Blackguards 2 Review

How well does Blackguards 2 let you develop your character?

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711 days ago

The antagonist's class can be selected at the start of the game, and then developed freely throughout. Blackguards 2 is fat with stats and abilities, maybe even a wee bit bloated, but it really does let you customise your character in whatever way you want. Companions are treated similarly, though their class is predetermined.

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Does Blackguards 2 reward strategic planning?

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711 days ago

As a turn-based tactics game, planning is essential. The odds are often stacked against the party, with them frequently facing a lot of enemies, and it pays to play smart.

One of the most novel aspects of the battle is the way the environment can be used to your advantage. Stacked up crates can be pushed over to create a barricade, or to crush an enemy standing next to them, nasty swamp gas can be set alight, creating big ol' explosion and there are lots of lovely levers to pull -- what do they do? Well, finding out is part of the fun.

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How imaginative is the Blackguards 2 lore?

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711 days ago

The history of the world, despite being based on a popular German tabletop game, plays second fiddle to the current events, and what world building is embarked upon is generally a bit trite. It's typical fantasy stuff, but with a little more levity than, say, The Forgotten Realms of D&D fame.

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Would you buy at full price or wait for a Blackguards 2 sale?

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711 days ago

It's reasonably priced, but it has been on sale several times and is likely to be again soon. Six of one, half a dozen of the other.

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How good are the graphics in Blackguards 2?

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711 days ago

Serviceable. Functional. Blackguards 2 isn't going to impress anyone with either its graphical fidelity or aesthetics, but it does the job.

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How good are the sounds in Blackguards 2?

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711 days ago

It definitely has sounds, but they haven't stuck in my mind.

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How does Blackguards 2 run on your PC?

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711 days ago

Perfectly. And it should run fine on even older PCs.

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