Rogue Legacy 2
No reviews yet.Add your rating
No reviews yet.Add your rating
Common Sense is a nonprofit organization. Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free.
Rogue Legacy 2
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.
Suggest an Update
A Lot or a Little?
The parents' guide to what's in this game.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Rogue Legacy 2 is a fantasy action/adventure game available for download on the Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows based PCs. This is a sequel to 2014's Rogue Legacy. Players attempt to tackle the challenges of a procedurally generated castle using a legacy of randomly crafted heroes. The game is a hack 'n' slash platform game with constant combat that features players using an arsenal of different weapons, magic spells, and abilities against various monster enemies. While there's plenty of violence and flashy effects, there's little to no blood every shown onscreen. The game's style is that of a cute and colorful cartoon that never takes itself too seriously, with lots of silly, juvenile humor peppered throughout.
There aren't any reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.
What’s It About?
ROGUE LEGACY 2 is a multi-generational spin on the classic battle between good and evil. Sure, it might have seemed like just another heroic quest against the armies of darkness, but you probably should have known something was up when you had to sign that pesky contract ahead of time. Moreover, you probably should have read it first, especially that fine print which didn't just bind you to this epic undertaking, but also all your future heirs. When one hero fails, it falls to the next generation to try and complete the contract. You'll choose from a selection of heirs with any combination of abilities, traits, weapons, and more. You'll also use any resources gathered from your ancestors to prepare for battle, pay Charon the ferryman to cross through the darkness, and dive into the fray once more. With a little luck, a little skill, and a whole lot of death, you'll build a heritage of heroism capable of driving back the baddies. Well, at least until the next generation rolls around.
Is It Any Good?
What do you do when one hero isn't quite up to taking on the armies of darkness alone? That's easy -- in Rogue Legacy 2, you turn it into a family affair. The original Rogue Legacy took the "roguelike" formula of randomly generated levels and stress inducing difficulty and gave it a fresh twist. Players had the chance to build on their past attempt though a constantly changing roster of heirs, each with their own unique set of skills and quirks. In a lot of ways, Rogue Legacy 2 perfectly represents that twist. As the successor to the original, it expands and improves on the gameplay genetics it inherited, while also carving out an identity apart from its predecessor. For gamers, this all makes Rogue Legacy 2 a fun, fast-paced, and constantly evolving action/adventure that's not for the faint of heart.
For newcomers to the Rogue Legacy series, one thing needs to be made clear. You're going to fail and you're going to die … a lot. The game is nothing if not difficult. Progress can feel like a slow burn. Sometimes you might even stumble into a bad situation with the wrong setup, such as running into a challenge to defeat all enemies with a character incapable of dealing damage. And yet, even after a hopeless situation like that, it's hard not to want to try one more run just to see what the next generation of heroes has to offer.. And while it's safe to assume that the game's unpredictability means even the most skilled players will need to take a break from time to time, its charm and personality will help to soothe the frustration of those constant restarts and keep you coming back for more.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about violence in video games. Is the impact of the violence in Rogue Legacy 2 affected by the amount of style and humor included in the gameplay? What makes a slapstick style of cartoon violence have less of an impact than more realistic and graphic violence shown in other games?
How might the actions a person takes during their lifetime affect the lives of those in future generations yet to come?
- Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Windows
- Pricing structure: Paid ($24.99)
- Available online?: Not available online
- Publisher: Cellar Door Games
- Release date: April 28, 2022
- Genre: Action/Adventure
- Topics: Magic and Fantasy, Adventures, Monsters, Ghosts, and Vampires
- ESRB rating: E10+ for Crude Humor, Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood
- Last updated: December 1, 2022
Our Editors Recommend
Retro side-scrolling adventure tests persistence, patience.
Unique take on city building is worth a roll of the dice.
Tabletop adventure is the next best thing to being there.
For kids who love adventures
Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.See how we rate