Gal*Gun 2 (Nintendo Switch) Review

By Ofisil 14.05.2018 5

Review for Gal*Gun 2 on Nintendo Switch

It's common knowledge that Japan is weird. Oh, sure, every single country is so, but Nippon doesn't just create weirdness, but also exports it in mass quantities. The latest in Japanese wackiness is Gal*Gun 2, whose concept is so... Japan that it's actually hard for it to turn heads, as Westerners have sort of become accustomed to such things by now, which says a lot about the point this intro is trying to make, as the concept revolves around a teenage boy who gives orgasms to girls via his pheromone-shooting hairdryer, given to him by the forces of Heaven, to aid him in his quest to exorcise demons from his lust-ridden "foes." Riiight...

This is basically a 12-year-old's sexual fantasy, with a whole school of young girls being madly in love with the protagonist; a boy who has the ability to... excite those naughty lasses with the use of a weird magic gun (a hairdryer, really), and, of course, take a sneak peek or two at their panties while at it - but, no! This brand of titles can't just be pure guilty pleasures; they must also have a plot attached to it all, as if that will make playing this in public any easier: "Yes, dear sir! I'm not ogling at those shrieking, orgasmic girls, whose genitals I shoot with my gun; I'm saving them from chibi demons that cause all that!"

Screenshot for Gal*Gun 2 on Nintendo Switch

Oh, fan-service games, you and your bizarre need to explain things! As is the case with this kind of titles, however, few will really care about the whole heaven-vs-hell business and whatnot. The player can interact with a trio of characters every now and then, but it's your stereotypical, sometimes cute, sometimes funny, but mostly boring, anime deal. It's also possible to give snacks to the girls to make them, well, trust you more, adding a slight date sim vibe to it all, but, in the end, this is nothing more than a poor man's version of an on-rails shooter.

The action goes as follows: the protagonist is stuck on a certain spot, from where he can only move his gun around and shoot the girls that appear from all over the place, screeching to a halt upon seeing him, shouting their love and passion in the form of damaging Japanese characters, or pushing him to the ground when they are close. In order to "survive," one must shoot these cute foes in their... sensitive zones, and hope that it will stop them in one shot. In case that doesn't work, your basic strategy will be to spam the shoot button.

Screenshot for Gal*Gun 2 on Nintendo Switch

...and that's the thing with Gal*Gun 2's gameplay; it is lacklustre at best, and requires little to no strategy other than taking care of the girls in the "right order," which means shooting the ones that are more likely to hurt you first. This oversimplified mechanics make everything feel repetitive and unexciting after a while, and a title where cute schoolgirls worship you should never feel that. Some would make the argument that the fun in this game lies on the naughtiness, which would be a valid argument if this was indeed the case, but no, Gal*Gun 2, "Japan's craziest shooter" is definitely not as wacky or even NSFW as it thinks it is... or how much it should be.

Screenshot for Gal*Gun 2 on Nintendo Switch

Girls shout, you get to peek at their underwear, and you can turn their legs to jelly via a pheromone-spitting pistol - but that's just it. The dialogue is mildly saucy, the "story" cares more about being one that makes sense (although it doesn't) instead of one that titillates, and the Unreal Engine-powered visuals, while pretty good and crispy clean, are, in all honesty, unremarkable, when this could benefit from a more striking, and even risky, art style - oh, and why, in Amaterasu's name, are there so many Lolitas running around instead of the much juicer MIL... err, teachers?!

Gal*Gun 2 is not fun as a shooter, a date sim, or a piece of fan-service. No matter the type of level chosen (as there are a couple of them), the gameplay always boils down to aiming and shooting, and feels the same from start to finish; the romance feels much less exciting than sorting out the inventory in a RPG; and, finally, the sexiness, well, is not really as sexy. Finally, this doesn't even have the decency to be a complete product, as the alternative costumes that you can dress the girls up with aren't in-game unlockables, but DLC.

Screenshot for Gal*Gun 2 on Nintendo Switch

Cubed3 Rating

5/10
Rated 5 out of 10

Average

This is a 12-year-old's (and beyond) sexual fantasy, and a pretty "safe" one at that - and that's fine. Unfortunately, the game attached to it all is a bore, as Gal*Gun 2 is nothing more than a mediocre, on-rails - sort of - shooter of no importance.

Developer

Inti Creates

Publisher

PQube

Genre

First Person Shooter

Players

1

C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  5/10

Reader Score

Rated $score out of 10  0 (0 Votes)

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Comments

aww... i had high hopes for this.

Insanoflex said:
aww... i had high hopes for this.

High hopes? No. But I surely expected to have some silly fun - I got none

A lot of quotes in the Internet are attributed to the wrong person
                                -Georgios Karaiskakis

first one was a guilty pleasure for me. it had a solid foundation to build off of to make an even better rail shooter. disappointed that the sequel failed to capitalize on any of this.

Batman (guest) 24.06.2018#4

-> imports the most fringiest sub-culture item from Japan
-> "JAPAN IS WEIRD LOL"

You racist piece of shit.  Ur probably white.

Batman (guest) said:
-> 
You racist piece of shit.  Ur probably white.

so?

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