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  • Summary: Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams will continue following Tak on his adventures against evil. However, players will take on the role of a more experienced Tak as he goes on an epic adventure that will require him to learn all new Juju magic in order to recover the Nightmare Scepter and defeat theTak 2: The Staff of Dreams will continue following Tak on his adventures against evil. However, players will take on the role of a more experienced Tak as he goes on an epic adventure that will require him to learn all new Juju magic in order to recover the Nightmare Scepter and defeat the evil shaman, Tlaloc, once and for all. Players will maneuver Tak as he's armed with new Juju abilities. He will master the ancient Juju magic of the animals, allowing him to possess various creatures and turn himself into a Spirit Animal. This innovative sequel will also feature nine interactively designed linear environments and a returning cast of favorite characters, along with three brand new Juju gods and the introduction of Jibolba's brother, JB. Nine new Nightmare Creatures will also help to further the action. In addition, Tak will be outfitted with new Juju powered artifacts, including the powerful Dream Shaker, which affords him the power to close dream rifts. [THQ] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. 84
    Kids will undoubtedly like Tak 2's intuitive control mechanics and colorful characters while adults will -- as we did -- be able to appreciate the underlying humor and the clever puzzles that lie in wait.
  2. While the gameplay in Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams isn’t that original, Avalanche succeeds at making you care for the characters because of their distinctive personality, which shines through the story.
  3. One of the best platform offerings to hit these systems in a while, plus a quality children's game for which the competition is extremely limited.
  4. Although it may not be as complex or well rounded as many other platforming titles already on the market today, the game does a solid job.
  5. Tak 2's biggest flaw is that we've seen it all before. It's not a bad game, and is certainly a lot better than its predecessor, but it really doesn't do anything particularly well.
  6. One of many mediocre platformer games available today. If you are looking for an in-depth captivating experience, then there are certainly better games on the market to fit your needs.
  7. Yet again, it is the inability of Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams to deal with 3D and learn from what has gone before that will leave the majority of gamers unenthused. There is nothing new to be learned here and no moments that are particularly original or unique.

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  1. CRBowd
    Aug 17, 2005
    9
    GREAT! Action, adventure and coolio magic powers.
  2. May 2, 2014
    8
    this was a very over looked game. I don't know how much I would like it now, as opposed to ten years ago or so when I played it, but Ithis was a very over looked game. I don't know how much I would like it now, as opposed to ten years ago or so when I played it, but I remember it being funny, having pretty good gameplay, and very fun characters. a great humorous game in my opinion, which is a genre I wish I could see more of. again, I don't have the ability to play this game now, but from what I remember, it was pretty good Expand
  3. Apr 12, 2011
    7
    Pros: A visual charm for sure, improves among some of the character development and gameplay value, and packed with hilarious dialog that willPros: A visual charm for sure, improves among some of the character development and gameplay value, and packed with hilarious dialog that will crack up kids and adults. Cons: It's still seemingly unoriginal and uninspiring. Expand
  4. Nov 29, 2014
    7
    A rather standard and generic platformer, but still a good one. The funny thing is a TV show was based off this game rather than the gameA rather standard and generic platformer, but still a good one. The funny thing is a TV show was based off this game rather than the game based off a TV show, but of course better than a lot of licensed games since they usually suck. The story is rather average. Tak is inside the dream world for 16 days and then finally wakes up and is told monsters are coming from the dream to take over the real world. So Tak is told to go find the staff of dreams which is the only weapon that can stop them. The setup is pretty good for a cartoony platformer, but it goes nowhere with it. There are no plot twists and everything that happens you expect it to happen. It is a platformer so you will be jumping over lots of pits onto platforms while collecting power ups, solving simple puzzles and whacking cartoony and easy enemies. I like the diversity in the levels. Being Tak is a native tribesman there are jungle levels, and also snow, swamp, lava, etc. there are a few unique levels such as the planetarium and dream world of course. The most interesting mechanic is being able to transform into different animals to get through certain obstacles and areas. But besides that, most of the other stuff is pretty generic that I've seen in most other platformers and doesn't feel very inspired. The enemies are surprisingly interesting. There are creepy dream world monsters that are quite challenging to take down. There are also woodies which are fun at first but get predictable. Although the giant mini boss woodies are really cool. You can just whack enemies with your wooden stick thing, but it's more fun to use juju magic powers. Although the game is a bit hit and miss with difficulty. It does have a nice steady ramp up in difficulty. But while sometimes it's a legitimate challenge, other times it feels cheap and unfair and won't let me do anything to overcome it's challenges.The graphics look pretty good for 2004, the environments are very colorful and many textures are very detailed. The cutscenes graphics look amazing however, it looks like an actual fully animated cartoon. The sound design is nothing special, voice acting is good enough, but the soundtrack can be very good and put you in the mood for certain levels. If your a fan of platformers, than I wouldn't necessarily hunt this game down. But if you happen to come across it for a cheap price like I did, then it's definitely worth picking up. It's for the most part generic but there where a few memorable and outstanding levels. Expand