The Story There is two faction : Vampirics and the Banefuls had been locked in a vicious battle for supremacy. Eventually, the Banefuls and the Vampirics fell into decline, with few members surviving to carry on this eternal struggle. Among those who did survive, however, were two pairs of sisters who were being manipulated to kill one another by the diabolical Queen Carmilla of the Vampiric Clan. Although they fought as enemies, the two pairs eventually realized they were being deceived and turned their weapons toward Carmilla herself. With four against one, the evil queen fell, and the battle seemed to be over…
Yet despite defeating their common enemy, sisters Kagura and Saaya still commenced their showdown with opposing sisters Aya and Saki — bad blood between the Vampirics and their rival Banefuls made this struggle a virtual inevitability from the start, and it seemed almost as if there were fated to be no survivors of this desperate fight. As the girls all stared into one another’s eyes, however, a woman in an iron mask suddenly entered the scene, demolishing the chamber floor beneath their feet. The two pairs of sisters fell down to the underbelly of the castle, catching for one brief moment a single glimpse of the mastermind behind this attack: a woman who was sitting on Carmilla’s erstwhile empty throne, flashing an absolutely audacious smile.
The Uniqueness The bikini samurai squad of Onechanbara return armed with a plethora of new moves and new demonic transformations called “Dare Drive” or “Xtasy” for short bursts of intense power. Each of the playable ladies has her own unique weapons and abilities, and players may tag-team among them on the fly or even perform team combos. In addition to the series’ most involved storyline to date, Mission Mode provides specific challenges to complete, with skilled gameplay unlocking Yellow Orbs that can be exchanged for new gear and outfits to help earn a top spot in the online leaderboards.
In addition to the funkiest, catchiest and most outlandish soundtrack the franchise has ever known, players may also choose whether to enjoy the gameplay experience with the original Japanese voices or – for the first time in series history – a full English dub.
Onechanbara Z2: Chaos is the newest title in a long-running series of B-movie zombie-slaying bikini vampire opuses, and the second act of its ongoing narrative’s critically-acclaimed “Chapter Z.” New actions and new game systems have been added and — at long last — the old and new characters get to fight together for the very first time! Beginning with the addition of “Cross Merge Combinations,” where up to four characters are controlled at once, players are now more in control of the series’ main protagonists than ever before.And since the graphics are in full HD with a silky smooth framerate, these beautifully drawn ladies will cut down the undead with sexy, speedy motions that’ll make even the most hardened gamer’s head spin. The criminal mastermind of the previous chapter has finally shown herself, too, and will challenge our heroines as the strongest foe the series has seen to date, leading everything to one inevitable conclusion:Chaos.
The Character Kagura The Skimpily-Dressed Older Vampiric Sister A reckless Vampiric girl who’s always looking for a fight… One of the heroines from the first part of Chapter Z. Her mother was a Baneful, possessing blood capable of making her go berserk, while her father was of the Vampiric Clan, bearing mysterious powers. The name “”Kagura”” comes from her mother, who was Japanese. Kagura had been serving Queen Carmilla, and was taught that the Banefuls were their sworn enemies who deserved nothing less than total annihilation. In the first part of Chapter Z, by order of Carmilla, Kagura tried to assassinate the Baneful sisters Aya and Saki, blaming them for the emergence of the undead. But in time, she came to find that Carmilla was a traitor who was planning to eliminate everyone involved in the conflict – herself included. Seeing no other choice, she took up arms against her boss and queen, ultimately defeating Carmilla in battle. She has a simple nature and is always driven by her insatiable desire to fight the strongest of foes.
Aya TThe Cool Older Baneful Sister The original heroine has returned… Aya is one of the last members of the Banefuls, and the first heroine of the Onechanbara series. She’s a skilled swordmaster who’s made her living as an assassin, but has chosen to take a break from that life in order to hunt the undead. In the first part of Chapter Z, Carmilla had made it seem like Aya was responsible for the undead invasion, ultimately luring out the Vampiric sisters Kagura and Saaya. No one knows why Aya suddenly took the stage again, however, after she’d been living the life of a hermit for several years. She has no interest in the conflict between the Banefuls and the Vampirics and has no real desire to fight against Kagura and Saaya, but she won’t hesitate to use her skills to get out of trouble if the situation calls for them. And with the undead still running rampant even after Carmilla’s defeat, she’s determined to learn who’s responsible for this current state of affairs. She has a witty personality and is generally easygoing, but she’s more than happy to turn all that off and get down to business when she has a mission to take care of.
Saki The Raging Younger Baneful Sister A young assassin with naught but madness in her heart… Saki is Aya’s half-sister and one of the last surviving members of the Baneful Blood. She now spends almost all of her time with her sister despite having originally fought against her. She takes pleasure in killing the undead and feels no remorse when assassinating the living. Deep down, she is stark raving mad, but she’ll occasionally show the world a more innocent side. Rest assured, however, that it’s entirely for show. In the first part of Chapter Z, she and her sister were relentlessly hunted down by Kagura and Saaya.
Saya The Innocent Younger Vampiric Sister A tall girl with a small presence but a big chainsaw… Just like her older sister, Saaya is a half-breed born of a Baneful woman and a Vampiric man. Her mother is not the same as Kagura’s, but both were Japanese women, and like Kagura, this is the origin of Saaya’s distinctly ethnic name. She and Kagura were separated when they were little, but with the help of the Bullard Foundation, they were eventually reunited. In the first part of Chapter Z, she and Kagura went to Japan to assassinate Aya and Saki, but found out that Carmilla and Vlad had been deceiving them all along. So, naturally, it didn’t take long before Carmilla and Vlad were no more! Compared to Kagura, Saaya is something of a pacifist and always tries to remain calm and level-headed. However, since she loves her sister so deeply and unconditionally, she’ll sometimes get swept away by those feelings and let her passions shine forth.
The Game System Several new battle systems have been added to Onechanbara Z2: Chaos, and the existing systems have evolved as well. Let’s take a look at these in more detail, shall we? Not only can you switch among the four protagonists during battle, you can now let several characters join in on the action at the same time by activating a Cross Merge Combination.
At the beginning of the game, only two characters can join together in simultaneous combat, but as the game progresses, you can bring in up to four characters at once. And all four of them are ready and rearing to go! This title is entirely single-player, so one person is controlling all four characters, justifying the game’s subtitle: it truly is Chaos. Players who have a penchant for action games will be able to perform any combination at any time, and players who don’t will learn as they go, improving their skills slowly over time and becoming true masters of the Cross Merge. Players can activate Cross Merge Combinations for any characters whose Cross Merge Gauges on the top-left corner of the screen are at max. These gauges will fill automatically over time, moving a little quicker for the character who was chosen first than for the one chosen last. So when deciding on a marching order at the start of any mission, players are influencing their fates in ways that could have serious ramifications down the line…
Review Game identity around sex and violence like few others. Styling itself after exploitation films, Onechanbara has survived for over a decade by flaunting cleavage and gore, brazenly prioritizing it above all else.
It’s attention on zombie-slaying girls in skimpy outfits, letting almost everything else fall by the wayside.
It has as a story that isn’t easy to follow. Jumping into the adventure essentially in media res, you have to play a bit of catch-up, piecing together morsels of dialogue with information from loading screens and the accompanying art book to really get a good feel for what’s going on here.
Familiar faces Aya and Saki aren’t exactly the best of friends with newcomers Kagura and Saaya. Coming from rival clans, Banefuls and Vampirics, the duos crossed swords in the prequel, but now find themselves forging an unlikely alliance to stem a worldwide zombie outbreak.
Combat is clearly the main attraction here, which is an area where the series has made some progress since its last appearance in the West.
The combat system is straightforward, but has a few weakness in it. The game essentially instructs the player to button mash, suggesting you hammer on the square and triangle buttons and see what works. A full list of attacks and combos can be found in the menus, more of which can be unlocked between missions and mastered in practice mode.
As you dispatch zombies, weapons will get progressively more crimson, necessitating periodic cleaning to remain effective. On the other side of the coin, enough carnage will send characters into a frenzy, causing a spike in offensive power at the cost of gradually diminishing health. You need to pay attention, lest suffer the consequences.
The four protagonists can be tagged in and out of battle anytime, which players can use to their advantage in a number of ways. One character can set up a combo for another, and since all of them have vastly different movesets, this freedom opens up a lot of possibilities.
It has linear and repetitive missionn as in the arenas that need you to kill every last zombie, as they respawn forever.
Most of the enemies don’t pose a threat on their own, but instead rely on sheer numbers to impose any sort of challenge.
The character designs and accompanying sexual fan service are on the other end of the spectrum. There are a variety of lewd outfits players can unlock, or purchase in the case of the shameless “Strawberries & Banana DLC costume,” in which the heroines might as well be nude.
Onechanbara Z2: Chaos is a decent game for people who loves anime or a bit of hentai i guess. Cheers!