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CastleStorm II

Developer: Zen Studios

Publisher: Zen Studios

  • Price: $19.99
  • Release Date: Sep 23, 2020
  • Number of Players: 1 - 2
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  • ESRB Rating: T [Teen]
  • While the original CastleStorm had an old school sort of appeal the best thing about the sequel is the increased ambition to provide a more varied experience. Whether or not it worked out and made the game more enjoyable is probably arguable unfortunately, as the new strategic territorial control aspects of the game could be argued to simply detract from the action focus while not clearly adding tangible benefit. The thing is, I could see people going either way appreciating the changes or disliking them so perhaps that’s a wash. What I would say though, regardless, is that the added need to move through screens and options which require you to use a cursor you move around the screen rather than having the experience optimized more for consoles, is a bummer. The new strategic aspects unfortunately require hitting these screens quite often and not only are the controls for this simply cumbersome, I’d say the interface can be a little tricky conceptually in places as well. It certainly still has a fighting spirit, and setting up your defenses and then tackling foes in a variety of ways made available to you can be fun, but whether or not it’s a major improvement over the original would be a fair question.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Good [7.2]

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