OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood
Summary: OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood is a fantastic sequel to the 2014 skateboarding game which builds upon its successor's tough, but fun gameplay. The only downside critics seem to have is that the only reward is more levels.
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A superbly crafted and challenging technical skating game.
OlliOlli2 remains very faithful to the template its forbearer set, down to the additional Spot and Daily Grind additional modes that focus attention on deliberately brief scoring challenges. Cautious as its updates initially seem, it is another superb twitch game, obsessed with the currencies of difficulty, speed and score. Best of all, it manages to capture so much of the movement and feel of skateboarding without ostracising players who have never touched a board in real life.
It's tough, unforgiving and initially overwhelming, but hey, that's skateboarding. OlliOlli2 is a glorious platform for self-expression when you nail it, but often it's a bit of a grind.
The additions to this addictive series don't radically change what it is about, but rather plug into what the series is already doing so well
It has a feel that no other game really captures, and a flow that's hypnotic within mere seconds of starting up a new track.
OlliOlli2 adds few changes to the original game's formula, but "more of the same" is enough to make this excellent sequel a consistent joy.
OlliOlli 2 will test you. The controls are simple and straightforward, but success requires precision. Across 50 levels and five worlds, you will trick, you will combo, you will fail, and finally... you will succeed. OlliOlli 2 is a wonderfully tight zen experience from beginning to end. It's worth the price of admission.
Despite those minor gripes, Roll7 has easily outdone itself with this one. OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood is a massive step up from the original game. It's a gorgeous, worthy successor that's even more absorbing and difficult to put down. Get ready for your next gaming obsession.
It's always good when you can see exactly where a game has improved over its predecessor, and even better when every part of the game has improved in some way. OlliOlli 2 fits into the latter camp, bringing some brilliant new mechanics to the table and creating a much faster-paced, better flowing, and downright addictive game with some slick presentation and awesome new environments.
With easy to learn, hard to master controls that build up as you progress through the game, and an addictive scoring mechanic that is always pushing you to master the game, OlliOlli 2 is a great addition to any PC gamer's library.