Toukiden 2: Awakening

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    Characters: Post 2 of 3

    Gwen (Slayer Union Member)
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    A British girl who came to a foreign settlement in Yokohama. After getting caught up in the Awakening, she’s picked up by a special unit on a sacred mountain and becomes a Slayer. As a Shield Sword user, she freely swings her big sword, Nailing.

    Kamuna (Veteran of the Samurai Corps)
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    A lone swordsman who continues his pursuit of strength without an end. He prides himself in his first-rate sword skill as part of the samurai corps, and has yet to lose a fight. He’s not a man of many words, but is also blunt when he does speak; however, he has nothing but absolute trust from those around him. He doesn’t seem to be able to handle Tenko too well.

    Tsubaki (Slayer)
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    Tsubaki is a very earnest hard worker. She’s a bright-minded character who finished top of her training course at the sacred mountain, and continues to have a strong ambition to rise in the world, as she continues to train without neglect in order to become the top of the Slayers. Her mother’s life was taken by an Oni when she was a child, but this event made her grow into someone with a strong heart.

    Touya (Commander of the Samurai Corps)
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    Commander of the Samurai Corps. He recruited various people while wandering around and formed a powerful military group. His relation with Yakumo is like that between cats an dogs.

    Manazuru (Vice Commander of the Samurai Corps)
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    The vice-commander of the Samurai Corps that is led by Touya. She’s an earnest character with respect for rules, and they say she’s the second most strict of the leaders after Toshizo Hijikata, vice-commander of the Shinsengumi.

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    Benizuki (Squad Leader of Mahoroba Village)
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    The hero accused of a crime. Benizuki is a Naginata-user, and is a well-known female fighter for being the best at Mahoroba Village. She is one of the heroes that fought in the disaster that ruined the world. Benizuki has a gentle personality and is loved by everyone around her.

    Homura (Ex-thief / Slayer)
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    The vagabond that is always up for a fight. A Slayer who roamed around the lands as a thief, but has been involuntarily following Benizuki since being defeated by her at the Mahoroba Village.

    Hakase (Doctor / Mechanics Specialist)
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    A doctor who does research and development on devices / mechanisms. She created a marionette called Tokitsugu, as well as the “Demon’s Hand.” She excavates ruins of ancient civilizations in search of the “truth of the world” that lies dormant there. She’s a Slayer who uses a gun.

    Tokitsugu (Explorer)
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    A marionette made by Hakase. The soul of a human is sealed within it. It looks cute on the outside, but is brave on the inside. As an older brother-like character, he pulls along the other Slayers around him. No one is better than him at using a gun.

    Marionettes (Past Figures)
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    Autonomous figures that are relics of a super ancient civilization. Many act as protectors of the historic ruins, but the majority are broken and cannot move. While investigating the historic ruins, Hakase repairs a marionette that she finds, who assists her in her work.

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    Online Functions: Summary Part 1 of 1

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    Toukiden 2 offers a rich online environment in which Slayers can team up to take on the ferocious demons known as Oni. Slayers will find mysterious Portal Stones scattered throughout the Otherworld, which, when touched, will transport them to the multiplayer lobby. Accepting missions at the Command Hub will allow up to four players to take on Oni throughout the Ages, granting them the upper-hand in battle with well-coordinated teamwork. Multiplayer features can be enjoyed on both PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita system versions, with local ad-hoc network multiplayer available for PlayStation Vita users. Each Slayer can make themselves unique by utilizing the game’s vast character creation system, which boasts a wide variety of different visual styles never previously available in the Toukiden series.

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    Online multiplayer mode aside, the campaign experience has also been heavily enhanced for Toukiden 2. Apart from the main storyline missions delivered from the Holy Mount, players can explore an immense open world and encounter other Slayers for cooperative Joint Operations. By aiding those in need a variety of rewards become available in the form of weaponry, armour and new Mitama, as well the opportunity to form a party! Those playing offline can carry out Joint Operations by meeting Doppelgangers, the Ghost Data of their friends, which offer the same functionality as human companions.

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    While carrying out these operations in the Otherworld, Slayers may find it useful to exchange equipment to even the odds against tough opponents. Accessing the Reliquaries – containers for sacred relics – across the world will allow them to place items inside for retrieval by other Slayers. Donating items into a Reliquary not only aids fellow players, but returns an item of equal value! This new feature to the hunting-action genre allows Slayers to unite and aid each other in a way which was never previously possible.

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    Looks great. I only played the demo of the first one and where these sorts of games get me is the fact you can't jump! May have to take a closer look at the sequel when it hits.
     
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    Definitely the Demon Claw is something you'll like.
     
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    This post is one I've done all of my own accord and I have to say I don't want to have people asking tons of basic questions on how to do this or that. I've now played the demo and I want you all to jump in without fear of getting lost and forgetting things so let's get this started. Leave a like to let me know if it helped you in any way.

    Q: How do I form an Offline Party with NPC allies/helpers?
    A: This one took me a while to figure out myself, I ran around town looking for the individual characters and went to the desk as well as the stone that sends you to online/ad-hoc party play. This one is in a "bad" location, I often think its been shoe-horned into this area for no reason but if you go to Kuon she'll allow you to form a party. If you are playing the JPN version its the girl with black/white hair beside your house.

    Q: How well does the Vita version run in comparison to the PS4 version?
    A: It runs extremely well actually, PS4 version often lagged more for me but even then both versions only dropped very very few in frames. Hardly noticeable. Get whichever version you'd like, there's no penalty for getting either version other than the Vita's obvious portability and free online/offline co-op.

    Q: Which weapon is for me?
    A: If you are deciding on your weapons you can head to the Quest Counter and the second man will take you through Tutorials for each individual weapons so you can get a feel. Try this out in the demo and you'll absolutely have no reason to not decide. If you prefer fast weapons you'd ought to stick with Knives, Sword Shield, Chain Whip and the Sickle. For more technical weapons go with the Spear, Sword and Bow. The others are slow and focus on close combat.

    Q: Can I play this game if I didn't play "Age of Demons" or "Kiwami"?
    A: Yes unfortunately there are only light mentions of the past story I would have preferred they tie them in closer and re-explain a lot of things even though I've played the last but I'd say its a safe game to jump into without worry about if it has a story on a Monster Hunter level.

    Q: Replayability?
    A: Honestly its fun just goofing around the Open World killing everything going here, tree grappling and collecting stuff you don't even need and selling it off. However once you get to the end game you'll lose interest in a lot of these things unfortunately. I think this game gets its maximum value if you play online with some friends and family. Even Demo players can use the online so get others to try it out, its painless.

    Q: Cosmetic Appeal?
    A: Honestly the Dynasty Warrior nuts will love the armor here but I can say as a guy who appreciates lighter and flashier armor over Gundam Shogun armor the armor sets aren't bad even weapons have great aesthetic to them and you can even hide your helm so that you run into battle showing off that great face customization.

    Q: How is this game different?
    A: Toukiden 2 takes place with a more sound story seeing as how the past two titles set up a pretty decent foundation. There are interesting characters as well as a rather uninteresting relationship system but its there for people who don't have tons of time to play and do obnoxious side quests for characters. The open world aspect really opens up the game and adds a new element to run around with a party slaying everything you could see. The most notable difference however is the demon hand, a feature I thought would be underwhelming but surprised me the most. I found myself loving tree grappling and speeding over to an Oni when he got too far but the best implementation other than the increased mobility is the advantage in many environments as well as the usefulness in combat.

    I think Toukiden is a solid jump from "Age of Demons" and if you liked the first game you will love this one. The character dynamics are fun as well as the usual hot spring nonsense that every Japanese media tries to force incorporation into. Online seems stable even for Vita and the game is tons of fun just to take with you to restaurant as I've done today or to sit down after a meeting and run around killing stuff. The tons of weapon types makes you want to try everything and the controls are the only meh point for me overall I think its well over a solid title with tons of good and very little bad.
     
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    You really had trouble forming a party offline?
    I mean, if you can't read japanese it's understandable, but one of the first things you do once you arrive to the village during the tutorial sections is talk to Kuon and she tells you about it.

    Also the frindship system is quite simple and straight foward. You don't need to do obnoxious quests or the likes for most characters, you just add a member to your party and over time while doing missions and playing your bonds will strengthen. This let's you get better abilities when you bathe with them in the pool of purity, just like in the first one and Kiwami.

    Now, about replayability I think it has way more than you say. Not only you gotta find all 200 Mitamas, but once you finish the story you have the offline and online missions and the crafting, just like any other hunting game. I mean, I'm up to 120+ hours in Kiwami with tons of stuff that I still need to do and this game might be twice as huge as AoD+Kiwami.
     
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    In 3volve and I's defense, I had talked to her at one point and she said something weird like "nobody is online" at the time of trying to figure out what "call colleagues" meant so I thought it was an online feature. Just recently I talked to Kuon again and the options to choose the NPC allies was available. I could have just been too early in the demo or maybe they were already in my party at the time.
     
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    Toukiden 2 arrived today for me. Ungawa.
     
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    hmmm cool i have been waiting for this, ,gonna have to hunt it down
     
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    Question is anybody using PSTV for this game? I was using the PSTV but couldn't find the button for activating stormrunner and now that I've used it when I switched to the Vita to try it out, I don't wanna give it up. I wanted to know if anybody figured it out on the PS4 controller. Please forgive me if its something obvious I overlooked.
     
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    Nope sorry, search the boards at Gamespot, GameFaqs Toukiden 2 board should be the perfect place to ask.
     
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    Apparently the answer was L3 on the PS4 controller. Thank you Koei Tecmo for making it the same thing as the PS4 version.
     
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    Opps just pressed the buy it now button at 365games opps :)
     
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    My Vita copy arrived today but since I'm gonna play the PS4 version I gotta wait till monday, since useless amazon messed up and didn't delivered it yesterday.
    I'm so not paying Premium next year.
     

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