feels more like an update than a true sequel
Graphics: the graphics are a significant improvement over the original. Many of the characters from the original that may have looked a little pixelated have been cleaned up. the attention to detail in this game is very nice. things such as byakuya's scarf blowing as he launches his special A and the bells on kenpachi's hair are all modeled very well and finally hitsugaya has his proper bankai which looks gorgeous.
Gameplay: the gameplay is a very street fighter-esque fighting style. three buttons control the attack buttons one button to block one to switch planes and one to perform a flash step. combos can also be performed with button combinations or by touching the appropriate button on the touch screen. the gameplay has remained mostly the same from the first game with few tweaks in some of the original characters which is a good or bad thing depending on who you are playing as. The time a character can remain in his bankai has decreased quite a bit from the original. The card system is still there and a new reiju system has been added which give the characters permanent stat boosts which is nice. Sound: the sound remains just as clear and crisp. All the new characters have their voices in perfectly and the voices of the original characters remain fabulous. the soundtrack in this game seems a bit less comforting than the first one but still gets the job done
Overall Bleach DS 2nd is a game that may appeal more to fans of the series but nonetheless is a great game that any fighting fan should check out.