Analysis of Destroy All Humans! 2: Reproved for Xbox Series X.
Humanity records its first contact with the alien race Furón in the year 2000. Twenty years later, these aliens have returned to consoles around the world with a satisfying remaster from the hand of Nordic THQ there Black Forest Games. Now comes the second episode of the invasion of Crypto in Destroy all humans! 2: Reproved. A title that preserves the essence of the original work with all the consequences that entails, for better or for worse.
With that said, get ready to mount your flying saucer and begin the ultimate destruction of the human race.
From Russia with love
The Destroy All Humans Remaster! 2 places us in the 1960s. Specifically, the plot unfolds 12 years after the events of the first title. So if you haven’t played it, you better skip that part of the analysis if you don’t want to eat spoilers.
We are in 1969, the hippie movement is at its peak. our dear Crypto-137 not only did he manage to be President of the United States, but he also developed a certain part of the human body with which to enjoy the company of women. But Soviet Union and the KGB They’re targeting us and will soon ruin our party by shooting down our mothership. With the Russian secret service hot on our heels and planet Earth our playground, we must prevent the extinction of the furon race and that the communists don’t get away with it. In the meantime, it won’t hurt to wipe out every human we see to save their brains.
The title begins in the town of bay town, although as the adventure progresses we will visit other places located in different parts of the globe. In total we will have five different scenarios: San Francisco, London, Tokyo, Tunguska and a lunar base.
permit to survey
In the playable section, there is a third-person action game. Something like a GTA but with a big-headed alien as the protagonist. We will be able to move in semi-open scenarios thanks to different devices such as a hoverboard or a jet pack which we will unlock shortly after the start of the story. The latter will allow us to gain height and move on the roofs of buildings without being seen.
Of course, Crypto will also have in his possession a good number of weapons, to which more destructive and bizarre. Right from the start, we will have our beloved lightning cannon to electrocute every living thing. But in this second part, a new arsenal will be added, such as a gun that launches slingshots to make everyone dance to disco music, an anal probe or even a gun that bounces people and objects to cause destruction total.
The mission system will be quite basic. We will move freely through the different locations and we will have both an overview map and a minimap that will indicate where the main missions begin, which advance the plot. Each of these missions has different objectives, some mandatory and some optional (like going unnoticed or killing a certain number of people with a certain weapon). By completing them all, we will receive additional points. These “furon spikes” They will be used to improve weapons and Crypto himself, which will make us move better and be even more deadly.
destroyed in seconds
Another important element in the gameplay of Destroy All Humans! 2: Failure is the Flying saucer. As in the previous section, it will serve as a basis for improve our trinkets and the weapons of our UFO itself
We will be able to fire a death ray from above that will vaporize humans, vehicles, and if we hold it long enough, entire buildings. Among other functions to wreak havoc, we will also have an abductor ray to collect DNA or a telekinesis ray to send everything that flies into the stratosphere. In case the threat level gets out of control, we can camouflage ourselves to avoid being seen.
other planets graphics
Probably one of the most notable improvements in this remaster of Black Forest Game’s artwork is the graphic part. We always have the typical artistic style”cartoon” with cartoon characters and very casual designs. But the change is that now the graphics engine is the Unreal Engine 4 and the level of detail is much higher. This can be seen especially in the stage lighting, HD textures and some reflections. Seeing how the shard of the weapon is reflected in the opaque eyes of our furon is really cool.
Seduced by nostalgia
As a remaster, Destroy All Humans! 2: Failed retains all the mechanics of the original work with virtually no changes (because the initial product was already almost perfect). The dialogues are still not dubbed, but they retain the same Spanish translation. In this way, we will continue to enjoy this hooligan humor that the saga exudes.
The problem comes when you’ve been playing for a while. I won’t deny that I enjoyed the game and it’s fun, but it still felt like I was watching a title from years ago. Too many messaging missions (with very long dialogues), repetitive and sometimes very linear. One mistake not to make when playing a remaster is to confuse it with a remake. The first changes, at most, only the graphic part and improves the mechanics. But it doesn’t add anything new like a remake would.
In the case of humor, as I said at the beginning, keep sounding that biting and sarcastic tone. There will be no shortage of continuous jokes about the most capitalist United States, the harsh Soviets, communism and a thousand stereotypes or clichés of other countries. Although most of these jokes are quite funny, there are others that make me cringe today. Especially those who Crypto done when he arrives Natalia, a hypersexualized former KGB agent who will be our partner and will flirt during the adventure. However, it must be said that the developers themselves warn that the sense of humor of the work can be somewhat controversial today.
Everyone who liked the original game of Pandemic Studios in 2006 you have a new appointment with Crypto in Destroy all humans! 2: Reproved. the people of Nordic THQ there Black Forest Games have revived this Xbox classic with a remaster that will give us some 3-4 p.m. of fun and will make us feel like the aliens of Martian attacks. More weapons, new places to destroy and lots of rogue humor you’ll find in this second installment with a facelift that went pretty well. Although in gameplay it still feels like a title from a few years ago, it hasn’t lost the touch that made us have a great time collapsing buildings or torturing and annihilating humans in the way the craziest possible.
Destroy all humans! 2: Reproved
- Retains the fun of the original
- The variety of weapons to which crazier
- Notable graphical and technical improvements
- Simple and repetitive missions
- Some jokes have aged badly
- Some scenarios are very empty