Aug 7, 2013
Yep, DumDum is back… and, he is all about saving the earth in the shooter better known as Monster Shooter 2.
It has the requisite dual control system generally seen in this type of game, and that is ALWAYS welcome.I liked the whimsical nature of the game, especially as reflected in the graphics. The characters looked lively, and this is a testament to the game’s artwork. This genre lives and dies by the animations, and this game does feel alive. The firing protagonist moves as naturally as a monster can be expected to, and so do the waves of baddies. The background uses color effectively too.
The gameplay is quick and furious, with the game employing waves of different type of monsters to keep players on their toes. The monsters pop out all around the place, which is why the controls for the game are especially important. The leftmost button handles movement, while the right button controls. The built-in tutorial is great; it does throw a lot of information at you, but it is done in a visual way that makes it easy to pick up. It explains the gameplay and the upgrade system. In short, move, shoot and don’t get corned. Rinse and repeat till the waves are vanquished.
The game store is a huge part of success at this game. The aliens that make up the enemy have special attributes as the game advances, and to match them, it is necessary to upgrade gear. This is wear collected tokens become extremely important. The game sports leaderboards and Facebook compatibility, and the ability to give presents to friends is definitely a cool feature.
My biggest complaint has to do with the visuals. There were times I thought the screen got a bit too, well, busy. The controls and such did take up some real estate, too.
Still, for a sequel, it is a pleasant revisiting, and plenty of fun.