Blasphemous 2 Review (PlayStation 5)

For this Blasphemous 2 Review, where the Penitent One awakens as Blasphemous 2 joins him once again in an endless struggle against The Miracle. Dive into a perilous new world filled with mysteries and secrets to discover, and tear your way through monstrous foes that stand between you and your quest to end the cycle once and for all.

Blasphemous 2 Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 2.22GB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Can rebind controls.
  • 3 save slots.
  • Tutorial pop-ups as you play.
  • Action adventure gameplay.
  • Cartoon animation cutscenes along with Game interactions.
  • Pick one of three starting weapon types – dual blades, a mighty sword, and a flail. You can try out each one before committing.
  • Prie Dieu is where you save, heal, and recharge flasks and acts as a checkpoint.
  • 2D perspective.
  • Big boss encounters.
  • Prayers are powerful abilities that can be charged by killing/executing enemies and filling your fervor bar.
  • The Guilt fragment is what you drop and can collect when you die. You can upgrade how many martyrdom points you recover from these.
  • Martyrdom points are what you get for killing enemies.
  • Hidden Collectibles.
  • Moves at a fast pace, you have a slide button to make movement and dodging easier.
  • The worlds are huge and have multiple routes and hidden areas.
  • Metroidvania-style gameplay loop.
  • The map fills in as you play and marks key points of interest.
  • Add your own markers to the map.
  • Fully voiced characters.
  • Can fast-forward interactions.
  • Hack and slash combat that does require you to learn enemy patterns.
  • Flasks can be used for health.
  • Animated backdrops.
  • Weapon memories – use marks of martyrdom to get advanced techniques and track down bearer penitents to unlock better techniques.
  • Simple to learn the game.
  • Can grab ledges and pull yourself up.
  • Rosary beads are collected and used to upgrade your characteristics, you can unlock more space to equip more beads.
  • Unlock abilities as you find them or as rewards.
  • Loot chests can be found.
  • Play how you want.
  • Kinda Combines Metroidvania with Dark Souls.
  • Upgrade tree that lets you spend martyrdom marks and get new abilities.
  • Full parry and reposit system.
  • Such a satisfying feeling when you hit a checkpoint.
  • Some of the best enemy Creations and animations.
  • Has the right level of difficulty.
  • You can feel yourself getting better.
  • Solid platforming sections.
  • The world is a lot more open and easier to navigate than before.
  • Open up shortcuts.
  • Fast travel points can be unlocked and used.
  • As you keep dying, your mp for prayers starts to shrink and only after visiting a priest can you clear the guilt from death.
  • At any point, you can unlock a new ability or find an item that opens up a whole new thing within the game.
  • The sculptor allows you to exchange marks for more slots, you can equip found statues of people and chain them together for bigger bonuses and abilities.
  • Items you find can then be exchanged for another item or a shortcut or something cool.
  • Many little sub-stories going on.

Blasphemous 2 Review Cons:

  • Opens straight into a boss fight.
  • In terms of pushing you forward or towards an objective the game leaves it to you and this can be a hindrance.
  • Basic tutorial pop-ups.
  • At times the foreground art can get in the way.
  • The ledge grabbing is super strong and makes dropping down a real pain.
  • Does a bad job of explaining or just letting you know about the martyrdom marks spending.
  • Those little Thief-looking bastards are an absolute ass hole.
  • Takes a bit of getting used to the fact you can do angled attacks and the fact they are needed.
  • Can get really frustrating, especially with how quickly you can die.

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Blasphemous 2:

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Developer: The Game Kitchen

Publisher: Team17 

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!