- System: Nintendo Switch, PS4, PC
- Publisher: PQube
- Developer: Inti Creates
- Release Date: Mar 15, 2018
- Rating: M for Mature
- Genre: Action, Arcade, Adventure, FPS
- Players: 1
- Official Website: http://www.galgun.com/
Who it Caters to
What to Expect
In case you missed out on the first Gal*Gun game, let’s talk about the main premise really fast. The crux of Gal*Gun 2 is similar to the first where you are striving to exorcise demon possessed girls who wish to onslaught you with their love. You accomplish this by literally shooting these girls not with bullets but with pheromone shots in various parts of their bodies. If you’re still here after reading that, congratulations you love ecchi like we do. However, if you need more info to base your decision on whether to buy this game or not—maybe cause you’re a fan of the first Gal*Gun—then we’ll talk about what to expect in Gal*Gun 2’s gameplay.
As mentioned before, Gal*Gun 2 works about the same as the first in terms of shoot girls with pheromone shots and give them ecstasy to clear a stage and move on to the next. However, Gal*Gun 2 changes the game up by adding a few new elements and removing a few others. The first major change is that the game itself isn’t as linear as before. That doesn’t mean you’re not still going through missions the same way as Gal*Gun 1 but you have less of a pick this route, go here and repeat theme in Gal*Gun 2. There’s now the ability to take on different missions in a hub situation, talk to two girls who you like—Chiro and Nanako—and less of an emphasis on just choosing the right words to say to win over the girls you like.
Gal*Gun 2, this time around, allows you to experience the girls in different ways by giving them snacks—which is the way to most people’s hearts—and then doing missions for them. Your ending—which there are once more several of them—then depends on who you won over and if you did it before the game’s month deadline. While this makes Gal*Gun 2 feel more open than the first title, the weaker element of Gal*Gun 2 is that it reuses a lot of the same levels as the first entry and feels a bit more focused on just throwing girls food/getting points during the shooting sequences than meaningful choices like the first title. By the way, we didn’t forget to explain the shooting elements of Gal*Gun 2. We saved this element for second to last as it will be familiar to fans of Gal*Gun 1 but equally offers some new elements to feel less like a rehashing of the previous title.
The main focus in Gal*Gun 2 is shooting girls with the pheromone shots as we said numerous times already, since we sometimes need to remind ourselves it’s a real theme of a game. The biggest change in Gal*Gun 2 though comes from your Demon Vacuum gun which allows you to suck in pesky demons guarding some of the possessed girls and new movements that allow you to peek around corners and even duck to avoid text-based bullets. You’re still going from point to point in Gal*Gun 2 avoiding girls who throw kisses, love letters and their bodies at you, but these new mechanics make the action a bit less stale and keep Gal*Gun 2 from feeling overly reliant on elements from the first one. There’s also fewer chances of dying as Gal*Gun 2 is a lot easier but getting points is a bit harder and will require some precision shots to get the most out of your ecstasy challenge.
Lastly, let’s wrap up our review of Gal*Gun 2 by talking about the visuals. On the Nintendo Switch’s handheld mode, Gal*Gun 2 looks pretty solid and runs smoothly with only minor issues with weaker backgrounds and some settings. In docked mode, Gal*Gun 2 looks significantly better and will be the preferred way to play if you’re home. Sound wise, Gal*Gun 2 does an adequate job with some good music but the voice acting is easily the strongest element. Needless to say, Gal*Gun 2 looks good and sounds good which makes for a better time making girls fall to their knees and moan happily. Yes, we worded this to be semi-perverted as Gal*Gun 2 is again a very ecchi focused title.
Honey's Gameplay Consensus:
- Arcade shooting with ecchi still appeals as a fun theme
- New cast of girls to fall in love with
- Less linear design than previous game
- Strong visuals with a lot of anime themes
- Still will be a strange title for most
- Expect a lot of reused level designs from Gal*Gun 1