Capsule Review: Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson

A brawler starring busty schoolgirl ninjas who take clothing damage. A direct sequel to Senran Kagura Burst, but with a bit more depth and less breadth than the Vita’s Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus. The cast is the same as Burst (plus an optional male joke character) but combat is deeper, fighting styles are more varied, and there’s a new pair-battle system allowing two girls to work together to clear levels. There’s also a lot to do, including a huge Yóma’s Nest to clear out for weapon skins and special missions to undertake for equippable stat bonuses. The level gating requires some grinding for anything off the main story, which is a shame because even the improved combat becomes repetitive after a while.

I Stopped Playing When: I finished the game, the three DLC campaigns, and most other optional objectives (the Yóma’s Nest is huge and I haven’t gotten through it all.)

Docprof's Rating:

Three Stars: Good. I liked the game enough to finish it (or just play it a bunch, for games that don't end). I recommend it to most genre fans.

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