Monday, August 27, 2012

OMD2: Fire & Water Pack

The first DLC for Orcs Must Die! 2 is on the way and it is up to you to decide if it worth $5. Fire and Water is focused all around fire and water elementals, who both break down into smaller enemies like earth elementals, but not in the same ways. Fire elementals start huge and once you destroy their largest form they will turn into a bunch of exploding little hell raisers, while water elementals turn into puddles of waters, which don't do anything on their own, but if a waterling finds the puddles then they can use that to grow into a water elemental or water lord. These are the only two new enemies in this pack, but there are three new traps, three new endless levels and three new story levels, all of which can be played cooperatively or alone.

The new traps!
The Web Spinner: Slows down enemies passing through a hallway with a tangle of webs. Similar to the tar trap, except it has a wider area of effect.

Ceiling Darts: They drop from the ceiling and hit enemies in every direction, sounds useful, but only great against groups.

Web Spinner on the right and Ceiling Trap on the left. 

The Floor Portal: This trap sounds a little overpowered and must have some untold restrictions, but if an enemy steps on it they are sent back to the beginning of the level.

This pack does come with one new way to earn skulls for each level and that is by going through the level only using weapons. Ideally this pack would have added some new weapons or trinkets on top of all that, but it does look to be a decent amount of content and it is possible to justify this $5 purchase if you already have conquered all there is in Orcs Must Die! 2. They seem to be responding to the new traps and new levels demand from Orcs Must Die! 1 and they have gotten out a DLC pretty quickly to help satiate those who want more from the game. Personally I haven't beaten 100% of the game yet, three more levels of nightmare to go and almost all of the endless levels, but I may end up checking this one out. Thanks for reading everyone and this DLC will be out on Steam on August 29th, in two days.  Here are a couple more screenshots from the press release. 
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-Written by Sean Cargle


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