It’s been only a few months since the release of the first DeathSpank, and PS3 are back again, with its sequel, DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue. There are loads of freebies on the internet, for the early birds. Those buying the DeathSpank sequel in the first week have been promised Extra DLC. Other freebies include, the Snowy Mountain dungeon, and Tankko for those buying the DeathSpank sequel within the first two weeks of its release.
The plot picks up from where the original DeathSpank had left; with DeathSpank having defeated the evil Lord Von Prong. The DeathSpank finds himself in the middle of a war torn place. He has to find and destroy the six eponymous Thongs of Virtue or mystical undergarments that are copied in the great Fires of Bacon. Each of these virtues has the power to destroy those who challenge their glory. The game is different from its prequels in the sense that here DeathSpank travels to locations that aren’t fantasy areas, but they are battle fields.
The best part about DeathSpank is that he is a hero, who’s always helping others. He is either recovering products for a maiden, or dealing with a pirate. Although these quests and side quests are interesting to play (you get to collect hundreds of weapons as well), it’s easy to get lost in these quests.
The DeathSpank’s weapons arsenal too has expanded. He now owns pistols, rifles, machine guns, shot guns, ray guns, hand grenades and bazookas, in addition to the swords, axes, hammers, clubs, and wands that he already had. There’s also a new weapon of justice that sucks the targeted enemy of his will, and thus recruiting him to the DeathSpank’s command. There’s also an array of explosives like poison and ice grenades to help the DeathSpank.
The original DeathSpank had allowed a second player to join in and take charge over Sparkles the Wizard. In this version, there’s another sidekick, Steve, the Ninja. Steve is a unicorn riding, master of the mystic arts and can dual- wield katanas.
You don’t have to necessarily know about the prequel as the game’s designed to be played as a standalone adventure. There are tutorials as well, that explain the rules of the game.
DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue is great in terms of presentation. The characters have a very good sense of humor as well. The graphics are eye popping. The story line however may seem a little nonsense for some. For those who’ve already played the first DeathSpank, the game might be a little familiar. However the overall effect is fantastic and a must play for every avid gaming enthusiast.