Gonner 2 Review (Steam)

Gonner 2 Review (Steam)

In this sequel to GoNNER: Journey your way through deep dark chaotic places with unimaginable sparks of color as you go on a mission to help Death rid a mysterious presence from her lair. Battle crazy bosses, lose your head (a lot), in this messy, cute, fast-paced procedurally-generated platformer.

Pros:

  • Awesome graphics.
  • 233mb download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Controller support.
  • Local co-op play.
  • Remote play together support.
  • Text size setting.
  • Game time-on/off.
  • Flip shoot and dash buttons.
  • Splatformer style gameplay.
  • Hud-on/off.
  • Roguelike elements.
  • Twin stick controls for shooting.
  • Big boss fights.
  • Can wall jump, wall-climb, and double jump.
  • It’s a batshit mental experience.
  • Fast-paced.
  • Many secrets to find.
  • Collect ammo and health from enemies.
  • Combo counter.
  • Local leaderboard.
  • The level fills in as you move along.
  • Highly addictive.
  • Levels randomizer every run.

Gonner 2 Review (Steam)

Cons:

  • No graphics settings.
  • The tutorial is just a brief set of pop-ups.
  • No online modes.
  • Slight learning curve.
  • Had many what the fuck man moments.

Gonner 2 Review (Steam)

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.8/10

Summary

Gonner 2 is a prime example of how to do a sequel. It polishes, adjusts, and adds to the previous game. The thing is Gonner is still considered one of the best Splatformers around so getting a sequel that’s actually good is quite the rarity. Now for me, it did take a while to get used to the game again as it been a long time since I played the original, I had a lot of moments where I didn’t know what was going on or why such and such thing happened but the thing was I couldn’t stop playing it. Say what you want but the game is fluid and responsive that the tight controls keep you in the game whereas the music helps you to just zone right out to the point where you forget what you are doing, it’s almost hypnotic. The takeaway is it’s more of the same with much-needed refinements like full 360 shooting. It’s a polished sequel and a lot of fun to play.

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!

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