[PS4 Review] Devious Dungeon 2 Review
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Did you have fun getting the Platinum for the first Devious Dungeon? Then you’re going love its sequel on PS4. Come check our review for Devious Dungeon 2!
Devious Dungeon 2 is everything you would expect from a sequel to Devious Dungeon, with a bigger overall scope, including more areas, a higher level cap, more mini-bosses, and bigger bosses. You have three characters to choose from for this new adventure: a Mage with a long-range attack who can also float, a Barbarian which is a bit of a tank character with close-range melee skills, and a Rogue that has a mix of melee and magical skills, as well as a double jump. The Rogue will probably be a popular choice since it offers a nice mix of skills and abilities for players. For this review, I went with the Mage since I found his long-range attacks to be very handy.
As with the original Devious Dungeon game, all levels are fully randomized, so you will never play the same level twice. The same can be said for the enemies, as well as the treasure you can find, as they will also be random. Because of this, every run you do will be different, and you won’t be able to learn a level’s layout and the enemy placement, so you’ll always need to be on high alert, especially when you decide to jump down an area in levels that are a bit more vertical, since you could fall into an area packed with enemies!
Like the original game, for each area, you will take on four sets of levels and a boss level. As you complete a set of three stages, you will reach a checkpoint of sorts, so that for your next run you can start from the next set of levels. This area allows you to purchase upgrades for your weapons and armor, as well as buy trinkets and potions, and if you end up dying, you can do the same with your money at the shop in town. Each set of levels you explore also have a chance of having a mini-boss or two. Defeat the mini-boss, and you will get a decent amount of gold coins
Defeat enough enemies, mini-bosses, and bosses, and collect the hidden books that grant you a ton of experience, then you’ll manage to fill up your experience bar to level up. When you level up you can select which stat you want to boost for your character, the options being your character’s health, the damage it deals (which is added to the damage dealt by the weapon you have equipped), as well as your critical attack percentage which, when you land one, doubles the damage for that attack.
Devious Dungeon 2 is a very fun and highly addictive type of game with a much easier Platinum trophy when compared to its prequel. If you keep at it and don’t end up dying a lot, you can complete the game in around 3-5 hours, and you’re going to be having a lot of fun doing so, getting a Platinum trophy at the end once the final boss is no more.
This Devious Dungeon 2 review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Ratalaika Games.