Knight Squad 2
Publisher: Chainsawesome Games
Release Date: April 14, 2021
Murder hobos rejoice for Chainsawesome Games has released Knight Squad 2. This 1-8 player, party game has been a delightful addition to our home. Whether you prefer to start bare handed or with a Book of Fire, there is a variable and mode for you. I found it macho with an over-the-top majesty.
Knight Squad 2 is full of “chaotic arcade action.”
The game boasts:
- 97 Battle Arenas, most of which must be unlocked
- 13 different game mode that are always available
- And a metric ton of variables to help make the match your own
With all the martial mayhem, I was glad to see that no fellow knights can be harmed in the making of a victory. In other words, there is no friendly fire. Therefore, no need to worry whether you hit a teammate.
Each knight had a charming personality in Knight Squad 2 to go with their assigned color. Each knight’s weapon is upgradeable making leveling up a covetous reward. Chainsawesome also added hints to unlock new knights. Cue Sparkles!
Now, let’s talk Online Mode. If you ever played Baldur’s Gate, you would recognize the structure of the rooms in Knight Squad 2. You can search, join, and create a room with password protection or without. Meanwhile, up to 8 people can join a room.
I did find the game tedious if not playing with someone. Luckily, there are many ways to remedy that with local and online rooms. In addition, a couple of us at the GWW felt that our character was difficult to track on a small Switch screen. So, throw it up on the big screen when you can.
You can find Knight Squad 2 digitally on Steam, Xbox One, Switch, and the Epic Games Store. Conveniently, it’s the perfect compliment to a roadtrip or party, even if just virtual.
I prefer to play Solo in Gladiator mode the most starting with a simple sword. The kid, he favors Sparkles in Soul Hunter complete with unicorn. It’s all up to you in Knight Squad 2, heavy on rainbows and sparkles for a game of indiscriminate slaughter.