Princess Remedy 2: In A Heap of Trouble

Good
  • New and refined mechanics that builds on the popular free to play original
  • Game humour, hidden secrets and 102% completion achievement give plenty of exploration
Bad
  • Doesn't change the core experience over the original despite its best efforts while adding a price tag
8.5

Returning for a second adventure Princess Remedy 2: In A Heap of Trouble serves as a prequel to the original popular and free to play Princess Remedy in a World of Hurt. Not finished with her learning at the Saturnian Healing School players will need to rely on their healing abilities once again to defeat the large Boss Tower that has emerged from the ground in recent times. With the enormous tower has come a diverse range of strange illnesses that players need to cure utilising all of their healing mastery.

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Building on the original game with a number of new mechanics Princess Remedy 2: In A Heap of Trouble is an enjoyable new adventure in the Princess Remedy universe and one best enjoyed after playing the free original title. New mechanics include the likes of dating anyone you heal during your adventure which adds a new ability to your healing arsenal along with a healthy amount of bosses and even more secrets with a 102% completion achievement available for players that hunt through every single game corner to heal everyone and find all the hidden chests.

All told you’ll have several different unique areas to explore with well over 50 different NPCs that need your healing assistance while each world also ends with a unique boss fight to test your skills. This core healing mechanic just like the first game happens separate to the overworld in the Healing Mode battles but with the added dating mechanic mentioned above is more varied and customisable to your preferred style of play.

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In this mode you’ll be required to shoot out a barrage of healing medicine while dodging incoming bullets and collisions with the germ like enemies in something that feels like bullet hell genre gameplay. Importantly as players can recover lost health by draining it from enemies there is a level of encouragement towards an attack based strategy rather than solely dodging.

Each NPC you encounter and the world in general is just as unique, silly and filled with humour as the first title that range from other humans to weird encounters. During this journey hidden chests can also be found for those that are diligent in their healing endeavours which come with their own additional lore or benefits to players. This is primarily through the customisable flask mechanic where players unlock up to 21 different flask types from NPCs and chests that alter our flask attack with new offense, trap, movement or buff options.

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Everything else is business as usual in Princess Remedy 2: In A Heap of Trouble with the general progression and overall game flow in line with that of the first game adventure. You’ll search your current game area to find injured NPCs and heal them in exchange for hearts that can eventually be used to activate the boss battle for that area before moving onto the next area and repeating the process.

In the end Princess Remedy 2: In A Heap of Trouble is a great expansion of an original game jam concept with refined mechanics and a larger game world of particular note.

Summary:

  • An expansion of the Princess Remedy universe with a paid title building on the free to play original.
  • Battle to heal various game NPCs as you cure them of illness and acquire their heart to unlock a boss fight.
  • Acquire unique skills from NPCs to assist in battle through the flask type system.
  • Unlock a range of secrets as you attempt a 102% completion playthrough.
  • Play on Windows, Mac and Linux.

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Review Platform: PC

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Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team and enjoys video games across all genres and platforms. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 amassing over 3 million views on YouTube and 10 million article views on HubPages.

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