Parents' Guide to

Dungeons 2

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Strategy game has charm, humor, but lacks any challenge.

Game Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows 2016
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For all its attempts at charm for a strategy game, this adventure game manages to frequently fall flat. It may be a good real-time strategy game for players who don't want to get too strategic: Even when you fail to meet mission requirements -- such as having a key unit die -- the narrator only teases you, brings them back to life, and on you go. This makes the whole outing a bit like bumper bowling. Victories are easily had; they just might take a long, long time. It's hard to readily recommend this since, in addition to the action being sluggish, the controls are unnecessarily complex -- especially on the PC -- but simplified for PS4.

There are lots of hot keys to learn; you must master which units can do which tasks; and you need to juggle your scouting parties on the overworld map. That means, in theory, you'll have to be good at managing a lot of things in a lot of places. Only you really don't, due to the game's forgiving difficulty. This all gloms together, so there's really no point to sweating anything that happens. If you only want to farm strong units over and over, that's fine. The game patiently reminds you of what you need to do next, meaning there isn't much freedom: Follow orders, do as you're told, and eventually you'll win. As such, the whole game feels flat and lacking in enticement to keep going once you get started. Dungeons 2 could've been an interesting twist on the strategy genre, especially given its focus on the bad guy; unfortunately, it doesn't live up to either the strategy or the challenge.

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