MediEvil II Reviews (PlayStation)

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An Above Average Game SamandMax (78) unrated
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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
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Overall User Score (18 votes) 3.6

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90 (Apr 14, 2000)
Vous l'aurez deviné, Medievil 2 est un sacré bon jeu. Grâce à la foule d'améliorations apportées et à son ambiance délirante, Medievil 2 plaira autant aux fans du premier qu'aux néophytes. Réussite sur toute la ligne.
Video Games (Apr, 2000)
Die Mannen aus den Cambridge Studios haben es erneut geschafft. MediEvil 2 macht genau da weiter, wo der kultige Vorgänger aufgehört hat. Neue freakige Spielideen motivieren stets weiter zu zocken, spacige Locations und ein Top-Leveldesign lassen niemals auch nur den Hauch von Langeweile aufkommen. Dazu kommen der exzentrische und kinoreife Soundtrack, eines der konsolenübergreifend besten deutschen Sprecher-Ensembles und das bewährte Gameplay mit der perfekten Mischung aus Action, Jump'n'Run und Puzzles. Ankreiden muss man dem Grusel-Epos jedoch, dass die Engine nicht einen Deut weiter entwickelt wurde und dadurch mit exakt den gleichen Problemen zu kämpfen hat wie Ende '98: Die Kamera kann ganz schön biestig werden und genau dann keine manuelle Justieren zulassen, wenn man sie am nötigsten bräuchte.
To conclude, Medievil 2 is essentially a flawed masterpiece. You wouldn't exactly run down to the shops to buy it, but if you were in the store with $90 burning a hole in your pocket, it wouldn't be a bad choice at all. There are some golden gaming moments to be had here, from saving the ladylove to slaying vampires, but you will have to be prepared to put up with a few niggling frustration factors as well. Definitely good value, just not quite a classic. Bravo SCEE, bravo.
Power Unlimited (Apr, 2000)
Dan Fortesque is terug en daar zullen alle MediEvil fans vast reuze blij mee zijn. Deze opvolger zal in ieder geval niemand teleurstellen want de sfeer uit de eerste game is behouden, terwijl de gameplay er flink op is vooruitgegaan.
Da Gameboyz (Jul 06, 2004)
The possibility of re-exploration with Dan Hand and large levels lead to good replay value while you try to find everything in the game. Additionally, the puzzles on each level are difficult and unclear at times, but if you have the patience then you'll get a lot of playtime. The weak saving system takes away from the game for me, but it ups the challenge factor on the game as well. Good solid and easy controls, nice look and a humorous style earn Medievil 2 high marks.
IGN (May 22, 2000)
Medievil II is now upon us with a clearer path of frightful fun. The game's greater diversity, larger levels, and better sense of control over different modes make this sequel a far more compelling experience and overall a much better game.
Game Revolution (Jun, 2000)
For most, though, MediEvil II is an excellent game. It mixes great gameplay with humor and shakes (not stirs) it up with smooth control and splendid graphics. The result is a great looking, fun playing game that has kept me up way too late for way too many nights. I recommend it to anyone who has a sense of humor and several hours a day to spare.
Mega Fun (Apr, 2000)
Ich habe mich wirklich sehr auf MediEvil 2 gefreut. Meine Erwartungen, was das Gameplay und die Story angeht, wurden nicht enttäuscht. Allerdings ist die grafische Präsentation nicht ganz so gut gelungen, wie ich es mir eigentlich gewünscht hätte. Vor allem das schlecht überarbeitete Grafikgerüst des Spieles lässt mich an der Qualität dieses Produktes zweifeln. Nicht gerade selten kommt es vor, dass man mit seiner Spielfigur in eine Mauer oder Rampe hineinläuft und sich plötzlich mit dem Unterkörper in den Steinen befindet. Dennoch ist MediEvil 2 ein guter Titel. der vor allem durch seine geniale Story zu faszinieren weiß. Wer sich schon für den ersten Teil dieses Fantasy-Spieles begeistern konnte, der wird hier bestimmt nicht enttäuscht werden.
GamesFirst! (Jun 12, 2000)
There are so many great things about MediEvil 2 that the relatively minor technical difficulties can be overlooked. Without a doubt, this series has some of the best writing, voice acting, and innovative plot and play elements this side of Oddworld. Level and puzzle design is just right, and the game creates an entire world of its own that blurs with real history. This is the kind of game that is played and loved by kids for the cool visuals and wacky story, but also appeals to adults because of its intelligence and artfulness. Once again, Sir Dan saves the action/adventure genre from mundane repetition.
The setting may have changed, but players of the first MediEvil will feel right at home. The controls and camera system are identical, and many of the weapons from the first game make a return appearance.
GameSpot (May 24, 2000)
In the end, MediEvil II feels as though it contains all the features that Sony Cambridge wanted to fit into the original game but didn't have time to include. They're wonderfully original and fun, but unfortunately the perspective problems make certain points far more difficult than they should be and keep this very good game from being great. Fans of the first game shouldn't be disappointed, but they should at least go into it forewarned.
Just Adventure (Mar 28, 2003)
Close, but no cigar. I hate to see a game come close to greatness, only to fail in an area that probably could have been fixed had the game's release been delayed by a month or two. Still, if you've dealt with the control issues in the first game and have no problem playing for long stretches without the ability to save, MediEvil II is a good game to keep you going until the Playstation 2 comes out. If you have any doubts about your hand-eye coordination, you'd do best finding something else to play.
PSM (Jun, 2000)
In conclusion, if you enjoyed the experience of the first MediEvil, then this one's a sure bet. It keeps the familiar gameplay but improves upon most of the areas you can think of, specifically combat and puzzles. However, there still isn't enough innovation or variety to keep the hard-core gamers satisfied. Casual gamers, however, looking for a fun, easy-to-get-into title could do worse than give it a try.
Bortsett från spelkontrollen är Medievil 2 i samtliga avseenden ett bättre spel än originalet. Banorna är roligare, monstren smartare och sett till grafiken är det inte många utvecklare som kan mäta sig med Sony. Dessutom kan jag mycket väl tänka mig att de som tycker att det görs för få humoristiska spel till PlayStation kommer att hitta många höjdpunkter i Medievil 2. Frågan är bara hur mycket detta är värt om man inte står ut med spelkontrollen.