First thing is that I am not a professional game reviewer; this review is based on personal experiences of the writer while playing Temple Run 2 (TR2) on smart phones. No doubt, that TR2 is a brilliant game, it is an action game which the runner stole idols from temple and run and run and he is closed followed by a black monkey and there are many obstacles on the way and the runner had to jump, slide and avoid all these obstacles on the way to reach the destination. In a true sense, there is no such destination as this game goes on forever without any trace of stopping in between on the way. There is endless journey to cover and this game is addictive and stress reliever. It is enjoyable on tablets or big screen smart phones where one can truly enjoy the run.
This game cannot be revolved around as one cannot use it in a broad view, as it is not permitted. This game works according to mobile gestures and while tilting mobile to different direction one can move from one side to other side, the runner will have to move to left or sometimes to the right in order to avoid obstacles, on the road, as if it is hit by him, the monster monkey surfaces there all at once and it will block user’s vision on the way so then it is difficult to jump over the fences. So, it is always good to avoid the red blockers on the road so that to avoid the incoming follow back of a black monkey. If you hit the road blocker twice in succession when your run is over and the game is over then.
Once the monkey holds you then the run is over.
You will have to begin the race again, it is an ever expanding game with innumerable number of runs for you and for this one has to be pretty smart in controlling the run amidst narrow bridges, railway lines, sometime one track railway lines and then jump over the dungeon, river across the road, hanging ropes, stiff slides, plain and mud roads, above and under bridges and fires and all through it one has to collect gold so that you can preserve to reach to next level as well as you can have lives. It is always advisable to collect as many coins as you can on the way you run, just by going through it the coins will automatically comes to yours kitty and then when you all of a sudden falls into the prey of large black monkey then you can revive the journey from there by switching on to second live and it is only possible if you have large number of gold coins and for this it is of utmost important to collect many coins as the race starts from the point where you fall prey to the big monstrous black monkey.
The game is very additive and sometimes the player used to stick with it for more than hour as each successive failure the player want to cross more distances and for this he used to play it again and the graphics are nice and there are three options for the user if they did not have high end graphics enabled smart phones, still they can use it all of their wit to use the graphics in minimal state so that the run will be smoother and finer. There is one pro version of this game is available in Google Play, I have not used that, this review is all about the free version of TR2. The sound and music is nice, there are different sound effects when the runner collects the gold coins and he jumps from the obstacle fence with a ‘hun’ sound, on the other hand one can control the sounds from its settings, the runner starts with a behind sound from the black monstrous tall monkey making a huge sound and then one has to touch different add on in between, there is the notification when one can jump to touch it so that he can receive instant gold coins or speed run, as it is a great tool with it one can run easily through all the fences that has been there and can run as many distances and in that time the user does not have to touch and control the run.
This feature is available on the distance slight ahead of road base which the runner is sprinting, and from there one can jump to touch in order to activate that and while jumping user had to look at the after effects of jump as he can fall on road stop or bridges and dungeon and all should be controlled in perfect manner in order to run endlessly. There are many more such offerings while you are on the run and employ those conveniences to earn more and more rewards. Gold and cover as many distances as you could.
It is a brilliant game and it is advisable to connect internet while you play this game, as it is not a cloud game but after it latest updates, it has Google+ synchronization and you can send to Google+ about yours progress as well as you can know and compare your performances with other game buddies all around the world and you will see where you are standing from among all these. It is a brilliant chart and from here one can find his position in this game arena all around the world. The second benefit from these game connecting internet is that after crossing 1500 meters approximately while running securely in this run, the gold coins suddenly changes the color as it becomes dazzled blue and this give the user one more attentions to cross more hurdles and find more and more gold coins from the road while endlessly run is going on.
While connecting with internet, this game does not take crunch of Internet position, but it performs better while connecting to it. After running unhindered for more about 500 meters the speed of runner rises and for this the user had to be swift in controlling him while he is on the nonstop run. There are some gestures when one can touch to get his run slower or you can just slide your finger from up to down to make the runner slide and this slows down the speed a bit but be aware that at some point of the journey you will be facing with road side fire and you need to be aware from that otherwise you can burnt on it and the game ends there. This game is in between difficult and easy setting, and there are many add on for your to utilize an employ it to speed up your running and graphic wise when it is played with full graphic enabled devices, it is a joy to play it, sometimes, due to push service it stops for some fraction of seconds on some high end devices otherwise all the other aspects of it works brilliantly. It is a fantastic game and gives it tries from Google Play on yours an android device.