Picdun 2: Witch's Curse
| Picdun 2: Witch's Curse

There's an age-old Simpsons joke where Homer writes the word "SEX!" in huge red letters on a poster, simply to grab the attention of passersby.

Picdun 2: Witch's Curse attempts a similar angle, hoping to catch your eye with some ridiculously oversized breasts that are practically on show, before showing you that it's also a dungeon-crawler on the side.

This latter part is fairly average in its execution, no matter how you feel about the former.

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You awaken in a strange dungeon, with no memory of how you got there, or whether it's a dream. Strange messages suggest there is some deeper meaning to the whole ordeal.

This could potentially make for an interesting setup, but it's all spoilt within minutes, as a trio of flirty women with names like "The Whipper" grab their chests and stare at you from the bottom screen.

Each of these three women is a separate class and attacks enemies for you using her individual weapons, but truth be told I could barely tell the difference between their attacks.

The dungeon-crawling itself is rather old skool, with a grid-based world to explore in stereoscopic 3D. It's a fairly decent experience, but nothing to write home about.

As you meet enemies, the screen changes to battle mode, and it becomes a case of balancing attacks versus power in real time. Again, it's manageable, but nothing too fancy.

And we're dun

To be fair to Picdun 2, it does a couple of interesting things of note.

You can block attacks with the L button, and if you block at the very moment that an enemy hits you, you'll be able to perform a deadly combo that slashes it to pieces.

The dungeon-crawling is also slightly interesting thanks to an open-world concept. You can leave the floor as quickly as you want by simply finding the exit, or you can choose to walk across every possible tile, and bag yourself a bonus.

Even so, only the real hardcore, dungeon-crawling fanatics are going to find anything of value here. Picdun 2 doesn't do a whole lot wrong, but it's not exactly exciting either.

Oh, and we really could have done without the overtly sexualized partners.

Picdun 2: Witch's Curse

Despite a couple of interesting elements, Picdun 2: Witch's Curse is the very definition of an average dungeon-crawler
Mike Rose
Mike Rose
An expert in the indie games scene, Mike comes to Pocket Gamer as our handheld gaming correspondent. He is the author of 250 Indie Games You Must Play.