A bad archery game.
I will admit that A Parting Shot II is much better than the first, but that's not saying much.
The story is nothing special. You're simply a rebel who's idiotically only armed with a bow going up against your own king who is acting like a total dick to his own people. It's up to you to go up against your own army to stop the evil king.
The gameplay is dull, slow, boring and repetitive. Movement is too constricted as you can only go forward, backward and do this really weak and awkward jump that barely does anything against incoming arrows. You can't dodge, sprint, or even draw out a sword for close quarters combat.
What I dislike is the archery and disliking the archery is definitely bad, especially when the main aspect of the game is the archery. Archer's bow-arm (the arm he uses to hold his bow; this could either be the left or the right arm depending upon which direction he's facing) is bent when it should be straight; the arrows are missing an important piece called fletchings; the arrows don't go as far as they should and they are incredibly slow, not to mention that they don't even look like proper arrows but more like sticks--granted, an arrow is a stick but it's a stick with fletchings and an arrow-head. Overall, the bow just seems like a really weak weapon and I wouldn't want to go into battle armed with it.
There are only two boss fights and I actually found the 1st boss to be tougher than the 2nd boss, which definitely isn't good because the 2nd boss should be tougher than the 1st. Unfortunately for this game, that isn't the case. And I really dislike the battle with the first boss because the protagonist is so damn slow that it's hard to evade multiple attacks.
The graphics are better than in the first, but that's not saying much; the visuals are still bad, the animation is still bad and the physics is still. And arrows get misplaced as enemies fall down dead. An arrow shot in the head ends up floating above the head of a soldier's corpse.
There's really nothing I can say positively about the graphics, other than that it's definitely better than in the first.
The audio is bland, the music is nothing special, the sound effects are uninteresting and the voice acting is not only bad, but incredibly lazy; you provide all that text, yet only two-three lines are spoken.
GOOD - Apart from being better than the first, nothing.
BAD - Except for being better than the first, everything.