Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

Blue Reflection: Second Light Review (Switch)

There is little joy in life beyond a good mystery, but the mystery surrounding cute anime girls? It’s even better.Blue Reflection: Second Light is the sequel to 2017 Blue reflection From the developer Gusto and the publisher Koei Tecmo. In this game, a fresh cast of characters is pushed into a new world, trying to unravel the mystery of where they are and how they got there.

Blue Reflection: Second Light is primarily a standalone sequel, so you don’t need to know much about Blue Reflection. There are several elements that evoke the memories of the returning fans, but you don’t have to follow the story. The game focuses on a group of young women trapped in school during the summer semester. The world beyond the schoolyard is nothing but the vast blue sea. As if it wasn’t bad enough, they also lost their memory of the outside world, and they have to delve into the dangerous world they call distant to find supplies.

Faraway isn’t just the place where girls go to find the scraps they need to prevent the school from collapsing and to get food ingredients. It is also a place that is directly linked to the lost memories of the girls. As they explore, they begin to find fragments of memory and come to understand that these worlds that emerge around the school are built from their stolen past. Finding more of these fragments will help connect the mysteries they found themselves.

The story has a sweetness in the way it combines focusing on the relationships between girls and the quest to regain lost memories. They spend time crafting and cooking together before heading far away to fight the devil. It’s very satisfying to see these students, who look completely normal and normal, suddenly whip a JRPG-sized sickle out of nowhere and defeat monsters. It also emphasizes the feeling that these are ordinary girls pushed into different world situations. It helps to underpin an otherwise fantastic story.

Blue Reflection: Second Light’s gameplay adds a nice twist to typical turn-based combat. Attacks require “ether” that accumulates over time during combat, rather than having skills enhanced by MP. As the battle intensifies, players will have to choose between using a faster attack with less ether or saving it for one larger attack. Balancing this speed and power and focusing on the weaknesses and resistance of the enemy is the main key to combat.

When the battle begins, the girl can only use 1000 ether skills. After a few rounds, when the girl hits the 2nd gear, the limit increases to 2000. After a few rounds, in 3rd gear, unlock the magical girl transformation sequence and the reflector form with more powerful attacks and skills. The only downside to this battle is that, except for boss battles, lowering the formula can be repetitive.

The environment of this game depends on the world you are exploring, but it follows a fairly simple formula. When players are patient, they often sneak behind enemies on the map. In other words, you can start the battle in your favor. Occasionally there are stealth sequences that change pace, but they are simple enough not to bother you. Combat is really important, it doesn’t interfere with the relationship.

When not fighting the devil, players can use materials found in the distance to create items to help them explore. Even if you use the same recipe, mixing different items can have different effects, so a little experimentation here can be very helpful. Cooking also includes a short scene where girls get together and eat together, which helps to remind us that this group is heavily dependent on each other.

The character moves forward in two ways. There is a typical XP that can be obtained by defeating enemies, leveling up those who participate in the battle. However, talent points will be awarded when you complete the quests of other characters. It can be used to upgrade stats or unlock new abilities, so there is actually an incentive to complete them when they pop up. As the game progresses, your character will gain new ways to grow. With the opportunity to unlock new school facilities and choose where to place them, there’s no shortage of ways to spend time with Blue Reflection: Second Light outside of combat.

Despite the obvious danger of girls coming in from the devil and the world that apparently stole their memories from them, the game has a healthy atmosphere throughout. The characters actually depend on each other and feel like they are growing as a result. The tone feels like a momentary anime. Different world The adventure was thrown. It shouldn’t work, but writing is good enough that you will never doubt it.

The visuals in this game are some of the best you can find in this style. They can recreate the look and feel of the anime, as the uniform sways as the character moves. Even outside the cutscenes, the game looks great. The developers clearly felt this was an important part as it included the proper photo mode to capture different moments throughout the game and a collection of costumes to pose the girl.


Blue Reflection: The second light improves almost every aspect of the original, making the mystery more personal as the character gets closer. The relationship between the girls trying to discover why they were taken to this strange world is the protagonist of the show. Combat is fun, but it’s not the driving force of the game, it’s always a way to increase the story. Second Light is a fantastic anime adventure that you will love as long as you can accept that combat is not the focus.