By Steve Baltimore / November 12th, 2021
|Title||Waifu Discovered 2: Medieval Fantasy|
|Release Date||October 14th, 2021|
|Genre||Shoot ’em up|
The fine folks at EastAsiaSoft and One-Hand-Free-Studios have brought us another waifu stripping shooter. This one is called Waifu Discovered 2: Medieval Fantasy, and it’s the follow up to last year’s Waifu Uncovered. While some things are pretty much the same as last time, there have been some gameplay changes this time around. Let’s see if those add enough spice to the mix to be a worthy sequel.
The story here is pretty much the crazy you would expect. The maidens have been cursed with an aging spell. This spell has been placed on some cursed garments now on their bodies. You must use all your skills and wits to destroy this evil clothing and give the ladies back their vigor! This will not be an easy task, but with your trusty ship you can surely fight through the hordes of baddies and strip… I mean save the maidens from their curse.
Just like the previous title, the gameplay here is pretty straightforward. You choose a ship, destroy all the baddies, and collect the falling crystals to remove the cursed clothing. They have mixed things up here a bit by adding an in-game shop. Here you buy various power-ups for your ships that will aid in your quest. These include things like shields, rapid shot, more powerful bullets, more health, and even an extra life. Money to spend can be earned by picking it up during each stage as it falls, and by defeating the bosses. I felt like this certainly gave you more control over which aspects of your ship you wanted to build up first, but the random falling power-ups in the first game seemed to power you up a bit faster.
Game modes include a Story Mode, Arcade Mode and One Hand Mode. Story Mode will have you blasting through seven stages as you save the maidens from their curse. The bosses in this game were a bit tougher than the last one, and honestly I didn’t think they were as well done. The names just weren’t as fun and snarky as before. If you can complete Arcade Mode, the eighth maiden will be revealed, but that mode is quite a bit more difficult than Story Mode, so prepare yourself.
Just like before, as you clear the stages, Gallery Mode will unlock the stills of the girls in their various stages of dress with some other photo options as well. I personally like the overall design of the girls in this game better than last time, but I love medieval settings, so that could just be my bias talking there. I’m really hoping next time around they do monster girls, because we all love them, right?
The music in Waifu Discovered 2: Medieval Fantasy fits the game very well. It’s fun and upbeat, which is perfect for blasting the baddies and stripping the ladies. The sound effects are comical and add to the overall presentation here quite nicely. The sounds from the girls themselves help pad out the experience here. This is one of those times where the sound doesn’t go out of its way to be great, but it’s acceptable.
Overall, if you enjoyed Waifu Uncovered, then Waifu Discovered 2: Medieval Fantasy is certainly a title you will want to pick up. It has great artwork and the same great gameplay you come to expect from this series. If you’re a fan of shmups in general, you will probably find a lot to love here. It starts off very simple, but it can be very challenging as well. It won’t take you too long to unlock everything here, about 4 or 5 hours. I do feel it is well worth its $9.99 asking price, since there is a ton of replay value here.
Game was provided by the publisher.
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