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  • Summary: Joe and Silvia are back in this sequel to Viewtiful Joe. This time you have more style, new special moves, and more than 40 new enemies to defeat. Now Joe's trusty aircraft transforms into various shapes to support his activities throughout the game's many stages. In addition to Joe, you can play as Silva, Joe's girlfriend. Call upon the powers of Joe and Silvia, and get ready to both solve new puzzles and save the day. Expand
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  1. Positive: 37 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Among the myriad of reasons why I loved this game more every second I played it...is the way the puzzles and especially the visual presentation evolve. [Dec 2004, p.70]
  2. Though there are minor improvements over the original, Viewtiful Joe 2 is a rip-roaring ride with plenty of fun packed into the experience.
  3. An outstanding game that offers top notch addicting gameplay.
  4. The inclusion of Sylvia doesn't really add much to the sequel. But this kind of thing doesn't come along very often, so embrace Japan's love of nonsense and make this Joe a real American superhero.
  5. It is this excellent implementation of teamwork between the two that makes Viewtiful Joe 2 more than just a cookie-cutter sequel and adds in a new layer of depth to the original formula.
  6. It's a straightforward sequel with a few more bells and whistles than before, and it lowers the bar of entry somewhat compared to the GameCube original.
  7. The only real problem with Joe 2: It's way too similar to the previous title...Still, a terrific game. Challenging, but never to the point of frustration.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. RyanB.
    Dec 2, 2004
    10
    This game beats Halo 2 anyday.
  2. Tony
    Feb 2, 2005
    10
    Henshin-A-Go-Go, Baby!
  3. JoseM.
    Dec 3, 2004
    9
    This game is hot but the only thing is the cartoon graphics are a little corny.
  4. RyanM.
    Dec 19, 2004
    8
    We all know how unique and awesome viewtiful joe 2 is. and we know that the same is expected from joe 2. you get everything that the first game is, and nothin else. now this game isn't bad by all means, its just more of the same side scrolling fun and unique style we have seen before. hopefully, we can expect something...umm...new from the next game until then we can play joe 1 and 2...both basically the same quick fix of a game. Collapse
  5. RickyQ.
    Dec 11, 2004
    8
    Great sequel!
  6. JonathanZ.
    Feb 24, 2005
    7
    Seems to similar to the sequel to be really worth it. I got bored with it, your mileage may vary.