None have overcome the Stronghold of Toragos... will you be the first goat to do so? Escape Goat 2 is the follow-up to the critically-acclaimed 2011 indie game, featuring more than double the content: larger rooms, HD graphics, dynamic lighting, and a host of devilish new traps.
Pick your path through the massive Stronghold, divided into ten unique zones. Worry not, brave Goat, for you have a friend on this mission: Your immortal mouse familiar can crawl to otherwise unreachable areas, to hit switches and distract enemies. Use your wits, reason, reflexes and courage to overcome each room, and save your friends from an eternal slumber...
Controller support: Escape Goat 2 fully supports the Xbox 360 and other XInput-capable controllers.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 1.8 GHz Processor, 1GB RAM. DirectX 9.0c compatible video card,
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.7 or later, 1.8 GHz Processor, 1GB RAM, OpenGL 3.0 support. Patched to version 1.1
Posted on 2014-03-25 23:38:31 byYoder:
Escape Goat 2 is a worthy successor to the original. Though this second game boastes an significant graphical upgrade, the gameplay remains as solid as ever. The core puzzle-solving and execution challenges (timing and platforming) are as good as EG1 if not better, and the addition of new items for your mouse friend add some variety. Of partciular note, the zone waiting at the topread more of the fortress's spine contains perhaps the most unique boss design I've ever seen.
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Posted on 2014-03-27 18:46:21 byLausNub:
Just like its predecessor Escape Goat 2 is a great puzzler with only minor flaws. Apart from the graphical changes the devs stayed close to the original. They recommend using an XInput controller, but the keyboard does its job perfectly, the controls are highly responsive. Gameplay-wise the changes are minimal. 2 new useable items are are added: the tiny hammer which transformsread more the mouse into a metal box & the cloak of vengeance which allows you to shoot the mouse by 180° to the opposite wall. Furthermore there are some new boxes, e.g. crates that slowly burn once set on fire. Finally, the boss levels introduce a new creature (with quite an impact).
Most rooms are well designed, but the first ~15 are so easy to beat that it felt almost like a non-skipable tutorial. From then on the difficulty level is mostly easy – moderately challenging, but occasionally (not gradually) it spikes tremendously. The game focuses mostly on the puzzle solving aspect, but a few rooms require a great deal of accurate platforming & very good timing. Regarding the level design, the devs put the newly introduced stuff to good use & add the more the further you progress. Unfortunately, most rooms seem to revolve around 1 specific theme. e.g. if you find the tiny hammer, you won't need anything else to solve the puzzle in question. More complex puzzles would've been appreciated. Anyway, all in all the game is still one of the best puzzlers around & everyone who likes the original can safely buy it.
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Posted on 2014-03-26 21:26:48 byhaed:
Escape Goat 2 is certainly a looker. I love pixel art, as was used in the first Escape Goat, but they've done such a wonderful job of creating a new unique fantasy art style full of whimsy and charm. The puzzles gradually become more challenging as you progress further up the tower. Oftentimes you cannot progress up until you've completed areas to the left and right of the floorread more you're currently on. These areas include medieval forests, machinery, ice lands, secret labs, and many more fun locals. The puzzles rely not only on brains but also on speed and timing which adds a layer of frantic darting about with your goat. Your mouse and his/her magic hat make a welcome return to help you survive your many trials. Escape Goat 2 is simple in design but plenty devious, clever, and magical. It's a 2D game well worthy of it's place in 2014. Have a goat of a time!
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