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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: 27 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  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
    95
    I knew from my limited time with the Early Access version that Rogue Legacy 2 would be great, but I didn’t necessarily think it would go on to become one of the best games of 2022 and one of my favorite roguelite games. The competition is fierce, but it’s ready.
  3. Apr 28, 2022
    90
    All of this makes Rogue Legacy 2 difficult to put down. The "one more run" effect is in full force as you choose yet another new heir to embark on another perilous journey. The introduction of distinct classes with their own unique weapons is a masterstroke that elevates this sequel by building on what was already a fantastic premise and satisfying roguelite loop. House Rules make it more palatable for a wider audience but also give players an opportunity to tailor the challenge to their liking, even if that means increasing the difficulty. The breadth of its biomes can sometimes induce backtracking as you search for the path forward, but this is a minor blemish on what is a fantastic game. Sacrificing your family tree has never felt so good.
  4. Apr 28, 2022
    90
    If you loved the first Rogue Legacy, then Rogue Legacy 2 is very likely to capture your heart as well. If you’re jumping into this series for the first time at Rogue Legacy 2, you’re in for one of the most fleshed out, fun, and varied rogue-lite action-platformers that the genre has to offer.
  5. May 6, 2022
    90
    Rogue Legacy 2 is a worthy heir to the 2013 original and solidifies the legacy left by one of the best examples of what a roguelike/Metroidvania is. Its difficulty may put some players off, but don't be fooled, Rogue Legacy 2 is highly addictive, deep and fun.
  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: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. Apr 29, 2022
    10
    This game is truly awesome. It improves on the first game in every way. Don't sleep on this one!
  2. May 8, 2022
    10
    The developers managed to create a near perfect sequel to rogue legacy, and this is no overstatement. When you play this game you know thatThe developers managed to create a near perfect sequel to rogue legacy, and this is no overstatement. When you play this game you know that you are playing Rogue Legacy and yet it feels fresh enough to not be the same. One of the key changes, the classes, really improve lot how the runs feels different from each other. They took inspiration from some successful games (or so it feels) and put it there making it a great experice (for instance the npc progressive story telling reminds me of hades). I am 50 hours in and definitely recommend if you're on the market for a roguelite game. Expand
  3. May 2, 2022
    10
    Just an absolutely fantastic roguelike, can't put it down. Controls are very tight, replayability seems high. Brutally difficult andJust an absolutely fantastic roguelike, can't put it down. Controls are very tight, replayability seems high. Brutally difficult and unforgiving (but fair) which is hard to pull off Expand
  4. May 13, 2022
    9
    I had great doubts and was afraid of making a bad purchase. Because I've already played a lot of roguelike/lite and many were never playedI had great doubts and was afraid of making a bad purchase. Because I've already played a lot of roguelike/lite and many were never played again after a few days. I didn't like the look of Rogue Legacy 2. 2D platformers annoy me. I wasn't interested in the previous one. But somehow this game has managed to become the most motivating rogue for me in recent years. Fighting is nothing new. However, apart from the levels, there are many gameplay mechanics that feel new to me in this combination (I've been a gamer for over 30 years). What I find remarkable is the build/skill system with minimal FromSoftware influences (e.g. equipment weight). The bouncing is not annoying and offers pleasant challenges for me.

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  5. May 1, 2022
    9
    I was a huge fan of the first Rogue Legacy, as it was my first real dip into the genre. I have been playing this game since the early access,I was a huge fan of the first Rogue Legacy, as it was my first real dip into the genre. I have been playing this game since the early access, and now that it is finally released, it’s excellent. It doesn’t really do anything revolutionary, but it truly feels like a proper sequel to the original game. More features, more classes, more items, more complexities to your runs - it’s just a massively expanded sequel to the original game. Same original style of humor, same goofy unique traits, it’s just vastly expanded on. They tried to add more of a story, which I guess is nice, but the meat of the game lies in the addictive gameplay, as if the first game wasn’t addictive enough. It’s very simple gameplay, but the pressure of surviving a good run makes you play more tactfully. The market for these rogue like games is crowded this time around, but Rogue Legacy 2 definitely has a place among the best. The “just one more run” itch is extremely hard to shake in this game. 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. May 3, 2022
    0
    RL2 adds a lot of complexity to the original game and exactly no fun. The original Rogue Legacy is, at this stage, kind of an old, janky game.RL2 adds a lot of complexity to the original game and exactly no fun. The original Rogue Legacy is, at this stage, kind of an old, janky game. This sequel feels even older and jankier. Expand

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