Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! (PSP)

By Moe Rantala

Published on Sunday, February 6, 2011

Graphics: 8.00
Sound: 8.00
Gameplay: 7.00
Replays: 10.00
Gamelength: 9.00

Etna’s panties have been stolen dood! It’s up to us to get them, dood!

Prinny 2 is ridiculously hard. The sequel to Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? the gameplay remains the same, as does the notorious difficulty. Etna’s panties have been stolen, and it is up to the prinnies to obtain them once more. There are six stages to begin with, each varying in difficulty and enemies dood!. They’re all very different, but the core gameplay remains the same. You traverse through each stage by attacking enemies and building your combo meter while trying not to get hit dood. On the easiest difficulty you can get hit 3 times, on normal, 2, and on the hardest, one hit and you’re dead. At the end of each stage is a boss fight, along with dialogue before and after, dood. For a platformer, the game is pretty intense, enemies are often placed in the most unforgiving of locations, and once you jump, the only way you can change your direction is by jumping again. Should you double jump, you better be sure it’s going to be a safe landing. Each boss is different, but the best strategy is often stun, attack, repeat. The humor in the game is awesome, dood, and the voices are actually pretty decent.

The graphics are pretty detailed for a side scrolling platformer, and while you don’t really have a lot of time to look at them, the enemies go through a lot of different expressions as they attack. The stages are all unique, and they have their own theme to them. The stages also change depending on what time of the day it is, which changes as you complete levels. The voices are also pretty unique, and the story itself is enjoyable with them. The music also fits each stage nicely, and gives it more character, and overall it really works well with the game.

This game is ridiculously hard, but in all honesty it’s a pretty awesome game. The unlockable second mode, Asagi Wars, is like an entirely new game. It’s all about gunplay, instead of melee and aerial projectile attacks. It’s just a little bit easier than the normal mode, because of the wide array of ranged weapons, but it’s a hell of a lot of fun. This is basically two games in one.

If you loved Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? then you’ll love Prinny 2, dood. If you want a challenging platformer, then you’ll love Prinny 2, dood. This game is awesome. It’s hard as hell, but it’s awesome, frustrating, and a lot of fun. So go buy it. Dood.

Full Disclosure: Review copy provided by NIS America

Overall Rating: 8.00

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