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Drawful 2 is a phenomenal vehicle to waste away an entire evening with your friends doubled over in fits of laughter. It's hard to care about the lack of real innovation when tears are blurring your vision and you can't catch your breath from laughing so hard.
Unfortunately, the game offers nothing innovative or entertaining; it's simply a way for the company to make a quick buck based on better games in the series.
As part of The Jackbox Party Pack, Drawful offered a brief yet silly way to have fun with friends, but its no-frills concept, the sheer lack of support for online multiplayer (especially with the lack of native streaming support Switch users have to contend with) and the hefty £8 asking price and Drawful 2 becomes a tough sell at best. However, if you're really desperate for a couchplay alternative, this one might just scratch that party game itch.
Whether you played the original or not, Drawful 2 is a great excuse to gather a few friends, uncork a few drinks, and spend the evening indoors, laughing with (and occasionally at) your friends.
Drawful 2 offers a wonderful library of bizarre prompts that challenge your imagination and are good for a giggle, until the novelty wears off or your phone runs out of battery.
Drawful 2 has similarities to the original while adding fun new features and enough replayability that you can keep the party going.
Drawful 2 is still just as fun as the first, and more fun with the ability to create personalized prompts in games. But if you're looking to get more bang for your buck stick to the first title, because Drawful 2 doesn't seem to live up to changing much in the way of a sequel. It provides more of the same fun, and it's hard to fault it for that because the base game is a wild time at parties.
I think Drawful 2 is a great little party game as long as you have enough people to play with. When I was with a party of people this was great fun for an hour or so. The beauty of the Jackbox collection is that you can then try another game after. You won't have that option when you purchase this as a standalone title but if you own Jackbox party bundles already this will be a nice addition. It's cheap enough for us to recommend but only if you have more than three people you can play with often. Also factor in the fact that you will need a tablet or smartphone each to play this game and WIFI to connect to. If you don't have all of those variables then, of course, it's hard to recommend this game to you as you won't be able to play it. In what Drawful 2 sets out to do it succeeds in giving you fun and laughter for friends and family.
If you can play with the right kind of people, ones who will try to have a good time and not suck the energy from the experience, I find it hard to believe you will not have a great time with Drawful 2 (or any other Jackbox Games offerings).
Drawful 2 is a lot of fun, if you haven't played this game it's a perfect party title for a group of people.