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Nidhogg 2 Official Xbox One Trailer
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Aug 1, 2018
    100
    Nidhogg has always felt like the promise most fighting games make but set the bar way too high to actually deliver: two highly skilled combatants that have not only mastered their technique, but can read their opponent and counter accordingly. No memorization of strange combos or endless character variations, just simple controls with a highly balanced set of rules that make for a learning curve so smooth it’s practically nonexistent. Nidhogg 2 adds some small but mighty innovations to the gameplay, making it feel fresh without ruining what made it so special in the first place.
  2. Jul 17, 2018
    84
    Nidhogg 2 doesn’t stray too far from the concept of its predecessor. This, depending on what you want from a sequel, will be for the better or for the worse. Regardless, there’s no doubt that this game offers one of the best and most tense 1v1 experiences in recent memory. What I found most compelling is how in-depth and robust the game can be, whilst remaining totally accessible and fluid throughout.
  3. Jul 12, 2018
    80
    Nidhogg 2 is an incredible game that offers up wonderfully tense and deeply strategic gameplay whilst trying to keep the tongue firmly in its cheek. While the single player doesn’t always work as it should, the multiplayer is easily worth the asking price just for the way it can make you feel.
  4. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Sep 12, 2018
    80
    Perfectly balanced fights in a small package, we just wish there were more stages. [October 2018, p.83]
  5. Jul 21, 2018
    80
    Nidhogg 2, despite the criticism, is an evolution of the formula that improves in all respects on its predecessor. Its bizarre and colorful aesthetics give it its own personality, and its refined playability and frantic action make you want to play again and again.
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  1. Jul 21, 2018
    8
    I only played Nidhogg briefly back in 2014 and despite me only playing the game for a brief amount of time I really enjoyed what the gameplayI only played Nidhogg briefly back in 2014 and despite me only playing the game for a brief amount of time I really enjoyed what the gameplay had to offer. In a way the gameplay was unique and it stood out quite a bit which meant returning to the game was quite easy to do. As you can imagine then I was chomping at the bit to get my hands on Nidhogg 2 and I was very excited that it was finally making its way to the Xbox One. Thankfully it was worth the wait and I’ve already sunk quite a few hours into the game and the best thing is that I can’t see myself getting bored of Nidhogg 2 any time soon. Once again the gameplay is a very unique experience and when you factor in the very good strategy elements as well you do end up getting addicted quite quickly. Even though the replaybility and addictiveness is quite high in the game I would still recommend that you play this game in short bursts because it does become repetetive quite quickly. I will say though that it only really became tedious and repetetive when playing on your own and without a doubt the best way to enjoy this game is when you play with friends. Playing it this way is much more fun and you’ll find that you end up sinking a huge amount of hours into the game without realising when you play in co-op. One thing that really impressed me about this game was the amount of customisation the game delivers to you. You can literally chop and change every little detail to your heart’s content and by doing this it means that you can make every game completely different, which is great. Despite there being a huge amount of customisation available to you it doesn’t really have anything different from the first game, but whilst this may be off-putting for some it didn’t really bother me that much. Technically once again the game holds up really well throughout and there isn’t really any problems to discuss. This is great then because no issues mean the frustration levels never get high at all and this gives you another reason to return back to the game time and time again. The presentation side of the game may not be the best you’ve ever seen before, but I actually really enjoyed it. Both the visuals and sound design have a unique flavour implemented into them and in a way this unique flavour makes the gameplay that little bit more fun. At the end of the day if you were a fan of the first game then you’ll love Nidhogg 2. It doesn’t do anything spectacularly different compared to the original but what it does do is take what was so good about the first game and in a way improve it a little bit and when it’s all said and done it does more than enough to get a recommendation from me. Expand

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