Parents' Guide to

Blackguards 2

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Hard, bloody fantasy RPG encourages strategic thinking.

Game Mac, Windows 2015
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Blackguards 2 delivers a series of modest but smart upgrades to the strategic action introduced by its predecessor. Combat is less frustrating, thanks to improved hit rates (which means you'll need to restart fewer missions due to bad luck). Character customization also is less of a chore thanks to tweaks that streamline (if only a little) the process of picking or growing talents and abilities. Perhaps best of all, the story is more compelling thanks to a darker plot and better voice acting.

But it's not without issue. Although the acting is a step up, parts of the story are a little off; it feels like the narrative is missing key scenes to connect important events. Plus, it'd be nice to be able to skip enemy movements, since there are times when you may have to wait for a dozen or more foes to carry out actions before your characters' turns come around again. That said, it's a solid, complex, and challenging game of turn-based tactics. Fantasy and strategy lovers ought to feel right at home.

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