What a great sequel! Improves so much and the first title in the series was already amazing. Lovely action/puzzle adventure game with no missable achievements. Takes around 5h to 100%.
Approximate amount of time to 100%: 5h
Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
Is there a good guide available: Yes, here you find an achievement guide and I wrote this guide with the memory stone locations
Multiplayer achievements: No
Missable achievements: No, there is chapter selection
Grinding Achievements: No
DLC-Only achievements: No
Speedrun achievements: No
Time-gated achievements: No
Does difficulty affect achievements: No difficulty option
Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No
I was already blown away by Figment (1), which I played just before this one, but this one is a sequel in almost every way. It can be played without playing the first one, but if you have plans on playing the first one as well, I would highly recommend playing that first, as this second title in the series feels easier to control and has chapter selection and other improvements like that.
Figment 2 made me wonder if they came up first with the songs or first with the gameplay, as the gameplay fits so well with the songs! There were moments when I stood still to enjoy a song a little bit more than I would by keeping going. (Especially that song of the discarded thoughts, that was so funny).
You play as Dusty and have to fight a nightmare that is running havoc in the brain of the human you live inside of. His support and friend Piper is also joining you at this party. The first title felt like it had more puzzles than combat, here it feels quite 50/50 but with fewer boss fights.
I had so much fun playing through Figment 2. It was just wonderful and I enjoyed it so much more than the first one, which I did enjoy already so much. Bedtime Digital Games did such a great job in both games with the songs and voiceovers. What I like so much next to the story of this one is that it has a chapter selection. No worries anymore about missable achievements, as you just can go back to a chapter to still get that missing achievement.
None of the achievements are particularly hard, and most of them you’ll already get by just playing through the game without looking at a guide. I would try to keep an eye out for those memory stones so you get 100% on those in the levels where they can be found. If you missed something, you can go back with the chapter selection option but you start from the start of that chapter, so avoiding that would decrease the time needed to 100%. However, even with the chapters resetting in chapter selection, I would highly recommend playing the game first without any guide, as it is just so much fun to figure things out yourself.
I know some games with awesome music and some games where music is the main focus of the game, but this… this is of another caliber than most of those! The songs are so well done, it is just like you play an interactive musical. It is just a treat to play through the game.
This review for Figment 2: Creed Valley was written on 27 March 2023, based on the current Steam version of the game which has 18 achievements at the time of writing this review. This information can be outdated, for example, when the developer adds or removes achievements or releases (new) DLC.