And now, from Rovio, the much anticipated Angry Birds 2! The successor to the world’s most popular game! Er… or is it? Although Rovio would like us all to get freaky about the release of Angry Birds 2, I think this should really be like Angry Birds 10.
After all, we’ve already got Angry Birds, Angry Birds Stella, Angry Birds Transformers, Angry Birds Go, Angry Birds Star Wars, Angry Birds Star Wars II, Angry Birds Space, Angry Birds Friends, Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Epic, Angry Birds Fight… Am I missing anything?
So actually, this should be Angry Birds 13. Not 2. But I guess we’ll forgive them for the little lie. Because after all, I’ve played at least half of those games, and I’m gonna play Angry Birds 13 2. At least a little.
So, let me give you a summary of the game after spending about half an hour with it.
First of all, on Android the game basically automatically logs you into Google Games. So if you’ve manually disabled that app, you’re probably going to have a problem running Angry Birds 2. But once you get connected to Google Play – which seems to offer no value whatsoever – you also get the option of checking into Facebook. That’s going to allow you to see how bad your scores suck compared to your cousin Tommy. Who always kicks your ass at everything, doesn’t he?
Once you’re in, you’ll notice that this game taxes your poor little mobile device. The graphics are sweet, and on my Samsung S6 they look great in 2560×1440 resolution. Although fans of the cleaner, simpler, original Angry Birds might feel like the sequel is a tad “busy” at times.
The first major difference you’ll find with Angry Birds 2 is that you now get to kinda choose which bird you want to use in any given situation. I say kinda because you have to earn your birds as you go, and levels are grouped together in such a manner that you can exhaust all of your birds to clear one level and then have to start over a few screens back.
But there’s good news! Sometimes Angry Birds 2 lets you watch commercial videos to earn extra birds! So if you enjoy that kinda torture you’re in for a treat.
Another new feature is the incorporation of “spells” such as the golden duck which rains rubber ducks on the pigs, or Blizzard, which turns blocks into ice.
I must admit, I do like the whole rubber duck rain of terror.
Where was I? Oh yeah, writing a review for Angry Birds 2.
You know what? I think you’ve dedicated enough time to the review. You can find the game on Android or iOS and give it a try yourself. Right now I’m about as bored writing this article as you will probably be after spending about the same amount of time on Angry Birds 2. Or after spending a BUNCH of money just trying to barely scrape through these levels where you die like… well birds. A lot.
PS – Go Pigs!