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

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#1 Posted by mrbojangles25 (43906 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- (36401 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 (12424 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 (120365 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 (23180 posts) -

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

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#6 Posted by xantufrog (11332 posts) -

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