Following the success of Kurechii’s easy to play role-playing-game Postknight, the developers have released its sequel ‘Postknight 2,’ and it is now available for download on the Google Play Store as an early access game. After spending a couple of days with the game, here are the first impressions of Postknight 2.
What is Postknight 2?
For those of you not familiar with Postknight 2, the game is a sequel to Kurechii’s popular RPG Postknight, a casual, easy-to-play, cartoon-based adventure role-playing-game. And just like the original game, Postknight 2 begins with the player starting out as a Postknight trainee who embarks on an adventure-filled journey with quests, challenges, and exams with the goal of delivering posts and rising in ranks to ultimately become an S ranked Postknight.
As a Postknight, you get to explore the Prism, which is composed of different places, including villages, cities, cold mountains, magical forests, while also getting to experience the varied cultures as well as the conflicts happening in the different lands. With every adventure and delivery, you get to meet different characters, who are all distinct and have their own story to tell, making the entire gaming experience engaging and memorable. The game further allows you to trade gifts with other characters, allowing you to build bonds as you move along.
Coming to the Postknight 2’s gameplay, you start as a Postknight rookie and are tasked with the work of delivering posts to various places in the Prism. Though it is an RPG, it also resembles an endless runner game owing to its structure, which is mission-based with a definitive end. Upon starting a mission, the Postknight moves forward automatically, and it is your goal to reach the end of the mission without getting eliminated.
As you move along the path, you get to encounter enemies who will try to stop you from going forward. To stop these enemies, you have three combat skills at your disposal: Attack will let you charge forward to hit enemies with your sword, Block raises a shield that will block or reduce incoming attacks and Recover, wherein you can heal yourself by drinking a potion. You can use these three skills to form multiple combos and plan strategies based on the mission’s difficulty while also developing styles unique to yourself.
Upon defeating enemies, you get access to their loot, and these can be used as materials to make trades or create crafts. You will also be able to upgrade your gear, increase its power, appearance, and form. Besides these, each mission comes filled with items, weapons, and armor, which will help you to climb the ranks in no time.
The three combat skills, i.e., Attack, Block, and Recover form the controls of the game, and they are laid towards the bottom of the screen, as three large icons. The Sword icon is to Attack, the Shield icon to Block, and the Potion icon to recover. Tapping each corresponding icon will automatically enable the hero to perform the selected combat skill, making for an easy gaming experience. One thing to keep in mind is that all these skills have cool-downs of varying duration, so each action has to be well-planned out.
The original Postknight game had excellent graphics, and it is good to know that Postknight 2 takes the same route. Players are greeted with a colorful, detailed, and well-planned out graphical interface, which will not disappoint. The many villages, cities, forests, and other locations are well planned out, detailed and pleasing to the eyes, while the characters themselves are unique and highly customizable adding further uniqueness to the gameplay. However, with the game being an early access version, I did encounter a few lags, but it is not a big cause for concern.
Postknight 2 has huge shoes to fill given the popularity of its predecessor. However, after spending a few days playing the game, I can say that Postknight 2 is a worthy successor to Postknight. Though it may have a different storyline than the original, it retains all the winning formula as seen in the original one, and the addition of new elements and features, coupled with improvements to the overall gameplay, add further points towards the game. As mentioned above, I did experience a few occasional lags and jitters while playing the game; however, they may be ironed out once it’s officially available to the masses. If you are interested in trying out this fun and casual RPG, you can head over to Google Play and try it out.
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