What I liked:
- I found the story to be charming throughout my time with the game because they’ve got a good mixture of humour and seriousness.
- In terms of content the game has a decent amount for you to be getting on with and will no doubt satisfy fans of the first game quite a lot.
- There’s a decent amount of items you can collect on your journey and the crafting elements are much more significant this time around.
- The combat in the game is pretty enjoyable and experimenting with certain things keeps the gameplay fun and interesting for longer.
What I didn’t like:
- Like in the previous game there’s just a little too much grinding required which does make things become a little tedious.
- There isn’t much in terms of variety when it comes to the characters in the game which means nothing much stands out in any of them.
- The difficulty can prove to be a problem at times and in the end it does give off an unfair feeling which is pretty annoying.
Does Knights of Pen & Paper 2: Deluxiest Edition do enough to get a recommendation from me?
All in all even though the first game had a few shortcomings it still managed to deliver quite a bit of fun and enjoyment, and that’s pretty much the same experience that Kinights of Pen & Paper 2: Deluxiest Edition delivers to you. Once again the story is as charming as ever and the added humour in the story definitely hits all of the right notes throughout. This is an impressive feat as well because in terms of content the game has a decent amount for you to get to grips with. For the most part the content is fun as well but like the previous game there is plenty of grinding required which can be a little annoying after a while. Another aspect of the game that can be annoying is the difficulty curve. The main reason why the difficulty is annoying is because it can at times feel a little unfair and this does take away from the enjoyable combat a bit. Thankfully I was able to look past this in the end and I’m glad I did because there’s a lot of items and crafting elements in play during your journey which definitely keeps things fresh and interesting for longer. At the end of the day then even though some of the game’s shortcomings can be a little frustrating every now and then it still gets more things right than it gets wrong and if you were a fan of the previous game then you’ll definitely enjoy what Knights of Pen & Paper 2: Deluxiest Edition has to offer.
I rate Knights of Pen & Paper 2: Deluxiest Edition 7/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Developer: Seaven Studio/Kyy Games/Behold Studios
Publisher: Plug In Digital
Genre: Action Adventure/Role-Playing
Release Date (Xbox One): December 14, 2018