When you’ve performed RP (position enjoying) video games on PC earlier than, you already know Paradox: They’re the developer/writer of some fairly well-known titles, resembling Tyranny, Stellaris, and Crusader Kings. In different phrases, these guys know easy methods to make good position enjoying video games. Knights of Pen & Paper is their “different” RP recreation on cellular platforms and it’s fairly profitable: The primary recreation within the collection is performed by greater than 100,000 individuals and it was not a “free” recreation, you needed to buy it. The sequel of the sport is extra profitable – up to now, greater than 1 million individuals have tried it. Nicely, it’s our flip to provide it a go and discover out what Knight of Paper & Pen 2 (KPP2) presents to gamers: Let’s begin our journey.
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What The Sport Is About
KPP2 is a pixel-art position enjoying recreation, impressed by D&D (Dungeons and Dragons) universe. These phrases want clarification, so right here we go: Pixel-art implies that the sport has “16-bit” graphics model, so as a substitute of jaw-dropping visuals, it presents old-school aesthetics. Check out the screenshot under and you’ll perceive what we imply.
And once we say “impressed from D&D”, we imply it: Have you ever ever performed a D&D recreation with your mates, the place one in all you turns into the dungeon grasp and leads the others to an journey? Identical goes for KPP2 – the dungeon grasp is the sport itself, and also you management the adventurers. Once more, let’s check out the screenshot under.
And as in all RP video games, you’re requested to create characters primarily based on totally different archetypes firstly. There are six totally different lessons you may decide from: Cleric, Paladin, Warrior, Mage, Thief, and Hunter. To start with, you can begin with a warrior + cleric combo – a fighter with excessive well being factors and a healer respectively.
Every character has three major attributes: Power (crimson crystal), dexterity (inexperienced crystal), and intelligence (blue crystal). Warriors, for instance, have excessive power factors and might injury the enemy far more. Thieves, alternatively, have excessive essential percentages, which suggests they will do much more injury if the cube rolls of their favor. Merely put, warriors and paladins want power, hunters and thieves want dexterity, and mages and clerics want intelligence.
As you progress within the recreation and achieve XP factors, you may degree up your characters to make them stronger. Every class comes with totally different passive bonuses and you may degree up these to get extra advantages.
Mainly, get quests, full them, use the gadgets to empower your characters, and degree them up with XP factors: The nice outdated RP system in impact. Talking of which, KPP2 is just not a “critical” recreation, it has fascinating humor and mocks up all the pieces in RP worlds, gamers themselves included.
Knights of Pen & Paper 2 Battle System
The battle system of KPP2 is turn-based, which suggests you and your enemies assault in turns. When it’s your flip to do one thing, you may assault, use a potion or activate a capability. The system is fairly straightforward to know: You largely combat huge teams of enemies and the numbers subsequent to their well being bars present which one will assault subsequent. Assaults may give you a situation, which is a shiny phrase for debuff. For instance, you will get poisoned. After all, your assaults may give enemies circumstances too. Identical to a tabletop journey, a cube is rolled with each motion and the outcomes decide the result of battles.
The battles are onerous – KPP2 appears to be like like it isn’t taking issues critically, however the fights are very critical. Proper from the start, you get challenged and dying is a fairly frequent factor on this recreation. You may resurrect your useless heroes by paying gold, which is a uncommon foreign money and used for journey too. So, merely put, don’t die. You can’t win fights by attacking blindly – it’s essential use potions, particular skills and assume two steps forward.
Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is an efficient sequel that provides a lot of issues to the primary recreation, and it has sufficient content material that may preserve you busy for weeks. Even in case you didn’t play an RP recreation earlier than, give it a go – we give a lot of ideas and methods to starters.