What comes to your mind when you hear “exorcism”? I’ll presume that scene from the movie The Exorcist. Well, Gal*Gun 2 has a different interpretation of it. What you might ask, by using a gadget called a pheromone gun to give euphoric exorcisms to anime girls VR. By that premise alone you might have figured out that this game doesn’t take itself seriously.
You work for the Angel Ring Company as a recruit. Your job? Protect girls from demons that are trying to latch onto them, turning them into obsessed followers. By your side you have the angel Risu. She’s not there to help you as much as you are there to help here. Risu isn’t particularly good at her job, more of an incompetent employee really, and you’re tasked with getting her to fill her quota of demon killing and have just a month to do so.
Outside of your job, you have two girls with whom you can try to grow closer and advance the story. One is Nanako, your best friend from childhood and the other is Chiru, a girl that lives next door. Most of the interaction with them is comprised of giving them snacks which raises their affinity for you. This opens up new events characters and quests.
Speaking of quest, there’s an interesting mechanic where you have to balance your schedule for form. You can do only two a day so you have to choose which requests you want to take and when to take them. There are a few different types, one where you have to guard a girl against waves of demons, a standard shooter one where you keep girls at bay and a search mission where you have to find items under a limited timer.
Gameplay is comprised of you going around and using your gadgets of girls to free them from demon possession and getting rid of the demons in advance. To help you with that task you have the aforementioned pheromone gun and a Demon Sweeper gun that works as a vacuum for the unholy and doubles as clothes remover.
Gal*Gun 2 is the type of weird that can only come out of Japan. It’s pretty absurd and it completely embraces this fact. Even its Steam page describes it as “the most audacious first-person shooter you’ll ever play!”. You could just call it anime girls VR and it would be accurate. Yet, it’s a fun game with solid gameplay. So if ridiculous self-aware prevy games are something you like then what are you waiting for. You can check out the steam page here.