A sprawling, complex dungeon crawler developed as a collaborative effort between eroge masters Aquaplus and mechanics maestros Sting. Sequel to a Japan-only spinoff of Aquaplus’ To Heart series.
Developer: Aquaplus, Sting
Available on: Vita
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Dungeon Travelers 2: Introduction - You probably heard of Dungeon Traveler 2: The Royal Library and the Monster Seal prior to its release... but for all the wrong reasons. Let's set some of that right.
Dungeon Travelers 2: Historical Context and Mechanics - The dungeon crawler subgenre has a long and proud tradition -- so let's look at some prominent examples from history, along with how Dungeon Travelers 2 fits in with all that.
Dungeon Travelers 2: Narrative, Themes and Characterisation - Most people tend to assume that dungeon crawlers focus on mechanics rather than narrative, but Dungeon Travelers 2 strikes a nice balance, with some excellent narrative worldbuilding in particular.
Dungeon Travelers 2: Sights and Sounds - A big draw of Dungeon Travelers 2 is its distinctive presentation -- which should be no surprise, given the path it took to release via eroge and visual novels.
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