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  • Summary: Rogue Legacy 2 is what you'd get if you mashed Rogue Legacy and a sequel together. Every time you die, your children will succeed you, and each child is unique. Your daughter might be a Colourblind Archer, and your son could be a Pacifistic Chef. Either way, one of them is getting conscripted.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. May 3, 2022
    100
    Rogue Legacy 2 is a wonderful, beautiful, crazy-hard-and-yet-not-at-the-same-time game. I can hardly stop playing it long enough to finish writing this review. It is hard to find flaws in this game without resorting to extreme nit-picking. Every aspect of it just oozes polish. The replayability is off the charts, even after you finally reach the ending. Even if roguelikes/rogue-lites or metroidvanias scare you for their reputation of being too hard for the average gamer, play this one. It absolutely deserves a spot right up there with the best of them, including its genre’s namesakes. You may have never heard of Cellar Door Games unless you played the original Rogue Legacy, but I truly and honestly believe you owe it to yourself to give it a try.
  2. Apr 28, 2022
    90
    Rogue Legacy 2 is a gorgeous looking game with solid gameplay and a satisfying loop that will keep you playing for hours and hours.
  3. May 2, 2022
    90
    Rogue Legacy 2 is an enormous beast of an adventure, packed with fast combat, great platforming and endless replayability. It’s the kind of game that can be actively difficult to stop playing, with the spoils from one run opening up new opportunities in the next that can be difficult to resist checking out. While progress can be slow it rarely turns into a grind, with most hits and the inevitable death of the current hero feeling fair and avoidable if only you’d been just a bit more skilled. The generations come and go with each one sacrificing a member to castle and lands beyond, but the family obsession burns through the ages and makes it easier for the next descendant to go further and become stronger. It may take countless millennia to learn all the castle’s secrets, but seeing as it’s almost impossible to walk away from the quest, they’re bound to be unraveled some day.
  4. May 28, 2022
    90
    Don't look away, don't blink and don't miss that click. This can be said to both players who'll enjoy the fast-paced and excellent gameplay of Rogue Legacy 2, and players who'll might miss one of the best video games of 2022.
  5. Jun 24, 2022
    90
    This is the prime version of Rogue Legacy series; better, bigger and badder! Impossible not to fall in love with it.
  6. May 1, 2022
    88
    A sensationally encouraging indie gem that oozes charm. You determine the level of challenge yourself.
  7. Edge Magazine
    May 19, 2022
    70
    As you might expect, such breadth comes at the cost of a little finesse. [Issue#372, p.104]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
  1. Jun 29, 2022
    10
    I loved Rogue Legacy 1 and was very eager to exerience the successor. Sadly I won't be able to play the first one anymore, as the second oneI loved Rogue Legacy 1 and was very eager to exerience the successor. Sadly I won't be able to play the first one anymore, as the second one is so much better in every aspect, that there just is no reason to ever play RL1 again!

    More Levels, more enemies, more char classes, more more more.

    The only part that was holding me from giving this game a 10/10 was the stupid windmills in later levels. These are stupedious hard to master and nearly killed the game for me (due to an accident I have to play with one hand and a boardcontroller using my feet). BUT Cellar Door Games implemented a system called "houserules" which allow users to change the game to avoid such stuff. AND you can even still get all archivements!

    So, 10/10 it is!
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  2. Jun 3, 2022
    10
    Best game I've played in ages. If you like Hollow Knight/other Metroidvania games, get this one. PS I never write reviews, this is really a gem.
  3. Apr 29, 2022
    10
    This game is truly awesome. It improves on the first game in every way. Don't sleep on this one!
  4. Jun 7, 2022
    9
    I really like this game. Crisp controls, music and sound effects. Lots of classes/skills/spells makes it entertaining.
  5. May 10, 2022
    8
    Love the design, the loop and combat is decent enough if not new or inventive in any way. Was planning on going all the way through this oneLove the design, the loop and combat is decent enough if not new or inventive in any way. Was planning on going all the way through this one but the grinding became too much. About 12 or so hours in after I beat the 3rd boss around level 100 the leveling curve flattened off dramatically. Entire long runs just to level once or twice, with that only resulting in a 1% increase to a minor stat. May come back to this at some point but not in the plans as of right now. Expand
  6. May 3, 2022
    6
    Игра прикольная, но очень и очень сложная. Неплохой рогалик. Отдельная похвала за встроенную поддержку дуалшок 4.Игра прикольная, но очень и очень сложная. Неплохой рогалик. Отдельная похвала за встроенную поддержку дуалшок 4.
  7. Jun 10, 2022
    0
    It's pretty sad. The first Rogue Legacy was more groundbreaking than actually FUN, but it certainly did push roguelikes forward. This sequelIt's pretty sad. The first Rogue Legacy was more groundbreaking than actually FUN, but it certainly did push roguelikes forward. This sequel does so, so little to improve upon the first. It plays like DLC for the original that was cranked out in a single weekend 9 years ago. Expand

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