Sophie Halliday writes: As a fan of fantasy genre games and RPGs in general, I was surprised how little time I put into the original Blackguards. On the surface it had a lot of appeal, but its frustrating dice-roll combat system and spikes in difficulty led me to move on from the game. Still, I welcomed the opportunity to play Daedalic’s sequel, Blackguards 2, with cautious optimism. It was my hope that some of the things that held back the first game would be fixed, and that this new entry into the Blackguards series would be an improved, less-cumbersome offering. While some things have definitely changed for the better, unfortunately there are still some significant playability problems with the franchise.