Kawairun 2

Kawairun 2 game review

Kawairun 2 is a pretty standard but endlessly fun game designed for casual play. The game’s concept is quite simple to grasp: you take your avatar, which you have almost complete customization over, and put them onto a track. This track is dynamically generated so it’s different each time you play it, with obstacles placed in different locations every time.

Then the objective is simple: using the arrow keys you are to run, jump and slide your way to the finish. But it’s not as simple as it sounds, since there are a huge variety of obstacles that can be placed in quite challenging ways.

There are plenty of game modes to be enjoyed, as well, a Kawairun 2 takes the enjoyment of the original and places it in a whole new environment. Now the player can enjoy designed levels, a campaign mode that takes them through all of the game’s different environments one by one while increasing in difficulty, or simply play classic Kawairun style by enjoying the Survival mode, where the dynamic course is completely randomly generated and never ending. The goal here, of course, is to see how far you can go and then top your previous score, or even better top the score of others.

Furthermore all of the customization options are initially locked, so it adds motivation to continue playing. They’re fairly easy to unlock, as the more distance you cover over time, even through failed runs, means you gather more experience. With experience you level up further and the more levels you gain the more customization options you unlock.

Finally a whole new feature from the original and something that adds unique and dynamic play to every game is a shop option, using coin currency you unlock through playing the game itself, to get boosts and more options.

Kawairun 2 manages to capture the same feel as the original Kawairun, but without a lot of the problems. The original Kawairun, for example, was very redundant recycling the same three environments over and over again, why Kawairun 2 has many new ones to add. Kawairun 2 manages to take the same exciting gameplay of the original, however, the same reflex based gameplay found in games such as G Switch or Helicopter, and filters it out with remarkable functionality and a high skill cap.

 

The Game Mechanics

Kawairun 2 has a fairly simple set of controls that are very intuitive and easy to pick up and play, but very rewarding when you can successfully master them. There isn’t a lot of room for advanced play, but there are some minor techniques you can quickly learn to help yourself out, such as moving forward while hovering across a gap in order to make sure you make it.

They help quicken the pace of the gameplay and make it much more reactive, while still remaining the casual and entertaining pick up and play game that it is.

Kawairun 2 is also a multiplayer game, by every sense of the word. When you join the game you can create an account to use on their servers, allowing you to compete with people around the world through online multiplayer play.

However if that’s not what you want and you’re looking to kill a bit of time with a friend nearby, Kawairun 2 also supports  two player local multiplayer, a feature that is becoming all too rare in video games these days.

While it might not have the same intensive gameplay as console based games with this feature, playing a few rounds with your friend in the 2 player mode can still be quite entertaining. The controls still remain very easy to pick up and play, with player one using the arrow keys as normal and player two using a WASD layout to control their character.

The two players compete against one another while playing the same game one would play as single player. Instead of just being about getting as far as you can or finishing the level, though, it gains the added bonus of doing better than your friend, either getting further or beating them to the end.

 

Conclusion

Kawairun 2 is a great game to play both casually and competitively. The controls are easy at the game is entirely skill-based, but not in such a way that it becomes taxing. It’s all about reflexes, being able to dodge the obstacles as they’re presented. Because of the dynamic way the levels are generated no two are ever the same and so there is no pattern recognition.

You have to learn to adapt and survive in order to play and it makes it all the more rewarding when you beat your best score, or that of another, because you truly earned the position. It’s a great game that offers plenty of rewarding gameplay for all types of gamers.









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