So it appears the Freddy Spaghetti franchise deserves a sequel, which gives the sentient spaghetti noodle another chance to flop wildly in the aptly titled Freddy Spaghetti 2. This time it is much more of the same but with an office that is questioning the validity and ability of the sentient noodle.
Does Freddy do better this time around? Or does this pasta need to boil a little more before being served? Well, let’s find out!
Story-wise, Freddy Spaghetti 2 is a goofy one, and it is rather funny a times. Basically, the noodle applies for a desk job of sorts, and the game serves as a bunch of mini-games that take place after each employee shares their thoughts on Freddy.
Since Freddy is “upgraded” this time around, he is not simply Freddy but Freddy 2.0. It is quite hilarious to hear some of the co-workers refer to Freddy as 2.0 instead of his actual name (Why am I referring to this noodle as a he?).
The voice acting is actually quite good for what it is, and some of the actors do a great job providing an extra level of comedy to the gameplay bits. I especially love the characters that just so casually throw out, “You know he’s pasta, right?”, as if we didn’t know.
Freddy Spaghetti 2 plays similarly to more popular indie titles like I Am Bread, and it unfortunately does not control nearly as well. Movement is simply assigned to aiming with the left stick and using the triggers to launch either end of the noodle. The longer you hold down the triggers, the higher Freddy 2.0 will jump.
Basically, it is a lot of flopping around, and although the early stages are rather simple because of their lack of challenge, later levels suffer from the poor control scheme. I mean, there really is not more to say about the gameplay, because this is essentially it. You are given a scenario that you need to flop the noodle around to either push buttons, jump across the room, flop around in a fish tank, or jump from furniture to furniture without touching the floor. These are all great scenarios, but the gameplay is just lacking and unexciting, which makes the appeal wear off rather quickly.
There are a decent amount of levels, but the game can be cleared quite quickly if you can deal with the controls long enough. For the price, though, it is solid, but I did find that the game starts off fun and interesting and then dwindles over time.
It is not necessarily a bad game, but it is not a good game either. It has its fair points like a silly story that is genuinely funny at times, which even includes some solid voice acting, but this is still a video game. Unfortunately, that means it suffers a bit due to its not-so-great controls and uninteresting nature after so many levels.
Freddy Spaghetti 2 is mostly the same as its predecessor, but it does not add enough to make this the better option. Basically, both games are cheap, mediocre romps that you can play through in a day, but they are both a lot sweeter if you can get them for even cheaper.
Fun, little story with some good comedy
Fun voice acting
Not very intuitive controls
Appeal dwindles quickly
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