Dungeons 2 - A Song of Sand and Fire is a downloadable content (DLC) for the strategy game Dungeons 2, developed by Realmforge Studios and published by Kalypso Media Digital. It was released on September 10, 2015 and requires the base game Dungeons 2 on Steam to play.
In this DLC, the player takes on the role of the Widely-Traveled Evil, who finds itself in a scorching desert where an insane priestess is burning everything that is not in her dungeon. The player has to survive the flames and complete three new missions with new enemies and challenges.
Dungeons 2 - A Song of Sand and Fire follows the same gameplay mechanics as the base game, which combines dungeon management and real-time strategy elements. The player has to build and expand their own dungeon, recruit and train minions, and defend it from invaders. The player can also send their minions to the overworld, where they can explore, fight, and loot.
The DLC adds three new missions to the campaign mode, each with a different objective and difficulty level. The missions are:
The Burning Sands: The player has to escape from the desert before the priestess burns them alive.
The Power of Three: The player has to defeat three rival dungeon lords who have allied with the priestess.
A Song of Sand and Fire: The player has to face the priestess herself in her fiery fortress.
The DLC also introduces new enemy types with special abilities, such as fire mages, fire golems, fire elementals, and fire dragons. These enemies can deal extra damage with their fire attacks and are immune to fire themselves. The player has to use their own fire-resistant units or find other ways to counter them.
Graphics and Sound
Dungeons 2 - A Song of Sand and Fire has a colorful and cartoonish graphics style that fits well with the humorous tone of the game. The DLC adds new environments and effects that reflect the desert theme, such as sand dunes, oases, pyramids, and fireballs. The animations and models are smooth and detailed, and the game runs smoothly on most systems.
The sound design of the DLC is also well-done, with a fitting soundtrack that mixes Arabian and rock music. The voice acting is also humorous and lively, with witty comments from the narrator and the characters. The sound effects are realistic and satisfying, especially when things explode or burn.
Pros and Cons
Dungeons 2 - A Song of Sand and Fire is a fun and challenging DLC that adds more content and variety to the base game. The pros of the DLC are:
Three new missions with different objectives and difficulties.
New enemy types with special abilities that require new strategies.
New environments and effects that create a unique atmosphere.
Humorous and lively voice acting and narration.
The cons of the DLC are:
The DLC is relatively short and can be completed in about 10 hours.
The DLC does not add any new features or mechanics to the base game.
The DLC is not very replayable as the missions are linear and scripted.
The DLC is not very original as it borrows elements from other fantasy works.
Dungeons 2 - A Song of Sand and Fire is a worthwhile DLC for fans of Dungeons 2 who want more content and challenge. It offers three new missions with new enemies and environments that test the player's skills and creativity. It also maintains the humorous tone and style of the base game with its voice acting and narration. However, the DLC is not very long or replayable, and it does not add anything new or innovative to the game. It is recommended for those who enjoyed Dungeons 2 and want more of the same. aa16f39245