The Spirit Engine 2 is an In Name Only sequel to The Spirit Engine. The story begins when the three heroes (chosen from a possible cast of nine) rescue a young girl named Isabelle and her brother Elai from assasins of a cult which seemingly seeks to kill her and her brother. Before killing Elai, one claims that some great mission is almost over. Although they rescue Isabelle, nobody has any clue why they had any interest in the children. Knowing her village is too vulnerable to leave her there, they escort her to a nearby military base in hopes of leaving her under their protection. However, they are soon plunged into the heart of an even deeper, more sinister plot, with many apparent enemies and few friends. The plot inevitably links back to the children they saved, but not before growing in scale beyond their wildest dreams.Although the plot retains no similarities or links to the first Spirit Engine, the game features a greatly-enhanced version of the first game's active-time battle system which leads to difficult, strategic battles. Like in the previous game, the player can choose one of three characters to fill each slot, with similar roles in the party, but the choice of characters in this game has a much greater effect on the plot, each having their own arc through the story and many scenes either unique to one or different for each party (including elements which depend on more than one person). Their outlooks are also far less similar than one would expect, despite leading them to the same decisions at most points.
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