Game news Destroy All Humans! 2: still just as politically incorrect
The Steam Neo Fest launched at the beginning of the week and there are a good number of independent games. Among them, there is one name that sounds more familiar than the others: Destroy All Humans! 2. This remake of the adventures of Crypto is planned for this summer and offers us an irreverent demo of more than one hour. Here’s what we thought.
Steam Neo Fest
All Steam Neo Fest demos are available from June 13 to 20 (7 p.m.). So there is still time to try out some games that intrigue you to build your own joystick / mouse opinion in hand.
Even less politically correct than GTA?
Crypto is back, and of course it’s to play a dirty trick on you. Lhe extraterrestrial has lost none of its lechery and nonchalance. He thus gives this remake the good taste of perpetual transgression that animated his ancestors. Nothing has moved on this side. Those who like the spicy spirit of Crypto will therefore be conquered and the others will remain on the floor. We would still have liked to see the jokes diversify a little. After an hour of play, they quickly turn out to be redundant, concretely in the overall sarcastic tone of the title which did not manage to tire us.
Like a Mars Attack, this Destroy All Humans! 2 – Reprobed does not take itself seriously and it feels good. As a reminder, Destroy All Humans! was moreover conceived as a parody of science fiction of the 1950s. More broadly, we can see in it a satire of American society in the sixties, divided between two tendencies that are very caricatural here: the hippie movement and the cold war.
We thus find hippies more wacky and perched than ever, accompanied by Russian agents as cliché as possible. The whole thing offers us a scenario that has neither head nor tail and serves more as a pretext than a real story. Nothing very surprising in itself: the Destroy All Humans! Have always worked that way. We therefore appreciate this wacky side which sometimes even manages to make us get a few stifled laughs.
You will understand, Destroy All Humans! 2 does not reinvent the formula, but rather serves it up for us. By keeping its extraterrestrial DNA so special, the title will undoubtedly appeal to fans of the first hour and will even succeed in seducing some of them. But if you are hermetic to this kind of tone, no miracle on the horizon. And that’s not the only point that might turn some people off.
yesterday’s science fiction
Despite its very well done graphic facelift, Destroy All Humans! 2 is, like its predecessor, an aging game. From what we have seen, it retains the same flaws as the 2020 remake. The chapter construction is still just as dated and the difficulty continues to yo-yo without much logic. Despite the improvements made to the weapons, some are still imprecise and the fights become confusing very quickly. However, at this level, we can not blame the title for being stingy in content.
Between the weapons, the powers and the phases on board the ship, the title offers a diversified and rich gameplay. Whether in the guise of Crypto or a hippie on a trip, browsing Bay City throughout this demo has proven to be very pleasant. So much so that we quickly forget the few technical and visual problems and we let ourselves go over the varied missions that the beginning of the game offers us. It remains to be seen whether Destroy All Humans! 2 will keep this pleasant breeze of lightness over time.
In short, if you liked Destroy All Humans!, you will undoubtedly appreciate this new title. After more than an hour of play, the conclusion is indeed clear: the 2 is placed in the right line of the 1. No big surprise on the horizon, except for the possibilities of destruction, bigger and more ambitious than in the previous remake. Apart from that, the title rests on its laurels, but it does it well in order to provide an enjoyable experience for both nostalgic fans and the uninitiated.
As a reminder, Destroy All Humans! 2 – Reprobed is scheduled for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series on August 30th.