Swords & Soldiers II
Top Critic Average
As good as S&S2 threatens to be, the wireless connected elephant in the room overshadows proceedings, offering a tantalising glimpse of what S&S2 could have been rather than a celebration of what there is.
Swords & Soldiers II is a game of beautiful graphics and a great charisma, accessible both for fans of the genre of real-time strategy and for those who have never ventured into this type of experience
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Amusing dialogue, lush and vibrant graphics, a lengthy campaign, accessibility, depth, and local multiplayer allow Swords & Soldiers II to provide entertainment to a wide audience. Ronimo Games' title strikes a nice balance between depth and complexity. Although there is a quality campaign to be enjoyed, it is little more than a way to unlock all the factions, units, abilities, and spells to be used in the skirmish modes, because the skirmishing is where Swords & Soldiers II really shines.
Handholding aside, and beyond failing to offer something truly above and beyond its predecessor, the multiplayer offerings are superb, and Swords & Soldiers 2 is good, reliable fun. It won't likely be a game you'll remember a decade from now, but as a weekend buster, you could do far worse than this one.
Swords & Soldiers II is a follow-up that is exciting for lovers of the original. With three factions containing fresh new faces, this game delivers at being fun solo or with your pals. While the single-player campaign could have longer and the game really deserves online multiplayer, there are still good times to be had for all. You will be in awe with the game's various mechanics and just how well this adventure looks.
Swords & Soldiers 2 aims to entertain, and achieves that by utilizing very simple gameplay mechanics and rather short levels. It focuses too much on story telling though, which affects the gameplay experience a little bit. In the end, Swords & Soldiers 2 is a simple and fun strategy title, and nothing more.
Review in Persian | Read full review
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.
Swords and Soldiers II is a unique take on real-time strategy gameplay that permutes the established formulas equally as much as it simplifies them. The result is an accessible—yet satisfyingly challenging—game which feels just as frenzied as the typical RTS title, but which can be enjoyed in bite-sized portions.
Swords and Soldier II is a fantastic experience. It is filled with terrific gameplay, beautiful visuals, great music and sound, and laugh out loud moments. The lack of online is disappointing, and there are a few frustrating levels, but all things considered this is a must have for any Wii U owner with an interest in quality experiences – indie or otherwise. It is not a game everyone will love, but if you have even a passing interest in the genre, you owe it to yourself to give this game a second look.
Overall, though, Swords and Soldiers II is a fun romp with a nice healthy serving of strategery that can be fun for adults as well as younger players. Get it if you're pining for a refreshing strategy game on your Wii U with quirky humor and personality.