Spelunky returns in this greatly-expanded sequel to the original roguelike platformer! Meet the next generation of explorers as they find themselves on the Moon, searching for treasure and missing family. Spelunky 2 builds upon the unique, randomized challenges that made the original a classic, offering a huge adventure designed to satisfy players old and new.
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I've been having an absolute blast playing through this game. Multiplayer released just over a week ago now as well and that is just as phenomenal. I've got over 100 hours on Spelunky HD and I've played almost just as much on the 2009 release of the very original. I have to say that this is the best release of the game. For entry level players, you might as well pick this one up. The other two are fun as hell but this is absolutely the best way to play Spelunky now.
There is so much content. Even the very base ending of the game will take hours (I haven't even beaten the base game single player yet). And after that there is so much to do anyway. I literally found out about more stuff in this game YESTERDAY.
It is almost a masterpiece. Unfortunately multiplayer still isn't in the best situation. Playing with friends is easy enough but you have to get used to lower FPS, and also you can't unlock new characters if you are with friends, which is probably my biggest gripe.
Despite all of that though, it's brilliant. Check it out!
Don't think I will EVER 'finish' this game down to sheer lack of skill but holy heck what a joy ride. Truly satisfying discovering mechanics and unique interactions and feeling yourself 'get better' all the time. Has its share of cheap deaths and frustrating stretches, but really what game with this kind of procedural generation doesn't? Worth mentioning that the multiplayer co-op has been fantastic for connecting with family members that I can't see but I understand that many people still don't have access to this feature on PC which is really sad! Here's hoping it won't be too much longer. Co-op does make the game easier in some aspects but comes with its own caveats that makes it almost as dangerous as any solo run.