This is how sequels are supposed to be made! Vermintide 2 is a lot of fun and is a good example of don’t fix what ain’t broken.
Vermintide 2 is a sequel done right. Most sequels try and do too much. The developers end up changing the game too much and the fans end up disappointed. That didn’t happen in this game. Vermintide 2 is exactly like part 1, but with slight changes to make it better instead of different. Each character has three different classes that they can branch out into and access to a pretty large skill tree. There’s more equipment and the stages are larger too. If you don’t know what Vermintide is think Left 4 Dead meets Warhammer. There are 5 playable characters for a total of 15 classes. Each character gets 3 classes. You only start off with a single class at level 1, but you’ll eventually unlock more by leveling up your favorite character.
Vermintide 2 is a beautiful game with some of the best particle effects I’ve ever seen in a game. It’s optimized really well too because I’m running the game with everything turned all the way and I rarely drop below 60 FPS. I can be launching fireballs at 200 giant sized rats and not drop a single frame. It’s a butter smooth experience. The best part of this game is the combat. When I smack something it has weight. It’s not like Skyrim’s floaty combat that needs mods to make it somewhat weighty. The combat animations are top notch. If I’m using a flail my character will actually swing it above his head before attacking an enemy. This has to be some of the most satisfying gameplay I’ve ever played in a first-person game.
Vermintide 2 isn’t perfect. Just a few minutes ago when I was about to win my first map with my wife the game crashed. It was super disappointing because Lunaliah has yet to win a map and I logged in to help her out. When we got to the very end of the stage the game decided to crash on both of us and I was left staring at my desktop with my mouth wide open with a “what the fuck” look on my face. It was my first crash in 8 hours and I’m hoping it was just a freak accident thing. Another issue with the game is some characters are just outright stronger/better to use than others and once you learn that will you really want to use someone that you know is weaker and has a hard time clearing maps? I expect some balancing to come as the game ages. It’s not a huge issue, but it could become one if everyone just wants to use the elf lady.
Vermintide 2 is the perfect game for my wife and me to play together. We’ve been wanting to get into a new multiplayer game that’s not called The Division. We really like it right now and hopefully, I’ll get just as much out of this game as I did The Division. Have you played Vermintide 2? What do you think of it? Is it your kind of game? Vermintide 2 will be released on consoles eventually and it’s already a huge success on PC. Hopefully, it sells just as well on consoles.