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What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!? 2 review

Sort-of sequel digs deep

Pros

  • New missions
  • monsters
  • and mutations
  • Freeplay mode adds depth
  • Intricacies of the game are clearer

Cons

  • Aimed more at newbies than fans
  • Core gameplay hasn't improved
  • New additions are mostly cosmetic

What Did I Do 2 isn’t so much a sequel as a second crack of the whip. The clever original’s core is unchanged – you strategically dig a dungeon to maintain its monstrous ecosystem and make mulch of would-be raiding parties – but various tweaks have been made.

New missions, monsters, mutations and a Freeplay mode add depth, but for the most part the new additions are cosmetic. That’s a good thing – the refreshed presentation is at its best fleshing out the Tutorial/Challenge mode. Suddenly, the intricacies of the game are far clearer and the improved main game is more enjoyable as a result. Before long, even newcomers will be merrily digging up dragons and demons.

And that’s really the only major flaw here: more is done to entice new players than to please faithful fans. It’s a tune up rather than a follow up, but it’s a brilliant, and occasionally very funny, strategy title all the same.

May 4, 2010

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GenreStrategy
Description

More is done to entice new players than to please faithful fans. It’s a tune up rather than a follow up, but it’s a brilliant, and occasionally very funny, strategy title all the same.

PlatformPSP
US censor ratingTeen
UK censor rating12+
Alternative namesHoly Invasion of Privacy Badman! 2: Time to Tighten Up Security
Release date4 May 2010 (US), 7 May 2010 (UK)
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