Angry Birds 2 delivers a follow up that beats all the predecessors and brings the series the past glory. It’s back in all of the pig-smashing splendor, and ready to make you rush into the new adventure. Graphics 5/5 The graphics in Angry Birds 2 are greatly improved. The game is lavishly colored, beautifully polished, and with detailed and lively ...
Angry Birds 2 Review
Angry Birds 2 delivers a follow up that beats all the predecessors and brings the series the past glory. It’s back in all of the pig-smashing splendor, and ready to make you rush into the new adventure.
The graphics in Angry Birds 2 are greatly improved. The game is lavishly colored, beautifully polished, and with detailed and lively animation.
Backgrounds are richer in detail, explosions are bigger, and the characters are much more emotive, especially with a picture-in-picture close-ups which show the bird grimacing in anger and the pigs quivering in fear.
Angry Birds 2 provides you with a great three-dimensional experience as the good flings can result in both pigs and debris flying directly at the screen.
Angry Birds 2 is very similar to what we have seen before in the series. The green pigs are back at talking your eggs, and your goal is to rescue these unborn birds by flinging fowl at annoying swine and their unsteady structures.
You will have a score based on your performance, which also determines how many stars you receive at the end of the level. As it was in the previous iteration, each bird comes with the specific abilities triggered by tapping on the screen in mid-flight.
The red bird sends a blow to everything in front of it, the yellow one can fly faster, the white one throws an egg bomb, the smaller blue bird splits into three, and the new gray character flies straight down and smashes the opponents.
If you lived under a rock or just stepped out of a time machine, you would surely need the control tips. But, anyway, we are going to remind you: birds get revenge on the pigs by loading themselves into slingshots and flinging into the structures pigs hang out in. Once you popped all the pigs, you proceed to the next level and do it again.
Replay Value 5/5
Angry Birds 2 has 240 stages to play so that you won’t run out of fun. Besides, there is also a new feature called Arena, which allows you to play for as long as your birds will last you. Then, you can compare high scores with your friends and see who is the true master of the perch.
This time, Rovio brings a randomization to the levels as the starting arrangement of the structures, pigs and birds will change with each retry. Thus, the same level will look differently every time you load it. This feature has a drastic impact on the way you play as you won’t be able to watch the video tutorial if you get stuck. Now you’re forced to think over the level from scratch.
Angry Birds 2 doesn’t ask for one-time payment or make the game free with ads. Instead, Rovio decided to take advantage of the in-game currency system.
The game uses gems, which can quickly become necessary as the levels get more difficult. If you don’t finish your levels successfully, you run out of lives and at some point without enough gems you will have to wait 30 minutes to keep playing. Thus, to get more lives immediately, or repeat the lost game, you’ll need to buy gems for actual money.
The flow of free gems slows down after some time, so you will have to accomplish objectives, complete daily challenges and watch ads to get them with no charge.
Angry Birds 2 lives up to its billing as a numerical sequel, and despite limited lives, it won’t disappoint the gamers with polished-up graphics and the new challenges it has to offer.
Rovio has done a good job to make Angry Birds 2 the best entry in the series so far.Collapse
The enhanced graphics, new challenges, and finessed gameplay bring you plenty of reasons to put all your eggs in Angry Birds 2's basket.
Pros : Great visuals;
Cons : Paid life system.
Replay Value 4.5