Knight Squad 2 brings medieval cross-platform combat.
More than five years after the launch of the first Knight Squad is that Chainsawesome games is back with Knight Squad 2. This sequel promises to stay true to the essence that made the first title triumph, but adding the years of experience they already have behind them. Playing with friends is always so fun and the new additions are rolling in like a glove, but the job seems to be halfway there. We feel the feeling of not having wanted to go further when its mechanics cry to be exploited.
My story with the series Squad of knights It started in November 2015 when they gave away the first title with Games with Gold that month. When I learned that a sequel was in the works, I didn’t hesitate to watch it for its final release. This second installment in the series didn’t just take 2D game mechanics and bring them to 3D models and go out to sell copies. The dedication and love for what he does is evident and plays out Knight Squad 2 make you smile.
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15 knights and over 10 game modes.
It’s amazing that with a simple approach like a 2D perspective, several medieval knights and power-ups strewn across the stage, The team behind the video game has managed to give every aspect its own identity and without clashing, delivering an exquisite mix between all kinds of crazy stuff.
It’s a shame that all of the work to make each character stand out from the rest doesn’t end up being sufficiently exploited and the aerial perspective of the games doesn’t make it possible to distinguish which one we wear beyond the distinctive color of each knight. . As an incentive to play, we can find in the knights section a list of all available and those that we can unlock when we complete various challenges. Tasks range from wiping out a number of enemies to, for example, executing Konami code.
Perhaps the first installment had few imaginative play modes, capturing the Grail, the last player standing or losing by teams, although that’s not a big deal and its polished game mechanics and sense of the humor was already enough to entertain. Knight Squad 2 wanted to go big and this time not only brings back the classic modes, but also incorporates new ones. More than 10 are offered, among which a particular racing mode may even stand out.
Take out your best sword, laser gun, ninja stars, drill …
The video game then has a solid content proposition to entertain a good few hours, alone, with friends or with complete strangers. It’s a shame that along the way, they missed the challenge section of the original, which served as a mini-campaign mode in which to take on hordes of skeletons, kill giant worms, or dodge a dragon’s fiery breath.
When you step into the game, you can choose whether you want a purely local or online experience. Knight Squad 2 It also has cross play between the platforms it is available on, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Once you have overcome the choice of whether or not to play with other mortals, you will have to choose if you want to spend some time. short game tournaments in which a champion is crowned by winning 3 rounds or if on the contrary you want to engage in simple games in which to customize his characteristics game by game.
The transition between starting the game and starting the shots is quite short, so the video game is quite accessible to all types of audiences, yes, game customization and difficulty can be explored as much as you want. Having fun is the only rule of thumb, so robots in extreme difficulty, explosive bodies, and anyone who uses laser guns are more than allowed.
Regarding cross-play, this is a feature that deserves to be highlighted and is that when hitting “Find room” I never had to wait more than a minute to enter. the action. Options like joining parts created by others or, in fact, creating your own, are things that aren’t completely polished.
Do you put on the armor?
On the roadmap of Chainsawesome games There doesn’t seem to be any mention of notable support plans beyond bug fixes. Remaining then this Knight Squad 2 in a comfort zone where he is discouraged that he does not want to leave. Come on, it’s a full-fledged sequel improving aspects that were already good, but it’s a shame not to find a more risky mind. Once all the Knights have been gathered and the list of achievements is complete, it can be uninteresting to return to the video game other than wanting to show it to someone or just going in to kill time.
Is Knight Squad 2 worth playing? The answer is a resounding yes, the only thing will be that every player will be able to squeeze so much out of the content offered by the video game, because its engaging gameplay is so solid and fun that you just want more.
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Knight Squad 2
- Wide variety of game modes.
- Cross-play so that no one is left out of the party.
- Very refined and fun game mechanics.
- The 3D models were implemented to perfection.
- The narration and sound effects are top notch.
- Cuts were made from the first installment.
- It’s unclear if we can expect more content in the future.
- There is no incentive to keep coming back to the game.