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  • Summary: Rogue Legacy is back! But now it's got a 2 on the end of it!

    Rogue Legacy 2 is a genealogical rogue-LITE. That means it has all the trappings of a typical rogue-like (randomized runs, changing characters, and more), but with persistent upgrades, and persistent dead heirs. In this game,
    Rogue Legacy is back! But now it's got a 2 on the end of it!

    Rogue Legacy 2 is a genealogical rogue-LITE. That means it has all the trappings of a typical rogue-like (randomized runs, changing characters, and more), but with persistent upgrades, and persistent dead heirs.

    In this game, your legacy defines you. Spend your parents' inheritance and grow the family manor to give your children a better fighting chance. Each child is unique, with their own traits and abilities. Your daughter could be a Ranger. She could also be vegan. It's a new experience every time.

    Rogue Legacy 2 also lets you play how you want to. Go hard and fast, and dive deeper into the depths of a randomly-generated world. Or take it slow and steady and build your character up until you're ready for greater challenges.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Dec 14, 2022
    90
    An excellent sequel that marries Metroidvania style exploration with a dizzying array of new combat mechanics, to make one of the best roguelike experiences of this or any year.
  2. Nov 14, 2022
    90
    Rogue Legacy 2 is — to put it simply — a banger. While it’s not a game-changing revelation, it manages to follow up on everything that made the original great and makes it bigger and better. Even once you've bested the bosses, you've barely scratched the surface of what this has to offer, considering the in-depth New Game Plus mode and the wealth of content contained across all available classes and options. Whether you loved the original Rogue Legacy or never played it but like a good roguelike, this is a game you simply can't afford to miss.
  3. Nov 30, 2022
    90
    Rogue Legacy 2 sometimes feels a bit too familiar, but it’s a better, more well-rounded game than its predecessor in a wide variety of ways. There are so many top-notch games of this sort on the Nintendo Switch already that you may not immediately be drawn to this game due to it lacking any flashy new feature, but those who give it a chance will find a degree of substance that even the first game was lacking.
  4. Nov 23, 2022
    80
    Rogue Legacy 2 is a metroidvania, roguelite platformer that will start off difficult and move you into furthering your family tree just to defeat the final boss. It offers good graphics, good story, and a cool system for building up your characters and character types.
  5. Dec 13, 2022
    80
    A worthy sequel in every regard, Rogue Legacy 2 improves almost every single element that made the original Cellar Door Games title so appealing. Even its slow progression system is easy to stomach when everything along the way is so fun and entertaining.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Nov 14, 2022
    10
    This game is unbelievably good in every possible way. And then its execution... 60 FPS and super detailed 2D hand-drawn graphics and minimalThis game is unbelievably good in every possible way. And then its execution... 60 FPS and super detailed 2D hand-drawn graphics and minimal load times. Now please stop blaming the Switch hardware when your games don't run smooth, this is a master class in game design. Expand
  2. Jan 9, 2023
    10
    Really my type of the game. A rouguelite gem in 2022. Didn't play the first one but really enjoy this sequel.
  3. Jan 17, 2023
    10
    This might be the perfect sequel and one of the best rogue-lites to date. Rogue legacy 2 takes everything that made the original game an epicThis might be the perfect sequel and one of the best rogue-lites to date. Rogue legacy 2 takes everything that made the original game an epic and improves on it. The base recipe is the same, just much more fun added to it. The classes are all in all really fun to play and like the original provides a great deal of fun variety to the gameplay loop, the introduction of the resolve system provides depth to planning your runs. There are more biomes, more biomes, cooler bosses, more enemy variety, more secrets, more extra content, such as scar challenges, more upgrades to your castle, more special items, more weapons and more spells. Graphics are gorgeous and the music is nothing but good. Don't miss out on this splendid piece of addictive entertainment. Expand
  4. Dec 15, 2022
    10
    Just like the original, this game is incredibly addictive.

    As a roguelite, you can spend your coins on upgrades upon death allowing you to
    Just like the original, this game is incredibly addictive.

    As a roguelite, you can spend your coins on upgrades upon death allowing you to slowly progress further on each run.

    The gameplay and controls are perfect and the different load outs give lots of variety.
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  5. Jan 11, 2023
    9
    Great platforming, smooth combat and tons of variety on upgrading options and affinities. Also, a nice and small pool of bosses which areGreat platforming, smooth combat and tons of variety on upgrading options and affinities. Also, a nice and small pool of bosses which are challenging but not that hard, and a map system that is greatly designed for easy access when you successfully clear a location. It doesn't have the challenge of a hard roguelike adventure but I still love it. Expand
  6. Jan 31, 2023
    0
    It is a masterpiece! Better, Bigger than 1st part. More content, inventory, good story behind. Interesting bosses. Nice post endgame replayability