Favorite Character(s): Freudia Neuwahl, Pamela Arwig, Trauare Wrede, Schwere-Muta Cassasola Merkle, Metal Hero (Luste Teuber), Rafraktia Twins, Strudel
Freudia Neuwahl: The main character of this game who is on a quest to save her best friend Spiritia. She can be a little cold, besides the fact she is the ice queen, but has a warm heart and is willing to help others out when she can. Her ice magic combined with the attacks she gets from her enemies makes for some interesting game play styles.
Pamela Arwig: The Holy Knight who is trying to stop Freudia from overthrowing the Pope. She is a strong-willed leader who ends up finding out that she is being blackmailed by Iris. She loses hope at one point in the story only to regain it when Iris tries to take over the world. She can be a little hard to play as, but with a lot of cross tanks and determination you can make it through her story.
Trauare Wrede: The Water Queen of this game and one of my favorite characters. She has a strong friendship with Zorne, and will do anything to make sure Zorne is happy. She can be a little hard headed at times, but she comes through when her friends and family need her. She gives the best weapon in the game that is a little over powered at times.
Schwere-Muta Cassasola Merkle: The shy, birthday loving girl who tries her best to stay a good friend with the other members of RKS, she tends to use a lot of traps to fend off any intruders. The battle is pretty much Wendy or Lenny from Mario, but if you have her weakness she can go down before she really uses her pipes to hide. Her squid Mr. Zeppy also lends a hand during the fight and is actually her only friend since she is very shy. She gives a great shield weapon that I use a lot.
Metal Hero (Luste Teuber): The Hero of Justice, or so she claims, tries her best to be the heroine she was destined to be. She is a little childish and there is a funny moment between her and Pamela about lack of clothing, but she does try her best to help the RKS members. She would rather play and have fun with others than actually fight, but will put forth an effort when someone mentions she could be a true heroine if she helps save the day.
Rafraktia Twins: The Black Cross Nun Reckte and her identical shadow twin Link have different personalities and tend to be a little conflicting on ideas. Link is upfront and stands up for her sister Rechte, while Rechte is more shy and helpless without her twin. While Rechte may be the only real sister, they both have immense magical power that gives them a chance to show they are no push overs (especially during a speed run). They also have the best level in the game, since I love books.
Strudel: The Ice Fairy who accompanies Freudia on her quest to save Spiritia. She is actually somehow connected to Freudia, but she does not know about this until later in the game. She tends to be a little clueless and says some things that upset other characters, but she does not actually know that she is being mean. She also has a fondness for big round things, including female breasts.
Least Favorite Character(s): Zorne Zeppelin, Dark Void Devil, Lady Shirach, Grolla Seyfarth, Iris Zeppelin
Zorne Zeppelin: I really do not hate Zorne herself, but she is much harder than she was in the first game, and even her stage is a little harder to deal with. Otherwise she is still an enjoyable character.
Dark Void Devil: Pretty much everyone knows I am not fond of Devil Bosses. This one is no different. It is not exceptionally hard, unless you play as Pamela, it is just kind of annoying to deal with.
Grolla Seyfarth: I never really cared for Grolla in the first game and I really do not care too much for her in this game. Her stage fits the kind of stuff I like, Vampires, Victorian style, but I still do not care that much for Grolla. She is not super hard, but has some annoying attacks to deal with.
Iris Zeppelin: She is only on her because she is still the same final “Wily esque” boss of the game. She can be annoying to listen to, but she gets what she deserves in the end.
Lady Shirach: The bane of my life. This is probably the hardest boss, for Freudia, in the whole game for me. I struggle so much to deal with her and yet, no matter how hard I try, she still pummels me to the ground. She has an annoying earthquake attack that stuns you if you do not jump, plus she has falling rocks and then she throws a huge boulder at you. She also dashes at you to grab you and homerun you to the other side of the screen. This would not be a problem if her weakness was an attack that required you not to get hurt in order for it to be useful. As Pamela I did not have as much trouble, but she is a pain in the butt as Freudia.
Favorite Moment(s): Beating Iris Again, Iris Castle 1/Count Fight, Beating Pamela’s Story Mode
Beating Iris Again: She is still a spoiled brat who definitely needed to be taken down again. Hopefully if they make a new game, they have a different final boss; otherwise it will get a bit ugly dealing with her.
Iris Castle 1/Count Fight: The music in this stage is amazing and I really like it a lot. The quick lasers are not as enjoyable, but unlike actual levels that use quick lasers to cut off you path, this is a level designed with quick lasers as an ordinary obstacle. You can still take your time and move around without worrying about being killed instantly, unless you make a false move. There are some hard spots, but they are easy to overcome. The boss fight against the Count is also enjoyable since you can one hit KO him with Trauare’s OP attack.
Pamela’s Story: I had a hard time actually doing this. Yet, I was happy to actually beat it since I felt like I accomplished something. It was a long arduous path, but I enjoyed the story they set up and was able to feel good for beating it.
Least Favorite Moment(s): Ending of Iris Castle 1, Dark Void Devil, Lady Shirach
Iris Castle 1 Ending: This part is just hard if even with time stop. It kind of requires a lot of precision and a lot of patience. It probably took me like thirty or more tries to finally make it through this part of the stage.
Dark Void Devil: As I mentioned before, I am not a fan of devil bosses, so that is my reason.
Lady Shirach: Hard boss battle. Enough Said.
Favorite Local(s): Doris’ Stage, Iris Castle 1, Iris Castle 2, Grolla’s Stage, Twins Stage
Doris’ Stage: This is a forest stage and I really love forest areas in video games. I pretty much live in a forest, so this just makes me feel at home and I really enjoy the level. It does have some hard spots, but it still brings me calm.
Iris Castle 1: Mostly because the music is enjoyable and the boss can be one shot. The idea to use quick lasers as an obstacle instead of path remover is also a plus.
Iris Castle 2: This is a water stage with some enjoyable music. The stage is actually pretty hard and annoying, but the calming music helps you focus and it actually has some interesting ideas that they use for it.
Grolla’s Stage: Another Vampire, Victorian style stage that actually uses some darker elements. Though I never plays ghosts and goblins, or the others, but the actually stage and mid boss were enjoyable enough.
Twins Stage: I love books, so this would be my stage of preference. I really like the old Victorian library style look and having different elements that connect to what a library would be during the day and night back in those days makes for an enjoyable experience. Probably my favorite level in the game.
Least Favorite Local(s) Iris Castle 1 and 2, Lady Shirach’s Stage
Lady Shirach’s Stage: This is pretty much an earthquake level where you have to be careful of your footing, when to jump and when not to. It has a lot of hard spots and if you make a mistake or forget to jump, you could end up dying.
Iris Castle 1 and 2: While I liked these stages for their music and their ideas, they also are fairly hard and can be troublesome in spots. They each have aspects, quick lasers, oil, swimming, that make these stages a little annoying to play through. Yet, with some practice they can be enjoyable to some extent.
Award: Best Mega Man Clone Sequal