Monument Valley 2 is a Delightful, But Too Safe Sequel

To open Monument Valley 2 is to enter a pastel world of strange, wonderful landscapes, where everything is M. C. Escher and physics aren’t real. There’s nothing quite like the satisfying mental click when you finally crack its nonsense puzzles by sliding a set of stairs into an unlikely place or rotating a wheel just so to let your little avatar navigate to a new area. It’s immensely satisfying and frightfully clever, as some solutions had me gasping out loud just to see that they worked.