God Eater 3 is the latest installment in the God Eater series. In short, it is an action RPG from the sub-genre that was started up by the Monster Hunter series, so it should come as no surprise to learn that its gameplay is focused on hunting huge monsters. Here are 10 things that you may or may not have known about God Eater 3:
1. The Monsters Are Called Aragami
The monsters in the God Eater series are called Aragami, which means something along the lines of “Violent God.” Each such monster is made up of single-celled organisms called Oracle Cells that are controlled by a core. Lore-wise, beating an Aragami involves removing the core, thus causing the Oracle Cells that make up the monster to lose cohesion for a time.
2. The Monsters Can Take On a Wide Range of Forms
Aragami are not famous for their discriminating palates. Instead, they will eat anything that isn’t too similar to themselves, though even that can change under certain circumstances. By eating, Aragami can take on the characteristics of their meals, which is why they can incorporate a wide range of organic, mechanical, and even mythical elements. Due to the incorporation of mythical elements, it isn’t uncommon for Aragami to be named for mythical gods and monsters such as Chi-You, Susano’o, and Tezcatlipoca.
3. The Setting Is Post-Apocalyptic
The God Eater setting might not seem like it because the players operate out of high-tech bases, but it is very post-apocalyptic in nature. For proof, consider the in-setting line of speculation that the sole reason that the planet’s atmosphere remains breathable is because some of the Aragami have started photosynthesizing. Never mind the fact that even dogs have become rare creatures in the setting.
4. Things Have Managed to Get Worse in God Eater 3
Somehow, things have managed to get even worse in God Eater 3. In short, something is now causing a wasteland called the Ashlands to spread over the surface of the Earth, which has forced the remainder of the human race to retreat to underground ports that have managed to remain in contact with one another through ships called Ash Crawlers.
5. Player Characters Are the Titular God Eaters
The player characters are the titular God Eaters. In short, God Eaters have been trained to use special weapons called God Arcs, which are needed to beat the Aragami because anything else just gets shrugged off by the monsters.
6. God Arcs Are Aragami
As for why God Arcs can be used to beat Aragami, well, that is because God Arcs are Aragami. Essentially, God Arcs are Aragami with man-made cores, which are effective against entities made out of Oracle Cells in a way that conventional weapons cannot hope to match. Unsurprisingly, God Arcs are pretty dangerous, seeing as how they wouldn’t hesitate to eat their users if it wasn’t for the special measures that make God Eaters God Eaters.
7. God Arcs Can Change Forms
One of the God Eater series’s most notable characteristics is that the player character’s weapon can change forms. Primarily, this means a close-range weapon, a long-range weapon, and a shield. However, it is interesting to note that God Eater 3 has introduced some close-range options that can change form to some extent as well, with one example being a pair of swords that can combine into a bigger sword.
8. God Arcs Can Be Upgraded
Much of the focus in the God Eater series is on upgrading God Arcs by using materials collected from defeated Aragami. This is one of the most important ways by which players can make their player characters stronger.
9. The New Aragami Have Burst Mode
Player characters can enter what is called Burst Mode by performing a devour on their enemies, which provides them with a considerable boost to their stats for the duration. The Ash Aragami in God Eater 3 can enter Burst Mode by performing a devour as well, which will not just provide them with a power boost but also change their move-sets.
10. Released on Two Platforms
God Eater 3 has been released for both the PC and the PS4. The Japanese version launched first, but now, the worldwide version has been launched as well.