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Steamships Ahoy - Orcs Must Die! 2

Robot Entertainment announces that Orcs Must Die! 2 is now available on Steam, offering their sequel to last year's AIAS Strategy Game of the Year. Word is: "Orcs Must Die! 2 thrusts players and their friends back into battle against a terrifying mob of orcs and other monsters. With a redesigned spellbook, players will have a broader range of options to build a deadly arsenal of defenses. Investing hard-earned skulls in an enormous new upgrade system will allow players to cater to their favorite methods of burning, grinding, tossing, or dismembering orcs." A playable demo was released last week, and here's more, including a feature list:

Orcs Must Die! 2 begins days after the ending of the original game. With the rifts closed and the magical Order dead, the War Mage finds himself suddenly thrust into a new battle against the mindless orc mob. He has a powerful, if questionable, new companion in the Sorceress, an ex-War Mage responsible for the destruction of the Order.
Orcs Must Die! 2 Features:

  • Co-Op! - Play as the War Mage, the headstrong hero who charges into danger, or play as the more strategic Sorceress who keeps the mob at bay with mind-control and magic.
  • Story-based Campaign – Pick up where the original game left off with a brand new story-based campaign that you can play in Single-Player or Co-Op!
  • Endless Mode - Play alone or join a friend to put your skills to the test against endless waves of increasingly difficult enemies.
  • Classic Mode - Steam players who own the original Orcs Must Die! will automatically unlock co-op versions of 10 fan-favorite levels from the original game featuring new enemies!
  • Over 20 Deadly Enemies - Face an army of vile new creatures like Earth Elementals, Trolls, and Bile Bats. And they’ve brought all of your favorite trap-fodder from the original Orcs Must Die! along with them!
  • More than 50 Traps, Weapons, and Guardians – Choose from an enormous armory of new and classic defenses, including an all new assortment of magical trinkets.
  • Massive Upgrade System – With more than 225 persistent trap and weapon upgrades to unlock, you can build an arsenal perfectly suited to your slaying style.

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22. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Orcs Must Die! 2 Jul 31, 2012, 13:46 Beamer
 
I keep saying I'll stop playing OMD, but I've 5 starred about a third of Nightmare. I was convinced I wouldn't even bother with Nightmare, but the rules are changed enough for me to find it fun. Though I need to keep pointing out how much I hate the Z enemies, because I really do hate them.

The only thing I dislike about the game is letting one enemy in after 9 minutes in a level. Yeah, I know, it doesn't sound like much, but having to restart from scratch often sounds less appealing than finding something else to do. The tower defense game I've been playing on my phone of late (the infuriatingly tough Radiant Defense) let's you retry individual rounds. Of course, the mechanics of that game are different in that an improper setup makes some rounds impossible and necessitates a start from the beginning, and levels can take upwards of an hour, but it's still a nice feature that OMD perhaps should have had on Warmage difficulty (I get why it wasn't needed on the shorter, more chaotic, more difficult Nightmare levels.)
 
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