The story of Enigmatica 2: Light – E2L Minecraft Mod began when I was tired of the repetitiveness of the previous Minecraft games and of the graphics. My eyes were getting real tired of explosions, buildings falling over me, trees being chopped down and the occasional heavy rain. Then I remembered that I had played the original version when it came out a few years back, and I also remembered the music, which was a far cry from the boring and monotonous tones of the latest versions. I started to play the mod, because I remembered my joy of having survived the first levels so many times, and I wanted to prove to myself that I had what it takes to survive the challenges that this world presents.
As I started to play the game, I was happy to see improvements on the graphics and the sounds, but then I noticed something else: the zombies were way easier to kill than the humans. When I killed an entire human group, all I had to do was walk up to them and press the melee button. I was more than happy to get even more money by selling the bodies and using the money to buy new weapons. But this wasn’t enough for me; I needed to take on bigger groups of zombies, preferably with stronger zombies, and defeat them. Soon, I got bored and decided to try the multiplayer mode, in which I could play against other players online and show my prowess on the World Wide Web.
As soon as I joined the community, I discovered that there were actually thousands of people playing the game, and they were all after a solution to the problem that I was facing – the zombies kept appearing from every corner of the map. The challenge was to stay alive long enough to get a helicopter and drop everyone. This is where the mod becomes very enjoyable. It gave me a chance to show off my skills, fight other players and prove that I was better than them. I got to kill more human players than they did and made the progress towards the highest score possible.
The real challenge came when I started to fight against the monsters. The objective in the game was to prevent the zombies from entering your base, but fighting them required a lot of focus and strategy. This was quite different from the rest of Enigmatica, in which most of the challenges were easy and didn’t require a lot of thinking. So it was often easier to just run away from a fight than to actually win one. This became frustrating as I had to go through the whole level over again to gain any progress.
Thankfully, the mod comes with an extensive guide that covers the entire game. This helped me a lot in learning the strategies I had to employ in order to protect myself from the attacks of the monsters. There are also several videos that you can watch, if you’re having trouble understanding the text. I found that the graphics weren’t as good as the rest of Enigmatica, but it doesn’t matter much if you prefer the look of the game over the rest.
To conclude, the graphics are nice, but the rest of the game is quite bad. It’s not worth buying. However, if you like the first Enigmatica, this is definitely a better alternative. Unfortunately, it will not change the fact that it’s just a remake. The rest of the game is just a rehash of the previous levels. So if you like the first game, this is a must-play, but if you haven’t played it yet – then you should avoid it like the plague.