While everyone is spending hours playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Streets of Rage 4, FDG Entertainment, known for their fun RPGs the likes of Monster Boy and Blossom Tales, are set to release a nifty little retro hack and slash experience in Slayin’ 2 on May 7, a game that will grow on you like a fungus, thanks to simple, but challenging gameplay and an awesome treat look.

5: Challenging: The first few levels are a piece of cake, but after that, it’s tough as nails. Because of that, you’ll be immediately drawn in and invested.

4: Retro Visuals: The pixel art is stellar and simple at times, but thanks to massive bosses, is wonderfully polished.

3: Fun Story: It’s a typical one that will make any 8-Bit gamer a fan, and one that is filled with plenty of different enemies and a cool assortment of characters.


2: Great in Short Bursts:
Easy to take a level at a time, Slayin’ 2 is an excellent “in-between” game, a title you can play to take the edge off at the end of a long day, or something on your lunch break to get your motor running.

1: Intuitive Control: Simply running into your enemies to attack them sounds simple at first. but it’s devilishly smart. It works so much better than expected and is the main drawing point for an already fun game.

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