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  • Summary: At the beginning of this new adventure, we find Joe and his girlfriend, Silvia, ready to face even tougher enemies and greater challenges. This time around, not only will gamers be able to play as Joe, but as Silvia right off the bat as well. In addition to being equipped with her pompoms,At the beginning of this new adventure, we find Joe and his girlfriend, Silvia, ready to face even tougher enemies and greater challenges. This time around, not only will gamers be able to play as Joe, but as Silvia right off the bat as well. In addition to being equipped with her pompoms, Silvia will be packing some heat as she wields a projectile weapon to help defeat the encroaching evil that lurks in the shadows. Keeping to the stylized yet richly detailed visuals, Viewtiful Joe 2 stays true to its masterfully crafted roots and delivers an even more brilliant and polished videogame. New cinematic visual effect (VFX) powers, such as ?Replay? which allows gamers to repeat a part of the action for heroic results, have been implemented to help solve ingenious puzzles, defeat unique yet relentless enemies and add variety to gameplay: Spanning across an increased number of stages and environments including a jungle, snowy mountains and outer space, Viewtiful Joe 2 incorporates more impressive quasi 2D/3D action with over 40 new types of adversaries to obliterate. The not-so-average-Joe will once again break the gaming mold and deliver an experience unlike any other with his polished martial arts attacks, high-flying acrobatics, and compelling storyline. [Capcom] Expand
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  1. Positive: 28 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  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. Viewtiful Joe 2 rejuvinates my obsession, but it doesn't take it to the next level. The changes to gameplay are miniscule at best, and I wouldn't necessarily say I'm fond of them. [Dec 2004, p.160]
  3. A worthy sequel to one of the better games of the last year. It's simply awesome. [Jan 2005, p.68]
  4. An entertaining action flick with nice special effects and some amazingly innovative puzzles. Not recommended for those who do not like huge level bosses and playing the same episodes again and again. [Mar. 05]
  5. All it really offers over the first game is a second character and a new skill or two - yet it never feels tired or rehashed. [Holiday 2004, p.101]
  6. 80
    The only real problem with VJ2 -- it's too darn similar to the previous one.
  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: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Mike
    Jan 27, 2005
    10
    Amazing game! Yes it's just like the 1st game in the series but that is no bad thing..The first game was amazing. Matrix style action Amazing game! Yes it's just like the 1st game in the series but that is no bad thing..The first game was amazing. Matrix style action and more power-up to shake a fist at Only thing i must stress...If..like me you only have a short amount of time to play a game...this game aint for you. The level's are soooo hard you could be doing them over and over again. (The boss on the first level has 3 large health bars to beat...and that aint no easy feat) Apart from that...It's original, enjoyable and very very cool :) Expand
  2. Mar 23, 2015
    8
    Viewtiful Joe 2 looks and plays spectacular and I'd love to rate it even higher, but the extremely frequent and long boss battles and oftenViewtiful Joe 2 looks and plays spectacular and I'd love to rate it even higher, but the extremely frequent and long boss battles and often frustrating puzzles bring the score down. Amazing game, nevertheless. Expand
  3. Apr 26, 2011
    8
    An arguably glamorous beat em' up, sequel, and sleeper hit. Pros: Beautiful graphics; even more VFX attacks for Viewtiful Joe and Sexy Sylvia.An arguably glamorous beat em' up, sequel, and sleeper hit. Pros: Beautiful graphics; even more VFX attacks for Viewtiful Joe and Sexy Sylvia. Cons: Too familiar, too soon; no multi-player; it's often frustratingly difficult, and doesn't offer many hints. Expand
  4. Aug 6, 2014
    0
    I remember back in 2004. I loved my PS2 more than Life. I had a large amount of games and 3 memory cards to hold all my saved info. A demo ofI remember back in 2004. I loved my PS2 more than Life. I had a large amount of games and 3 memory cards to hold all my saved info. A demo of this game erased all data of 2 of my memory cards. Inlost all of my gta 3 and vice city info. My favorite game to this day is espn nfl 2k5; I amassed 300 hours of gameplay and the idiot demo with this retarded game erased both memory cards attached to my PS2!!! Expand