The unexpected but welcomed sequel to the paranormal survival adventure game Kona has arrived with Kona 2. Like the original, Kona 2 features a gripping mystery story with survival elements.
For those unfamiliar, the Kona games are set in the 1970s in the fictional location of Atamipek Lake. In the first game, players took on the role of private investigator Carl Faubert, who becomes trapped by a strange blizzard while investigating vandalism in a remote village. Kona 2 continues Carl’s story as he seeks to uncover the origins of the surreal weather and put a stop to it.
At its core, Kona 2 is a narrative-driven adventure game where players must find keys, clues, and information to progress the mystery. You’ll need to solve environmental puzzles and challenges to advance as well. The game excels at crafting a rich atmosphere through high-quality audio and soundtrack, just like the original.
Visually, Kona 2 is a noticeable improvement over its predecessor with smooth performance and modern graphics. The simple control scheme remains intuitive and easy to use. For those seeking a more pure narrative experience, the sequel also adds the option to disable survival gameplay elements and focus solely on the story.
As a big fan of the original, I have been highly impressed with Kona 2 so far. It feels like a natural progression that builds upon the first game’s strengths. The world is deeper, the story more complex, and the presentation more polished. If you enjoyed the paranormal mystery of the first Kona or looking for a new story-driven adventure, Kona 2 is shaping up to be a worthy sequel that survival horror fans should not miss.