Featuring characters more unfamiliar to American audiences, the pacing of this beat-em-up is also quite unique
Although I cannot speak for everyone in America or the gaming world, I had only a peripheral knowledge of the Asterix and Obelix characters before playing their games. They are certainly unique, and thankfully I believe that matches nicely with the overall pacing and feel of Slap Them All! 2 to make it a good fit for them.I remember having a good enough time with the original, even if it generally felt a bit light, but there’s something about this sequel that simply feels next level in terms of its pacing. Traditionally, I’m used to beat-em-ups having more of a slower pace, with you maneuvering into position to lay the smack down on lone enemies or perhaps small groups. Slap Them All! 2 seems quite happy to throw as many foes as it can at you at once though, and in general if you’re able to keep up with the action you’re absolutely equipped for kicking a whole lot of butt all at once. You’re able to dash around, knocking groups of soldiers or other foes down, and then come right back at them to finish the job. It makes for a fast-paced challenge at times, but it is also the key to making the experience satisfyingly different if you can keep up. While it still may feel a bit light on variety and overall challenge, it still has some unique appeal.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.3]