Making budget games that in some way feel familiar when compared to beloved classics is always a bit of a gamble, but when they’re pulled off reasonably well and offer just enough to make them distinctive it can work out nicely. Super Onion Boy 2 has some clear inspirations in its core design, but it also distinguishes itself quite clearly with its own set of power-ups and quirks that give it some appeal as well. Most definitely tuned, as a whole, on the more lenient and easy side it’s also very well-suited to gamers of just about any experience level, an added plus for people looking for titles that can be accessible to younger or simply newer gamers as well. Granted, in terms of the bigger picture if you’re looking for inspired level design or real depth it comes up a big short in that area but if you’re simply looking for a way to enjoy a few hours without taxing yourself terribly, tackling challenges that are a mix of new and familiar, this is a surprisingly decent investment.
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