• All of the “speciality” pigs are just another means of Rovio controlling the game, but the most blatant if the Magician pig; it’s pretty ridiculous that you can play levels as well as they can be played, but lose lives by a pig just moving around when shot at. You also notice that he moves far more when you are doing well on a level; if you have…[Read more]

  • Thanks for the response Hank. Seems plausible – although on the very next pass, played straight after, it WAS available – but not at a crucial point.

    There’s so much about AB2 to admire, but the manipulation aspects leave me cold. Even though it’s just a game, to feel engaged you have to have some belief that what you do, ie how you play – makes…[Read more]

  • Hi – am currently swearing at magician pig on 576. Have given up being upset at the obvious manipulation a within the hard levels. But can you explain the criteria for the “free bird for video?” Reason being I just got all the way to the end – one pig left, easy shot – and suddenly no video. It’s been available every other time, when I’ve run out…[Read more]

  • @partshade Bang on, mate. Couldn’t agree more. It’s nothing to do with “learning the game” – we all know to play. My creds are pretty strong – I’ve finished pretty much every AB game, and never move on til I get 3 stars – but AB 2 is devoid of skill. Hugely annoying to be stuck for days on a level, knowing it has nothing to do with skill – you’re…[Read more]

  • Bang on, mate. Couldn’t agree more. It’s nothing to do with “learning the game” – we all know to play. My creds are pretty strong – I’ve finished pretty much every AB game, and never move on til I get 3 stars – but AB 2 is devoid of skill. Hugely annoying to be stuck for days on a level, knowing it has nothing to do with skill – you’re just…[Read more]

  • Bluedog replied to the topic Level 473 in the forum Angry Birds 2 Forum 8 years, 2 months ago

    Have to agree. I’m on 460 – I’ve steadfastly refused to buy anything, nor do I do the FB stuff or play the arena, so my birds are levels 3/4. Try getting past theses levels with them! It’s just nuts. I’d happily buy the game as I have the others – but not dress something up as free when it’s not. It’s taking days now before Rovio suddenly takes…[Read more]

  • Well, I’m glad I’m not alone! Thanks for the responses. It’s a shame though, because one of the most compelling things about AB was that it was a joyful experience, and AB2 has ripped the soul out of it. Walkthroughs, so important to this site and it’s users, are rendered useless as the set-ups vary and nobody seems to have a clue what a 3 star…[Read more]

  • Hi all. I’ve enjoyed pretty much all of the AB content thus far; 3 star in all levels etc etc. But AB 2 is leaving me cold. I feel completely manipulated. There are so many ways for Rovio to influence outcomes to push you to spend – card selections, level set-ups, magician pig, offer (or not) to gain extra card by watching video, tiny ina…[Read more]

  • Bluedog posted an update 8 years, 3 months ago

    I’ve enjoyed pretty much all of the AB content thus far; 3 star in all levels etc etc. But AB 2 is leaving me cold. I feel completely manipulated. There are so many ways for Rovio to influence outcomes to push you to spend – card selections, level set-ups, magician pig, offer (or not) to gain extra card by watching video, tiny inaccessible pigs -…[Read more]

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