Payday 2 launches tomorrow, the sequel to a non-retail release, and is the headlining title at retail this week.
- Payday 2 is a first-person shooter which requires co-operation, timing and planning to execute the perfect heist.
- It is the sequel to Payday: The Heist, which was well-received by critics and was released as a downloadable title for PC and PS3.
- This time around, the game is hitting retail for a budget price of AUD$49.95 or NZD$69.95.
- Players are teamed up with friends, and are tasked with performing various successful bank robberies.
- There is a much larger emphasis on the stealth mechanics this time around.
- Overkill and Starbreeze Studios have aimed to improve the rough shooting mechanics of the original game.
- As the player picks up loot, they will have to deal with a physical bag which will weigh them down, making both stealth and combat trickier.
- Unlike in the first game, where cash was a form of experience, cash is used to directly purchase new tools and weapons for future heists.
- The game, according to the developers, became 'simply too big' for a downloadable title, but its lean development has meant that it will be profitable right out of the gate.
- While it's in essence a bigger, better, faster type of sequel, the first reviews are showing a marked improvement, and its metacritic score is sitting at around 80.