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->''"Gods will fall. Humanity will rise."''

''God Eater Burst'' is a PSP action-adventure game developed by Shift and published by NamcoBandai. Originally released in Japan as ''God Eater'' in February 2010, it received an UpdatedRerelease in October 2010 and localized for North America and Europe by D3 Publisher under the name ''Gods Eater Burst'' on March 2011, sporting new missions and items, as well as various gameplay tweaks and balances.

The gameplay is similar to {{Capcom}}'s ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' series in that it revolves around teams of up to four slaying gigantic monsters and using the loot found to create new weapons, but it carries the distinction of having an actual plot, being much faster, and having several gameplay differences.

The story is set in a [[AfterTheEnd a post-apocalyptic world]] where monsters known as Aragami have swarmed the planet and [[CrapsackWorld pushed humanity to the brink of extinction]]. As conventional weapons are useless against the HealingFactor of the Aragami, the Fenrir Corporation creates a series of [[TheSymbiote symbiotic weapons]] called "God Arcs" that can destroy these monsters and harvest precious materials from their corpses. As one of the New-Type "God Eaters", you must work alongside your comrades to defend the last remnants of humankind from complete extinction while gathering resources for the Fenrir Corporation's "Aegis Project", which promises a safe haven from the threat of the Aragami.

A sequel, ''God Eater 2'', was released in Japan on November 14th, 2013, with an UpdatedRerelease titled ''God Eater 2 Rage Burst'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPQQcHMOA0U recently announced]] for PlayStation4 and PlayStationVita. Only time will tell if [[NoExportForYou it stays there]] or it goes overseas.

There are several manga adaptations as well, mostly set after the game. One, ''The Spiral Fate'', is out of canon with the others as the protagonist character has a different name and appearance. ''The Summer Wars'' takes place shortly after the game and is followed by ''The 2nd Break'', 3 years after the game. Another, ''The Return of Messiah'', is concerned with a different group of God Eaters. Finally, a short (12 minute) OVA created to promote the first game is available [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qxxVPfDAHU here]], complete with English subtitles.

Character sheet under construction [[{{Characters/GodEaterBurst}} here]].

Soma, Alisa, and Lindow also show up in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'' and their storyline in the game takes place [[spoiler: [[LateArrivalSpoiler after the ending of this game. Which means, Lindow's Red Right Hand is now well-known by other characters, Alisa already had her Character Development, and Soma's a lot closer to his peers.]]]]

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!! ''God Eater Burst'' provides examples of:

* AfterTheEnd: [[ApocalypseHow Planetary near-total extinction.]] The game starts out after the Aragami have [[ExtremeOmnivore eaten]] most of the planet. They make up the entire biosphere at this point, and the tiny remnant of humanity is almost all that's left of native Earth life. Landmasses are now little more than desert.
** And Fenrir's scientists believe that an even worse apocalypse is on the way - what they call the Devouring Apocalypse, where the Aragami density reaches a critical mass and a single massive Aragami comes out on top of the food chain, consuming and consuming all the others until the face of the Earth is literally wiped clean of anything and everything but this one super-lifeform.
* [[AlwaysInClassOne Always In The First Unit]]: All the main characters are from the first unit.
** Your main character in ''God Eater 2'' is designated as "Blood 1" as opposed to "Leader" or "Rookie".
* AllYourPowersCombined: When you devour an Aragami, you [[MegaManning gain their attacks as bullets]] and have the option to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard use it against them]]. [[HealingShiv You have the option of shooting it at your teammates instead]], granting them an even more powerful super mode and version of the attack with up to three levels.
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: While outfits aren't given out as actual quest rewards, new ones can be bought/crafted using materials found on missions.
* AnimalMotifs: Wolves in general due to the Fenrir Corporation, for [[MeaningfulName obvious]] [[NorseMythology reasons]]. The Vajra and the Kongou take from lions and monkeys respectively, with the former adding a bit of UncannyValley with human faces.
* AnyoneCanDie: Hammered into you early on with Eric der Vogelweid, who gets devoured just as he's introducing himself to you. He doesn't look at all like cannon fodder at the time, so it really comes out of nowhere. It's used to play up Soma's reputation for other God Eaters dying in his proximity.
** This is followed by [[spoiler:Lindow... Or is it?]]
** And in God Eater 2, [[spoiler:Romeo and [[MeaningfulName Julius]]. Though technically, Julius isn't really dead, but he is stuck in a helix plant-like structure in order to stop his Singularity from evolving.]]
* ArmorIsUseless: The clothes you can create have no effect on gameplay outside of aesthetics, which can be kinda jarring when you consider that samurai armor gives you no more protection than a swimsuit. Handwaved in that anything not manufactured with Bias Factor (the same substance that makes people into God Eaters) is basically edible tissue paper to an Aragami - that samurai armor is exactly as durable as a swimsuit to the all-devouring giant monsters.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: Some of the Aragami.
** A notable example would be the Ouroboros: the Database describes it to be as big as a mountain, and when you see it, you'll find that they weren't exaggerating.
* AutobotsRockOut: ''No Way Back'', the battle theme for Dyaus Pita, qualifies.
* TheBait: Kota's "[[spoiler:[[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Lovely Lindow Luring Line-Up]]]]" plan uses a team of female-only God Eaters as bait to lure out [[spoiler:Lindow]]. After it ended in failure he reveals "Version 2" which is Version 1, but with beer.
* {{BFG}}[=/=]{{BFS}} : Your weapon of choice, which is capable of [[MorphWeapon transforming between both]].
* {{Bishonen}}: ''God Eater 2'' has a few. And Julius.
* BizarreAlienBiology: The Aragami are actually clusters of single-celled organisms that can consume just about anything, as well as have the ability to take on the traits of the things they eat. The only reason there's still a breathable atmosphere in the world is because some Aragami learned to photosynthesize.
* BigDamnHeroes: The First Unit (the one the player character is in) is considered to be this trope by the Second and Third Units. Each member gets a BigDamnHeroes moment before the group heads out to stop Apocalypse 2.0 in the ''God Eater'' storyline.
** Pulled by the protagonist during the ''Burst'' storyline when [[spoiler:s/he saves Tatsumi from the Corrosive Hannibal.]]
** In chapter six, [[spoiler::Alisa saves Sakuya upon arriving at Aegis, then proceeds to take this trope UpToEleven after the director finishes his MotiveRant.]]
* CameraLockOn
* CameraCentering
* CharacterCustomization: The player can select the character's name, alias, gender, hair style/color, facial structure, skin tone, clothing and in-combat voice set. The hair style/color and clothing can be customized after creation.
** God Eater 2 gives you more freedom with the hair- and skincolors, but doesn't let you choose an outfit at start. Of course, the new uniform is improbably cool.
* ChargedAttack: Buster Blades can be charged to inflict [[{{For Massive Damage}} massive damage]]. It charges faster when in [[{{Super Mode}} Burst Mode]].
** On the matter of Burst Mode, all God Arcs have a Devour move, which shows grows a monster head on your God Arc to bite the enemy, gaining Burst Mode (If they're alive) or materials (If they're dead). Subverted, however, if you use [[ComboAttack ComboDevour]]
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: The Bullet Outlines for the icons come in the following colors (and applies to some Blades, Guns and Shields): Red for [[PlayingWithFire Blaze]], Blue for [[AnIcePerson Freeze]], Yellow for [[ShockAndAwe Shock]], Purple for [[HolyHandGrenade Divine]] and (only applies to Bullets), Green for [[HealingShiv Recovery bullets]]. Status-based shots (as well as mixed elements) are Colorless.
* CrapsackWorld: Humanity has been pushed to near-extinction by the Aragami, and the one organization capable of fighting them may not be telling the entire truth of the matter. However, people are still ''mostly'' good on an individual basis.
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: Early on in the game, the group tackles a group of endgame-level Aragami. Several of them already have a reputation of being able to take on such powerful Aragami from the start, though.
** [[spoiler:Much later on in the game, during the new ''Burst'' story line, your SilentProtagonist speaks to , Lindow{{DualWield}}s his/her God Arc ''and'' Lindow's, then proceeds to ''rip the final boss's mouth open.'' It's as awesome ''looking'' as it sounds.]] Immediately subverted when [[spoiler:Ren informs the protagonist that said dual-wield attack actually dealt relatively little damage to the Aragami. Ultimately a double subversion, as the last story mission makes it clear that Ren wanted the protagonist to head off to a battle at the center of the mind.]]
** In the promotional OVA, the characters rip through Aragami like, well, Aragami rip through humans. Handwaved by many who say that Aragami have evolved since the years in the OVA.
* CreatureHunterOrganization: Fenrir and BLOOD (The latter being the current page image) are this, since they specialize in fighting Aragami.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: The game has four people at the most -- although they have big-ass swords -- kicking the tuchus of monsters at least the size of a large hill. On a daily basis.
* DropTheHammer: God Arcs can be built into a BFH instead of a {{BFS}}.
* DubNameChange: The title of the game itself, from "God" to "Gods." This change was most likely done to avoid offending [[MoralGuardians any concerned parties]].
* EldritchAbomination: Most of the Aragami. Especially one of the DLC monsters, Venus, who's an amalgamation of many other Aragami into one lovely piece of melting flesh. Could also count [[spoiler:Lindow's transformation into a Corrosive Hannibal]].
** [[spoiler: Director Schicksal makes himself into an abomination to begin the Devouring Apocalypse.]]
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: Blaze (Fire), Freeze (Ice), Shock (Lightning), and [[InfinityPlusOneElement Divine (Holy)]] that act as modifiers to non-elemental physical attack properties. Divine quickly overshadows the others later on in the game.
* EmoteCommand: The D-pad and shoulder buttons allow the player to do several actions within the Fenrir Base, ranging from clapping to a TwistedKneeCollapse to a bow.
* EmpathicWeapon: The God Arcs are a special case in that they are essentially weapon shaped Aragami with the same Oracle Cells as their wielders. This has a very unfortunate side-effect: If anyone but their wielder so much as TOUCHES them, they get devoured. [[spoiler: And then comes Ren, Lindow's God Arc come alive for the sole purpose of making sure the protagonist gets to bring Lindow back home.]]
* TheEmpire: The Fenrir Corporation has shades of this. They are the dominant power in the world since they are the only ones who can fight the Aragami, but they can force anyone they want to undergo the eligibility test to become a God Eater. Additionally, Fenrir bases (the safest places in the world at the moment) can only sustain so many people, so those not rich/affluent/directly useful enough are forced to live in the Outer Ghetto.
* EquipmentUpgrade: All [[VirtualPaperDoll non-clothing]] equipment is subject to ElementalCrafting. In order to make the upgrade for a given piece of equipment available you must have the materials needed to craft it.
* {{Expy}}: Hannibal is often stated to be [[VideoGame/MonsterHunter Nargacuga]] 2.0. They have similar body shape, tail whip attacks, and are [[{{Lightning Bruiser}} very fast.]]
** The Kongou is similar to both the Congalala and Blagonga from the same franchise, even sharing their shockwave bodyslam move.
* ExtremeOmnivore: The Aragami have eaten much of what used to exist on Earth. Including rather large chunks of the ''buildings''.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: The goal of Fenrir and the God Eaters in general is to create a safe haven secure against the Aragami. In case you haven't played the first game through yet, well, there's a second one coming, so make of that what you will. Alisa's narration in ''The 2nd Break'' even underscores the hopelessness of making a meaningful change in the face of such a permanently twisted world.
--> ''"Nothing has changed, has it...? Even though three years have passed, our living circumstances haven't changed. We are still somehow surviving in this city, surrounded by armor to defend against the Aragami. We 'God Eaters' still risk our lives in battle, and everyone still lives each day in fear. Nothing has changed at all."''
* FantasticGhetto: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Outer Ghetto]].
* FanNickname: The Chi-You is lovingly called "Birdman" by many God Eaters. Or the Goddamn Birdman, depending on the mission.
* FireIceLightning: Three of the four type of bullets available to you, the other type being [[HolyHandGrenade Divine]].
* FollowTheLeader: This game copied the VideoGame/MonsterHunter hunting formula and four people party size. The speed the of hunts, [=NPCs=], weapons of choice, and monsters themselves are VERY different, not to mention having an ''actual'' plot.
* GagBoobs: One of the Fallen Ouroboros has a pair that are probably larger then the main characters themselves and they generally just... bounce around when the main body moves.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Disturbingly enough, it's not found in the humans, but in several of the Aragami. Both the Zygote and Sariel species of Aragami tend to "bounce" when they are knocked out of the air. It's not very noticable, but it's there. For a more noticable example, see GagBoobs.
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: In Kanon's database profile, as well as a few conversations with her, it's mentioned that she's notorious for friendly fire, to the point where ''her squad members flee when she attempts to shoot a recovery bullet''. Much to the consternation of those who wish to use a medic when Sakuya isn't around, this is ''not'' just character fluff. Her AI is programmed to shoot even when you're in her line of fire. And then to admonish you for ''being'' in her line of fire.
** Everyone with a gun is capable of doing this -- and ''will'' do this, including Sakuya. Kanon is the most noticeable because she exclusively uses radial bullets (which are basically flamethrowers), and they have annoyingly large hitboxes. So, naturally, there's a challenge mission featuring you, Kanon, two tank-size Aragami, and nothing but very narrow passages. The Aragami are less hazardous to your health.
** A more subtle example can be found in Kota: shortly after arriving, Alisa disparagingly notes that he wastes too much of his health when he performs a Link Aid. In gameplay, most characters will usually only give about half of their health to revive you, but Kota can often be seen using up a lot more, showing that what Alisa said was true. In game terms, this means Kota has the "Giving" trait, which you can also get from some gear.
** Alisa also notes that Kota deals strong attacks but doesn't pace himself, meaning he runs through his entire OP gauge in a matter of seconds. This is noted in his final profile sheet, which mentions that he fights well with New-Type God Eaters, since New-Types can place him in Burst mode. On the bright side, at least he can aim.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Soma is considered all but cursed because supposedly any squad he's in has an unusually high casualty rate, not because of anything he does but simply because they keep falling into bad situations. Eric der Vogelweid's death drums this in during Soma's introductory mission. You're not actually at any risk using Soma in your squad, though.
* GargleBlaster: First Love Juice. Tastes sweet and bitter, like a first love.
* HealingShiv: You can create healing bullets and shoot them at your friends or NPC allies.
** In an unusual twist, you also have a [[UpToEleven Super Mode Shiv]]. Shoot the Aragami bullets [[MegaManning that you bit off of your enemies]] at your teammates instead, and they get the powerful [[ThePowerOfFriendship Link-Burst]], gaining up to three (stackable) levels of massive stats boosts and an even more powerful version of the attack you fired at them. They can do the same to you, and if you've equipped the control unit that regenerates hit points while in Burst mode, you can combine healing and Super Mode... through the power of being shot.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Happens to the protagonist when s/he discovers that the Hannibal is actually Lindow transformed into an Aragami.]]
* HeyItsThatVoice!: Is that [[GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex Major Motoko Kusanagi]] giving the protagonist orders and [[GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex Togusa]] acting as the leader of the whole project?
** [[{{Naruto}} Sakura]] just had a FreakOut and is hospitalized due to her mental health, while [[{{Naruto}} Sasuke]] is, [[{{Typecasting}} yet again,]] an IneffectualLoner. [[DefrostingIceQueen He gets better this time, though.]]
** In his more serious moments, you'd expect Kota to start [[CodeGeass magically ordering people to commit suicide]] or [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} reach out to the truth]]. He even has a little speech about the power of friendship that powers him up right before the final boss battle.
** Meanwhile, [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Yukari Takeba]] has dyed her hair black and ditched the pink sweater, and traded up on that bow and arrow. She still passes out the healing, though. And is dealing with [[spoiler:: being left behind by yet another charismatic, dark-haired leader who takes a sacrifice for the team but turns out to be not quite dead]].
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Divine becomes the InfinityPlusOneElement in the game because similar to MonsterHunter and its Dragon Element, several monsters are weak to their own usage of Divine. For players who don't have decent divine weapons, devouring monsters and using their own attacks against them quickly becomes a strategy.
* HolyHandGrenade: One of the bullet types available to you to use at the start. Specifically, the kamuy::mortar bullet, which explodes with Divine damage upon impact.
* HongKongDub: A lot more noticeable during the ''Burst'' storyline, where the camera starts focusing a lot more on the characters' faces during cutscenes.
* [[ImAHumanitarian I'm an Aragami-tarian]]: The God Arc can be charged to turn into a pair of jaws that chomps on the Aragami. If the Aragami is still alive, it puts you into [[SuperMode Burst Mode]] and gives you some special bullets which can be shot back into the enemy or used on allies to put them into Burst Mode (albeit only up to three shots at most can be fired on a character). Devouring a dead Aragami means looting its body for raw materials.
** If you know what you're doing, you can also end a Blade Combo in a Devour to have a shorter [[{{Super Mode}} Burst Mode]].
* ImpendingClashShot: All of the covers have your PlayerCharacter weilding the default [[MixAndMatchWeapon God Arc]] against an Aragami. The original pits him against a [[PantheraAwesome Vajra]] and the ''[[UpdatedRerelease Burst]]'' cover features him against a [[SerpentOfImmortality Hannibal]], the flagship aragami of the ''Burst'' storyline. Both shots are in [[RuinsOfTheModernAge City of Mercy]]
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: For being in a mostly-destroyed future, looking awesome hasn't gone out of style. Hilariously lampshaded by the merchant, whose sale pitch notes that the world isn't much fun these days, so you might as well try to lighten up with fashion.
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: The Old-Type God Arcs are either a {{BFS}} or a {{BFG}}. The New-Type ones ''can [[MorphWeapon switch between the two]]'', and use a [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe shield]] while in blade form. (Old-Type God Eaters who use blades are also equipped with a shield, whereas gunners have no choice but to dodge.)
* InconsistentDub: The publishers aren't even trying to hide the fact that the DubNameChange to ''Gods Eater Burst'' was a last minute thing. While the in-game text uses "Gods Eater," the spoken dialogue uses "God Eater."
* InfoDump: Paylor Sakaki's lectures on the nature of the Aragami, which also provide some extremely subtle {{Foreshadowing}} when he mentions [[spoiler:the possibility of Aragami that have "learned" to imitate humanity. Not only does this clearly foreshadow Shio, but in a more blink-and-you'll-miss-it way it ends up reinforcing Alisa's brainwashing that leads her to attempt to kill Lindow under the belief he was the Aragami that killed her parents]].
* InterfaceSpoiler: [[AnyoneCanDie Eric's death]] isn't quite so surprising -- every mission starts with a squad list, which is automatically filled out for story missions. Soma's on the list for that mission but Eric isn't, so while the cutscene starts by passing him off as a companion, you should realize that something is about to remove him from the equation.
* ItemCrafting: Besides the standard Build and Upgrade, you can also make your own Bullets in this manner. And if you want to survive the game, the bullet editor is your best friend.
** You can also use several items to make one item, or vice versa. This allows you to gather different resources than the ones specified in a weapon's recipe list, then convert your resources to the resources required.
* ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest: See those raven feathers? The ones that are indicated as VendorTrash and sell for 4000fc? The ones the merchant constantly urges you to sell? Better keep three of those.
** Hell, almost your entire inventory counts as you unlock the ability to convert more common materials into valuable ones. Those Ogre Helms you thought you were done with? Well, eight of those gets you an Ogre Sharp Helm, a useful material that you'll need for all kinds of mid-game upgrades. You may end up farming for Ogre Helms just for conversion.
* LethalJokeWeapon: Within the game (JP versions only) exists a set of equipment made out of desserts. The long sword is a giant chocolate bar (GE Chocolate), the gun is a giant piece of shortcake (GE Shortcake), and the shield is a giant piece of candy (GE Candy). Despite their rather ridiculous look they have excellent skills that can max out your HP, OP, and ST gauges as well as burst skills that are good for the gunner playstyle.
* LivingWeapon: The God Arc. It is created using Aragami cores and is bound to its user's bracelet (which is fused to said user). They may not look that alive under ordinary circumstances, but given the right command, they can turn into a giant pair of ''jaws'' that chomps on any other Aragami on sight. They also have the unfortunate side-effect of devouring anyone that touches them other than their wielder.
* MegaManning: Hitting an Aragami with a Devour attack usually grants you three bullets capable of shooting something similar to its signature attack.
* MoneySpider: [[http://godeater.wikia.com/wiki/Golden_Gboro-Gboro Golden Gboro-Gboro]]. However, instead of money or VendorTrash, it drops salvageable materials of varying rarity.
* MorphWeapon: The New-Type God Arcs can switch between melee and ranged modes, have a built-in shield, and can turn into a set of big monstery jaws in order to "Devour" an Aragami's Oracle Cells.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: It doesn't matter how skinny or scrawny the characters are, they will always be able to hold their incredibly huge weapons as if they're weightless.
** [[JustifiedTrope Explained in-story]] God Eaters are enhanced through their Oracle Cells to have super strength and regeneration abilities.
* NoCutsceneInventoryInertia: Partially averted. Your character will ''usually'' have their exact equipment showing in cutscenes, but replaying some earlier cutscenes with late-game clothing equipped will cause those items to be replaced by the default uniform items. In a less noticeable instance, your character will always hold their God Arc in blade form, regardless of details like having been in gun form two seconds ago.
** Alisa will always be shown holding her God Arc in gun form during cutscenes, in a subtle moment of GameplayAndStoryIntegration -- she will use her gun against enemies (even when you wish she wouldn't) until she runs out of OP and switches to blade attacks. The main character and other New Types will be shown in blade form, possibly because it's a bad idea to walk around with finger on the trigger of a gun capable of destroying buildings and tank-like monsters, but more likely due to the fact that blade form allows for devouring and shield deployment, actions that are shown in several key story scenes. Blade form is also the "default" status, in that you begin every mission in blade form and have to switch to gun mode.
* NoExportForYou: Not for the game itself, but for later versions of its DLC. There is demand for it amongst its players, but D3 Publisher ''bluntly stated'' on their Facebook page that they would not bring them over to the English version due to localization issues (i.e. the third-party promotional/collaboration items).
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Lindow's profile unlocked at the very beginning of the game states that he's the only God Eater to take down an Ouroboros alone. This kind of power, along with the CutscenePowerToTheMax example above, isn't really borne out in gameplay... maybe he's too distracted trying to protect your lame rookie ass?
* OfficialCouple:
** Lindow and Sakuya.
** In the the novel and mangas, Alisa and Yuu Kannagi (the canon name for the Burst protagonist).
* OldSaveBonus: You can transfer your Japanese ''God Eater Burst'' save file to ''God Eater 2''. However, Only Guns, Blades and Shields (Including DLC) can be transfered and will be limited to 12 equipment of your choice. Collaboration equipment such as Laevateinn gear, [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Calibur]], Soul Edge and [[VideoGame/TaikoDrumMaster Don Kat Shield]] cannot be transferred.
** In order to transfer, you must clear at least 1 of the following 12 transfer tiers. You only need to clear one of the items on the tier to clear the tier. The number of cleared tiers translates to the number of equipment you may carry over.
** In addition to the above, bonus items are given for clearing a number of tiers.
* PickyEater: The basis of every bit of Anti-Aragami tech is using the Bias-Factor to make the [[ExtremeOmnivore Oracle Cells]] into this.
* PlayableEpilogue: The game, which is an UpdatedRerelease, has a PlayableEpilogue after defeating Arda Nova. it's ''about as long as the main game itself'', since it continues the subplot about Lindow going AWOL. After finishing that one, you can play through ''everything'' again(though the same goes for the first half, but it's not technically the end of Burst, but the original GE) plus new bonus chapters that allow you to unlock new postgame {{Infinity Plus One Sword}}s (there are several because of the game's equipment tiers) and other equipment and rerecruit [[spoiler:dead or AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence]] characters.
* PlayerDataSharing: Avatar cards allow other players' player characters to be hired as NPC teammates.
* PowersAsPrograms: The operating principle behind bullet customization.
* RandomlyDrops: Every Aragami has somewhere between five and ten different materials that you can get if you devour their cores after you kill them and every material has a fixed drop rate. Gets infuriating later on as creating and upgrading the high end equipment requires multiples of the material with the lowest drop rate. [[note]]For example creating the L÷weberg requires among other things 4 Emperor Fangs. You get Emperor Fangs from Dyaus Pita, the biggest and baddest member of the Vajra Line of Aragami. The drop rate of an Emperor Fang? 8%.[[/note]]
** Later in the game, you can craft equipment that increases your chance of obtaining rare Aragami materials.
** Each combat field has a set of locations where materials and VendorTrash can be scavenged. Each location has its own random selection of possible items it produces, which changes at different mission difficulties. This means sometimes you have to farm specific fields at specific difficulty levels to get what you want, not just Aragami.
* RankInflation: The highest rank on a mission can be ''SSS+'', which is only given if performed solo and within an unknown time limit.
* RealTimeWeaponChange: In that you can swap between a blade and gun. Played with in the game itself, as Dexterous ups your change speed, while Clumsy slows it down. Yes, those seconds are crucial.
** Moreover, the process isn't silent and some Aragami have very good hearing. There's even a skill for that: Noisy.
* RestrainingBolt: God Eaters wear bracelets that inject them with Oracle Cells that put them in the "safe zone" for their weapon's Bias Factor (the thing determining what an Aragami will and will not eat). They're permanently attached and without them, they'd get eaten by their own weapons.
** This problem is turned into a plot point when [[spoiler:Lindow loses his armlet in a fight with an Aragami, cutting off his Bias Factor supply. During his subsequent disappearance, he slowly turns into a Corrosive Hannibal.]]
* ScavengerWorld: Most of the items you scrounge for are old medical supplies, bits of cloth, magnets, and rare minerals. They get converted to useful materials at mission's end.
* SpoilerOpening: As this game is a port of ''Burst'', they would naturally use the ''Burst'' opening. For many of the western gamers who start off with the initial English release, this leads to problems, especially once they play enough of the game to experience key events and get a grasp of what's going on.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Apparently Oracle Cells keep women from wanting or being able to cover up, even when it's snowing. As well, the artbook makes it painfully obvious that bras (and likely other undergarments) didn't survive the apocalypse.
** May be justified, barely. If the enemy will eat your way through all of your protection with a single bite with the only defense being the passive shielding of your Oracle Cells, why bother with armor and not light clothing? Still doesn't justify Sakuya's outfit.
** Clothes are also laced with Bias Factor, which is the only reason (system limitations aside) you don't suffer ClothingDamage whenever an Aragami gets a bite of you. Given how incredibly important Bias Factor is to almost everything, people may be more willing to go commando (and indulge "[[TheissTitillationTheory less is more]]" fashions, at least for women) to make the best of their resource budgets.
* TriggerPhrase: [[spoiler:A Russian count of "one, two, three," dubiously transliterated as "Ajin duva touri" in the English language release, is the phrase used for Alisa.]]
* TrueCompanions: The God Eater teams are pretty much this. They stick together through thick and thin and are pretty much like an extended family. Most prominent would be the 1st Unit in Burst and Blood in God Eater 2.
* UndergroundMonkey: 50 different Aragami - 15 basic models (plus 4 from ''God Eater 2'').
* {{Utopia}}: The goal of the Fenrir Corporation is the Aegis Project, an impenetrable safe haven against the Aragami.
* XMeetsY: VideoGame/MonsterHunter meets PhantasyStarPortable.
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