I just installed Second Wave again to look how it runs on A7 devices and it's so freakin' smooth so there is much room left for advanced graphics. I want these cel-shaded graphics and I want this game now! D':
I played the original a ton solo, particularly on my commute without cell signal. Sucks this one needs a constant internet connection, guess I'll pass.
Seeing as the multiplayer experience in the original was ruined on a regular and frequent basis by hackers, and with the new online requirements there are none of those, I wouldn't say it sucks on a general basis. The opposite.
But yeah, it is a shame cheaters ruin the experience for the rest of us and force always online modes. Trendy seem very open to suggestions this time around, however, so perhaps they can be convinced to implement an entirely separate single player mode, with a character that can never be taken online. Makes a lot of sense for the mobile version.
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I know, I know. It's my most anticipated iOS game this year and I've searched the whole internet and their forums already. There is no release date. The only hint is that it will be released later this year.