A modern take on the 16-bit era, A Valley Without Wind 2 blends a variety of mechanics across multiple genres, seamlessly bringing together the best qualities of old-school platform-shooters and turn-based strategy games.
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A modern take on the 16-bit era, A Valley Without Wind 2 blends a variety of mechanics across multiple genres, seamlessly bringing together the best qualities of old-school platform-shooters and turn-based strategy games. You choose how and where to explore via the world map, how to upgrade your character via mage classes, feats, and perks that you unlock, and how to battle the forces of evil every step of the way.

Your character is a mage who has infiltrated the inner circle of the evil Demonaica, and you now share the power of immortality that he uses to terrorize the land. Using this power against him, it's time to lead an uprising and ultimately bring him and his henchmen back to mortality so that they can be dispatched.

Gameplay alternates between two modes that complement each other: brief, tightly-designed platforming segments where your character customization and equipment can be tuned to meet the tactical needs of the current stage; and quick strategic turns on the world map where you order your troops to fight, scavenge, build, recruit, farm, and use special powers. Demonaica and his armies pursue your forces directly on the world map, while his five henchmen have been sent to recapture you in the platforming segments.

Your immortality came at great personal cost, but it makes you the one last hope of saving the world from darkness.

Key Features:

  • Platforming and Turn-Based Strategy Coupled Together:

    Flip back and forth between your own adventure, and the progress of the resistance you're in charge of. Freely adjust difficulty levels for both to tailor the experience to your own personal playstyle. Both sides of the game can be quite easy or incredibly hard.
  • More Tactile Combat:

    The physics of movement and attacks have been completely redone from the first title, with more traditional gamepad and keyboard support. Spells have mass and can block each other, leading to many interesting tactical situations in the platforming segments.
  • Vastly Improved Visuals:

    Fully redone artwork by Heavy Cat Studios, including 125 all-new monsters, 200 spells, and lots more.
  • Focused Gameplay Arc:

    Unlike the endless sandbox-style first game, this complete re-imagining has a distinct beginning, middle, and end.
  • Procedurally Generated Worlds:

    Each world is a unique challenge, leading to excellent replay value once you do beat the game!
  • Co-Op Multiplayer:

    Bring along as many friends as you like on your journey, depending on your connection speed. 2-8 players recommended on most Internet connections; many more on LAN.
  • See Just How Deep An Arcen-style Rabbit-Hole Goes:

    After dozens of hours you still haven't seen it all: 50 mage classes in 5 tiers, 200 spells, 125 enemies, 14 biomes, 100+ types of world map tiles, 64 character customization perks, 100ks of procedural equipment possibilities.
  • Extra Challenges For Expert Players:

    String together flawless kills to earn "concentration" and become even stronger. Beat the game on harder difficulties to earn rare achievements.
  • Get The Original Game For Free!

    The original game was unique and experimental, and it comes included absolutely free when you buy the sequel.

Системные требования

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Минимальные:
    • ОС: Windows XP с пакетом обновлений 2 или новее
    • Процессор: с тактовой частотой 1,6 ГГц
    • Оперативная память: 2 ГБ
    • Монитор: с разрешением экрана 1024x768 или выше
    • Жесткий диск: 1 ГБ свободного места
    Минимальные:
    • ОС: Leopard 10.5 или новее
    • Процессор: Intel с тактовой частотой 1,6 ГГц
    • Оперативная память: 2 ГБ
    • Монитор: с разрешением экрана 1024x768 или выше
    • Жесткий диск: 1 ГБ свободного места
    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 10.10 or later, although other unsupported distros may very well work
    • Processor:1.6Ghz Intel CPU
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1024x768 or greater desktop screen resolution
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
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5 из 6 пользователей (83%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
15.4 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 26 декабря 2015
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20 из 20 пользователей (100%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
74.7 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 31 января
A Valley Without Wind 2 is nothing like A Valley Without Wind 1. So many of the things that made me eventually love Valley 1 — it takes a while to wrap your head around that game, and you might give up before you realize you love it — are missing in this overhaul, which has just been released as a separate executable available for free to owners of Valley 1. Valley 2 has no crafting, no collectibles, no inventory, no spell customization, no fancy traversal gimmicks, no dungeon exploration, no grinding. It is basically missing 90% of the gameplay that dragged me into Valley 1. The sorts of moments I detailed here are entirely gone. Even the music is different. The original game’s 8-bit retro ditty has been replaced with a Japanese pop song, but in English. So what Valley 1 fan is going to want anything to do with Valley 2?

A Valley Without Wind 2 is a streamlined side-scrolling action platformer embedded in a turn-based territory control boardgame about trying to contain a rampaging demon and mostly failing. There. That’s the basic pitch. The action platformer bits are mostly about moving to the far side of the level. Your goal isn’t necessarily to kill the various hopping, crawling, flying monsters; it’s to stay alive while getting past them. As you play the action platformer level for any given tile, you spread your control of the map. Map control lets you earn more resources by moving pieces around the board representing your band of resistance fighters. They gather resources, knock down obstacles, take on minor monsters, and power special superbuildings.

But Valley 2 has a brutal clock mechanism that crawls out of the center of the map. Imagine an invulnerable — or is she? — demon running around the board, trashing your buildings, casting total ♥♥♥♥ spells that render swathes of territory uninhabitable, murdering your dudes, and scattering the survivors like terrified sheep. You have to stop this demon by getting super powerful, which is going to take about as long as a JRPG, give or take ten hours. Until then, the demon is going to mess stuff up and you can do precious little about it. Some power fantasy.

Like Valley 1, Valley 2 can be awkward on the overworld. Arcen Games comes up with brilliant ideas that often stretch beyond their interfaces. Despite the basic boardgame mechanics, there is almost no boardgame elegance here. But the basics of exploring the world and keeping your survivors alive are a fantastic hook, and I can’t think of many games that offer this basic experience. This is no city builder. This isn’t about reconstruction. This is a survival horror strategy game about refugees trying to survive a cataclysm in progress, a cataclysm that chases them around the map and often drives them into fatal corners or flushes them down economic death spirals. Choose your difficulty level wisely.

The actual sidescrolling action is superlative, perfectly suited to a gamepad controller and featuring more colorful and elaborate artwork since Valley 1. I thought Valley 1 was weirdly gorgeous as it was, but Valley 2’s graphics overhaul makes it more conventionally gorgeous. The more significant change is Valley 2’s new sense of focus in place of Valley 1’s wide-open spell choice and customization. Now you must choose a pre-set class. Each class has four attacks, varied by power, range, how they’re aimed, whether they use ammo, and so forth. Attacks also vary by “caliber”, which determines which attacks punch through which other attacks. If you really want to finesse the gameplay, caliber is an important consideration for playing defensively. You’ll want to build up a concentration bonus by not taking damage, so driving back enemy attacks with a higher caliber is an important part of avoiding damage, particularly in the confines of underground areas.

The classes are imaginative and no one names a character class like Arcen Games. Who needs paladins and barbarians when you have featherologists, ashists, lumbermancers, and entropicists? But there are so many that I’ll never use most of them, even though they’re randomly doled out five at a time as you progress through a game. I wish Arcen had focused on fewer classes, and therefore made each one more important. As it is now, once you go up a few tiers, it’s like a racing game where you have a garage full of cars but no reason to use any beyond your two or three favorites. But those two or three favorites sure are sweet. Why would I ever not use my sleetlock with his freeze flamethrower and fancy magnetic ice?

Valley 2 is a long game with some pleasant surprises waiting on the map and even in the narrative. Unfortunately, for a game that seems so perfect for replaying, there’s no persistence. When you win or lose, you simply win or lose. As it is now, Valley 2 is like playing through a long RPG with randomized elements that you can play again if you want. Which would be fine if it wasn’t the strategy game that it is.

It’s a minor miracle that Arcen Games could revise Valley Without Wind 1 so completely without simply upgrading it, that they have instead made a completely separate game that plays so differently and creates a unique type of experience based on getting your ♥♥♥ kicked.
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3 из 3 пользователей (100%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
0.3 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 14 февраля
... I wasn't a fan of the first, but after spending a bit of time with the second (which seems infinitely better in terms of knowing what to actually do) - I can kind of see the attraction of this little game... great music, basic presentation but one in which your own imagination has to do a lot of the work... it's creative, varied and I can see why people would want to play this (nice random world generator keeps things fresh) - not a bad little game at all...
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1 из 1 пользователей (100%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
3.5 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 23 февраля
They took the legacy of the first game and made something completely different and inferior. It's nothing like the 1st game! They basically just stapled the name "a valley without wind" to it and wrote a crappy hybrid game with a great soundtrack.

The platforming is boring and clunky; They actually tell you that aiming with your mouse will make the game TOO easy. They literally coupldn't develope a computer game meant to use a mouse. They threw out Valley 1's controls and replaced it with a painfully floating/fuzzy unresponive slow mess. Some enemies are invulnerable unless you get within melee range despite both your main attacks being ranged. Just really lazy design choices meant to artificially create difficulty where they couldn't make the game properly.

The "strategy" is just a keep-you-head-above-water gind to win before you lose. When I was new it was hard to figure out and I felt like it was needlessly compicated. WHen I got hte hang of it it was worse than a face-book game.
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33 из 50 пользователей (66%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
Пользователей, посчитавших этот обзор забавным: 2
0.2 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 26 ноября 2013
Считаю игру одной из худших покупок, хотя она и стола немного в момент релиза.
Мне всегда жаль ругать игры, ведь разработчики в них вкладывают как минимум частичку души.
Да, можно тыкать меня носом в тот факт, что не прошёл до конца, не разобрался полностью в геймплее, не проникся любовью и пониманием к игре. Но с первых же минут на экране происходит чёрти что! С первых же минут желудок сжимается и пытается извергнуть содержимое на клавиатуру. Что 1, что 2 часть - тяжёлая наркомания. Вот честно, не рекомендую тратить деньги.
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