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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 canJoe 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Play Magazine
    100
    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. A title that really has to be played to be believed and if you want to get the most out of the game, see everything and take advantage of the unlockables you'll be playing and believing for a long, long while.
  3. 90
    A super stylish, extremely challenging and riveting time in Movie Land.
  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. As a sequel, it's not so much an extension as a remix, but one so capable and confident that 'remix' could very well be one of Clover Studio's own personal VFX powers.
  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: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Tony
    Feb 2, 2005
    10
    Henshin-A-Go-Go, Baby!
  2. Jun 27, 2017
    10
    f you have a gamecube, then there is no excuse not to own this game. This is by far one of the best game of that generation. Henshin A Go Gof you have a gamecube, then there is no excuse not to own this game. This is by far one of the best game of that generation. Henshin A Go Go Baby! @ Capcom please bring a HD Port Expand
  3. Aug 17, 2019
    10
    Viewtiful Joe 2 is a 2D beat 'em up which combines side-scrolling and platforming. The player takes control of either of the characters Joe orViewtiful Joe 2 is a 2D beat 'em up which combines side-scrolling and platforming. The player takes control of either of the characters Joe or Silvia to complete tasks within each stage, such as defeating enemies and bosses, and solving puzzles. Within Movieworld, Joe has "VFX Powers" such as Slow (similar to bullet-time), Mach Speed, and Zoom at his disposal to defeat the enemy. He is joined by girlfriend Silvia, who has also acquired VFX powers. However, Silvia has "Replay", which allows her to record and repeat an event three times in succession, instead of Joe's Mach Speed. The Replay power must be used wisely, as although it allow the player to do three times the amount of damage on an enemy, being hit while using it will incur three times the amount of damage to the player.[7]

    During the game, the player utilize a gameplay mechanic called "Viewtiful Switch" in order to swap between Joe and Silvia at any time. The two characters share both their amount of health and the VFX meter. Holding the switch button down for a certain amount of time enables the two player characters to use a special attack involving the transformable robot Six Machine. At intervals between stages, V-Points can be spent to purchase new moves for either Joe or Silvia, or to improve their existing powers, which includes making Joe's Mach Speed more effective or upgrading Silvia's Desperados. V-Points can additionally be spent to give the player more maximum health, add extra lives, or be used to buy power-ups such as the VFX Turbo Charger, which slows the drainage of the VFX Gauge.

    Aside from the main game, Viewtiful Joe 2 also contains an optional gameplay extra called the "36 Chambers of Viewtiful", a series of stages which test the player's skills. The objectives include defeating a set number of enemies or scoring a number of V-Points within a time limit, and dodging an onslaught of swords without dying.
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  4. JoseM.
    Dec 3, 2004
    9
    This game is hot but the only thing is the cartoon graphics are a little corny.
  5. 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 firstWe 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. Expand
  6. RickyQ.
    Dec 11, 2004
    8
    Great sequel!
  7. 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.

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#27 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004