"Normally it would be concerning to see an independent developer approach their release schedule with the yearly-iterative-sequel attitude of a juggernaut business like Ubisoft, but Daedalic Entertainment defies expectation in Blackguards 2. A little under a year ago the German developer released the first title in the series. The sequel is only an iteration, but it’s rife with small, important improvements.
Both Blackguards games began with their central characters in the same sort of strife. The protagonist is wrongfully imprisoned in a dungeon and is desperate to claw back to the surface and the warm sunshine. Blackguards 2 is a much more gripping take on this slightly tired fantasy trope."