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Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams

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PlayStation 2
72
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74
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Xbox
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Description

Tak, hero from the previous game has been randomly falling into deep sleeps. During this time, he travels to a "Dream World", where he is told that he must rescue a princess, or else he will fall into a sleep from which he will never awaken from. Tak and Jibolba, Tak's mentor, travel to visit Jibolba's brother, JB, who is an expert in dreams.

Tak 2 is fairly different from Tak and the Power of Juju. While it is still a 3D platform game, it is more focused on puzzles and combat as opposed to collecting items. In earlier stages, Tak must use animals to his advantage as he makes his way through levels - for example, a bear can be used as a trampoline, Tak can ride warthogs after being sprayed by skunks to mask his scent, and more. Jibolba is along for the ride, but has transformed into a flea for easy transport. As a result, you can throw him at enemies to bite them and make them sleepy.

Later on, Tak gains the power to transform into various animals himself. As a frog he can swim without being eaten by crocodiles, he can soar on air currents as a flying squirrel, and can break through barriers by charging through as a warthog. When Tak gains the titular Staff of Dreams as he progresses through the game, he can also create more powerful attacks using his magic, or "juju".

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Alternate Titles

  • "Tak 2: Lo Scettro dei Sogni" -- Italian title
  • "Tak 2: Le Sceptre des Rêves" -- French title
  • "Tak 2: Der Stab der Träume" -- German title

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The Press Says

Game Chronicles Xbox Dec 27, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN PlayStation 2 Oct 11, 2004 8.4 out of 10 84
Gaming Age Xbox Jan 24, 2005 B+ 83
Console Obsession PlayStation 2 May 31, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Nov, 2004 7.25 out of 10 72
4Players.de GameCube Apr 14, 2005 71 out of 100 71
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube Mar 30, 2005 14 out of 20 70
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Nov 09, 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Mar 29, 2005 14 out of 20 70
GameSpot Xbox Oct 22, 2004 6.7 out of 10 67

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