Tears to Tiara II is a hybrid visual novel with the occasional combat sequence thrown in for good measure. The majority of the game is spent experiencing the story and learning about the characters as they develop. There are times when the story gets in the way of gameplay, causing a slight disconnect between the two experiences. The biggest issue is the length of some scenes, which can literally last 150-minutes or longer. An auto skip feature does exist to quicken the pace, but it’s only useful when you’re trying to skip through text that you have already read.