Saturday, August 28, 2010

Video game number two hundred and fifty three: Loco Roco 2

Video game review number two hundred and fifty three in my 365 Games in 365 Days project is "Loco Roco 2"

Earlier this month, I played and reviewed the original Loco Roco. It was a great game, and so is this one. In fact, this game feels almost exactly like the original, with a few new features to keep it fresh. They followed the recipe for success in a good sequel, and I enjoyed several hours playing this one.

You are still a little ball of goo that becomes bigger by running over flowers. You still move yourself through openings that are too small for you by turning yourself into a bunch of smaller pieces (pressing the circle button). There are a couple of new people to talk to and the map is a little different now.

There are two new additions to the gameplay. One are these notes that you collect and the other is a "beat matching" musical game where you sing a little song to get passed certain blocking points. Notes will come up on the screen, and you must hit a button in perfect time to the harmony (like DDR). It fits right in with this series.

I actually received this game over the weekend, but I wanted to have more time with it, so I kept it for a few days. It's a lot of fun, and one that I want to add to my PSP game collection (after I beat the original).

Overall Score? 8.5/10. Just like the original, just as fun. The only reason I'm not scoring it quite as high is it looks and plays just almost exactly like the original. It could be an expansion pack, and you wouldn't know it. It's still a great game...and I don't want them to change the formula for number three......maybe just polish it up a bit.

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