Reviews and Problems with Saw II: Flesh & Blood
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SAW 2 Review
29 March 2011
Excerpt: Saw is a bit grim really, isn't it? While I did quite enjoy the original movie, the follow-ups have been cash-ins with one thing in mind: to be as utterly nasty as possible. Saw 2 the video game has similar intentions, and in that sense it's accomplished its mission; unfortunately, somewhere along the line the dev studio forgot to make the game enjoyable. The story is almost irrelevant to proceedings.
Conclusion: And those, for all the promises that were made, were largely the same criticisms levelled at the original. If you can find it cheap or you're the type of fan that just wants to see animations of heads exploding and body parts smashed, then you might get a good hour or so of entertainment from Saw II. For everybody else, the grind in-between the spectacle is just too lifeless to bother with. Turn the sound up, focus on the screen, and try to stifle your yawns.
Summary: Step into the dark and tormented world of SAW 2 and experience the gruesome traps that Jigsaw has created to test your will to survive. With new traps, puzzles, and combat system players will need to think fast and act quick to pass the rigors of the tests Jigsaw has engineered.
Excerpt: was on the verge of being a decent, satisfying puzzle-based adventure. One would hope the developer would take the next step; they’d fine-tune and refine their approach, make quality additions and in general, flesh out the entire experience.
Excerpt: I never had the opportunity to play the first Saw game, so I went into this game with fresh eyes, with no expectations based on previous experience. For those who have not seen the movies Saw is basically a series of traps for people that have been taken captive by Jigsaw, and these people must escape from these traps, the catch is that in order to escape from the traps they must cause tremendous pain on themselves.
Summary: Players looking for a suspenseful and difficult trek through the traps of the Jigsaw killer might be better suited using their $60 on jigsaw puzzles; you will likely find more to them than this game.
Cons: - Monotonous Traps and Puzzles, - Woeful Quick Time Events, - Suspense/Horror is Hard to Find
Excerpt: Saw II is a much better game than you’d expect it to be, and arguably better than it has any right to be. This is simply because it takes some of the core ideas from the movies and runs with them – sometimes this does the game a disservice, but on a few occasions throughout the adventure, it just flat-out works amazingly well.