One More Dungeon 2 Review

One More Dungeon 2
One More Dungeon 2

One More Dungeon 2 brings players back into the labyrinthine depths that define this series, but with a twist that immediately sets it apart from its predecessor: a significant overhaul in visual presentation. Ditching the pixelated charm of the original, this sequel opts for a vibrant, cartoonish art style that draws comparisons to early Pixar animations. Beyond the surface, the game promises a mix of old and new, with enhanced enemy variety and procedural dungeon generation aimed at revitalizing the dungeon-crawler experience.

Beyond the visuals, the game introduces some improvements and adjustments to the gameplay mechanics. The array of enemies is larger and more diverse, presenting varied challenges that require more than just repetitive sword swinging. This diversity is a welcomed improvement, suggesting a deeper combat system. However, the combat itself doesn’t fully capitalize on this potential, offering a simplistic and sometimes tedious experience.

Combat in One More Dungeon 2 is dual-handed, combining a primary melee weapon with a secondary magic or ranged weapon. This could have added a layer of strategic depth, but the execution falls short. The game’s aiming lacks acceleration, forcing players to choose between precision or speed – a choice that becomes moot given the scarcity of crystals needed for ranged attacks. Melee combat, while straightforward, suffers from a lack of complexity and the game’s variable difficulty, with enemies dealing significant damage and healing items being frustratingly rare.

The game’s dungeons are procedurally generated, offering a new layout with each playthrough. This randomness adds variety but also inconsistency in difficulty, sometimes creating unbeatable scenarios due to sparse health items or overwhelming enemy spawns. The narrow, dead-end filled dungeons exacerbate these issues, highlighting a need for more balanced and thoughtfully designed level generation.

The game tries too hard to weave a narrative into a situation that makes absolutely no sense and doesn’t call for one. Theres always going to be the urge to make the next game bigger and better but sometimes the situation doesnt call for everything to be improved. Rather than focus on what made the first game fun and build upon that, it seems as though there was an attitude that absolutely every aspect of the game needed to be overhauled.

One More Dungeon 2 attempts to build upon its predecessor’s foundation but ends up feeling like a mixed bag. The visual shift may alienate fans of the original’s pixel art charm, and while there are improvements in enemy variety, the overall combat system feels underdeveloped and overly simplistic. The procedural dungeon design introduces variety but lacks balance, often leading to frustration rather than enjoyment. Ultimately, the game struggles to deliver a compelling narrative or engaging gameplay, making it feel more like a grind than a rewarding adventure.


One More Dungeon 2 diverges from its predecessor's beloved 8-bit aesthetic, adopting a child-friendly visual style reminiscent of early Pixar films, a move that may disappoint fans of the original's retro charm. While it introduces a larger variety of enemies, offering some improvements in gameplay, the combat system remains overly simplistic and often tedious. The game's procedural dungeon generation adds variety but suffers from balance issues, leading to scenarios that can feel unfairly difficult or impossible to beat. Overall, the sequel struggles to capture the engaging essence of its predecessor, resulting in a gameplay experience that feels more like a grind than a rewarding adventure.
  • Enhanced visuals with sharp and detailed graphics.
  • Increased variety of unique and diverse enemies, adding some depth to combat.
  • Procedural dungeon generation provides varied layouts for each playthrough.
  • Shift to a child-friendly visual style may disappoint fans of the original's 8-bit charm.
  • Combat feels simplistic and lacks depth, with limited strategic options.
  • Aiming mechanics are frustrating due to the lack of acceleration and scarcity of resources for ranged weapons.
  • High difficulty due to powerful enemies and rare healing items, without corresponding increases in player capabilities.
  • Randomly generated dungeons sometimes result in unbeatable scenarios, highlighting balance issues.
  • The overall experience can feel more like a repetitive grind than an engaging adventure.