Name: GINGA 2
Platform: Ps3, XBOX 360, PC, Wii
1: Blood and Gore
2: Intense Violence
3: Strong Language
4: Sexual themes (mild)
Info: GINGA 2 is the sequal too the first installment "GINGA". It has the main consepts, the main modes, and so forth. but this time, it more involves the Ginga mange, not the anime like the first one. and also the 3 main modes ar abit more complicaited too:
1: Story mode
Story mode is (like the first one) is involving you as one of the main characters finishing levels. But this time, it fallowes more on what they do in the Manga series instead (Like the wolf arc, or the monkey arc, and so on). The story mode also has more characters that you get to be in the levels:
The different levels in Story mode are also different. they are more longer, tougher, and more complicated then the first one. and also you can even get power-ups, during the story mode:
1: Sythe - it's the powerful weapon that Kurojaki had used in the ging series. The item gets unlocked after you defeated Kurojaki himself, and collect his fallen Sythe.
2: White orb - white orbs symbolizes Akame. when you find one, your speed is increased for a limited time.
3: Brown orb - Brown orbs symbolizes Moss. When you find one, your defense is increased for a limited time.
4: Red orb - red orbs symbolizes john. when you find one, your strengh is increased for a limited time.
These are also avaidable during Battle mode, but arn't avaidable in free mode.
In story mode, you can also choose what side your on. you can pick being on Ohu side, or the enemies side. each one has differen unlockables, different areas, and different characters to unlock for free roam.
Here's the characters you get to be if you choose the dark side:
Rokusuke @ Beth (A duo from the GNG manga)
Thunder @ Lector
Kamakiri @ Stone
(Side Note: The characters with "@" in it are one of those "Tag teams". Which means you get to play as both of them in one level.)
2: Battle Mode
Battle mode, again, is the fighting segments of the game. In it, you can choose from other characters and duke it out with your opponent. you can et more characters, more areas, and more experience in the battle zone. You can even choose your character you've made in Free roam, and level him/her up in battle mode (Something i think is really useful). These characters are the first ones you can choose from:
Here are the other characters you can unlock during the fighting. rated 1-5 on strengh:
Riku (Teru's Father)-2
All these characters are shown in order of appearance of the battleing. After battleing each one, you unlock the caracter for use. and also each dog you beat you get larts and abilities for your created dog in free roam.
3: Free Mode
This mode, again, is the mode that you can create your own ginga dog and roam around the ohu land. But this time, you get even more areas to explore, more dogs to meet, and more dangers to encounter. Also, you can actually begin relationships with the dogs you meet. you can make them your enemy, a member f your pack, a close friend, or even your long time mate (This, along with a few other things, is where that "sexual themes" came from).
3.1: Family Life
You can start a family with your mate, and you'll end up with a choice of eather one of your children, or stay as the adult. If you choose to be one of the children, you'll ocassionally have to take training from your previous self. The training varies from what you used to be. For example:
If your previous self was an evil dog, it'l probubly try to teach you how to kill others to get rid of trouble.
Or if your previous self is a good hunter, it'll teach you how to hunt and give you special tips on different prey items (can work real well if your going to travel far away in the future).
3.2: Changeing world
As you grow up, you gain different traits and abilities from both parents that will affect how yu act in the future. You can choose to leave your parents when your edleast a month old (NOT FOR REAL!! The game goes alot faster then the real time!) But if you do leave thought, take note that you need to think on your feet at this point. For that te world always changes every day, each day never is repeated twice. It's because of this that you need to think on what you do if you get into a sertin situation. the choices you make affects the others as well.
Unlike the other 2 modes, the status in free roam are set up different. For one thing, you have a hunger meter, which means that you need to eat at one point, and the water meter which means that you also need water. Also during the time in free roam, you have a special option in the start menu that you can check you history. It shows only the special events that happened in your dog's life (Such as a fight with a dog pack, or a reunion with an old friend). It get's updated itself, so what ever you do, it will copy it down.
3.3: Pet Life
In free roam, you ocassionally come into contact with humans. You saw the reactions when Weed and the others had came across humns too, and it's the same in free roam...most of the time...
If you do decide to come across humans (or get born as a pet), take note that humans personalities are just as varied as the dogs. So each human will act differentlly with your reaction. A human can just ignore you, take you in as a pet, or try to shoo you awa...with a gun or a mallet as a weapon! So be wise on who you meet and how they'll react to what you do.
If you do become a pet, alot can happen. but you don't have as much freedom as you do as a wild dog. You are eather stuck in there yard chained up (like Hook-san was when he first appeared), Or just stuck inside the house. When you go out, your help back by a coller and leash. Only when you get a strong relationship with your owner when you ca walk about without your leash on. When you meet up with other fellow pets, you can start a relationship with them, or start a rivelry. As a pet, you also come across other pets, such as cats, parrts, and other human pets,depending on where your human lives. The humans in this game are alot more...well...anime-ish?...is that what it's called?...anyway, the humans in the game act, look, and sound alot more different from the humans in the actual anime. but each human is still variedin personality, so you have to watch yourself around sertin types of people. Some humans can be strict, flirty (The other reason for that "Sexual Themes" thing), friendly, shy, whatever. humans and dog are varied in many ways. Humans all look different too, some can be strong, some busty, some thin, and so forth.
3.4: Multiplayer online interaction
You know you arn't the only one that is in control. Other players can interact with oneanother in the open, 3-D world. If you decide to choose multiplayer free roam, other players can interact with you, can start a fight with you, or even make you there mate (there choice if they want to. Your choice if you want to.)
Ocassionally, other players can ask you to eather join your pack, or have you join them. You can eather accept or deny there offer...but don't forget, they have the freedom to use force...anyways, if you choose to join a pack, your going to have to fallow your leader's orders, or you hav risk of being kicked out. But if YOUR the leader, you can tell your members to do whatever. But of course, you can always stay a Pack of one, and go Solo. But in multiplayer, you arn't going to see neather the ohu army nor the enemy army. However, you are still going to meet up with COM dogs (Dogs that arn't controlled by the players). To tell them apart, Com dogs, don't have a username, or ranking above them. Other players do. Simple as that.
Specking of control, if you are a leader with a family, you can instruct your pack members to watch over your children as you go hunting (unless your the child in question, of course)...just make sure you can trust them enough to do so, otherwise you might come back to a puppy massacure.
Specking of massacure, if you end up killing a human (and you can if you want to), you'll end up with a wanted bounty (similar to the bounty in "Red Dead Redemption"). You have to be eather fast or powerful to deal with humans, because humans do have the freedom to use a gun if nessesary. The bounty will disappear over time of say...2 days edleast. When it isappears, your not going to have to worry about humans, but if you keep going with the bounty, you'll end up with animal control after you...or the police, depending on the bounty.
As mentioned from the other sections, you can go off on a hunting eather by yourself, or with a pack. Each animal can eather be an easy catch, or impossible by yourself. This list shows what animals you can hunt:
speed-1 (4 when flying)
6: fish (Large)
8: Pig (wild)
(side note: some of these animals cn only be found in human settlement (like horses or cows), and some others will try to attack you)
Bottum line, the choice is yours on what you do in Free Roam.