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Video GameKlang 2 (Series) Review
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Posted: 14 months ago, last updated 7 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Klang 2 is a psychedelic rhythm-action game. You take on enemies in this symbolic universe of three attacks: stikes, dashes and holds. The simple system interplays with the pulsing music to create a rhythm based high-speed combat challenged. Like the Amiga demo scene of the 90's Klang combines visuals, music and interactions to create a trance-like experience.

Play involves directing your character's attack in the direction of the next beat icon with one stick, and then pressing the button at precisely the right time. Get this right and you gain score and potential multipliers. Sometimes it's a tap to attack, sometimes it's a hold. Then there are the triangle strike attacks where the direction isn't relative to your player, but in the direction the arrow is pointing.

The result is the feeling of conducting an electronic symphony with your fingers. Each time you play one of the 40 tracks the challenge is different because of the procedurally generated levels. Things culminate in several boss enemies that require new ways to engage with the music.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 22/09/2016, updated in 2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Rhythm and Shooting

Accessibility: 30 features

Developer: Tinimations (@Tinimations)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 3 minutes and 5 minutes to play a round of this game.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Moderate Violence.

Skill Rating

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Children with a good sense of musicality and timing will enjoy this.

CostsCosts

Klang 2 usually costs £11.39 to £14.99.
 

Klang 2

XBox Store Xbox One £14.99
PlayStation Store PS5 £11.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99
Steam Store PC £11.39
Switch Store Switch £14.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Klang 2 Accessibility Report documents 30 accessibility features:
An overview of the game's recent accessibility update outlines various enhancements.

There's a normal and a fast mode, but not an easier or slower mode. Lock On setting means you only need to line up the shot once for each target. Auto Aim setting (gamepad only) removes aiming aspect entirely, to focus on well-timed button press.

The game is designed to be Playable with numerous control inputs: mouse, gamepad, drawing tablet and touch screen. Which are available depends on the platform you are playing on.

You can adjust the cursor size on the Head Up Display. You can customize the aim appearance, turn it mega bright or completely invisible, your choice. There's also a Dark Assist mode that adjusts to what's happening on the screen, it makes the background darker to ensure you can see the target.

Klang 2 is fully playable with touch controls on the Nintendo Switch and PC.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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