SteamWorld Dig 2 – best indie platforming game of the year

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SteamWorld Dig 2, a game you should know about

SteamWorld Dig 2 is available to download for PC on steam. This game is a platforming game much like other famous games such as Splunky, Hollow Knight and Dead Cells, other very popular platforming games out there. But every platforming game has something special, and SteamWorld Dig 2 also has this special something.

SteamWorld Dig 2

 

The title of the game eludes to what is unique about this game, that’s right… You can dig. In this Metroidvania type game, you can dig underground! In this mining adventure you will discover all sorts of cool things, like whole new worlds. Does this sound fun to you? Well if you’re not completely convinced, read on.

Gameplay

The way the SteamWorld Dig 2 works is pretty simple, you have to dig underground and collect materials. You use these materials at your homebase to upgrade all sorts of things. As you progress further underground and discover more and more new and cool things, you will also unlock new abilities that help you further.

There is something extremely satisfying about just digging and discovering things in this game, the controls are simple and easy to use.

SteamWorld Dig 2

Story

The story of the game is fairly simple and short, your home town is struck by earthquakes! These earthquakes seem to be caused by all sorts of hidden dangers deep within the ground. So you must dig your way down to discover what exactly is going on. You will find new enemies and even long lost allies in your adventure!

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Pros

SteamWorld Dig 2 has some very strong points. One of them being its amazing visuals. In a fun and light art style, you will see all sorts of vibrant and interesting things. The visuals really do this game justice and help bring the world to life.

SteamWorld Dig 2

Another strong point of this game is its replayability! That’s right, even if you complete the game from start to finish, the game is considered a somewhat Rogue-like game! Which means that every play through will be different. SteamWorld Dig 2 offers potentially hours of entertainment.

Finally, the strongest aspect of this game is definitely its exploration and puzzles. Puzzles strike a good balance between being fun and challenging and being annoying and frustrating. Exploring all sorts of places and obtaining all sorts of treasure is also really fun! Possibly the best part of this game.

Cons

The biggest downside of this game is how linear the main story feels. The actual story mode of the game, from start to end boss is fairly…Short. Once you’ve beat the game once, it’s too easy to get to the end on a second play through. The reason why rogue-like games are successful is they have a fair bit of difficulty involved in beating the game, and also have a fair bit of variance in endings. The ending of this game is linear. Maybe SteamWorld Dig 2 would have benefited a lot from being more rogue-like!

This isn’t a major complaint, but the game truly does end up feeling a little too short.

SteamWorld Dig 2

Should you buy the SteamWorld Dig 2

Well, the first thing to consider when thinking about buying this game is the price. SteamWorld Dig 2 is a 20$ game. Which is actually fairly expensive. The game is short, so maybe the 20$ price is not justified simply on the fact that the main story of the game is a little too abrupt. If you play games casually and just want something quick, easy and fun, then this game is for you.

But if you want something that you really want to get immersed in and play for a longer time, then maybe you will not be satisfied with SteamWorld Dig 2.

If you want to buy the game for PC, click the steam link below

SteamWorld Dig 2
SteamWorld Dig 2
Developer: Image & Form
Price: 19,99 €
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