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Swords & Soldiers II

Ronimo Games
May 21, 2015 - Wii U

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8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Swords & Soldiers II

'Swords and Soldiers 2' impresses with its lovingly-crafted character models and light-hearted humor, but its limited 2D plane gameplay may not be for everyone.

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It's light on features, but Swords and Soldiers II is successful at boiling an RTS down to its entertaining essentials.

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Although Swords and Soldiers II has a limited appeal for those of you who like to only game solo, it's a fine strategy title, and a perfect mix of brevity and depth. I'm likely still going to be learning the ins and outs of each army months down the line, which is a really great thing.

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Swords & Soldiers II has something to offer RTS veterans as well as those with zero experience with the genre. It's accessible without sacrificing depth, and varied without being needlessly intricate.

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Swords & Soldiers II is the sequel that the WiiWare classic truly deserves, and it represents a new-gen upgrade that shines as an example of genuine quality on the eShop. Its blend of 2D strategy remains fun and frantic, with just occasional moments where the pieces don't add up perfectly, while the whole title is polished and constructed with detail and care. With a hefty range of units and the freedom to tackle an entertaining campaign or create custom battles, it also offers plenty of premium value.

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I was a fan of the first Swords & Soldiers' fiery and rambunctious Viking hordes and their quest for grandeur and grilled meats, and I had high hopes for the sequel, but Swords & Soldier II wound up just being a dusty old lamp with no magic to speak of.

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Swords and Soldiers II is an entertaining RTS game that doesn't take itself too seriously.  That being said hardcore RTS players might find this one a bit too "silly" for their tastes, though players new to RTS games might find it enjoyable, especially with the option to go through any stage on Easy Mode.  Either way, while not the best RTS game out there, it is an enjoyable one.

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Thanks to a hearty stew of old-school gameplay mechanics and a funny story, "Swords and Soldiers II,"is a worthy addition to the series and a solid RTS for any hungry for something different on the Wii U.

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