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Azkend 2: The World Beneath is a fun, if sometimes frustrating game well worth its asking price.
Overall, while it may not have a never-ending amount of levels, like Candy Crush or Frozen: Free Fall, it still has a lot of content to offer.
Azkend 2: The World Beneath is a puzzle game with a varied assortment of levels and simple gameplay mechanics. It's fairly easy to get into and it ensures that most players can get into quickly but on the other hand, its lifespan is way too short and it's impossible not to feel frustrated at certain moments due to the random nature of the puzzle pieces distribution.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Azkend 2: The World Beneath does everything it can to spice up the 'match 3' puzzle genre, boasting a narrative thread, power ups to collect and different objectives at every turn.
This had ‘perfectly fine’ written all over from when I first booted it up, but then it muddied the waters with a forgettable plot and tried to drag me away from the eye-reddening, ‘I should probably stop playing this now’ core of the game. Should you get it? If you like match 3 games then it’s a decent one, but then, if you like match 3 games you can get lots of them for free on your phone – which is surely a better home for them anyway.
Azkend 2: The Wordl Beneath is a funny and light-hearted puzzle game, with more than 60 levels and some extra challenging modes, but it remains an extremely traditional product.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Azkend 2 is polished for what it is, so quality isn't really an issue here. But this game can't escape the crowd, as it does little to separate itself from the pack.
Azkend 2 has a threadbare story that basically gives context for going from one puzzle to the next, and it definitely won't be the reason anyone picks this game up. The events are narrated by the female protagonist whose voice was more akin to that of a children's TV presenter. The wonderful artwork fuses well with the game's musical score, both of which set a suitably mysterious and adventurous tone.
The story mode and equippable tiles give something unique, while the extra modes give the same type of replayability that makes these types of puzzle titles so popular.
If you can forgive the controls, Azkend 2: The World Beneath can be a fun puzzle game. The fidgety nature of the analog stick and the imprecise movements of the directional pad make it very easy to commit mistakes, something that didn't occur in either the PC or mobile iterations. If you can live with that, then you've got a puzzle game that provides a decent amount of challenge and replayability without feeling like it goes on far longer than it should.