Mary Woo at GameCloud Australia writes:
"Overall, I foresee the market for this game being very niche, with players needing to be fervent fans of both the SRPG and visual novel genres to enjoy the game at its full potential. With a slow start and long discussions that show no apparent end, a lot of people would be turned away within the first hour. It was a struggle for me to push through the beginning of the game, and I really enjoy both genres. In all honesty, I don’t feel like I can give it a very high recommendation due to its awful pacing and other issues, but if you’re the type of person who loves great characters with a deep story, and you don’t mind the negative factors that were mentioned, Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord is for you!"