Cat Quest 2 is a fun and lighthearted RPG without loading times. None of the achievements are missable and you’ll get them by just doing everything in the game. Completion takes around 14 hours.
Approximate amount of time to 100%: ~ 14 hours
Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
Is there a good guide available: Not yet, but you might not need one
Multiplayer achievements: Local co-op
Missable achievements: No
Grinding Achievements: not really
DLC-Only achievements: No
Time-gated achievements: No
Does difficulty affect achievements: No difficulty option
Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No
Cat Quest 2 is a fun and lighthearted RPG without loading times. You’re playing as a cat and dog which will face some challenges between those two races that not always get along. Will you be able to stop the war between cats and dogs?
I liked Cat Quest 1 a lot, and this one is even better! I would highly suggest playing CQ1 first. You can easily play this without the first one, but some story elements tell you so much more after you’ve beaten the first game.
The biggest difference between CQ1 and CQ2 is that you can play this game with a friend in local co-op. If you have that option it might be so much more fun and a lot easier to play together, but don’t let this scare you away if you’re a solo player. I played this one solo from beginning to end and really enjoyed it and had not many problems. Sometimes I wish the AI wasn’t so stupid to stand in something or move away from a ranged attack of the enemy, but a lot of times the AI helped out a lot. When you’re playing solo you can switch between characters. I made one character focused on melee and the other on magic. The magic-user was my main character, but if an enemy was strong against my magic I switched to the melee character. I would highly suggest in a single-player game to play as the mage user because it has less health and when the AI plays the magic-user it will still stand close to enemies and get hit a lot.
Another major improvement is in this game you can overlevel and will not give problems. In the previous title, the monsters grew with your level and overlevel made the end boss way harder, in this game the monsters and bosses stay the same level, so it is much easier when you’re overleveled.
For the achievements, you need to complete the game 100%. That means finding all the gear, clearing every dungeon and complete every sidequest. I would suggest doing every dungeon when you see one and it is under your level or a little bit above it. CQ2 will tell you with a ? symbol if you haven’t visited the dungeon, or with another symbol if you have visited it, but have not cleared it for 100%. In a lot of dungeons, there will be a secret path to a chest. The game will tell you “dungeon complete” when you have killed every monster and got all the chests in the dungeon. When you have completed it will not have a symbol anymore on the map.
I needed a long time to find the last dungeon that I hadn’t completed but found it in the end. For me, the last one was “Quinque Ruins” which is west of the cat face. Mentioning this in case you miss this one as well. My other tip is, there is a dungeon with a level 200 monster, I had a really hard time with it and was already afraid I had to grind experience to be able to beat it. I finally figured out that casting “celestial” first and after a few seconds “Gravi-ruff” was the trick for me to be able to complete it. By that time I was already level 115 with a lot of gear upgrades for my magic-user. You might be able to beat it much earlier if you have those two spells. Especially if you don’t forget like I had, that you can upgrade spells.
This review is written on 24 September 2019 based on the Steam version which has 9 achievement when I write this review. The information can be outdated when developers add or remove achievements.