Soul Hackers 2 is a bad sequel

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0:00 Intro
3:13 Ad Read
4:41 Soul Hackers 2 Story Introduction
9:43 Combat Identity Crisis
23:44 The Dungeons Stink
29:10 Why the DLC Sucks
32:58 Story Analysis
46:37 Conclusion
49:47 Outro & Supporter Credits

Devil Summoner Soul Hackers is the definition of a cult classic. While it’s undoubtedly aged in a lot of areas, it’s easy to see why people took a liking to this game. It has a very unique setting for the time, some great art direction, and tackled some interesting themes regarding the nature of humanity and the dangers of technology. All of this was presented in a very grounded and realistic way compared to its contemporaries and it’s honestly a little scary how much our real world is starting to resemble the fictitious Amami city. However, something that I never expected to happen was for Soul Hackers to get a sequel.

The last devil summoner game was released for the ps2 back in 2009 and since then, the series has been dormant. Aside from a few ports and references in other games, it seemed as though devil summoner went by the wayside as Atlus would turn their attention to the more well-known pillars of the Megami Tensei franchise. It’s not like this subseries was forgotten, but it also wasn’t receiving a whole lot of attention. However, despite all odds, the devil summoner series recently made a comeback with the announcement of Soul Hackers 2 which was polarizing, to say the least.

Everything about Soul Hackers 2 looked so different from the original. Sure, the game kept the light cyberpunk aesthetic, but in terms of art direction, gameplay, and story, it was nothing like the first game. In fact, it looked to be more like a reboot than anything. However, despite my reservations, I was more than willing to give the game a fair shake. And now that the game is out and I had a chance to play it, what do I think?

The best word I can use to describe my feelings towards Soul Hackers 2 is “conflicted” for every aspect of the game that I enjoyed, there was something else that would leave me feeling either ambivalent or in some cases, frustrated. I came out liking the game for the most part, but throughout my initial playthrough, there was a thought that lingered in the back of my mind and it took until sitting down to write this video for me to finally understand what it was. Soul Hackers 2 is a game of many peaks and valleys. While it’s a perfectly serviceable game in its own right, ultimately, I think Soul Hackers 2 is a bad sequel. And this is coming from someone who isn’t even a huge fan of the original game.

Soul Hackers 2 is a bad sequel. This Soul Hackers 2 Critique and Soul Hackers 2 is the second part of my Soul Hackers Retrospective. Soul Hackers is regarded as a cult classic and Soul Hackers is disappointing. Some people might say that Soul Hackers 2 is a bad sequel. Perhaps we will see why in my Soul Hackers 2 Review as I’ll be comparing Soul Hackers VS Soul Hackers 2. Hopefully, I can answer why Soul Hackers 2 is a bad sequel and why Soul Hackers 2 failed. Made by Nam’s Compendium

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Title: Soul Hackers 2 is a bad sequel
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