Orcs Must Die! 2 – Are We There Yeti? – Booster Pack
17 November 2012
Summary: As I’ve said, I have really been enjoying the way Orcs Must Die! 2 changes with the new Booster Packs, and Are We There Yeti? is no exception to that. The new enemies sprinkled in conjunction with some of the old ones add some great new and complementary elements to the game, even if only in Endless Mode, if that’s what you prefer.
Pros: Old and new content infuses new content into the game, Cool new offensive tools
Cons: If you’re allergic to challenges, that would be the only downside. Great content!
Summary: As I said, it’s impossible to complain about new content for an already great game. I really enjoy the way that Robot Entertainment keeps finding interesting ways to infuse new life into Orcs Must Die! 2 . Best of all, if you don’t already own the game, you can run over to the Steam store page and grab the entire pack–Full $15 game and two $5 Booster Packs–for the low price of $19.99.
Pros: More maps, more ways to play, more enemies, it’s great!
Cons: No real complaints, but I’d always like to see more traps :O), Hobgoblin Healers seem a little overpowered
Conclusion: Final Verdict : Robot Entertainment took the laundry list of fan complaints about Orcs Must Die! , addressed every one of them while polishing up the formula to an absolute shine, and threw in plenty of new content with the promise of more to come. If you liked Orcs Must Die! , the sequel is a must buy. If you’re new to the series, it’s certainly worth checking out the unique brand of trap defense gameplay that Orcs Must Die! 2 delivers.
Conclusion: There is a reason Steam sells this game with a two-pack option. For my money, there isn’t a better PC game to play through with a friend right now. Orcs Must Die! 2 perfectly combines the strategic thinking of tower defense games with the frenetic action of an old-school shooter, with plenty of laughs along the way. The later challenges are difficult to overcome by yourself, but comically violent Orc deaths are best savored with a friend anyway.
Conclusion: Concept: The green hordes are coming, and you have to supplement smart trap placement with up-close and personal face-smashing to stop them
Graphics: The same charming cartoony style – heck, a lot of the same cartoony models – return from the original, but excellent animation takes the average visuals to the next level
Sound: The score, effects, and voiceovers fit the gameplay so perfectly that their limited scope is easy to forgive
Playability: The only issue is some...
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