Rogue Legacy 2 Review (PlayStation 5)


Our Rogue Legacy 2 Review (PlayStation 5) Review is what you’d get if you mashed our  Rogue Legacy Review with another one of those but a bit different together. Every time you die, your children will succeed you, and each child is unique. Your daughter might be a Colourblind Archer, and your son could be a Pacifistic Chef. Either way, one of them is getting conscripted.

Rogue Legacy 2 Review (PlayStation 5) Pros:

  • Beautiful cartoon graphics and cutscenes.
  • 971.9MB Download size.
  • Platinum Trophy.
  • You get both the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions of the game.
  • Five save slots.
  • FREE on PlayStation Plus subs at the time of the review.
  • Transfer PlayStation 4 save option.
  • Super input mode allows tighter controls at the cost of screen tearing.
  •  Roguelike gameplay.
  • Three special modes – true Rogue, Thanatophobia, and Thana Two phobia. These change how the game is played if heirlooms or certain encounters are enabled and are generally harder.
  • Levels are more open and vertical.
  • Plays out in a 2D world.
  • Gameplay settings – toggle Hud fadeout, toggle kick, toggle hit slowdown, quick drop, dual button dash, if music plays when paused, and traits have scientific or nonscientific descriptions of traits.
  • New traversal techniques from spin attacking lanterns to travel up to shortcut pipes and aerial recovery techniques.
  • Tutorial pop-ups as you play.
  • Controller settings – aim fidelity slider, vibration, and dead one slider. You can rebind controls.
  • Lore desks to find.
  • Gameplay loop-you Play as a Knight and go through a castle, upon death, you come back as one of three random heirs with each one truly unique and usually having good traits and bad traits.
  • Coins- collected in-game and used to buy upgrades and use the skill tree.
  • Skill tree-put money into it and upon buying skills it builds up your castle in the background.
  • Main hub/town part before a new run where you can use unlocked merchants and services.
  • Blueprints-find these to unlock new blacksmith recipes.
  • Ridiculously addictive.
  • You lose any unspent gold when traveling back to the castle.
  • Minimap that’s easy to read and uncovers rooms as you explore them.
  • The glossary describes all the status effects and commander buffs.
  • Every castle run is randomized.
  • The safe allows you to save a percentage of money before heading out.
  • Teleporter-used for fast travel.
  • Breakable objects and treasure chests for loot.
  • Every knight plays completely differently.
  • The end of the run gives a breakdown of the enemies killed and your route in the castle.
  • Easy to play with simple controls.
  • Fast travel points.
  • Damage numbers pop on the screen.
  • Addictive and fun.
  • Knight’s traits can directly impact the world like no lighting, Colourblind mode and so much more.
  • Traits may not always be visible when selecting a new heir until you pick them, once you have used them they are then visible at the knight selection.
  • Armour and weapons can be found-they are then saved with the blacksmith in town and you pay to equip them each time.
  • Many secrets and hidden routes.
  • House rules allow you to change settings further – enemy health, enemy damage, a slow time when aiming, enable flight toggle, disable enemy contact damage, disable traits, burden requirement, change resolve, reveal all relics and abilities, toggle difficulty rating, and reset skill tree.
  • When you die you still get the Rogues gallery lineup of all the enemies you killed, but now you also get the map to fill out where you have been and where you killed people.
  • When going for an heirloom you are transported to a series of ever-increasing difficulty rooms and encounters.
  • Play how you want.
  • Really good level designs.
  • Infinite replay value.
  • You can lock the world once a life but it costs 20 percent of all collected gold.


Rogue Legacy 2 Review (PlayStation 5) Cons:

  • Feels like the same set of knights/heirs keep coming up.
  • Loads of annoying enemies can fire and move through the scenery.
  • Feels like a reskinned version of the first game.
  • Difficult.
  • RNG makes or breaks the run.
  • Doesn’t explain the whole lot.

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Rogue Legacy 2

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Developer: Cellar Door Games

Publisher: Cellar Door Games

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  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Accessibility - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Length - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Fun Factor - 10/10

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!