Splatterhouse 2

released on Sep 03, 1992

Three months have gone by since the events of the first game. The Terror Mask, which has reformed after breaking at the climax of the first game, appears to Rick and repeatedly tempts him to "go back to the house", telling him that Jennifer "doesn't have to die". It closes by telling Rick "You need me.". Rick succeeds in rescuing Jennifer, and the House sinks into the bottom of the river.

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A unique horror brawler with some platforming elements.
Really nice horror for the sega genesis. I love the Friday The 13th/Evil Dead type of vibe these games give off. Splatterhouse 2 Is a super eerie creepy game for 16 bit hardware but it’s also got plenty of satisfying and over the top violence on top of it. The backgrounds and animations still have a nice charm to them. Looks awesome! Gameplay is like a 2d beat em up with platforming elements such as jumping over pits/spikes along with jumping to deal with enemeis. It’s one of those games where once you learn the placement of everything it becomes super easy. Enemy placement is plentiful but fair and the moveset and weapons are simple but using them effectively at the right time is the real challenge. Combat mostly comes down to timing and positioning. Once you memorize layouts and solutions it becomes a satisfying game to learn. Overall a great brawler and a excellent example of early horror. Splatterhouse 2 is a top favorite genesis game for me.
light 4/5

Maybe a bit weaker than the original, honestly? Somehow even less engaging, with its much smaller enemy variety and tedious bosses. Enemy placement can be pretty bad here too. It just feels a lot like you're trudging through rather than enjoying it or even really playing it, which is really not a good thing for a game only slightly longer than the original. I guess the graphics are more detailed at least, but that's already to be expected honestly. Both of these two are pretty boring and basic, but I'd pick the original if I had to choose or recommend one.

Loved this game and this series, it can be highly difficult at times, especially in regards to the final boss. Wish they still made games like this with their horror style and music and graphical atmosphere. Never forget the Michael Jackson Kraken!

Idk I got annoyed w this one and felt more positive on the first game. It's louder and gorier for sure, but the horror atmosphere feels subdued in favor of grimier designs with more detail but less artistry. And for how much later this one released, none of the gameplay has meaningfully improved. Makes it transparent how much content has to be reused over the runtime to meet a decent length. Also just felt harder than 1, but more annoyingly so. So many bosses that feel too memorization heavy for a game with such deceptive hitboxes - hell, so many sections like the elevator escape that are LITERALLY nothing but memorization checks. Maybe I'd be more positive if I save stated this one too - for all I know maybe 1 was also bad like this. My fault for having a boomer identity crisis.
Whole game feels like a copout? Fuck are you trying to make a good ending out of 1's intentionally harrowing setup for? 'You save Jennifer this time' fuck off, that's such a boring ass reversal.

Good too, probably more edgier that the first one.