Rean Schwarzer and Class VII spend a lot of time in Trails of Cold Steel II waxing poetic about friendship and diversity affecting change on a country embroiled in a civil war. It’s an idealistic naivete that seems plausible—until Lieutenant General Craig undercuts hope with words echoing a harsh dose of reality.
In 2016, the Trails series became a personal savior of JRPGs, thanks to its intriguing lore, fun battle system, and sharp writing—proving the genre still appeals to this jaded player. Spending time with Trails of Cold Steel II at E3 solidified that. But I’m not the only one with love for Cold Steel’s Class VII.