While perhaps a bit too similar to the original, and only weighing in at a little over a handful of hours, it still has loads of charm
The original Figment was an experience I applauded for its creative landscapes, hand-drawn style, terrific soundtrack, and imaginative enemies. If you’re like me and loved it, you’ll likely be encouraged by the fact that in many ways this sequel feels like a continuation of the game in almost entirely the same vein. That said, while it has new locales and enemies to face, it also fails to make as big an impression since it can be pretty familiar. For the most part the game centers on some exploration, some generally mild combat, typically intuitive puzzles, and then some sort of boss fight. Generally a family-friendly affair, there’s nothing too scary or clearly difficult gamers of nearly any age or skill level should be intimidated by. For more seasoned gamers that also may be the game’s biggest weakness, unless you’re in it for the creative environments and generally engaging enemies you’ll need to defeat. While I wish it did a little more to set itself apart from its predecessor it’s still a charming adventure that adds a unique flavor to the eShop.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.2]