These people are idiots.
I think the story deserves a closer look than that. As a journalism graduate and story buff, I have a lot to sing praises about. I've played a lot of games with different stories and settings, but few have satisfied me quite as much as the Senran Kagura games. Instead of simply summarizing what makes Senran Kagura 2’s story so good, I think it's best to analyze each individual story element of the game’s five chapters and why they all come together so well.
- Everyone was already introduced in the first game so it can go straight into the action.
- It allows the new game mechanics and visuals to enhance it.
- The original ending was kind of muddled.
The conversations between each rival pair subtly reminds the player of their relationships and add to them by mentioning plot elements introduced in Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus that the original game didn’t have, like Hibari’s eyes.
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On top of that, all the Hanzo girls don’t want to strike down their rivals because they aren’t necessarily bad people so much as on a different side opposed to theirs that values individualism and freedom more than regulations and duties. Outside of their duties of shinobi, they’re shown to be very nice, but very different people that the Hanzo girls can learn from as people. The very first we saw from Homura in the Hanzo side of the first game is her getting Asuka’s wallet back from a pickpocket. Up to this point, no character has been shown to be truly evil.
Orochi's simplistic speech demonstrates the "non-human" the opening mentioned. It doesn't care about good or evil. It just wants to destroy and has no actual free will. It's just a mindless monster.
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