I continued playing Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II and I am currently on December 9th. Here are my ten takeaways while playing the game (spoilers):
- Recycled Resources: At this point it’s really no surprise to find myself heading to Legram and Bareahard, two more places that are repeats from the previous game. But even beyond that, in Bareahard, there’s the two nobles sitting outside of the café with their dog, just as they were in the first game. Now, that’s just lazy.
- Radiant Blademaster: The game really wants you to know that the characters are not concerned about the Blademaster not being okay, as they’ve mentioned it several times now.
- Long Boat Ride: Man was that boat ride from Lohengrin Castle was long. That dialogue about Emma being part of the group even though she hid that she was a witch just dragged and dragged.
- Emma: Also during the long boat ride Emma flinches when Rean starts talking to her, which really came off as if he has a history of beating her. Was just really weird.
- Boats: Speaking of the boats, they were really large looking and seemed to sit deep in the water. It really looked like they were in danger of sinking any minute.
- Bracer Guild: In the background of the bracer guild in Legram is just this massive life preserver that really sticks out. I just found my gaze being drawn to it time and time again.
- Slots: Well unlocking the slots this time around is a much bigger pain in the ass, as they now all have three levels to unlock and they take a massive amount of sepith to unlock. Grr!
- Albarea Mansion: There is a cutscene that shows the inside of the mansion and while the rooms are huge, especially the first couple, they are also really, really empty. It’s actually only in the third room that you see some furniture.
- Warrior: There’s a fish called Warrior. Warrior fish. Lol.
- Cats: What is with this game series and finding lost cats? There were at least two quests in the last game that involved looking for lost cats. And now in this one another lost cat quest!
Early Impressions: 6.5/10.0
Trophies Earned: None