The Perplexing Orb 2 from TreeFall Studios is the PlayStation 4 sequel to the fun puzzle platformer. Learn more in our The Perplexing Orb 2 review!
The Perplexing Orb 2 from TreeFall Studios is the PlayStation 4 sequel to the fun puzzle platformer. To complete a level, you must knock down the Finish Post at the end of the stage. Once you complete a level, you’ll earn Totem Power, which is used to unlock new levels. If you collect all Artifacts on a stage, then you’ll get an Artifact Token to mark your accomplishment. You have five lives for each stage, and any Artifacts you collect during said five lives will still be counted once you finish the level.
You’ll move the sphere around with the left analog stick, using momentum to clear some small gaps as you take into consideration the inclination of the floor in each stage, as well as if there are any hazards to overcome. You can also press the Square button to shrink/grow, so that you can overcome some obstacles. You’ll also find magnets on some stages, so you’ll have to press and hold down the R2 button to cling to them. While doing this, you can press the X button to launch yourself from the magnet.
There is a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy at the end of the road for you. There are 75 levels to play, and you’ll have to complete almost all of them as you collect the many artifacts you’ll find in each one. It’s a trophy list split into seven Gold trophies, eight Silver trophies, and twelve Bronze trophies. You’ll have to knock down one, five, ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five, thirty, forty, fifty, and sixty finish posts, as well as complete the final stage in the game. On top of this, you must collect one, five, ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five, thirty, thirty-five, forty, fifty, and fifty-five artifacts. Complete a handful of miscellaneous objectives, and then the Platinum will be yours!
If you liked its prequel, then you’re going to enjoy The Perplexing Orb 2. It presents 75 new levels to take on, new gameplay elements to add some extra twists to the formula, and a new Platinum trophy waiting to be added to your collection, all for a $9.99 asking price. If you’re having trouble with any stage in particular – which might happen once you reach stage 26 or so -, do know that you have the option of skipping ten stages in total out of the 75 you can play.
This The Perplexing Orb 2 review is based on a PlayStation 4 code provided by TreeFall Studios.