Peggle 2 Review - Wanna Buy Some Pegs, Dave?

I watched the guys over at Achievement Hunter do a Let's Play of this and I gotta say...it does look pretty damn fun.

Peggle 2 was money well spent for sure. :)

I played the demo of Peggle when it first came out on steam, I had to have more. I seem to remember beating every last bit of content on the full game, got two of my friends addicted to it too. Peggle and Plants Vs. Zombies are strange exceptions, most other games that fit into their model are sold on cd's at office supply stores, those two have somehow transcended that fate and worked their way deeper into video gaming culture.

Is this Peggle (which has been out for ages), or Peggle 2 you're reviewing?

I can't actually tell. The title says Peggle, the article refers to both, and the score section is for Peggle 2...

It's not quite a system-seller, but it's the closest any casual game will ever get to making people want to drop $500.

Wii Sports, AKA the best-selling video game of all time. Need I say more?

Well, likely yes for the mods. So I'll say this. The 'minor' gripe of using so much data to record trick shots seems pretty major really. That's a lot of data to use for a feature some people don't want. And the fact you can't turn it on just makes it even worse.

I loved this game when it first came out and I'd forgot all about it until this review. It's one of those games that I have no idea why I liked it, as it's nothing new - infact it's all been done before, many, many times; but it was just so damn fun to play.

I wasn't aware there's a Peggle 2, or is it Peggle Nights that you're referring too?

Does it have online multiplayer? Please tell me Peggle 2 finally adds multiplayer. Please. Please please please.

I am a "core" gamer who really likes Peggle and Peggle Nights. I do take issue with this, "Beyond that though, the game is mostly luck, and it still, miraculously works"
Peggle is only about luck if you play that way. The ball behaves in predictable ways and so you can line up high point shots, pickup your ball through the basket at the bottom, and clear the whole board for an "Ultra Extreme Fever".
Otherwise, good review.

EDIT: So is Peggle 2 out or coming out for PC? (1 min. later) OK, I google'd it and it is coming out on PC but is not out yet. Strange...

I just want to say that I love you for the League of Gentlemen reference. Thank you. Thank you so much.

Your wife specialised at curling eye-lashes. Did you even know that? You should have paid more attention to her. I know I did.

I can't wait to play this... on my phone.
Seriously, when is that happening?
I love Peggle but this isn't the kind of exclusive that will make me buy an xbone.

The guy who wrote the article is a fan of The League of Gentlemen, and that is awesome!

And now for some reason i get the urge to watch The League of Gentlemen

Peggle 2: #Calculated

I've only played Extreme Peggle and if I'm ever going to play Peggle 2, I'll wait til it's on Steam sometime in its pending future...

Amir Kondori:
Peggle is only about luck if you play that way. The ball behaves in predictable ways and so you can line up high point shots, pickup your ball through the basket at the bottom, and clear the whole board for an "Ultra Extreme Fever"

Yeah... Once you get passed that mindset of "luck", it becomes more fun... (Or, at least that's how I see it...)

FPLOON:
Peggle 2: #Calculated

I've only played Extreme Peggle and if I'm ever going to play Peggle 2, I'll wait til it's on Steam sometime in its pending future...

Amir Kondori:
Peggle is only about luck if you play that way. The ball behaves in predictable ways and so you can line up high point shots, pickup your ball through the basket at the bottom, and clear the whole board for an "Ultra Extreme Fever"

Yeah... Once you get passed that mindset of "luck", it becomes more fun... (Or, at least that's how I see it...)

The crazy thing is my aunt, who is not at all a gamer, is much better than me at this game, beating my scores by large margins and beating me in the multiplayer much more often than I win. She just really took to the game, completed Peggle and Nights, all the bonus levels, etc.

Amir Kondori:

FPLOON:
Peggle 2: #Calculated

I've only played Extreme Peggle and if I'm ever going to play Peggle 2, I'll wait til it's on Steam sometime in its pending future...

Amir Kondori:
Peggle is only about luck if you play that way. The ball behaves in predictable ways and so you can line up high point shots, pickup your ball through the basket at the bottom, and clear the whole board for an "Ultra Extreme Fever"

Yeah... Once you get passed that mindset of "luck", it becomes more fun... (Or, at least that's how I see it...)

The crazy thing is my aunt, who is not at all a gamer, is much better than me at this game, beating my scores by large margins and beating me in the multiplayer much more often than I win. She just really took to the game, completed Peggle and Nights, all the bonus levels, etc.

Well, to me, that makes sense... Either you aunt doesn't have the "luck" mindset while playing Peggle or she understands how much "skill" is needed throughout each stage and challenge... It just shows just how "hardcore" a "casual" game like this can get once someone (like your aunt) truly knows how to play effectively... (and I love games like that, even if I wouldn't "normally" admit it...)

Bloodstain:
Does it have online multiplayer? Please tell me Peggle 2 finally adds multiplayer. Please. Please please please.

Yes it does. It actually quite crazy, one player could have 40,000 points while the other have 500,000 depending on the shots

 

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