Fortix 2

Reviewed by Syrsly on Apr 01, 2012
Rating
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3/5
(Good.)
Game Overview
Release Date:
May 6, 2011
Platform Reviewed:
Personal Computer
Platforms Available:
Windows
Mac
Genre(s):
Casual | Puzzle | Strategy
Requirements: 
Windows XP or higher with DirectX 9.

Fortix 2 is a great casual game that acts as a great sequel to a great casual game, Fortix. Should you buy it, though? I say yes, but consider the flaws before you decide, because it is priced fairly high.

Flaw #1: Content

For a $10 game, it does not offer much content. It is a very short game. You can plow through it in just a few hours.

Flaw #2: Difficulty

This is arguably an easy game. It can be difficult to beat certain levels, but the bulk of the game is very easy, at least for me.

Flaw #3: (Lack of) Story

There really is no story to this game that I can find. It is purely gameplay. That can be a flaw to some, but I actually was not interested in a story, anyway. I bought the game because I like the simple gameplay found in its genre. Line-breaking games are just so addictive that I can justify spending $10 on one, but not everyone will be as amused as myself.

Overall, I say get the game if you liked the original. If you have not played the original, get it, because it is only a dollar.

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