- Publisher: Tom Happ
- Release Date: Aug 11, 2021
- Also On: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Switch
Life. Afterlife. Real. Virtual. Dream. Nightmare. It’s a thin line. It’s Axiom Verge 2. The sequel to Axiom Verge, Axiom Verge 2 expands on the universe with completely new characters, abilities, and gameplay.
- Developer: Tom Happ
- Genre(s): Action, Action Adventure, Platformer, Open-World, , Metroidvania
- # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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Positive: 9 out of 14
Mixed: 5 out of 14
Negative: 0 out of 14
Aug 11, 2021Axiom Verge 2 is an outstanding game that really sets the bar for future indie Metroidvania games. It builds on the original’s success by introducing new mechanics and ideas that help freshen up a classic and sometimes stale genre. I loved every second of my journey as Indra, and I know you will too.
Aug 11, 2021A sequel doubling down on its biggest strength: Exploration and forgetting its weaknesses, offering us a brilliant Metroidvania pushing the exploration at its best.
Aug 19, 2021All in all, though, these are relatively minor blemishes on an impressive, bold follow-up to an acclaimed modern classic. Whether you’ve been champing at the bit for a new take on Axiom Verge or if this is your first experience with a Metroidvania, Axiom Verge 2 is a dense, beautiful game that’s easier than ever to get into and shouldn’t be missed.
Aug 11, 2021Even when Axiom Verge 2 wasn’t hitting perfectly for me, it feels different and very much its own. Things start out slow, but give it a little time and Axiom Verge 2 really gets going, playing off expectations with clever alterations of the original game’s conventions. It’s dense as ever lore-wise, and it’s got some good music and worlds to move through. It’s a follow-up to Axiom Verge that doesn’t content itself with a simple recitation of the first game’s high points, and if what’s detailed above sounds like your jam, you’ll probably have a good time with it.
Aug 11, 2021Even when Axiom Verge 2 left me frustrated, I never lost the sense of its intelligent design and mind-bending premise. With these first two games, Happ has laid the groundwork for a particularly weird and captivating fiction, and we’ve only just scratched the surface of its secrets. While I hope I don’t have to wait another six years to play Axiom Verge 3, I’m fascinated enough to have a controller at the ready for its inevitable return.
PC GamesSep 25, 2021Cards on the table: Metroid is a series that I haven't had too close ties to for a long time. I am rather indifferent. That's why I didn't care about the open surroundings and the focus on hand-to-hand combat instead of firearms - but I understand if some fans of the predecessor would have wished for something else. On the other hand, I find it unhappy how lax and low-tension the fights are. For example, I raked the flying ox on the opposite side with an ice ax until it was dead. In such banal arguments, the joy of victory is limited. There are certainly people who have a better sense of direction than I do, because in some places I was quite at a loss as to where to go next. Here is my tip: If in doubt, go to the breach area. By the way, an all-round good innovation is the teleporting of memory points. That saves Indra a long walk or two.
Sep 8, 2021Axiom Verge 2 is a very different sequel that can’t really match the greatness of the original, but that we would recommend to those who enjoy non-linear platformers.
Positive: 5 out of 10
Mixed: 2 out of 10
Negative: 3 out of 10
Aug 14, 2021Played trough the game and i just would like more, it was realy good graphics and music was fantastic.
Sep 15, 2021Really satisfied with this sequel : the music and the art are as allways magnificent, also they all have their own style that separates themReally satisfied with this sequel : the music and the art are as allways magnificent, also they all have their own style that separates them from the first game, so it gives this a unique identity. The combat changes seemed weird to me but you get used to it, and it feels really nice destroy giant robots with an axe and a boomerang. The interconnected map feel more and more nice to explore after you got a certain amount of updates, the player movement is great. I also feel like the story and lore of the game was a bit more important in this sequel. One change that i really surprised me was the fact that boss battles were optional, in favor of a more rewarding and interesting exploration. I just wished the boss fights had at least some original music, because it could really upgrade the epicness of the fights against these giant robots. I also felt the game was easier but i can't tell if this is really the case, or if it is because of my experience with the first game?
Overall, excellent game, despite a slower pace at the start, you really get into it afterwards. Worth playing… Expand
Aug 23, 2021After the first part, which I liked, I started playing the second one...at first, there was a complete rejection of everything that I saw, IAfter the first part, which I liked, I started playing the second one...at first, there was a complete rejection of everything that I saw, I did not like everything...but after playing through the force...just a little more...I was just blown away by what a cool game...you just need to play a little, pump up and then just incredibly cool things start )
После понравившейся мне первой части я начал играть во вторую...сначала был полное отторжение всего что я увидел, не понравилось всё...но поиграв через силу...ещё чуть чуть...я просто офигел от того какая крутая игра...надо просто поиграть немного, прокачаться и потом начинаются просто невероятно крутые штуки )… Expand
Aug 25, 2021Glad the sequel is out. But it's more like 1.5 then actually a sequel.
Pros.: - NOTES! The best part of this game and Axiom Verge isGlad the sequel is out. But it's more like 1.5 then actually a sequel.
- NOTES! The best part of this game and Axiom Verge is questioning the existence: what is the world, what is reality, who are we, what defines us. All these questions and some answers are within the game. It's cool to read the first game notes and compare to the second game notes and events.
- Some music scores are fine.
- Smooth gameplay - nothing that really annoyed me.
- The possibility of continuation.
- Breach travel mechanic.
- The remark about protagonist seeing people as "monsters" and killing them. That actually is a murder of a real person. Nice ethical questioning.
- Too easy. Most weapons are never used actually. As well as some mechanics (hacking enemies - used couple of times to find secrets).
- Easier and cooler to play as a droid. Most enemies are dumb and you can just run through.
- Bosses. Where are they? None. Easy.
- Some music scores are extremely annoying with the vocals.
- Unfortunately, the story seems like wrapped up fast. As if the developers rushed to release the game. That's why it doesn't leave the feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment. It's more like a huge update for the first game. Depth and drama are missing.… Expand
Aug 13, 2021Axiom Verge 2 is a nice game but for me its a let down. Exploration is amazing, pixel art is amazing
etc but combat are a bit boring. You canAxiom Verge 2 is a nice game but for me its a let down. Exploration is amazing, pixel art is amazing
etc but combat are a bit boring. You can skip boss's and your weapon are complet garbage and ultra slow.compared to the first one that had a **** of weapon
its really short
i was really hype for this release… Expand
Aug 21, 2021I'll give it a few points for the music and aesthetics which are good, but this sequel is pretty boring. After two hours of play I had to putI'll give it a few points for the music and aesthetics which are good, but this sequel is pretty boring. After two hours of play I had to put it down because I wasn't having fun, running around with so little meaningful combat and upgrades was just... well, I already said it, boring. You're primary weapons are a pickaxe and a boomerang, which is a far cry from all the interesting weapons in the original. Compared to the first game, the hack tool in this one feels like more of an inconvenience, rather than an interesting gadget in your arsenal. The dumbed down weapons forces you to either want to avoid combat altogether, or use the hack tool to neuter them, not that they really present much challenge to begin with. The story seems alright, but I'm too bored to care about knowing what happens next. Shame because I was looking forward to this, but was left feeling disappointed. I guess if you're into games solely for exploration, this should scratch that itch. But if you are looking for all the classic elements that make a game in this genre fun to play, there are much better options out there.… Expand
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