The sequel to Guns, Gore & Cannoli has now landed on PlayStation 4, improving on what the first game did. Learn more about it in our Guns, Gore & Cannoli 2 review!
It’s been over two years since I got to review Guns, Gore and Cannoli on PlayStation 4, and now here I am reviewing its sequel. This sequel still has a great art style that helps to make everything pop. Vinnie Cannoli is back after a couple of decades as the sole survivor of the Thugtown wars. The year is now 1944, and Europe is in the last stages of World War II. You control Vinnie and must plan your escape as you try to survive the onslaught of enemies who will be shooting at you through the entire game. If you enjoyed the original game, then you’re going to enjoy the sequel.
The way the game is set up, you will be able to move around with the left analog stick, and can jump and double jump with the L2 button, which is definitely different from what we’re used to for jumping with the face buttons. You can fire with the R2 button, and will be aiming where to shoot with the right analog stick. The controls do take a bit to get used to, but you will quickly get the hang of things as you progress through the first stage.
You can collect a multitude of weapons, including some heavy hitters like a flamethrower that will make short work of regular enemies. There are also plenty of melee weapons, such as baseball bats, to bring the hurt closer to your opponents. Your starting pistol has unlimited bullets, which will come in handy when you run out of bullets for the other weapons you can get your hands on. Luckily this won’t happen a lot since every stage has plenty of ammo for you to collect.
Vinnie will have to face off against many types of enemies, and considering it’s a war-torn era, you can expect many Nazi enemies, as well as zombies, because this is the sequel and zombies need to be in here – you will spend a lot of bullets to make the dead even more dead! There are also police officers that will try to hunt you down, so you always need to be on high alert to survive.
If you don’t want to take on the game on your own, then you’re going to enjoy the couch co-op option for up to 4 players to take on this adventure. Things will get crazy with four people shooting all over the place, and the good news is that it is not limited to just local co-op since you can also go at it online. The more the merrier, right?
If you are a fan of the first game, then Guns, Gore and Cannoli 2 is right up your alley. This sequel improves on the formula, keeps the hectic action going from start to finish, and it features a nice story and a gorgeous art style that will make you feel as if you were playing an animated story. Once you get how the game controls, you will be shooting zombies dead in no time. Hopefully the game does well since I’d definitely be interested in a third Guns, Gore and Cannoli game, perhaps one in which the team adds a skill tree to spice things up!
This Guns, Gore and Cannoli 2 review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Crazy Monkey Studios.