|Game Name||Patapon 2|
|Languages||English, French, Spanish|
Patapon 2 is a Rhythm video game published by Sony released on May 5th, 2009 for the PlayStation Portable.
Review by DAReezan:
Get ready to chant along with the Patapons as they make their long awaited return in Patapon 2. Bigger, Better, and Broader you will find yourself randomly chanting “Pata-Pata-Pata-Pon!” once you get into this game. The story section of the review holds a spoiler for the ending of the first game.
The gameplay is the same as the last game with a couple of new additions. An addition of three new units for each group was implemented as well as a different way to unlock classes for the Patapon. A major change has been made to the evolutionary tree; you will not be able to unlock certain classes until you have reached that point in the evolutionary tree which means that some classes will not be available until the later part of the game. Rarepon can now be made whenever you want, there is no need to sacrifice a normal Patapon to make space. The biggest addition comes in the shape of the Heropon, a Patapon that can take any class of its choice and has a powerful special attack. There are various ways to strengthen your Heropon and the other Watapons.
The game starts at the end of the first game, the ship built by the Patapon and Zigoton’s is attacked by a kraken after they set sail. Needless to say, the kraken destroys the ship and the Patapon end up being washed away to a new island. It’s in that land that the Patapon face a different tribe called the “Karmen” and are forced to go to battle against them. It is also in this island that the Patapon first discover the Heropon.
The game uses 2D cartoon graphics with a silhouetted environment that the players can sometimes manipulate using various blessings.
Patapon 2 really steps up the game, taking the first Patapon and expanding it. If you were a fan of the first game you will love this one. Those who haven’t played the 1st installment might be a bit confused so it is recommended that you beat or at least play the first game before hand.