This fantasy sequel is an action film, an adventure spanning vast castles and jungles, a literary parable criticizing dangerous religious cultists, and a war of fire, ice and blood. It stars Nero, who must save the universe from a hellacious cult of magical jerks. The game's artistry is amazing, with intricately drawn castle halls and tremendous old drawbridges that extend out of gray, rocky mountains. These splendid sets are so vast that they dwarf Nero as if he's an ant.
As Nero, you swing a big sword, shoot a double-barreled revolver and grab-and-toss demons constantly. The challenge is to fight so well that you acquire stronger bullets and sword oomph to take down small demons and big bosses. It's quite the ambitious marathon, but the ease of conquest is more suited to casual gamers who believe they might be ready for this slightly hardcore game.