Cinderella Escape 2 Revenge is a two-button hack and slash game that sells itself on its erotic content. There is even an adult patch that adds plenty of nudity to the game, although I played without using this patch. Strip the erotic content from the game and you are left with a relatively average hack and slash experience.
Well-polished combat. Despite the gameplay being rather shallow overall, the game’s combat is at least very well polished. The two different attacks can be combined together in a variety of ways and it really feels smooth to travel around the battlefield, taking out enemies on one side and then sliding over to enemies on the opposite side. As such, the combo potential is huge. The highest I have managed was close to 700 or so hits, but there is an achievement for over 1000 hits. Outside of combat, the game overall was rather well-polished. I did not run into any bugs during my playthrough.
Amount of customization. As this is a game that sells itself on its erotic content, having a good amount of customization for the main character is a must. There are numerous options for customizing Cinderella, all purchasable using currency gathered through gameplay. From Santa costumes to bunny girl outfits. there is a lot to choose from. You can even adjust Cinderella’s breast size. Setting that to the max really shows the amount of work that went into breast physics.
Gameplay lacks any real depth. Cinderella Escape 2 Revenge is a hack and slash game with just two moves, so it should not come as a surprise that the gameplay itself is shallow. While the combo system is great, there really is not a whole lot to the combat in this game. It is just a series of pressing X or Y (I used an Xbox 360 controller) until all of the enemies are defeated. There is also a special attack that deals massive damage to surrounding enemies, but I usually ended up saving that for bosses. Later in the game however, the dodging ability becomes quite useful, so that throws another button into the mix, but not enough to make the game’s combat any less repetitive. On top of that, the variety of enemies offered is rather small, with maybe five or six different types spread across the entire game, excluding the bosses. The game is only about two hours long though, so that issue can be excused to a certain degree.
Mediocre story. While I applaud the effort that went into creating the story, the end result was just rather boring. It was not particularly well-written, but did serve its purpose in linking together the various chapters and making the game something more than just a two-button hack and slash. Once the story is beaten on normal difficulty, the hard difficulty is unlocked, so there is at least some sort of replayability there.
It should also be noted that the English localization is not the greatest. There were several grammar issues throughout the game. I do not mind the occasional typo or grammar error, but it is worth mentioning regardless.
Cinderella Escape 2 Revenge is just an average hack and slash game overall. The gameplay lacks any real depth and the story is mediocre, but the real draw here is the erotic content. If you value such content more than gameplay or story, then look no further! Otherwise, give it a pass.
You can buy Cinderella Escape 2 Revenge on Steam here.
I was provided a free review copy of the game in order to write this review. Read more about how I do my game reviews here.