Record of Agarest War 2, like its predecessors Record of Agarest War and Record of Agarest War Zero, is a JRPG featuring a multi-generational story. In this iteration, a young man named Weiss learns that he must harbor the slaughtered energy of a God within himself, and arrange things so that he will bring about its return. To complicate matters, it was he who killed the god in a past life.
The ability and necessity of choosing a mate and breeding the next generation’s protagonist returns, with expanded options such the ability to choose ill-suited couples which will create weaker characters. The battle system of the prior two games has been altered to play as a cross between Trinity Universe and Cross Edge, wherein you can assign certain party member attacks to different buttons, and also utilize varying party formations and individual character’s special skills. All battles are turn-based and they are presented through a combination of high-definition sprites and 3D polygonal enemies.
Also included in this game are occasional mini-games that can utilize the Playstation Move controller. Some of these games are unusual, such as rubbing oil on various female characters.