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Its a long time since I laughed as much as I did while playing this game. Each of the levels is slick and well thought out and there is enough variety in this game to make you want to keep playing until you have completed it.
Perhaps the biggest problem with the game is the dated gameplay. Humour aside, EWJ2 is fairly formulaic. There are several unexpected little twists and turns, which do indeed bring out the odd chuckle, but it feels as if the focus of the gameplay has been blurred by this emphasis on weirdness. On many occasions, due to the strangeness of the tasks you have to accomplish, staying alive is actually more infuriating than dying. If you’ve never played Earthworm Jim before, this game is going to have limited appeal – look at Rayman for its visuals, sound and next generation playability and then compare. If you know the game, there will be some appeal, but sadly Earthworm Jim 2 isn’t a major leap forward in playability like Earthworm Jim was when it was first released. Not so much a sequel just more of the same. Amusing gameplay, with only very average presentation. It’s not funny anymore.