Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil Reviews (PlayStation 2)

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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
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GamePro (US) (Jul 24, 2001)
After a three-year hiatus, Namco resurrects its floppy-eared hero for a fabulous quest that's filled with amazing sights and unbelievable variety of gameplay. Even though it's a straightforward platformer, the depth of Klonoa is still surprisingly varied. But where Klonoa 2 really excels is its visual brilliance. And typical with any standard platformer, Klonoa 2 offers a simple control scheme. Sadly, though, with all of its slick features, Klonoa still falters with its audio. Still, Klonoa 2 is a perfect example of how to make a superb game---skillfully combining an old gameplay style with the power of the PS2 graphic engine. No other platformer has even come close to the excellent ride Klonoa offers.
Hot Games (2001)
While Klonoa 2 has a forgiving learning curve, collecting all the bonus items such as dream stones and doll pieces is almost impossible without a great deal of practice. You can re-visit stages you've passed to earn extra lives or items you missed the first time around. Throw in the time attack mode for the boss battles and we're talking serious replay value. Any fan of the genre should check out this title. It's a rare game that combines style and simple, brilliant play, and a very worthy choice for King of the PS2 platformers.
Oh sweet mother of mercy, this is why I picked up a joystick in the first place. Klonoa 2 is as close to a flawless game as I've ever seen. If you were ever even remotely amused by 2D platformers like Super Mario Bros., you must play Klonoa 2. At the very least try the demo on the dirt cheap PS2 Jam Pack and know as you play it that those two beautiful levels are two of the game's least impressive. This is a must have for PS2 owners.
Gaming Maxx (Dec 18, 2001)
Overall, it's definitely a good game. If you're looking for a good adventure with some interesting puzzles you'll really enjoy it, not to mention fans of old sidescrolling games like myself. This game I highly recommend you pick up on PS2.
GameSpy (Jul 26, 2001)
Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil a wonderful platformer that should excite fans of the original while introducing even more to the series with its vibrant look and fun gameplay. While the game can be beaten in a couple of days, getting all the dolls and gems will require a good deal of effort, and even then the game's so polished and fun you'll keep coming back for more long after it's over.
PSX Extreme (Aug 20, 2001)
Granted this review is a bit late, but there were various problems of attaining a copy of the game, which included it being sold out and out of warehouse stock. It's either that not too many copies were produced and shipped, or that gamers have been flocking to stores to pick up what is easily the best platform title since Super Mario Bros. 3 and the original Klonoa for Playstation. Readers please, lend me your ears; if you have half of a brain you will get Klonoa 2. If you have money and don't know what to buy, you will buy Klonoa 2. If you breathe the air of this planet, you will buy Klonoa 2. You couldn't ask for more gorgeous visuals, or even more inspired gameplay. Titles like these come once every blue moon, and mark my words if you haven't picked up Klonoa 2 by now, there is seriously something wrong with you.
IGN (Jul 23, 2001)
Games like Klonoa 2 inspire a little more than ordinary fondness, though, because they're a reminder of what was good once, and what could be good again. There's a level of potential in 2D graphics and 2D gameplay that the shift in design trends has left thoroughly untapped -- new technology could do an awful lot when married to classic concepts, and Klonoa is the proof of that.
Peliplaneetta.net (Nov 16, 2001)
Siltikin myönnän auliisti, että minuun tällainen peli vetoaa varmaankin keskivertoa enemmän - rakastanhan toimintapelejä, erityisesti tasohyppelyitä, ja vielä kaksiulotteisia sellaisia. Mutta aivan en horisonttia ole toki kadottanut - Klonoa 2 on hyvä ja laadukas peli kenen tahansa standardeilla mitattuna. Jos aihe vähänkään kiinnostaa, nouki tämä pian kouraasi.
GameZone (Sep 20, 2001)
Unless you absolutely REFUSE to have lighthearted fun while gaming, Klonoa 2 is worth picking up. Namco has created a gem of a title with Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil and it should not be overlooked.
PSX Nation (Aug 10, 2001)
This is crack cocaine, lottery tickets, booze, coffee and your-Robert Downey Jr.-consumed-drug-of-choice addiction of choice, all squeezed into a playable PS2 platforming experience that runs/talk/looks like a 2.5D duck. But one that, when push comes to shove, quacks and acts like a next-generation behemoth begging to be taken seriously by the masses that gave their collective back to its forefather.
GameSpot (Jul 27, 2001)
Because of its airtight gameplay, awesome visuals, and great soundtrack, Klonoa 2 is an almost perfect platform game--almost. You'll wish that the game were longer, and if you're experienced with games of this kind, you'll probably wish it were a little tougher too. Still, Klonoa 2 is a pleasure to play from start to finish. It's a must-have for fans of platform games, and all PlayStation 2 owners ought to give it a try.
Game Shark (Aug 22, 2001)
While not as innovative and different as I had hoped it to be, there is no denying that Klonoa 2 kicks the same amount of butt that it's predecessor did. One of the few killer games on the PS2, no one should miss out on this game.
Gamesmania.de (Aug 06, 2002)
Wer ein gutes Jump&Run mit fordernden Rätseleinlagen sucht, trifft mit Klonoa 2 ins Schwarze. Es ist zwar kein Spiel, das auf den ersten Blick überzeug, doch nach einigen Spielminuten wird die Qualität erkennbar.
4Players.de (Nov 21, 2001)
Jump&Run-Fans können aufatmen: Endlich gibt es wieder neues, vielversprechendes Futter. Klonoa 2: Lunatea´s Veil ist ein hervorragendes Beispiel, dass man den Spieler nicht mit verwirrenden 3D-Welten und Grafikorgien zum Spielen bringen muss. Im allerbesten Sinne klassisch macht der lineare (intelligent verborgen eigentlich zweidimensionale) Spielverlauf dank fordernder Endkämpfe, einem durchdachten Leveldesign und intelligenter Rätsel kleinere Mankos mehr als wett. Grafisch sicherlich kein Referenzprodukt, haben es die Entwickler trotz allem geschafft, eine schöne und vor allem stimmige Welt aufzubauen, die einen vom ersten Moment an gefangen nimmt. Und welches Spiel schafft das schon auf Anhieb? Eben!
The Video Game Critic (Jan 07, 2003)
The only real weakness of Klonoa 2 is its ultra-cute cut scenes. You know, I used to think video games were age neutral, but the dialogue here is infantile. The music and sound effects are so sugary sweet that they made my teeth hurt. Reading the slow-scrolling text while hearing Japanese children recite it was more than I could take. I started skipping these things just to maintain my sanity (and saved a LOT of time too!). All in all, if you like platform games, especially in the classic 2D style, Klonoa 2 is a good choice. It looks fantastic and provides highly satisfying gameplay.
Klonoa 2 won't find much competition on PS2 yet. Rayman 2 was a mere port, and there aren't any other platformers to speak of. The game's got mass appeal and variety, and just plays well. I don't know if it can hang with the likes of Jak and Daxter or Crash when both titles release this Christmas, but for now this kitty rules the roost.
PSM (Jul, 2001)
Unfortunately, despite its charm, Klonoa 2 doesn't quite manage to live up to the mark set by Rayman 2 Revolution. It's still a great platformer, though. And considering the fact that the genre is far from crowded right now, the game is certainly a welcome addition. It might still be a bit easy for most people's tastes, but there's certainly no doubt that you'll enjoy this adventure from beginning to end.
Jeuxvideo.com (Nov 02, 2001)
Le passage sur PS2 est réussi pour Klonoa qui intègre directement la liste des bons jeux de la console. Un seul regret cependant, la faible durée de vie. A part ce point, le titre est magnifique et conviendra particulièrement aux jeunes joueurs.
Gamezone (Germany) (Oct 26, 2001)
Klonoa 2 eine eindeutige, für jeden gültige Wertung zu verpassen ist wirklich schwierig. Ich kenne sowohl Leute, die von dem Spiel begeistert sind, wie auch solche, die Klonoa aufgrund der Niedlichkeit und des kindlichen Stils nicht einmal im Traum spielen würden. Letztendlich ist es eben einfach eine Frage des persönlichen Geschmacks. Betrachtet man das neuste Namco Produkt aber rein objektiv, so ist Klonoa 2 ein durch und durch gelungenes Jump&Run mit einer tollen Grafik. Ich für meinen Teil finde das Spiel absolut genial und bin von dem eigenwilligen Design begeistert. Jeder, der sich den Titel entgehen lässt, verpasst meines Erachtens eines der innovativsten und schönsten PS2-Spiele.
Låt inte det övergulliga första intrycket avskräcka dig. Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil är ett gediget plattformsäventyr som bjuder på sprakande grafik och ren spelglädje, och de söta fienderna har vassare tänder än man tror.
Gamekult (Apr 24, 2001)
Klonoa 2 est un petit jeu de plate-forme bien sympathique, doté d'une réalisation agréable et basé sur un mécanisme original. Chopper ses ennemis pour les balader au-dessus de sa tête comme de vulgaires ballons est mignon tout plein et assez novateur. Vu que la palette de mouvements à partir de cette unique caractéristique est très étoffée et que l'univers du jeu, typiquement nippon, possède un charme fou, les amateurs du genre peuvent se ruer dessus les yeux fermés.
Netjak (Jan 08, 2005)
For the most part, an accomplished gamer can probably blaze through the game in a rental period. The game's patently not intended for accomplished gamers, of course, but then again it does have its moments. Once the main quest is over, the game allows you to go back and recover any of the six puppet bells scattered in each level that you may have missed, as well as make an attempt to collect 150 gems or more per level to unlock pages in a special gallery. You don't have to get all six bells in one go, but you do have to get the gems in one run through a level-- they're not carried over between attempts. All in all it's not really much of a replay incentive as the levels are fairly simplistic and very linear. However, it's worth hanging on to the game solely because it can be hard to find, and also because it's a unique experience on the PS2.
Fragland.net (Sep 15, 2002)
The levels themselves are well-crafted but that doesn’t save this game at all. If you’re looking for a nice platform game you should go and buy Jak&Daxter and if you really are interested in Klonoa I suggest you go rent it because it certainly isn’t worth to pay full price.