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  • Summary: The LocoRoco are in danger again, the evil Moja have returned and this time they've brought with them a terrible song that sucks the life out of living things! The LocoRoco must once again save their planet - this time by making lots of sweet music. LocoRoco 2 is easy to play, instantlyThe LocoRoco are in danger again, the evil Moja have returned and this time they've brought with them a terrible song that sucks the life out of living things! The LocoRoco must once again save their planet - this time by making lots of sweet music. LocoRoco 2 is easy to play, instantly addictive and guaranteed to make you feel all warm and fuzzy while you hum along to the soundtrack! Explore 25 new stages, including hidden challenges, and meet a colourful cast of new characters. Enhance your LocoRoco through music and song, learning new actions to overcome the Moja. Perform new actions such as climbing inside shells to destroy thorns, jumping from grass blade to grass blade and swimming underwater. Expand your fun with six new mini games, including an Ad-hoc four player game. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Dec 12, 2017
    92
    Quotation forthcoming.
  2. Dec 13, 2017
    85
    LocoRoco 2 is the perfect opportunity to recover the small masterpiece created by Japan Studio.
  3. Dec 11, 2017
    80
    Aside from some more inventive level design and a couple of new bells and whistles to keep you occupied, LocoRoco 2 Remastered is more of the same, which in our book is no bad thing. There’s little here that will surprise you, but it does just as good a job as the first game in providing a simple, grin-inducing few hours. We’ve rather enjoyed revisiting both titles this year, and we think fans old and new will still get a lot of fun out of them. Games as jovial as this one don’t come around very often these days, so if you’re after something light, you’ll have a ball.
  4. Jan 31, 2018
    80
    LocoRoco 2 Remastered is proof that certain games never get old. Funny as nine years later, thanks to the high definition, the game amazes even more easily.
  5. Dec 13, 2017
    78
    Colorful & delightful, LocoRoco 2 Remastered is simply a great option for all players to revive one of the cutest experiences ever in platforming games. Don't miss it, if you have the chance; it's deeper than it seems.
  6. Dec 21, 2017
    78
    Sony’s more esoteric puzzle and rhythm-based games are a bit of an acquired taste, with the pervading cheeriness and garish graphics serving as a turn off for some, but if you dig on these kind of games then LocoRoco 2 offers up a nice evolution upon the formula of the first title.
  7. Dec 14, 2017
    70
    LocoRoco 2 Remastered is a solid enhancement over the original release that fails to iron out all of the kinks I would have liked. The simplistic platforming and inventive level design are occasionally let down by imprecise controls, although this is far from a dealbreaker.

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  1. Dec 13, 2017
    9
    “pacchonbo- moi-inoinoi chakaretapatton pankorakettonto-n…”. Ok, I tried to pass a nit of the lyrics of LocoRoco 2 Remastered "Yellow Version"“pacchonbo- moi-inoinoi chakaretapatton pankorakettonto-n…”. Ok, I tried to pass a nit of the lyrics of LocoRoco 2 Remastered "Yellow Version" song, so wonderful and original that it is, and that I've tried to sing a few more times whenever I remember the LocoRoco series. Right, it is another PSP remaster to be analyzed.

    Despite being defeated in the first game, the Moja Corps didn't give up and return with a new plan to conquer the world; they plan to implement (in several places) a terrible sound that sucks the energy of life. For those who don't know the LocoRoco series, it is a platform game, in which we control one (which in total has 7 characters, including the new character "Viole") yellow gelatin bubble called "Kolche". Instead of moving the character with the traditional D-Pad or analog, we control the LocoRoco through balancing. In other words, balance the planet with the L1 and R1 buttons, and if we want to make the character jump, we have to press the L1 and R1 buttons simultaneously.

    Fortunately in this LocoRoco 2 Remastered they removed the balance in the sensor of the command, something that in the first one disturbed more than it helped. We can also divide, as long as we have at least two units, our LocoRoco in several LocoRocos by repeatedly pressing the "O" button, and to return to being one, keep the "O" button pressed. The main objective of the game is to eat the berries, to win a LocoRoco, to pick up Pickories, to buy objects and divisions for the Mui Mui House, defeat the Mojo and other enemies until reaching the goal of the level.

    Now, let's talk about the small additions of LocoRoco 2 Remastered in relation to the first. The LocoRocos can now be under water, jump from branch to branch with the L1 and R1, get into certain objects to destroy obstacles and unlock new platforms, etc. But there has also been a small change, now in areas where they require 5, 10 or 15 LocoRoco, we have a sort of quick time event or something of the genre with musical notes. If we succeed, even if you fail some musical note, we win one or two prizes.

    LocoRoco 2 Remastered also has a good amount of mini-games, since the Loco Race (we have to choose a LocoRoco and who controls our character is the AI), Chuppa Chuppa (as in the previous game, a living being that can throw the LocoRoco into the air and reach certain obstacles), the Loco Rider (in which we have to push our opponent LocoRoco to the black spikes to remove him the LocoRocos), we also have back the mini-game in which we have to rebuild and expand the Mui Mui House, etc.

    We have several levels in several places, for example, tropical levels, levels in the ice, levels in a factory, levels in the forest, etc. The soundtrack, which despite the majority being the same as LocoRoco Remastered songs, remains spectacular. Visually, despite the cutscenes something dated, are good and then if 4K is even better.

    The only thing I really complain about is the fact that little has changed over the original LocoRoco. It could have more different areas, but I still can't let go of the game because is so addictive. Who likes games with a fertile imagination in ideas like LittleBigPlanet, Tearaway Unfolded, Sound Shapes, The Unfinished Swan and Puppeteer, I strongly recommend this LocoRoco 2 Remastered. I just don't recommend this game to people with seasickness problems. Now, someone who obliges, whether by message or other thing, Sony to launch the LocoRoco 3.
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