Developer: Daedalic Entertainment
Publisher Daedalic Entertainment
Platforms: PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC
Reviewed On: Switch
Release Date: 15/06/2022
Reviewed By: Keith Lavelle
Review Rush was kindly supplied with a review code.
In Blackguards 2 follows the noble woman Cassia, who gets cast out by her husband. He leaves her to rot in a spider infested prison. After years of spider bites, Cassia he face is deformed. When she escapes, she has one goal: revenge on her husband.
Sort of Cassia is totally bat shit crazy, and it is up to the player and the choices made to determine her real motives. The choice in Blackguards 2 does make a difference here and you can see yourself turn from the hero to the villain very quickly, with little warning.
The story element is by far the standout section of BlackGuards 2. Choices are morally ambiguous and being righteous does not mean you will be in the right.
Nothing New.. And?
BlackGuards 2 is a turn-based RPG at its core. The battles are played out on a hexagonal grid, where each character acts one at a time. With the standard affair of roles you would expect from a fantasy game, melee, magic, ranged and so on. This does not mean that the battles are boring, on the contrary. They are engaging and fun, and with the choices you make on your journey, it can alter how hard battles can be.
As you progress, you will enter towns and villages. Where you can stock up on items, weapons, amour and so on. It also may lead to side quests and new discoveries.
Blackguards 2 does nothing inherently wrong from a gameplay point of view. But it won’t blow you away. The magic is in the choices you need to make and how much that can affect your playthrough.
Blackguards 2 definitely scratches that RPG itch and is worth a look.