Evil Genius 2? Evil Genius 2! EVIL GENIUUUUSSSS TWOOOOOO!

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#1 Posted by mrbojangles25 (44044 posts) -

OK I usually don't get much hyped for games these days--not that I don't enjoy them, it's just years of disappointments and regretted pre-orders have taught me to slow my roll--but I have to admit, I am pretty hyped about this game coming.

Did you play the original Evil Genius? Do you enjoy base/dungeon/lair building games like Dungeon Keeper? Then you should be excited too!

Evil Genius was doing The Incredibles style of presentation before The Incredibles were even a thing! It's got visual style straight from the old campy Bond films. It has everything you could ever want from an evil genius mastermind sim. While the original was a little buggy and required some trial and error, it was still very fun, challenging but not frustrating, and rewarding as well.

My only hesitation with the game is that it is developed by Rebellion who, while not a terrible developer, generally makes some lukewarm games. Their best of late is probably the Sniper Elite series and Strange Brigade.

Here's a link to a PC Gamer article because I'd rather not give Gamespot any rewards for their clickbait and then force you to watch a commercial before the preview (and aren't previews really just commercials themselves?!?).

Hyped!

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#2 Posted by DaVillain- (36901 posts) -

@mrbojangles25 said:

OK I usually don't get much hyped for games these days--not that I don't enjoy them, it's just years of disappointments and regretted pre-orders have taught me to slow my roll--but I have to admit, I am pretty hyped about this game coming.

Did you play the original Evil Genius? Do you enjoy base/dungeon/lair building games like Dungeon Keeper? Then you should be excited too!

Evil Genius was doing The Incredibles style of presentation before The Incredibles were even a thing! It's got visual style straight from the old campy Bond films. It has everything you could ever want from an evil genius mastermind sim. While the original was a little buggy and required some trial and error, it was still very fun, challenging but not frustrating, and rewarding as well.

My only hesitation with the game is that it is developed by Rebellion who, while not a terrible developer, generally makes some lukewarm games. Their best of late is probably the Sniper Elite series and Strange Brigade.

Here's a link to a PC Gamer article because I'd rather not give Gamespot any rewards for their clickbait and then force you to watch a commercial before the preview (and aren't previews really just commercials themselves?!?).

Hyped!

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I'll be honest, this is the first time I'm hearing about this game series. I think it's too late for me to play the first one, so I'll just jump right into Evil Genius 2. Also, I didn't get *The Incredibles* vibe, but I sure did get alot of vibe from *Despicable Me* series though and I happened to be a fan of that movie series, so this game fits right in my alley.

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#3 Posted by PredatorRules (12446 posts) -
@davillain- said:
@mrbojangles25 said:

OK I usually don't get much hyped for games these days--not that I don't enjoy them, it's just years of disappointments and regretted pre-orders have taught me to slow my roll--but I have to admit, I am pretty hyped about this game coming.

Did you play the original Evil Genius? Do you enjoy base/dungeon/lair building games like Dungeon Keeper? Then you should be excited too!

Evil Genius was doing The Incredibles style of presentation before The Incredibles were even a thing! It's got visual style straight from the old campy Bond films. It has everything you could ever want from an evil genius mastermind sim. While the original was a little buggy and required some trial and error, it was still very fun, challenging but not frustrating, and rewarding as well.

My only hesitation with the game is that it is developed by Rebellion who, while not a terrible developer, generally makes some lukewarm games. Their best of late is probably the Sniper Elite series and Strange Brigade.

Here's a link to a PC Gamer article because I'd rather not give Gamespot any rewards for their clickbait and then force you to watch a commercial before the preview (and aren't previews really just commercials themselves?!?).

Hyped!

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I'll be honest, this is the first time I'm hearing about this game series. I think it's too late for me to play the first one, so I'll just jump right into Evil Genius 2. Also, I didn't get *The Incredibles* vibe, but I sure did get alot of vibe from *Despicable Me* series though and I happened to be a fan of that movie series, so this game fits right in my alley.

Yeah there's a Despicable Me vibe going with this game indeed, same for me, will skip the original one but looks kinda interesting

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#4 Posted by Horgen (120582 posts) -

I don't know. I haven't heard about it before now. Will need more info about gameplay before I judge it.

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#5 Posted by 04dcarraher (23196 posts) -

O boy, I loved the first one. Its been 15 years omg, im getting old

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#6 Posted by xantufrog (11506 posts) -

I was unaware of this series. I'm definitely a dungeon keeper fan, though. Thanks for the heads up

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#7 Posted by GMAK2442 (959 posts) -

I remember I have enjoy the first a lot. And I have try to finish it but I was unable due to technical problems.

I was young and I guess this was a good game for me. Today I'm not sure if it still a good game for me because I'm older.

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#8 Posted by portaplays (4 posts) -

So hyped for this. Loved the first the one. I think being a little young made me appreiate it less as I didn't get all nuance.

An ok sequel would enough for me. A great one would be amazing.