Nidhogg 2 Review on Xbox One

Nidhogg 2: Is it Worth Buying?

The wurm has returned and it must feed! Shed your garments and paint the walls with the flesh of your enemies, for only one can be worthy of sacrifice. The rules are simple. Reach the other side and kill anyone that stands in your way. Deftly parry and rend their throats, riddle their bowels with arrows, or squish their brains between your toes. The wurm cares not for chivalry. Sequel to the indie hit of 2014, Nidhogg 2 builds upon the award-winning gameplay of its predecessor with new weapons to wield and levels to master, head-to-toe character customization, and the captivatingly grotesque art of Toby Dixon.

Nidhogg 2 is a fun little game that will keep you playing for hours and I mean hours. I never played Nidhogg 2 and this game made me regret never playing the original. It’s actually a really unique game and one that really surprised me as well. In Nidhogg 2 you can customize your character with different colors which is a nice addition. The whole point of this game is to kill your enemies and finish level at which time you will be eating by the wurm. Every time your enemy kills you, you are losing. There is a bar at the top that lets you know that your time is almost is up. You are trying to finish the level before the AI does. Each encounter can be challenging or really easy. it really depends on how your momentum is and if you get a good first hit.

The gameplay is pretty simple and can be against AI or 1 on 1 against a friend. There are also 8 player tournaments as well to keep the content flowing. There are four weapons to choose from each deadlier then the last. Nidhogg 2 lets you playing in private matches or in matchmaking. Overall the gameplay is really fun and it really never gets too boring. The game itself is really challenging and can be frustrating. There were times I was just dying over and over. The real joy is when you are finally eaten by the wurm and you can sit back and bask in your hard-fought win. The soundtrack really good and fits the game so well. With tracks by Daedalus and Osborne just to name a few, its seriously one of the best soundtracks in a game you’ll find.

The graphics are retro 16-bit. The game doesn’t really look pretty to the eye but it works really well the overall game. I really liked the art style of Nidhogg 2. The throwback graphics made it a really unique experience. If you love side scrolling games with loads of violence, then Nidhogg 2 is the game for you. I really enjoyed my time with the game and plan on spending more time with the wurm.

4/5

-Fun

-Challenging

-Fantastic Soundtrack

-Ability to 1v1 is a good addition

-The Retro feel brings back good memories 

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