When the developer pitched me about The Birdcage 2, I was so excited. I’ve already reviewed The Birdcage, the first version of the game, and it’s one of the highest rated games on my blog.
The Birdcage 2 is even better, employing more exciting visuals, more levels, more characters (bords and dragons!), new face tracking feature, a new fantasy story about sorcerers and the ability to cast spells as part of the puzzle-solving experience using a magic wand that you obtain during the tutorial of the game.
The Birdcage 2, like its predecessor, features intuitive touch-gesture controls. The mechanical puzzle-solving elements alongside great sound effects deliver a better feeling of physicality, which is important for AR, but of course, it’s still limited by what the current technology for mobile AR offers.
The game looks even better than the first one, with stunning looking cages and more birds, even a dragon!
The exciting fantasy narrative follows you and continuously being unveiled as you progress through the levels. There are now more challenging levels for you to enjoy.
It’s easy to see that the developer wanted to deliver a better experience, although there are some aspects of the game that I remember from the first game that is abundant in the second one and some of the puzzles did feel a beat repetitive after some point.
Having said all that, The Birdcage 2 is a fantastic augmented reality puzzler, the best you can find on Apple App Store for iOS (iPhone/iPad).
I just can’t recommend it enough. If you want to find out more about the game, I made an exciting in-depth review about it with some beautiful background scenes in Japan, which I think really suits the game.