Starlight 2, the sequel to the first Starlight game, is a puzzle game about finding pictures in the night sky. Click and hold on the screen and move your mouse around to rotate the stars. The object is to move the connected stars around on screen until they snap into place and form a picture. Whereas the original was extremely liberal about awarding you success, the sequel demands you be a bit closer to the final product before it grants a level win. This time around, the game features a "Pro" mode with more difficult images, a "Quiz" mode, where you try to guess the image hidden just by looking at the stars displayed.
Whether Starlight 2 sweeps you off your feet largely depends on what your grievance was with the original. The difficulty has been increased, somewhat, and the additions of a level editor along with additional gameplay modes are a nice touch. Despite the new additions and the same lovely music and visuals, it feels like there's still something missing from the game. It's hard to nail down what, exactly, that is, but it just isn't as engaging as you might think. Part of this, at least, is down to the extremely random assortment of images; finding actual constellations would have been nice, but instead you're flip-flopping between pop culture characters and unrelated animals and symbols. Maybe a story mode, where the pictures, when revealed, displayed parts of a narrative, would have provided a much-needed bit of immersion to the game. (Perhaps a job for a few hardy souls and the level editor? I smell a challenge!)
Starlight 2 doesn't quite make the most of its original concept, but that doesn't mean it isn't enjoyable, and it's a big step in the right direction. While some people will find it more fun than others, the simple gameplay and striking visuals makes it a clever concept with a lot of potential and charm.