Legend of Grimrock 2 gameplay video — our first impressions


Our Legend of Grimrock 2 review is in the works, but until then, here's about an hour of gameplay from the grid-based RPG. The short of it: I really like Legend of Grimrock 2 so far. It's wonderfully inviting—I can launch it and be playing in seconds, without any need for a tutorial as its rules are picked up through experimenting. And in as much as I've played, it distills a classic genre into a few great qualities: an understated mystery, characters I can imagine on my own, and RPG systems complex enough to surprise and challenge me. (Although you may note my dramatic lack of tactical skill, which I sheepishly blame on my attention being set to talking.)

Not even mentioned in this video is the custom dungeon creator and Steam Workshop support for sharing. We'll surely hit on that in our review, which will come soon. And if our verdict ends up contradicting all my gushing here, it's worth restating that aside from this video, I've only played a few hours—these are just our initial impressions, however positive. We did like the first game quite a bit.

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the rise of personal computers, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early PCs his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.