King’s Bounty 2 Preview (Steam)

Legend returns! King’s Bounty II is the long-awaited sequel to the legendary King’s Bounty video games franchise, one of the most iconic representatives of the turn-based RPG genre. Here is our King’s Bounty 2 Preview.

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King’s Bounty 2 Preview:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 13.65GB Download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Controller support.
  • Graphics – fullscreen, resolution, v-sync, anti-aliasing, brightness, texture/effects/shadow/foliage and shader quality, post-processing and resolution scale.
  • Advanced graphics – framerate, texture filtering, ambient occlusion, field shadows l, lighting quality, shadow resolution, bloom, motion blur, depth of field, shadow LOD and foliage LOD.
  • Tooltips will pop as you play. You get to do optional tutorial exercises like combat.
  • Controller settings – Invert left or/and right axis and sensitivity sliders.
  • Three characters – Paladin, Katharine (Mage), and Aivar (Warrior).
  • In-game cutscenes.
  • Decent voicework.
  • 3rd person RPG adventure gameplay.
  • Can skip or fast forward cutscenes and interactions between characters.
  • Three types of merchants – recruiters (units for your army), Armorers – (armor and weapons), and Merchants (items and gear).
  • You can fight or run away from encounters.
  • Turn-based combat – all play out on a hex board, initiative sets who goes first.
  • Earn EXP for your hero character and any surviving units from your army.
  • Units lost in battle are gone forever.
  • Altars will grant a one-time random permanent stats point, Altars are hidden all over the game world.
  • Morale system at play so actions has consequences.
  • Before you engage the enemy in battle you can see who you will be fighting.
  • Reserves – you can only have five active units in play but the reserves allow unlimited.
  • Find loot chests, boxes, barrels, and all sorts.
  • A stele is used to fast travel.
  • Missions/quests – main story ones and optional side ones to find and do.
  • Full inventory system.
  • Find lore books.
  • Very handy easy to read compass bar that shows objectives and locations.
  • Save and load when you want.
  • Level up to earn a talent point that you use on the skill tree to unlock new abilities and stats.
  • Portals – transports you to another part of the World or another world!
  • Play how you want.
  • Your character will talk and give hints or explain the situation.
  • A Control Zone is an arena with a fiery border and entering one will trigger combat.
  • Puzzle elements.
  • Fast loading times.
  • In combat you only move and give commands to your units, the actual fighting is random and has counter-attacking. You as in your Hero character can cast spells and abilities from afar.
  • The story changes depending on your actions and choices.

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King’s Bounty 2 Preview:

  • Slow starter.
  • The movement is slow on foot.
  • Easy to get into fights way too strong for you without warning.
  • No difficulty settings.
  • Combat is not as smooth as it needs to be.
  • Constant difficulty spikes.

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King’s Bounty 2:

Official website.

Developer: 1C Entertainment

Publisher: 1C Entertainment

Store Links –

Steam

PlayStation  (Amazon)

Nintendo Switch (Amazon)

Xbox (Amazon)

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Summary

Having never played a Kings Bounty game before I had no idea what to expect. Kings Bounty 2 is an RPG game that looks and sounds a lot like traditional RPG games like Skyrim or Elder Scrolls. The exploration and game are very Skyrim, go around find loot, explore, and that but it mixes it up when combat begins as it goes all turn-based and has an almost tabletop game feel to it. You take turns to do your attacks and it all has a good flow to it, I like how the two genres kinda mesh together. The open-world parts of it have hidden puzzle parts and do allow you to play how you want to a certain degree, put it this way you never have only one way to do something or path to follow. I am eager to give the game more time but actually enjoyed the content so far, the combat is good as long as it’s not one after the other. As it stands King Bounty 2 is shaping up to be something different.

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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