Attack on Titan 2 finally released its long-awaited DLC, Final Battle. The base game originally followed the first two seasons of the anime’s storyline. However, with the hype behind season 3 of AoT, Final Battle was made with the intent of continuing the campaign all the way up to the current anime show. This DLC delivered a massive amount of content but unfortunately came with the hefty price tag of $40. This won’t be an extensive review on Final Battle. Instead, think of it as more of a broad overview and a discussion on whether or not the DLC is worth its weight in gold.
Let me start out by addressing each new feature that comes with Final Battle. Like I said before, this is not your run of the mill DLC. It comes with a plethora of updates, added campaign, new game mode, and additional playable characters/weapons. That said, $40 is quite a lot of money, only just shy of a full priced new video game. So it makes sense for you to be hesitant investing your hard earned cash into just an add-on. Like I said above though, it is packed to the brim with content and as for me (a big time fan of the anime, and someone who logged a good 70 hours into the original game), this purchase was more than worth it. Here’s why:
The character episodes focusing on season 3 are designed almost identically to Final Fantasy: Dissidia’s campaign. With slow progression through a story tree, sometimes watching long cut scenes, and others playing through missions. I enjoyed said missions just as much, if not more, than the original campaign. Although the cutscenes were less animated and more slideshows, while not the biggest deal in the world, I wasn’t a fan.
Territory Recovery Mode:
The new game mode (Territory Recovery) was the icing on the cake for me. Here, you are able to control your own regiment and design it however you want. You choose a commander out of the 40 playable characters, and progressively retake the land lost to the Titans. You can even use your own created character from the base game. Considering you cannot use him/her in the Character Episodes, I was happy to use him once again here. This sort of idea was something the base game had certainly been lacking. To me, Territory Recover mode is a huge reason to buy this DLC.
Aside from the two main modes, we have other small additions. For starters, the anti-personal vertical maneuvering equipment has been added. This gives us the option to shoot instead of stab enemies, which after watching Season 3, I was more than ready to do. We got to see five new playable characters added to the roster including Kenny, Nifa, and Zeke. They also added 3 new costumes for playable characters; ex. Queen Historia.
Should You Purchase?
So we went over what the Final Battle DLC has to offer. Now, you have to decide whether or not it’s worth the cost. In my opinion, I feel like the purchase is a no brainer. I think that we are given a ton of new worthwhile content. If you haven’t bought Attack On Titan 2 yet, then buying it full price with the DLC is a must. If you already own the game, beat it, and still find yourself going back to it, then Final Battle will scratch your titan slaying itch.
Have you played Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle yet? If so, what did you think? Let us know in the comments below!
Charles Cleveland is a new, but ambitious freelance writer. A Legend of Zelda buff, and retro game enthusiast who will argue that the Gamecube was the best system ever made. Playing video games for 17 of his 21 years of life, along with collecting just about every game system ever made. Charles aspires to write non biased content on both old and new video games.