Three months have passed since the internet crime organization World Three was defeated by Lan and his virus-busting pal, Mega Man.exe. Just as the world began to feel safe, a new threat rears its digital head: an evil Internet syndicate called the Net-Mafia Gospel. Will Lan and Mega Man be up to this new challenge?
The gameplay of Mega Man Battle Network 2 is almost identical to the first game--its an isometric RPG with a great battle system. You spend half the time in the "real world" as Lan, and the other half in the Internet as the anti-virus program Mega Man.exe. Solving puzzles and getting power-ups (and of course fighting baddies) is the core of this game.
The crowning glory of Mega Man Battle Network 2 is its battle system. The arcade-style battles are still in real-time. However, there are some important changes from the first game. Mega Man doesnt automatically regain HP after a battle--he needs to find special chips to help him regain health. Also, there are now four battle-styles from which Mega Man can choose, depending on the type of chips he collects: heat, aqua, wood, and electricity. These chip types affect Mega Man's effectiveness against different enemy types. The battle screens have also changed; unique terrains now make battles more varied. And lastly, there are now over 200 chips to collect.
Mega Man Battle Network's story was a little shallow, and geared toward a younger crowd. While Battle Network 2 is still rated for ages three and up, the story is darker and fuller--and with an enemy like the Net-Mafia Gospel, the story now becomes a definite plus to the game.
Mega Man Battle Network 2 clearly upgrades all the good parts from the original game with some refreshing refinements. This is a must-have for any Mega Man or RPG fan.--Bryan Karsh
The second title in the Mega Man cyber-role-playing-game series, Mega Man: Battle Network 2
's emphasis is on puzzle-solving and turn-based combat. In the game, Mega Man is back and in mega trouble. There's a new Net crime organization in town, and its computer hacking has created a computer virus that's quickly gaining momentum. It's up to Mega Man and his pal Lan to join the Net-battlers and win the new cyberstruggle by defeating viruses, battling bosses, and solving problems.
"Entertaining computer-themed role-playing, quite unlike anything else. 83%." -- GamesMaster Magazine
Enter the futuristic universe of Mega Man.EXE in this new adventure in the Battle Network series. Join Mega Man.EXE in the battle to fight cyber crimes in this mega role playing adventure. This time, there's a new net crime organization in town and its computer hacking has created a virus that's quickly gaining momentum. It's up to Mega Man.EXE, his pal Lan and friends to join the Net-battlers and win this new cyber battle. Stop it before it spreads!