Angry Birds 2

Angry Birds 2

In this episode of Cost of a Coffee, the Prof and Brian chuck their Angry Birds and take out some pigs.


In the latest episode of Cost of a Coffee, Professor Kelvin Harris and his Lab Assistant Brian are taking a good, hard look at Rovio’s Angry Birds 2, which is available now for free on Android and iOS now.

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He looks at the improvements that the spiritual successor (though not the sequential successor) to the original Angry Birds has made to the series and asks if they are a necessary iteration, or a case of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

The Prof also discusses the elephant in the room…  Not Dumbo as Brian believes, but the game’s transition to a freemium model.  Here’s a brief spoiler warning… the Prof doesn’t think it’s as bad a move as a lot of reviewers have been proclaiming.

Some might say that the official launch trailer alone is worth buying a couple of gems for…

All in all Angry Birds 2 is an improvement on the original in the Prof’s opinion and that the micro-transactions really aren’t distracting enough to put of casual gamers with even an ounce of self-restraint.  If you want to know how he came to that opinion, then have a listen to the podcast in the player above, by downloading it here, or by using any podcatcher of your particular choosing.

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The Verdict


The Good: The same physics based fun of the original with new features and far fancier.

The Bad: Shame that they didn’t adopt a premium paid for model and remove the restrictions and micro-transactions.

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