PixelJunk Monsters 2
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Developer: Spike Chunsoft
- Local and online play — Maximize the fun by playing couch co-op with your friends or with up to four players online!
- Close encounters — Multiply the suspense by toggling the camera from top-down to an in-your-face view!
- Fluid and detailed graphics — Immerse yourself in an all new world like never before as the HD animation breathes life into the unique maps, and even Tikiman himself!
- The mask makes the Tikiman — A mask for any occasion! Customize Tikiman with different mask and shell styles
PixelJunk Monsters 2 Announcement Trailer (PS4/Steam/Nintendo Switch)
I still think there's fun to be had in PixelJunk Monsters 2, and I won't be surprised if Q-Games cleans up some of the minor frustrations. But unless the studio goes out of its way to expand and experiment with new content, I don't see this having much of a legacy. As it stands, it's an okay-at-best tower defense title that treads familiar ground. Coming off the original, that's a huge downgrade.
Pixeljunk Monsters 2 is a very solid entry in the tower defence genre. The little things it has changed make for some really interesting choices when it comes to tower placement and co-op play makes it much more replayable. Graphically the game is stunning in it's own way and will keep you invested in the tree-destroying, tower-building, funky-dancing gameplay as you progress through the increasingly tricky levels until the end. It suffers from the same issues prevalent in any TD game but is a solid entry nevertheless.