Budget Cuts 2 is set to release next week. This game is doubling down on what made it special in 2018, making the sequel for the fans that have been asking for more. Most developers would release some extra DLC, but Fast Travel Games and Neat Corporation decided to go a different route. This game will be released on December 12th on all major PC VR retail game platforms.
The sequel to the original Budget Cuts has been kept as a secret for some time, but the cat is finally out of the bag on the release date, how it plays, and even some lucky people have had a chance to play this game already. Budget Cuts 2 is going to challenge you in virtual ways that the first game couldn’t, and it is going to introduce you to some new and engaging mechanics that have yet to make their virtual appearance.
The second installment of Budget Cuts starts out with you inside of a train on rails, chasing down the robot that plagued your time in the first game. As you start to understand your digital surroundings, you will realize you are engulfed by innocent bystanders on the train. Your first mission? Get to the front of the train and disable the bomb. Much like the first game, the enemy robots will shoot you on sight, so warping your way to the front while maintaining stealth is important. Your teleporting gun is going to come in handy very early in this game.
Whether you venture to the top of the train or go from car to car, you will run into some Robo trouble. While you are taking care of your killing business, you will notice another new feature of this year’s game. Instead of being able to throw and rethrow objects, weapons you use will shatter and break on any fatal contact with energy bots. This will force you to be extremely mindful of how you use your surroundings, only adding to the fun of this year’s Budget Cuts.
The biggest addition to this game is the crossbow. In the first few scenes, you will be introduced to your new long-term weapon and the many different ways you can use it. It’s not just any crossbow, as you can turn it into a regular bow and arrow weapon with the twist of your virtual controllers. This new weapon of yours isn’t an automatic W on each level, but it does give you an advantage that will keep you engaged, even on the incredibly hard levels.
As for the arrows in the game, they work better than you’d think. If you heard from a buddy that Budget Cuts 2 was going to give you a bow and arrow, you might think it would operate as any video game that didn’t focus on the weapon would. That isn’t the case here, as it feels incredibly realistic. You will have to adjust your shots the further they are and account for a signified amount of arrow drop (like bullet drop, but a slightly exaggerated). You also won’t have unlimited arrows, but there is a significant amount of arrow stations to keep your quiver loaded at all times.
This game seems like it is going to be a hit, and if it is anything like the first one, it will be. We are expecting this game to sold in the mass when it releases next week. It will be available for purchase on the Oculus Store and SteamVR store. The price has yet to be released. For more VR news and gaming community updates, make sure to check back at VRGear.com.