Freemium Field Test: Angry Birds 2 is a somewhat muddled return to form

It's filled with free-to-play elements, but the first numbered sequel does recall the glory days—to some effect.

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Andrew Hayward is a Chicago-based games, apps, and gadgets writer whose work has been featured in more than 70 publications. He's also a work-at-home dad to an unruly four-year-old.