Entries in Bit.Trip (2)


QCF: Bit Trip Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

ove at first sight” is such a cliché. I've never been one to fall for such a ridiculous notion, nor have I ever admitted to its true existence. Sure, you can like how something looks, but usually there's something underneath what can only be seen that's actually quite ugly. However, I was proven wrong on this theory when, at Logan International Airport in Boston after PAX East 2012, I booted up a copy of Bit.Trip Saga and played Runner for the first time. The delightfully retro visuals, silky game play and unbelievable sound had me seriously hooked. It was love at first sight. At that very moment I had a very sudden lamentation; Runner 2 was at the show, and I totally missed out.

After travelling across the entire continent to Seattle for PAX Prime 2012, I finally got to play the follow up of Runner, and it was definitely worth the journey and the wait. Fast forward to today, and it's finally almost time for Runner 2 to drop across multiple platforms. And let me tell you, this is a game that everyone – absolutely everyone – should be playing.

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PAX Prime 2012: Runner 2 Q&A with Direct-Feed of Hands-on Play

This game alone made the trip out to Seattle completely worth it. Watch the video for much more! 

Special thanks goes out to Gaijin Games for providing this test build of Runner 2 for preview, and for taking teh time to speak with us on the show floor! Check back for our full review of Runner 2 when it launches in 2013!