Grief Syndrome is an action game based on popular anime “Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magika.” There are five girls to choose from, and each comes with different arsenal. This game combines anime-style with hand drawn with pastel colour for background. RPG elements are also included where characters can raise their level. Another interesting feature is combo system and rewards that can be unlocked if meet certain conditions.
In short: Madoka + Metal Slug = 2D Awesomeness.
This game is a fun way to spend an afternoon with friends for some epic 3 player action as 3 of 5 (Plus some hidden characters. Requires 1.10 patch. Hint: To play as the 1st one press up. The other one can only be played as in multiplayer.) of our favorite heroines from the show.
Each character along with their own fighting style comes with their own soul meter. Once that soul meter runs out, the character permanently dies in that playthrough and if you want to play as them again, you’ll have to start over. Each girl can die multiple times and come back for more as long as they have enough Soul Energy. The game has a level up system where the ladies’ stats become higher the more enemies you kill. Also, the enemies level up with you with each playthrough, meaning that the more times you beat the game, the stronger the enemies become next time you play, but that means more experience for your ladies. There are a total of 5 levels with a hidden one (Hint: fans of the show will easily figure out how to “release” this level.)
Overall this game kicks major ass and is definitely a must play for all Madoka fans.
PS: Two of the endings will bring smiles to the faces of “the nation”.
Game Link + 1.1 update