The original Temple Run garnered much appreciation from gamers around the world for making running complicated even as the game-play remained one of the easiest to follow and learn. So when Temple Run 2 was announced, and then made available to gamers this Thursday, there were a lot of expectations from it.
Pros: The game-play remains the same. Protagonist Guy Dangerous has to run endlessly to take the idol (if he dares). The game controls, too, remain the same and are rather easy to follow. The usual swipes and tilts ensure that Guy Dangerous doesn’t fall off a cliff or hit a tree, even as he collects gold and gems. That is where the similarities end.
With some rather brilliant graphics — including streams, waterfalls and panoramic views from a height, there are also new obstacles to overcome. Now you have to navigate past perilous cliffs, zip lines, mines and forests as you try to escape with the cursed idol. There are also power ups and dead ends. And unlike the original, where the scenery remained constant, here it changes constantly and you don’t know what to expect next. There are also more objectives, a chance to keep tabs on your statistics, get on the leaderboard and get new free stuff.
Cons: Temple Run was easy to master. Here it takes more than a while to learn. Also, as the makers have added a lot more in terms of obstacles, you never know what could lead you to your sudden death.