I reviewed Knights of Pen and Paper a few months ago. It is still one of my favorite games for tablet, phone, or PC. So, this week when I saw the new Humble Bundle for mobile games that included Knights of Pen and Paper 2 I was interested.
I’ve been playing Knights2 for the last week on PC. I did check and it does work very similarly on phone or tablet. Basically you press buttons, choose options, and roll the dice. Very simple interface so the device you use doesn’t matter.
But there are several differences between Knights1 and Knights2. The second game has more DLC that you have to pay for. When I came across the first road block leading down the DLC rabbit hole I was slightly annoyed. I felt like the game was shorter then the first, and thus not as good a deal. However, I continued down a different path and found several more locations, lots more quests, and several more abilities.
The main spells of all the character types have been changed as well. There are a few that are similar from first edition to second edition, but I found that I had to relearn all of the skills and abilities, find new ways of optimizing my character classes, and work on getting items in new ways. The blacksmith has been done away with in favor of an upgrade system. You just need charms and scrolls to upgrade weapons, which ends up being a lot easier (cheaper) in the long run than the blacksmith had been.
The graphics got updated as well. I’m not sure which ones I prefer, but the new game does come with a slew of new monsters to kill. The story line is just as tongue in cheek as the original. This time instead of hunting down the developers you’re hunting down a party that refuses to convert to the new edition rules.
Overall a good game. I might even pick up the DLC after I’ve completed it, but even the base game has hours worth of enjoyment before you need the DLC to proceed.