Learn to Fly 2 is a follow-up to the popular first in the series, Learn 2 Fly. Learn 2 Fly the Emperor Strikes Back is once again a light-hearted game from Light Bringer, the same developers on the initial game. Here, we will explore it in more detail.
All you need to do is open the game up to see the difference between this, and the first game. With this being said, the game has remained easy to play, which is something that fans of the series admired about the series.
The premise of the game is simple, try and get your penguin as far as possible in distance and altitude. Furthermore, you are awarded more game dollars for altitude, duration of time you are in the air, the speed you reach and on story mode how much damage you cause. The controls are simple, right and left are right and left and spacebar for boost.
Now instead of just one 'simple' game mode there are three to choose, which are; story, classic and arcade. This is good because it means the game is much longer than before, and that is something that the last game lacked, longevity.
- Story - this mode allows you to play the normal game with obstacles, which adds a whole new element to the rather simple game. On the story mode, you need to complete one of 35 challenges, one of many medals and buy items in the bonus shop.
- Classic - this is the very same as the first game. No gimmicks, no obstacles just try and get your penguin as far as you possibly can.
- Arcade - with three different budgets you need to get the highest score possible for each of them.
The reason why this game is addictive is because it is simple yet you want to keep on playing until you have unlocked something else or broken a previous score. Furthermore, there are so many things you have to do and unlock that you can play it for a long time before completing it. The game works on an unlock basis as well so you have to complete the story mode before moving onto the classic mode and so on. This is a great method because it keeps you wanting more throughout the game.
If Learn to Fly 3 ever surfaces, and it contains as many updates as the second and as much attention to detail, then the developers could be looking at a casual trilogy that could potentially rival the best. Even if this game does take another year to come out, it will keep you occupied until then without a shadow of a doubt.