- The presentation side of the game has seen a big improvement over the original and they’ve definitely done a great job with the visuals and sound design.
- I found the level design to be as fun as ever and the variety that’s present in the levels means you don’t get bored very often.
- In terms of content the game will keep you busy for quite a while and most important of all the content that’s avaliable is a blast to play.
- The game offers you quite a bit of replayability in terms of collectibles and some of these collectibles can improve Blob considerably, which is great.
- Platforming and traversing feel as good as ever and the different mechanics hold up really well throughout your playthrough.
- The game can be a little too easy at times and more of a challenge would have been nice every now and then.
- I found a few technichal issues that were present every now and then, but none of them were major thankfully.
- Whilst I like a tutorial every now and then I found the tutorials to be a little overbearing and annoying at times here.
All in all I first played de Blob 2 back in 2011 and to say it provided me with many enjoyable moments would be a massive understatement, so as you can imagine I was very pleased to learn that it was coming to the Xbox One. Thankfully de Blob 2 retains its fun factor in a big way on the Xbox One and the added improvements that have been implemented make the game worth buying again. The gameplay feels as smooth and solid as ever and the platforming combined with the very good mechanics make playing this game a fun and very addictive experience. The addictiveness that’s present lasts for quite a while because the game has more than enough content to keep you satisfied, which is great. You will notice though that the longer you play the game the more technichal issues it has, but thankfully these don’t harm the game’s fun factor much and a small patch would sort these issues out quite easily. There are a number of levels for you to enjoy in de Blob 2 and each level has a lot of variety going for it, which in turn stops things from becoming tedious. I will say though that if you like a game that offers you a challenge then you won’t find much of one here, but I didn’t find this to be much of a problem because it meant my children could enjoy the game as well, especially when you get past the first level. I mention the first level because there are too many tutorials present and they do end up annoying you. There are many collectibles to be found in the game and without a doubt this gives the game quite a lot of replayability, and the best thing is that some of these collectibles improve Blob considerably which in turn makes playing this game even more fun. The presetation side of the game has without a doubt seen significant improvements. Visually the game looks crisper and more colourful and the accompanying music is absolutely fantastic and it never once got on my nerves, which is great. At the end of the day I love remasters where you can see the improvements that have been made and that’s definitely the case when it comes to de Blob 2. Everything feels solid and most important of all the fun factor is still present and you will no doubt have a lot of fun if you’re a fan of these games. As far as remasters go this is one of the best I’ve seen and if you loved the original then I fully recommend that you get it again.
I rate de Blob 2 7.5/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Developer: Blue Tongue Entertainment/Blitworks
Publisher: THQ Nordic
Release Date (Xbox One): February 27, 2018