“Gods Eater Burst” is an action role-playing game developed and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for the PlayStation Portable (PSP). It is an enhanced version of the original “God Eater,” featuring additional content, gameplay improvements, and an expanded storyline. The game falls within the “God Eater” series, known for its action-packed gameplay, hunting mechanics, and a dystopian narrative set in a world plagued by monstrous creatures known as Aragami.
Story: The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world where Earth is overrun by powerful and destructive creatures called Aragami. Humanity faces the brink of extinction, and players take on the role of a “God Eater,” an elite warrior equipped with special weapons called God Arcs. The God Eaters are tasked with hunting down and exterminating the Aragami to protect what remains of civilization.
The narrative follows the protagonist, a new recruit in the Fenrir Organization, as they join a specialized unit of God Eaters known as “Blood.” The story explores the mysteries surrounding the Aragami, the origins of the God Eaters, and the struggles of humanity against these relentless foes.
Gameplay: Gods Eater Burst’s gameplay is centered around hunting and battling Aragami. Players create and customize their own character, known as a God Eater, and embark on missions to eliminate Aragami threats. The God Arc, a versatile weapon that can transform between melee and ranged forms, is a crucial tool in the battles against these monstrous creatures.
The combat system emphasizes fast-paced action, with players utilizing a combination of melee attacks, ranged shots, and special abilities to take down Aragami. The game introduces the concept of “Burst Mode,” allowing players to temporarily enhance their abilities for more intense and powerful attacks.
Players can team up with AI-controlled allies or engage in cooperative multiplayer mode to tackle missions together. The multiplayer aspect enhances the hunting experience, as teamwork becomes essential for taking down larger and more challenging Aragami.
Graphics and Sound: Gods Eater Burst features impressive visuals for the PSP, with detailed character models and dynamic environments. The design of the Aragami is varied and imaginative, contributing to the overall dark and dystopian atmosphere of the game. The soundtrack, composed by Go Shiina, complements the action with intense and dramatic music, enhancing the overall gaming experience.
Reception and Legacy: Gods Eater Burst received positive reviews for its engaging gameplay, challenging battles, and deep customization options. The addition of new content and improvements over the original “God Eater” game was well-received. The success of Gods Eater Burst led to the continued expansion of the God Eater series, with subsequent releases on various platforms, including handheld consoles, PlayStation consoles, and PC. The franchise has become a notable entry in the action RPG genre, appealing to fans of monster-hunting games.