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Review: La-Mulana 2 (PS4 PSN) Large_28

Developed by Nigoro Games and published by NIS America, La-Mulana 2 is a direct sequel to La-Mulana that plays like a more refined version of the first game and has quite a compelling story to boot, but is that enough for the game to stand out from the crowd of other games in the genre? We think so, but you'll need to continue reading our review to find out the answer to that question!

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Building off of the success of the original La-Mulana, the sequel doesn't stray too far from the formula the first game set in place, but rather reinforces its strengths with more apps that do even more useful functions and far more devious traps that will literally kill you every step of the way if you aren't careful. The platforming is quite challenging as well, though the bosses and mid-bosses take center stage this time with some really tricky beasts that require you to memorize their attack patterns if you hope to survive the encounters.

The story takes place years after the original and you assume the role of the previous protagonist's daughter as she tries to learn what has become of her father after the events of La-Mulana 1. There are nods to the original game and easter eggs abound which adds to the charm of the game. The humor from the first game is back as you'll receive help from the same zany village chief who helped the protagonist of La-Mulana 1 in this sequel so expect dry humor and a serious dose of snark!

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The controls in La-Mulana 2 are intuitive and easy to learn and as for the difficulty...the term NES hard comes to mind, which certainly isn't a bad thing if you're looking for a challenge! The game is quite lengthy as well as it took us over 45 hours to beat and we didn't even fully collect all of the apps or items that you can obtain. Oh and one word of warning, that dangerous relic in The Land of Giants is still there and if you read it twice you are going to have to face an army of Anubis that can one hit kill you for the rest of the game.

The visual presentation in La-Mulana 2 is gorgeous with even more environmental details, better animated sprites, and a much more varied stage design than the original title possessed and the soundtrack is an absolute treat and fits the game like a glove!

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Bottom-Line: With great gameplay, excellent story, and a top-notch audio-visual presentation, La-Mulana 2 is on of the best MetroidVania platformers we've ever played and we thoroughly believe that it deserves to be in every PS4 and Nintendo Switch owner's library of games!


Score: ★★★★★★★★★★ 10/10



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August 30th 2020, 8:45 pmKeAfan7
Our review is now live! Enjoy. Wink

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August 31st 2020, 2:13 pmKain
Nice review!

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August 31st 2020, 2:15 pmAqua Cherry Blossom
Nice review lol. Smug

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August 31st 2020, 9:01 pmKeAfan7
Thanks for the feedback! Wink

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September 1st 2020, 2:07 amOrionJZed
I've been thinking about doing "one-letter-off" styled movie poster mock-ups that change the premise of a film in its entirety. One such example is a mock-up poster of Mulan with the characters replaced with farmyard animals ("Moo-lan").

Another is a play on the cinematic posters of the Jaws films, with a Jawa from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope replacing the Carcharodon Megalodon, the title changed to "Jawa", and given the tagline, "Just when you thought it was safe to be a droid on Tatooine..." Razz

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September 8th 2020, 6:54 pmRWBY_Red
Nice review.
September 13th 2020, 8:01 pmShanaNoShakugan
Such lovely review. Smile
September 19th 2020, 5:39 pmKeAfan7
Thanks for the feedback! Wink
September 19th 2020, 8:29 pmKilleryoshii
Good review.
September 22nd 2020, 1:57 pmTalesfanatic
Great review as always @Towafan7!
September 25th 2020, 1:48 pmNavi
Awesome review! Kupo!
November 30th 2020, 3:14 pmNeptune
Sweet review! I'm glad to see that this game has released on both the PS4 and Switch alongside the original La Mulana. That game was amazing, but most people moved on from the Wii by the time the game landed on the WiiWare service in September of 2012.
May 6th 2021, 1:30 amStaroceancrazy
Awesome review @Towafan7 Exclamation

I enjoyed the original on Wii and will be purchasing the Switch port as well as this sequel Very Happy
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