I've been involved with the wild ride that is the iOS gaming community for some time now, and I'd like to think that not much can really surprise me at this point. However, upon my customary morning glance of Appshopper to hunt down the hottest deals to share with our lovely readers, one price drop in particular did manage to leave me speechless. Framed 2's [$4.99] highly anticipated release only a few weeks ago has been one of the high points for mobile gaming so far in 2017, and in our review we adored Loveshack's sequel to its incredibly stylish puzzler, as it made huge strides to improve on the original title. However, just under a month since its launch to much aplomb, Framed 2 has today gone on sale for $0.99, which is a true App Store bargain if there ever was one.

When a game that is as high profile as Framed 2 goes on sale for a mere dollar, it seems somewhat unappreciative to question why such a heavy discount has occurred so soon. Despite the strong support from Apple around its release, Framed 2 was consistently below its predecessor in the App Store charts last week according to AppAnnie, so perhaps this sale is a way to help rekindle interest in the game. After all, even though it may have received greater critical acclaim than the original Framed [$3.99], it is more of an evolution than revolution, and the concept is not as fresh as it may have been in 2014. However, this is pure speculation, and there's no telling why or how long this sale may last for. I highly recommend that anyone who didn't pick up the title when it launched to take advantage of this sale before it inevitably reverts back to its still incredibly reasonable $4.99 price tag, and let us know your impressions of Framed 2 on our forum thread.

  • Misguided

    The first looked stylish, but there wasn't much game in it. I don't think the second release was nearly as anticipated as the first for that reason and I doubt many people were willing to pay 5 bucks for the sequel to a title that had a great concept, but didn't deliver on the concept terribly well.

    • http://www.twitter.com/robfunnell3 Rob Funnell

      I don't know, beyond a few gaming outlets the original Framed did review quite well (TA was the exception to the rule, it seemed), and it was popular with a lot of people. Framed 2 was certainly a high profile release, but think the fact it wasn't a fresh concept maybe held it back a bit. Then again, who knows haha

  • mr_bez

    Down to £0.49 in the UK. I believe it's usually £4.99.

    • http://www.twitter.com/robfunnell3 Rob Funnell

      Yep just noticed this (still $0.99 for US folk), bizarre that it's down to the lowest tier prices for UK and EU App Stores! Guess we can't complain though lol

      • dancj

        To be honest, after not really enjoying the first one I was on the fence even when I thought it was down to 99p. At 49p though, I snapped it up.

      • OrangutanKungfu

        Same. I liked the concept of the first one, but felt like a passenger rather than a player. Still, 49p for a stylish and slightly interactive cartoon - not bad. I'm in.

  • Gurney Halleck

    I had a lot of fun with the first and I certainly do hope this is not the result of dismal sales or troubles for the developer as I am a fan of the polish and approach to mobile gaming they have brought to the platform. Best hopes and wishes for the team at Loveshack!

  • MikeAK

    Much more difficult than the first, and as such, has taken me significantly longer. Loving it and didn't mind original price, so I would recommend snatching it up asap if you even mildly enjoyed the first or are interested in the series!!