Following the trail of hugely popular Qbeez are back with another click-happy adventure in a brand new sequel to the hugely popular casual computer game. QBeez is a fresh release from Skunk Studios, an active development team consisting of several ex-Crytek employees. This time around, the story is told through the point-and-click gameplay of a young girl who must explore and find her way through a variety of magically infused rooms in order to locate the legendary 'Xel' - rumored to contain magical powers - before successfully completing her quest. This time around, the heroine has the help of a magical amulet called the Meka, as well as her trusty monkey, Boots.
Along with the improvements made in terms of presentation, the level design has received a noticeable upgrade. This is apparent in both the single-player campaign (wherein players use only mouse controls to take on the quests) and the multi-stage quest mode, where several rooms requiring puzzle-solving are introduced every few stages. In the former, players use a map to point out their current location on the world map. They need to find out where He's resting place is in order to complete their task. In the latter several rooms featuring magic items (and a few that can even summon other creatures) must be found within a limited time-frame in order to finish each stage and move on to the next.
Skunkstudios have once again succeeded in providing a fun and addictive PC puzzle game, this time in the form of beer 2. The visually appealing art style which accompanied the original release is once again present, and this time the whole room is bathed in vibrant colors that perk up the entire visual experience. There are also a few minor changes which I think are worth talking about, such as the fact that moving objects now have sounds and the camera now follows the path of your character instead of moving around the screen like it used to. To me, these small details make this version of been much more exciting to play than its predecessors.