*EGD* My Title Must Be 10 Characters Long... Abc-
So, I'm here writing a review for another EGD game, and a game called Yin Yang 2 to be exact. How exciting. You can go now, there's nothing exciting here, so just, go awaaaaaay. Well, since you're not, it seems like I will have to torture you by continuing on on my review >:D. There's no turning back now! -Evil giggle-
My first thoughts of this game were very high. I featured the original Yin Yang... didn't I? Oh, stupid memory loss. Putting my embarrassing memory loss aside, I looked at the thumbnail. It included nice scenery, but I couldn't quite understand what chaos I would be caught up in. So expectations are very high, and I personally want this game to be better than the original game "Yin Yang".
Sidenote, I could only make it to level 6 out of 7 before failing miserably, so I apologise boredgame if I didn't cover something out of your game that you would've liked me too. EDIT: I beat the game now, YUS. I approve everything I just said an may have changed some things in my review
The first thing I did once I clicked on the orange title, was breathe in an air particle. Yes, I know, astonishing. And after I finished breathing in many more air particles, it was time to me to play the game. The first thing I noticed about the game was how lovely it looked, the fluffy wuffy clouds, the beautiful birdies that were flying in the sky (surprisingly harmful, I mean, seriously, who would expect fluffy wuffy blue birds to be harmful?) and the colours boredgame chose. It made the game look more pleasing and enjoyable to play. Anyway, the gameplay was marvellous. In the first four levels you'd play as Yin and Yang individually. Both Yin and Yang had advantages and disadvantages. For example, Yin could not be controlled with the arrow keys for the first two levels you play as him, but you could use your surroundings to help Yin escape.
The main genre in Yin Yang 2 was puzzles, and boredgame supplied plenty of them. In each level, it was crucial that you got your timing right, otherwise you'd die... what a pleasant surprise. Some examples of puzzles were using smaller Yang's to help big Yang, and I personally enjoyed those puzzles more than the puzzles you'd have to do with Yin, like drag a block around removing objects to help you. (it sounds funner than it sounds, lol. I still enjoyed Yin levels thoroughly though) When you would progress further in the game, the puzzles would get harder, and create something called "challenge" or "difficulty" (both of those words are in brackets because I know that you don't know a key word when you see one. Yep, I also know you failed your English assignment, naughty naughty.) and those two words combined would make something called "frustration"- actually no, it would make "challengedifficulty", what a strange word.
When you play a game that's very plain and just has a player, brown platforms and red enemies, do you find that game exciting? If you answered yes, you are a very strange woman, or man, probably a woMAN, oops, getting sidetracked. But with Yin Yang 2, this was NOT the case. There was cute little birdies, fluffy wuffy clouds, (how many times have I said that?) and there was even a pipe! However, on level two, the scenery was a little bland, BUT it was supposed to be bland, and a little bit spooky too, so boredgame didn't only make beautifully pleasingly magnificently fantastically excellently amazingly awesomely perfectly greatly cheeseburgery chips mmm coconutty banana like scenery, but also made sure that the scenery matched the game. Well done boring perso- I mean boredgame! x3
Oh yes, to make great games, you need great placement. If you want to make an excellent game, you need excellent placement (cheeseburgerzzz). And if you want to make a bad game, you need good placement- I mean bad placement. Now, look at the second sentence in this paragraph. Notice anything? Well yes, I notice cheeseburgerzzz in there too, but what else? Yes, that's correct! That sentence matches with Yan Ying 2! I mean Yin Yang 2. Yin Yang 3 had excellent placement, much better than Yin Yang 0 in my opinion, and that means that enenenenenemies- enemies, were placed well, power-ups were placed well, blocks were placed well, well, you get it. Pretty everything was placed well from what I saw in my opinion, so bravo, bravo board games! I mean boredgame, grr...
Original games are fun games. Fun games are great game. Yi Ya 2 is a fun and original game. Yes, even though it's a sequel, it's still original. I haven't seen anyone else transform a Chinese myth into a Sploder game, have you? Noooo, didn't think so. But the puzzles were not the most original I've seen. I mean, I've seen people make the concept where you have to use your surroundings to your advantage, but I guess Yin Yang 2 (w00t, said it right! 1) actually made better use of those puzzles. Boredgame ( 1 to me for saying it correct) made great use of turning not so original puzzles into original puzzles, yay!
Ratings for Yin Yang 2:
Puzzles and traps: 4.5/5. I loved the creative puzzles and traps, especially in level six where you'd have to think fast before the Yin Yang rolled into a hazardous trap.
Placement: 4.85/5. I found pretty much all placement perfect, but there was some times where Yin or Yang would hit something they weren't supposed to hit.
Scenery: 4.75/5. Oh come here you cute fluffy clouds and birdies! :D
Difficulty: 4.5/5. It wasn't too easy, but more over on the hard side. So I'd say it was set at an excellent level.
I thoroughly enjoyed Yin Yang 2, and can go as far as saying I loved it. The gameplay was marvellous and I enjoyed the puzzles in this game as well as every other feature in this game. I also found this better than Yin Yang, as it had better puzzles and a more solid gameplay.
Feature worthy? I would say so. But I wouldn't go as far as saying Epic Game Library worthy. Perhaps make a game that introduces a new puzzle that leaves me going: "Wow, omg that was like sooooo flawless" or makes me have a blonde moment. So ta ta fellow readers, and I hope you enjoyed my super duper horrible review! =D