I love having the opportunity to write about The Legend of Grimrock 2 every chance I get, because it's so obviously a labor of love for developers Almost Human. That love is matched by a growing audience of dedicated dungeon crawlers. Today they might be excited to find a handful of new screenshots along with plenty of new details introducing them to Grimrock 2's setting, The Isle of Nex.
Nex, according to the Grimrock devs, offers all of the map-making positives they're looking for -- variety in setting, interesting environments -- without the huge wide-open spaces that would make travel tedious. Yes, that means outdoor locations like swamps and bridges with trolls guarding them! Don't worry, there will be plenty of dark and damp dungeons to explore as well.
Other additions to the game include a complete rework of monster AI, which Almost Human says make enemies smarter and more terrifying in large numbers. Characters' skill systems has also been reworked to make each level-up feel significant. Finally item, spellcasting and potion systems have both been improved as well, allowing for simplicity of use and additional purpose. Read the full blog for all of the details.
The Legend of Grimrock 2 is looking better and better.