Rogue Legacy 2 Review (Steam)

Rogue Legacy 2 Review

Our Rogue Legacy 2 Review is what you’d get if you mashed our  Rogue Legacy Review with a sequel 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 Pros:

  • Beautiful cartoon graphics and cutscenes.
  • 815.86MB Download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Controller support.
  • Can rebind keyboard and controller inputs.
  • Graphics-fullscreen and quality preset.
  •  Roguelike gameplay.
  • Levels are more open and vertical.
  • Plays out in a 2D world.
  • New traversal techniques from spin attacking lanterns to travel up to shortcut pipes and aerial recovery techniques.
  • Tutorial pop-ups as you play.
  • 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 have 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.
  • 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 enemies killed and your route in the castle.
  • Easy to play with simple controls.
  • 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.

Rogue Legacy 2 Review

Rogue Legacy 2 Review Cons:

  • Slow starter.
  • Feels like the same set of knights/heirs keep coming up.
  • Loads of annoying enemies that 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 Review

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
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 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!