Drawful 2 comes to our consoles to offer us a “Pictionary digital”
This pandemic of last year has changed our pace and our way of life is an indisputable fact. Home stays have been reduced, group events have been reduced, and some routines we had have been changed. In video games, there has been an increase in online meetings and the use of family games to go out with friends without the risk of contracting a disease. Jackbox games he knows it, and that’s why he didn’t hesitate for a moment to update several of his games so that they reach the whole world. After successfully locating Quiplash 2 InterLASHional (whose analysis you can analyze read here), now it’s the turn of Drawful 2. Do you like it Pictionary? So don’t miss our impressions.
With a six and a four …
Drawful 2 does not intend to deceive anyone or offer more than what we see on screen. Painting absurdities and offering original answers is the motto of the game, and repeat it from start to finish. And to make ugly, ugly and abstract designs, nothing better than to take advantage of technology. As in many titles from Jackbox Games, the use of smartphone or tablet is compulsory
Now in english
Does language really influence a lot in a drawing game? Well, in this case, yes. Don’t think that in Drawful 2 we’re going to bring a flower to life in the middle of the field, or that we’re going to capture a puppy’s smile. Here we have come to draw the absurd, and for that we have to understand the statement very well. Things that have neither feet nor head, for the sole purpose that the rest of the participants give their opinion, a name for the photo, and that everyone laughs with the overflowing imagination that can come out of it all. To give examples, you will need to draw things like “Sad man eating fast food” O “Vomit Island”, among other equally varied births.
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The location is just as. The company not only dedicated itself to the translation of texts, but also transferred the folklore and culture of each nation so that every statement has meaning. In this way we find proposals as disparate as the drawing “Joaquín Sabina Skateboard”, among other atrocities. This is also seen in the “bait” responses that the title itself puts for you to bite.
Wait, wait … But what is the game about?
At this stage of the analysis and I have not yet explained how to play Drawful 2. It’s very simple, basically we’ll have to draw what the game tells us. When a teammate presents their drawing, they will need to give it a name. If the rest of the participants vote our name (even if it is not correct), we will receive points. Of course, if we get the correct original statement, we will also receive points. Ultimately, after a few games, an amalgamation of interesting ideas is created. Cunning and picaresque are our best companions, and it is better to look for the most suitable name that can confuse the rest of the participants in order, in this way, to gain the victory.
Maybe the worst thing about Drawful 2 is the lack of different evidence. In the end, it all comes down to the same thing. Paint and rename. It is difficult with this very specific gameplay to do other tricks that differ from the one described, although it could have been tried. In this, for example, Quiplash 2 InterLASHional is best solved. Even like that, to take a “little moment” with family and friends, we will manage perfectly more than an afternoon.
Drawings via streaming
One last detail that I liked was the restrictions that exist if we play with minors. Drawful 2 is completely a family game if you will, since we can activate the option of playing with the children. In this way, the designs to be produced lack “mischief” or double meaning. We will even have a Possibility for the group administrator to see the drawings before their publication. Of course, in addition to the local multiplayer, there is the online option, with a capacity of up to 1000 spectators as an audience that can interact in our game. Come on, a party in its own right, but everyone on the couch at home.
It is a joy to see that Jackbox Games is expanding its games to other territories through the localization of its games. First it was Quiplash 2 InterLASHional, and now it’s Drawful 2. This “digital Pictionary” allows up to 8 friends to bite each other while drawing pictures on their mobile. In addition to guessing the “wonderful works of art” of our rivals, it will take ingenuity to name our competitors’ creations appropriately. The nonsense that comes out of the games will be laughable, I can assure you. Too bad there are no more tests, being relegated to all the weight of its playability by repeating the same rounds over and over.
- Suitable for all kinds of “artists”
- In Spanish, a hoot
- Good price to have a few afternoons of laughter
- Minimum 3 people to play …
- … and you can’t play online with strangers
- Just some kind of trick