When I saw just how much 3 Sprockets have changed and added for Cubemen 2, I was both surprised and impressed. I mean, it’s only been little more than a year since the original was released, and even though it isn’t a completely different experience, improvements seem to have been made in the right places. While a lot has happened in terms of visual design, some of the biggest changes are found in the gameplay, which is quite important for this kind of game.
Some might argue that it’s too soon for a sequel and if this was a $60 game, I’d be inclined to agree, but that’s not quite the case. In fact, Cubemen 2 carries a pretty low price tag at $8 and is bound to outlast many fully priced retail titles. Especially considering the sizeable and incredibly active community the first game still has, the majority of which will without a doubt soon be creating levels for the sequel instead. That’s right: Cubemen 2 has a level editor, and the developer even put up a 9-minute video to help get you started.
And as usual, I’m getting ahead of myself. In case you’re not familiar with the first game, Cubemen 2 is all about fast-paced strategy with a twist of tower defense, and your towers are… cubemen. Bet you never saw that coming! Unlike the first game, this time around you’ll be able to customize the appearance of your units, giving your little army a spark of personality as you order them around – none of that silly static towers stuff in these games. They’re not all cut from the same cloth either, and each of the nine different unit types are bound to make the strategic (and chaotic) gameplay even more interesting.
Like its precursor, Cubemen 2 is all about destroying the competition across several different game modes, from multiplayer fan favorites like CTF to new ones like Territory and Rescue. There’s also plenty for the single player crowd, with a leaderboard enabled campaign and several types of skirmish against AI opponents. Suffice to say, there are plenty of ways to create some carnage, and with a healthy community, chances are it’ll be a while before you run out of levels to play.
Wish Steam would hurry up and install the game already, so I can get to demolishing my poor opponents online! How about you? Feel like ordering tiny cubemen around on either Windows, OSX or Linux? Here’s the Steam link for Cubemen 2 then. See you on the battlefield, soldier!