Game news Destroy all humans! 2: still just as politically incorrect
The Steam Neo Fest launched earlier in the week and there are a good number of indie games. Among them, there is a name that sounds more familiar than the others: Destroy All Humans! 2. This remake of the Crypto adventures is slated for this summer and offers us an irreverent demo of over an hour. Here’s what we thought.
- Even less politically correct than GTA?
- science fiction of yesterday
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Steam Neo Fest
All Steam Neo Fest demos are available June 13-20 (7pm). So there is still time to try some games that intrigue you to build your own opinion on joystick / mouse in hand.
Even less politically correct than GTA?
Cryptocurrencies are back and, of course, it’s to play a joke on you. LThe extraterrestrial has lost none of his lust and nonchalance. He thus gives to this remake the good taste of the perpetual transgression that animated his ancestors. Nothing has moved on this side. Those who love the spicy spirit of Crypto will then be hooked and the others will stay grounded. We still would have liked to see the lines diversify a bit. After an hour of play, they are immediately redundant, concretely in the general sarcastic tone of the title that has not tired us.
As a Attack of Mars, this Destroy all humans! 2 – Reprobed doesn’t take itself seriously and feels good. As a reminder, destroy all humans! it was also conceived as a parody of 1950s science fiction. More generally, we can see a satire of American society of the sixties, divided between two trends here very caricatured: the hippie movement and the cold war.
We thus find more extravagant and perched hippies than ever, accompanied by Russian agents as cliché as possible. All this offers us a scenario that has neither head nor tail and serves more as a pretext than a true story. Nothing very surprising in itself: the Destroy All Humans! They’ve always worked this way. We therefore appreciate this extravagant side that sometimes even manages to give us a few muffled laughs.
You will understand, destroy all humans! 2 does not reinvent the formula, but proposes it to us. Keeping its extraterrestrial DNA so particular, the title will undoubtedly appeal to early-stage fans and will even manage to seduce some. But if you are airtight to this type of tone, no miracles on the horizon. And that’s not the only point that might turn some people off.
science fiction of yesterday
Despite its very well done graphic restyling, Destroy all humans! 2 is, like its predecessor, an aging game. From what we’ve seen, it retains the same flaws as the 2020 remake. The construction of the chapter is still just as dated and the difficulty continues to yo-yo without too much logic. Despite the improvements made to the weapons, some are still inaccurate and the fights get confused very quickly. However, at this level, we can’t blame the title for being stingy in content.
Between the weapons, the powers and the phases on board the ship, the title offers a diversified and rich gameplay. Whether it’s Crypto or a traveling hippie, navigating Bay City during this demo proved to be very enjoyable. So much so that we quickly forget the few technical and visual problems and indulge in the various missions that the start of the game offers us. It remains to be seen whether Destroy All Humans! 2 will maintain this pleasant breeze of lightness over time.
In short, if you liked Destroy All Humans !, you will undoubtedly appreciate this new title. After more than an hour of play, the conclusion is really clear: the 2 is placed on the right line of the 1. No big surprises on the horizon, aside from the possibilities of destruction, bigger and more ambitious than the previous remake. Aside from that, the title rests on its laurels, but it does it well to deliver an enjoyable experience for both nostalgic fans and laymen alike.
As a reminder, destroy all humans! 2 – Reprobed is scheduled for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series on August 30th.