Choose Your Weapon 2 Stickman Game Review
February 24, 2012
By Maxwell J. Provo
The second installment of the very fun, very addicting Choose Your Weapon series promise to please. With an array of new abilities, weapons, and enemies, it is still just as great a game as the first time around.
For those of you new to the game, the basic plot of the Choose Your Weapon series is this: a band of viruses, personified (stickified?) by Stickmen, seek to destroy the world’s computers; only one monkey (controlled by you!) has the power to stop them from taking over every mainframe and CPU out there. By acquiring and strategically utilizing various weapons, you can blast, flame, swing, and chop your way through the different viruses to free the computers of the world.
Acquiring weapons is easy: most levels have a weapon lying on the ground; simply walk over it to pick it up and put it in your stash. You activate different weapons by pressing the corresponding number on the keyboard. Certain weapons only work for certain Sticks. For example, some have armor that protects them from a blow from a sword, yet a flamethrower toasts them like a baguette.
New to the second Choose Your Weapon series are discs that allow you to swing from place to place using your tail. (The tail is also your standard weapon; it knocks over your opponents; often times you need to knock them over to defeat them.) Use your tail by pressing W or S. (Firing/using other weapons requires pressing A or Q.) Stacks of file folders are also able to be used as ladders to get from level to level.
Choose Your Weapon 2 is a great sequel to a great game. With the introduction of new elements while retaining the overall look and feel of the original, Choose Your Weapon 2 is worth playing. Being caught up by the action comes hand in hand with this game. As with the original, the sequel is a safe, reliable, fun source of, well, fun.
RATING: 4 SticksChoose Your Weapon 2,