Very nice game!
Similar to their first game, you control as one of 2 characters, laying traps and fighting orcs to defend your base. The 2 characters have very little but noticable difference in starting setup.
All the traps and weapons have different effect and usage, and there are many ways of completing each stages using different approach
. You can invest heavily on weapons and trinkets so you can kill the orcs yourself, or you can spend your upgrades on traps and let them do the job for you.Coop WILL make a lot of stages so much easier
because you will have 2 more extra total slots to start with (6 slots each instead of 10 slots solo), double the attention from players, and double the amount of upgrades you can use! Even the hardest game mode is a piece of cake if both players have enough skulls to upgrade their traps.You can refund your upgrades infinitely, so you can plan your upgrades every wave.
I only wish that the upgrades can be done BEFORE the stage start instead of after the stage end.
The story/plot is unimportant nor adds any value to the gameplay, but it has some funny conversation
on the beginning of every stages. This makes me look forward to starting the next stage on my first playthrough.
To complete 100% achievement, you will need 2 things: the first game Orcs Must Die
(for the Classic mode DLC), and a coop buddy. If you meet the requirement, all the achievements are quite doable.
One thing I'd like this game to have is a way to save progress on co-op game. My personal experience, the game crashed on me on wave 39 of the endless mode coop, wasted almost 90 minutes of our time. Another time, my friend got disconnected from the internet for about 30 seconds and we lost 42 waves of endless mode time. Because of this, we don't really play endless mode online anymore because of the fear for the risk.
My score: 9/10