Here are my thoughts on the game Saw II: Flesh and Blood.
I didn’t really enjoy the first Saw game, and this one really isn’t that much better. The combat is not that creative, I think that the combat is worse in this game. You would have to have some knowledge of the movies to really understand the game. You play as Michael Tapp, who has to survive through a bunch of traps that Jigsaw has set up for him. There are case files scattered throughout the game that help you understand some of what is going on though, so you are not completely in the dark if you have not seen the movies.
There are plenty of traps such as rigged shotguns or swinging blades. These traps are repeated a lot so you can anticipate them. All of the puzzles are fairly simple to solve because most of them are pretty much the same thing over and over again. These puzzles and traps are not that hard to finish and some of them may only take a minute to complete.
The environment in the beginning might seem a little scary, thinking that something might jump out and scare you, but no, I think this game would be better if it had just a little bit of that. You are barefoot in the game and there is some occasional glass or acid on the ground that will hurt you when you walk on it. This would be better if there was at least a little bit of creativeness, such as knocking a bottle over and it breaking and hurting you when you stepped on it.
People will randomly appear during the game, the combat is fairly bad. It requires you to simple push a button to defeat them. I think it is a little too easy, and that there should be some more creative kills than just slamming a bat into someones head, I mean come on, this is Saw not Grand Theft Auto. The dodging is fairly easy, too. Just press a button when a line is highlighted.
That is pretty much all there is to Saw II. I would say that if you want to play this game, either wait for the price to come down or rent it, it is not worth buying, though. The levels are repetitive and not that creative. The game does not require that much time to beat. It gets old after a while and I rented it and stopped playing it after the second day. You might like it, though, depending on if you really enjoy the Saw games.
That is it for the review. I hope this helped you decide on if you want to buy this game or not.