When Peggle 2 was first announced for the PS4, I was super excited. I absolutely loved the first Peggle on my PS3 and to this day will occasionally play it to try and finish up some of the trophies that I’m missing. Being such a big Peggle fan, here’s what I thought about the game:
While there’s not one general story when it comes to Peggle, I liked how each different character in each different Peggle world kinda had a story of their own to tell. The stories were told not so much through text, but through the different pictures in the background of the Peggle board. This was something that was not only new but also enjoyable.
While this game was pretty much the same as the first Peggle, just with different boards and layouts, I enjoyed the addition of the new characters with new powers since it kept the game interesting and fun. Some powers were pretty damn awesome, Berg and Gnorman, while others kind of failed, Jeffrey and Luna. While each character had their own different level with objectives to complete, they also had another 10 trial levels to complete as well making this game pretty lengthy. It was nice to be able to go back and play a character level with a different character the second time around since it made getting some of the uncompleted objectives much easier.
There’s really not that much to discuss when it comes to playability, I mean Peggle is pretty simple. You aim the ball and shoot the ball at the pegs. This was done well in the first game and carried on into the second. It didn’t improve or get worse and that’s not a bad thing. What was a really good thing though was that I found this game to be completely glitch and bug free. Everything worked as it should without a problem.
I didn’t’ really think much at first about the graphics on this game, but then later came to realize that they were pretty sweet. If you pay attention to the background and not the pegs on the board you can see how much detail went into each background. While this was awesome, at times it was also not so awesome as I found it distracting while trying to clear the board. I also found that on some backgrounds the pegs blended into the background and I couldn’t make them out.
There are a total of 33 trophies for this game including a platinum trophy. I was super surprised to see a platinum trophy thrown in there, but I’m not complaining. 29 of those trophies are for the actual game with another 4 for the DLC packs. On a scale of 1-10 I would rate the difficulty of the trophies at an 8. While each characters levels and trials are easy and shouldn’t give you a problem, it’s the trophies that make you complete all 180 level objectives that will give you the most problem and prevent some people from getting the platinum. While I never ever suggest doing this for any other game, I will suggest it for this game. Buy the DLC. Yes, I know it’s like paying for trophies, but seriously the DLC adds another 60 level objectives giving you a total of 240 level objectives. This means you can miss a bunch of the level objectives, but still get the trophy for completing 180 objectives.
While there is a multiplayer mode on this game, I’m going to be honest and tell you that I had no interest in playing it at all. I’m more then content playing Peggle by myself and have no need to go online and compete with people. I played the multiplayer in the first Peggle and really wasn’t that impressed so I just decided to skip this one.
Kudos: I was really happy that there were no multiplayer trophies that forced me to play something that I didn’t want to. More and more games like to throw in those trophies so that if you want the platinum you have to play the multiplayer and I hate it, so a big thank you to the Peggle 2 team for not doing this.
Overall I give this game a 4 out of 5
+ Cool new levels.
+ Addition of new characters with new powers.
+ Story through background pictures.
What’s Not So Great:
– Backgrounds sometimes blend with the pegs making them hard to see
While at the moment I am completely Peggled out, I can see myself playing this game again if there were more DLC added to it. If you enjoyed the first Peggle, you’ll enjoy this one too. I know that November is a huge blockbuster game month and you’ll be busy playing those AAA games, but once you realize that some of those games aren’t living up to your expectations give this game a try.