Aquaplus is back with a new game published by Atlus USA, that will make you think a lot of how to level up your characters, and plan your best strategies.
Dungeon Travelers 2 is a First-Person Dungeon Crawler RPG game with the iconic art style of Aquaplus games. You play as a member of the Royal Library who has the task of finding and sealing monsters and mutants (which are actually girls in revealing outfits and fruits most of the time), to save the Kingdom of Romulea.
Filled with lots of different customizations, Dungeon Travelers 2 is a pretty big dungeon crawler with a very high difficulty for people who are not familiar with this genre.
Like most Aquaplus games, DT2 has a lot of fan service in it, from party members, to monsters, to awkward positions, but don’t let this keep you from playing the game. The game features a big cast of playable characters that will open up a lot of different possibilities and strategies for you to try. There’s 5 main classes, which after leveling up, you’ll be able to develop into 2 to 3 sub-classes, WHICH after leveling up even more, will then let you pick between 3 to 4 advanced sub-classes. Now it might not sound that hard first, but this was probably my favorite feature in this game, as I kept constantly doing a “Level Reset” to try different classes for my team formation.
Magic users in the back line, tanks, and melee fighters in my front line, is what I obviously always had. But this is no walk in the park, this game will make you suffer from all the random encounters and boss fights. I found myself saving almost after every fight just in case something happened on the next one. Like most dungeon crawler games, you’ll have to grind a lot to level up all of your characters, and, if you’re like me, to stop dying. I raged way too many times from not being able to beat bosses, and I just ended grinding more and more until I was able to. Magic users take time to cast spells, so you have to protect them from being attacked so their casting time doesn’t get interrupted, or else you will waste a turn.
Like I said before, Dungeon Travelers 2 has a lot of girls in revealing outfits, fighting fruit, and what confused me the most, was the large amount of talking bears in the game. Too many bears! Is that even a thing? Still a pretty funny looking design. When you defeat a monster, you’ll seal it in your book, which after sealing a certain amount of the same monster, you can then create a “Sealbook” of it, which you can equip to your party members for different effects and buffs. Or you can do like me. Grind, create sealbooks, sell them, PROFIT. Selling sealbooks is not the only way to make money obviously, but I thought it was the easiest. And, while grinding, I get enough treasure to appraise, and if I didn’t like or need any of the equipment, I would sell it for more money. PROFIT.
Every dungeon has a different environment, battle theme and things to find. Monsters behind doors, treasure chests and traps.
With over 80 hours of content, Dungeon Travelers 2 will have you playing for a long time, with new things to be discovered every time you progress through the story. I enjoyed the gameplay a lot, but the story felt a bit bland for me, other than that, it’s a very fun game for the Ps Vita for everyone that likes dungeon crawlers.
While this is not a game for everyone, this is a genre I really enjoy, and it has a great art style, even with all the fan service in the game, my final score for Dungeon Travelers 2 is 7.5 funny looking bears out of 10.
Make sure you give Dungeon Travelers 2 a try, don’t die a lot, and if you do, remember to save almost every minute, you’ll thank me for that. Tell us what you think over @NerdworkTweets!