60fps on PC:

Bamco are getting better at PC versions, aren’t they?

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  1. Dominic Tarason says:

    Just to be picky, there are technically *multiple* official Monster Hunter games on PC already. Capcom just won’t release any of them outside of asian territories, refuse to talk to the press about the reasons why, and actively block any foreigners from playing.

    While things are improving (see this very story!), old Japanese studios really confuse me sometimes. You’d figure the investment to localize a game with relatively little text/speech like that would be a no-brainer compared to what it would make.

  2. Zankman says:

    Looked cool.

    Read reviews on Steam.

    All of them mention:

    1. Waifus

    2. “Plot”

    3. Various kinds of boobs and butts

    Immediately lost interest; weeb trash.

    • Jokerme says:

      You looked a few reviews and branded game as a “weeb trash”. Such wisdom you have.

      • Orillion says:

        AND felt the need to post a transparently flame-baiting comment on a website. Definitely someone with a respectable opinion.

        • ButteringSundays says:

          To be fair I just browsed through some of the reviews and my takeaway is that this is Monster Hunter with BOOBIES.

          It’s clear that much of the community surrounding this game is of a certain… type.

          Doesn’t change whether the game is fun, but nobody likes fraternising with budding neckbeards. Also nothing wrong with posting your opinion on a comment thread, I mean look, we’re all doing it.

    • Pich says:

      Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

    • Chillicothe says:

      Note how the tenor of this “debate” plays out, everyone. Guess the casualties.

      “Bamco are getting better at PC versions, aren’t they?”

      It’s more that they’re getting better at realizing to care consistantly.

    • shde2e says:

      Monster Hunter with boobies for PC?
      Freaking SOLD!

      Also, do yourself a favor and learn what a joke review is. The Steam weeb trash section tends to have a lot of those. Or so i’ve heard from a friend of a friend…

  3. trjp says:

    I have no idea what God Eater might be like but Monster Hunter has morphed into a game only someone already HEAVILY invested in the series could really enjoy!?

    MH has had weird platform choices too – started on PS2 before moving to PSP and then 3DS (WiiU and PS3 titles being ports from portable versions) – there are some weirdo iOS releases and those PC games they don’t let anyone outside JP play ofc…

    I wonder if exclusivity/weirdness counts for more than the gameplay…

    • Ansob says:

      MH keeps getting more accessible with each subsequent release, so it’s definitely not a series that you can only enjoy if you’re already invested in the series.

      God Eater is like MH on speed, with the cruft cut out. Animations play out about three times as fast as they do in MH, the dodge animation covers about twice the distance in the same amount of time, and certain weapons can even airdash. There’s no multi-zone maps where you need to track the big monster down, no harvesting plants/bugs/etc., no combining items into other items, and harvesting monster components is done by attacking the corpse and is practically instant.

      As someone who can only play the lighter weapons in MH because most of the two-handers are agonisingly slow, it’s a lot more palatable, and still hits the same sweet spot of “fight huge monster that hits like a truck, dodge around like crazy, target specific body parts” that MH does. The trade-off is that it loses out on the chill factor, but is much friendlier to being played in 5mn bursts than MH.

      • trjp says:

        Bizarre tho it sounds, if they wrote that on the box I think they’d sell more copies of this thing ;0

        I like MH – played the first 2 PSP ones a fair bit but Tri felt like a chore and my brief time with 4U on 3DS wasn’t fun (which might be down to having a 2DS perhaps)

  4. Creeping Death says:

    Any chance we’ll see an RPS review of this? Thinking about picking it up but, as I have all the consoles it’s released on, I’m not entirely sure which version to get. PC would usually be the no-brainer but I’ve heard nothing about the port quality.

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      DelrueOfDetroit says:

      Which is likely a sign that the port is alright. You only ever hear about PC port optimization when it goes badly.

    • KDR_11k says:

      Apparently not bad:

      link to

    • Durandir says:

      In about 5:15 hours there is a Giant Bomb Quick Look up. Jason Oestreicher will probably run it, the one and only huge fan of Monster Hunter and similar games on the site. I think he mentioned it a week or two ago, saying it was good. Not sure if he meant the original or the PC port. In either case, their QL’s are usually not so quick, and will at least show how good the game runs. Been looking forward to that QL myself, as I am still plucking away at Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and would like a game in that style on PC.

  5. Foxbat87 says:

    The only question I have is: How are the controls? I could never get into monsterhunter because of the terrible controls on 3ds. Please just tell me it’s not a “You need to play this for X hours before the controls start feeling less awkward deal”

    • KDR_11k says:

      The question is whether you mean the way actions are mapped (which is pretty weird in Monster Hunter, at least until you get used to why it’s like that) or the way attacks lock you into place for a while and you have to be very deliberate about what you’re doing. Because the latter is a key part of MH’s gameplay, both you and the monster aren’t that quick, switching between attacking and moving is slow so you need to read the monster’s movements well in advance. I’ve seen what it’s like when the player moves much more responsively in Toukiden, monsters become a joke in that and fights feel more like slow executions than a desperate struggle between two heavy fighters.

  6. Sgt_Moose says:

    The weapons in this game make Cloud’s Burster sword look small.

    • Kaeoschassis says:

      No kidding. I had the first God Eater on psp and it never stopped amusing me that the smallest class of swords, called “short blades”, were often longer than classic longswords. The largest class of sword is actually called “buster”, and some of them are just so big it’s genuinely hilarious.

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        Captain Narol says:

        Yeah, weapons in those games are just pathetically ridiculous…

        They really look like poor phallic substitutes for unsecure kids, seriously.

  7. N'Al says:

    God Eater 2 Rage Burst is the bestest name.

  8. Sian says:

    “Sequal”? *twitch*

  9. Chaoslord AJ says:

    As my last console was the psx I’d love to have a text review. I guess the majority of PC gamers don’t know what there in for while we could always watch a let’s play.
    It’s a 3rd person action hack’n slash with bosslike monsters I can figure.

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