--November 25, 2014 Early Access Review--Note: I originally did a review for this game on June 14, 2014 and continuously updated it, but I decided to re-do my review now that I recommend it.
Video preview of Audiosurf 2:http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=300164118
Alright, so it's been quite a while since I've bought this game and I have played it a lot now. I've gotten quite used to the way this game works, compared to the original Audiosurf, and I think I can finally recommend it to the general public. There's still some cons to go along with the pros, but it's a pretty good game still. The Pros:
+ You can get A LOT more points on songs compared to the original Audiosurf, even on songs that had mainly blue traffic in Audiosurf.
+ Really fun if you can deal with the fast pace and gray blocks everywhere.
+ Absolutely stunning graphics, even on low setting. Huge improvement compared to the original.
+ The camera angle has been fixed and it is a lot better.
+ There is Steam Workshop compatibility, which is a great for people who want to try different things.
+ If you actually like the more faster pace compared to the original Audiosurf, then you'll like this a bit more.
+ The song selection interface has improved, now previewing the artist, song name, album, and cover art for the album/single.The Cons:
- The difficulty is very
hard now, even for normal mono, regardless of choice.
- It's very fast paced, compared to Audiosurf's mono.
- The whole track is a lot faster than the original mono, which again, makes the difficulty insanely harder.
- There are tons more gray "blocks" than the original, making it almost impossible to achieve stealth and attempt at every colored block.
- The gray "blocks" can sometimes be extremely close to the colored blocks, and in some cases, practically glued together with each other.
- Like it says right above this, the gray "blocks" can be extremely close to colored blocks, which can make you lose stealth in lots of cases, unless you're Harry Houdini or something.
So yeah, I suggest you get any Audiosurf (1 or 2). Be forewarned: Audiosurf 2 is a LOT faster and very difficult compared to Audiosurf (in terms of mono mode). The cons might be just my personal problems with the game, but I think you should still take those cons in consideration if you're deciding on whether to buy the game or not. Wait for the sales, my best advice. Still a good buy, however.