Temple run 2 is the next instalment in the Endless Runner series. The most successful and popular series in history (the fist part was downloaded more than 170 million times). It closely follows the original format, offering very similar game mechanics, while adding a number of interesting additions.
Among the new features found in Temple Run 2 is the introduction of new obstacles and power-ups, keeping the player more alert to everything that is going on around them. In addition, you can now turn on the power-ups whenever you want, adding an additional strategic element into the mix.
Another interesting development in Temple Run 2 is that now each of the many characters you can choose from has their own special abilities, meaning that you can master each of them in turn… once they have been purchased beforehand of course.
The graphics have also been improved considerably compared to the first instalment. Better character representations and more attractive and textured scenery are just some of the things that are noticeable at first glance.
What about the new stuff? First off, Temple Run 2 has been graphically enhanced. 3D textures and outline are now neater. Actually, there’s a smoother feeling due to both enhanced graphics and more natural environments: instead of those typical rigid gridded paths, in Temple Run 2 there are more curves, slopes and blind hills. A needed touch of reality.
In addition, the stage seems to be a floating temple where, besides gaps, obstacles and sudden changes of direction, you’ll have to handle mine carts, zip lines and a bunch of new power-ups. In fact, one of the new features I liked most is its renewed upgrading menu, where you can see your level-up bar, achievements left and coins/gems in your bankroll. Use the latter to unlock new skills and characters: now there are up to new four characters to choose among.
In a few words, this is one of the best games you can currently download. Why is it getting a 4-star rating then? The core of the game hasn’t been touched: the improvements introduced could have been perfectly added on an update of Temple Run. In my opinion, all this new stuff isn’t enough for a sequel.