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Viewtiful Joe 2

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
84
4.3
PlayStation 2
87
2.8

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Platform Votes Score
GameCube 9 4.3
PlayStation 2 7 2.8
Combined MobyScore 16 3.6


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100
PlayStation 2UOL Jogos
Levando em conta que um dos maiores trunfos de "Viewtiful Joe" era exatamente o fato de ser um game único, algumas pessoas podem ficar decepcionadas com o fato da continuação ser virtualmente uma expansão do original. Mas com uma fórmula incomparável, a única contra-indicação é para quem não gostou do primeiro.
90
GameCubeGame Informer Magazine
Going into this review, I was looking forward to a bit more than the typical Joe formula. While I didn’t necessarily embrace the biggest addition that Clover made, I did walk away completely satisfied and ready to work my way through it again and again.
90
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
When the original Viewtiful Joe was released on GameCube, I completed it twice in a weekend and worked my way through it an additional three or four times on the different difficulty levels within the last year. I even purchased the game again on PlayStation 2 just so that I could play through it as the exclusive bonus character, Dante from Devil May Cry. Some people might say that I have way too much time on my hands and I should get out of the house once in a while. Those in the know can attest that my obsession is justified, and is a testament to the game’s fine craftsmanship. I’ve always called it a gamer’s game. Not only does it embrace the mentality of the golden age of gaming, it pushes you to hone your skills. To say the very least, I couldn’t wait to wrap my hands around the sequel.
90
GameCubeN-Zone
Viewtiful Joe 2 macht genauso viel Spaß wie der Vorgänger. Capcom hat es verstanden, den zweiten Teil in Details zu verbessern. Allerdings hätte ich mir ein paar weitergehende Neuerungen und den im Vorfeld versprochenen Zweispieler-Modus gewünscht.
90
GameCubeGameZone
Let’s face it, last year’s release of the original VJ (Viewtiful Joe) caught many of us off guard. To think that a simple cell shaded side-scroller could pack such a punch as to not only survive in today’s 3D market, but be considered an ‘A’ ranked game! Simply put, VJ is an outstanding game. Fortunately enough, Capcom has delivered to us nothing less with their recent release of VJ2.
90
GameCubeGamePro (US)
The game is just as much a visual treat as the first, even surpassing it in terms of animation and particle effects, and everything is executed in the spirit of fun, something Viewtiful Joe 2 has by the baleful. Don't expect a re-invention of the wheel and you'll be provided for; otherwise here's hoping that the hinted-at third installment will be a bit more inventive.
90
GameCubeIGN
Early screen shots of Viewtiful Joe revealed next to nothing about the enigmatic superhero. Apart from his penchant for skintight clothes and a curiously flamboyant demeanor, that is. But it was enough to pique the curiosity of all who saw them.
90
PlayStation 2Digital Entertainment News (den)
You'll find that a lot of the same sound clips and original voice actors return for VJ2. All of the same riffs and effects return from the last game, with some new tracks thrown in to grace your eardrums. Effects are spot on, as is the over-the-top voicework. All of the bosses also have their own little quirks and mannerisms that are just as or possibly even funnier than in Viewtiful Joe.
90
PlayStation 2GameZone
Back on the NES and SNES one of the best game types was the side scrolling “beat em up” games. There was Battle Toads, Ninja Turtles, Mega Man, and many others. Since the release of 3D-oriented console, gamers have been seeing less and less 2D side-scrolling fighting games. Last year Capcom decided to revive the genre with the release of Viewtiful Joe, and it turned out to be an instant hit. So they decided to go back to the Viewtiful Universe and bring gamers a sequel, and let me say that it is a blast to play.
90
PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
The game is just as much a visual treat as the first, even surpassing it in terms of animation and particle effects, and everything is executed in the spirit of fun, something Viewtiful Joe 2 has by the baleful. Don't expect a re-invention of the wheel and you'll be provided for; otherwise here's hoping that the hinted-at third installment will be a bit more inventive.
90
PlayStation 2IGN
Joe will need to bust the guts out of each multiple times before the end of the game. VJ2 even features an encounter where Joe and Co. need to beat six previously defeated bosses in sequence, just like in the first game. With so much personality going into every aspect of the game, you would think VJ2 could offer more variety in enemy design. Once an enemy (especially a boss) goes down, you shouldn't have to see their faces ever again.
87
PlayStation 24Players.de
Allerdings lässt sich nicht leugnen, dass sich wirkliche Neuerungen rar machen. Dass es mit Silvia einen zweiten spielbaren Charakter mit individuellen Fähigkeiten gibt, ist zwar lobenswert, aber die meiste Zeit kommt ihr mit Joe einfach besser und schneller voran, während ein sich angebotener Koop-Modus außen vorblieb. Auch mit zusätzlichen VFX-Kräften wurde gespart - hier ist gerade einmal Silvias Replay-Power zu nennen. Wer den Vorgänger mochte, wird zwar auch den Nachfolger lieben, aber der Originalitätsbonus ist mittlerweile etwas verflogen und neue Ideen sind leider Mangelware. Für Platin zu wenig, aber allemal Gold wert!
86
GameCubeGameSpot
Cheesy dialogue and happy endings are in trouble once again, and who better to come to the rescue than that high-flying cinematic hero, Viewtiful Joe? Last year, Capcom brought wildly original side-scrolling action to the GameCube with its innovative platformer of the same name. This year, the aptly titled Viewtiful Joe 2 delivers more, more, more of what made the first game superb--but it's so similar to its predecessor, it's inherently less inventive. That only slightly diminishes its entertainment value, though, since it's still a far sight more unique than most of the games available on the GameCube (or any platform, really). Overall, a few additions to an already proven formula make Viewtiful Joe 2 another great and quirky action game.
86
PlayStation 2GameSpot
Viewtiful Joe 2 is so similar to its predecessor that if you played the first game, you'll already know if you're interested in playing the sequel. It has all the same kinds of action, some really devilish puzzles, and just enough new gameplay to tickle your fancy if you finished the first game and were left wanting more. If you haven't played the first Viewtiful Joe, you owe it to yourself to check out one of the most innovative action-game concepts of the last few years--and this sequel is a fine place to start.
85
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Compte tenu de la claque monumentale que représentait Viewtiful Joe lors de sa sortie, Capcom ne pouvait pas nous décevoir avec cette suite. Soyez rassurés, le résultat est largement à la hauteur de l'efficacité du premier volet, et nous conforte dans l'idée que la série a d'ores et déjà atteint sa maturité. Gageons que Capcom ne s'arrêtera pas en si bon chemin.
85
GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
Compte tenu de la claque monumentale que représentait Viewtiful Joe lors de sa sortie, Capcom ne pouvait pas nous décevoir avec cette suite. Soyez rassurés, le résultat est largement à la hauteur de l'efficacité du premier volet, et nous conforte dans l'idée que la série a d'ores et déjà atteint sa maturité. Gageons que Capcom ne s'arrêtera pas en si bon chemin.
85
GameCube1UP
Some guy named Keats once opined that a thing of beauty is a joy forever. We can probably assume the same is true for a thing of "viewty" as well, but Capcom isn't taking any chances: it's been just a year since their stylish, cinema-themed superhero brawler Viewtiful Joe turned heads with its GameCube debut, and already we have a sequel.
85
PlayStation 2Gaming Target
Enjoyment of Viewtiful Joe 2 comes down to your enjoyment of the first game. Seeing that it’s a direct sequel that uses pretty much all the same gameplay mechanics aside from Silvia’s stuff, fans of the first will certainly love the sequel, but those who couldn’t stand the first game should just stay away. For newcomers, definitely go back to the original, which is cheaper and in some ways is a lot better, plus it does explain a bit more of the story, even if the story is pure cheese and there merely as a tool of direction. That said, it’s good to see the beat ‘em up has promise, especially with the more modern tactics from VFX powers instituted.
84
GameCubeJeuxpo.com
Viewtiful Joe 2 est une suite tout à fait convaincante, bien que moins surprenante que le premier épisode. Si le jeu n'apporte pas beaucoup d'innovations, il reste un produit conseillé pour les amateurs d'action, surtout qu'il n'est vendu que 45€. Il serait dommage de s'en priver si vous avez aimé le premier.
83
GameCubeGame Revolution
Which is really what Viewtiful Joe 2 is all about – tons of fun, difficult fighting set in a delightfully obtuse world. Of course, the same could be said of the first game, and 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.
83
PlayStation 2Game Revolution
The first game was a critical and commercial hit thanks to its unique style and fantastic action, leading Capcom to turn what looked like a Gamecube exclusive into a PS2 crossover. Like any do-gooder, Joe knows to strike while the iron is hot. Viewtiful Joe 2 has sped on to store shelves just in time to compete for your holiday dollar, and though this hero hasn’t learned many new tricks, he still knows how to stick it to the bad guys like a pro.
80
GameCubeKombo.com
Viewtiful Joe 2 represents a genre of home console gaming that desperately needs a shot in the arm. It’s refreshing to see a major third-party providing just such a shot, bringing a new generation of gamers fresh side-scrolling challenges with a difficulty level that makes one want to throw controllers at the wall in frustration. While fans of the original game may complain there’s just more of the same here, that formula certainly worked for Mega Man for the first eight years of his life or so, so knowing Capcom this is just the beginning of the Viewtiful Joe saga. From the white-knuckled action to the tongue-in-cheek humor to the stylish visuals, Viewtiful Joe 2 is well worth your time. Just don’t expect to blast through the game in under a few days. Challenge is viewtiful.
80
PlayStation 2G4 TV: X-Play
Viewtiful Joe 2 earns big points for its sense of style and quirky humor, but it’s not a dramatic step forward from the original game. In some cases, notably in the variety of bosses and in the unlockable bonuses, the first title is better than the sequel. It’s also disappointing that the addition of Sylvia didn’t translate into a cooperative mode for two players. Yet the vehicle shooter stages (Joe’s ride, the Six Machine, can transform into a submarine, bazooka, and drill) and the constant character swapping add to the goofy fun. As long as you aren’t expecting a wildly different experience, or the ability to unleash a slew of new VFX powers, Viewtiful Joe 2 will more than satisfy your urge to purge.
80
GameCubeGameSpy
Which leads to the only real problem with VJ2 -- it's too darn similar to the previous one. Looking at screenshots, you'd be hard pressed to tell the two games apart. Given how great the first game is, getting an extra dose of it now isn't really a bad thing, but with Capcom's tendency to dilute franchises with minimally improved yearly sequels (*cough* Mega Man Battle Network *cough*), I fear we'll be reviewing a nearly identical Viewtiful Joe 3 next year. For the time being, though, this is still a terrific game. It's challenging, but never to the point of frustration; Sylvia makes for a great new character; and the implementation of the VFX Powers adds an extra dimension to what could have been nothing more than a simple punch-fest. So enjoy it, but please Capcom, don't make Joe a yearly event. I'd hate to see it become a fading viewty.
80
PlayStation 2GameSpy
Which leads to the only real problem with VJ2 -- it's too darn similar to the previous one. Looking at screenshots, you'd be hard pressed to tell the two games apart. Given how great the first game is, getting an extra dose of it now isn't really a bad thing, but with Capcom's tendency to dilute franchises with minimally improved yearly sequels (*cough* Mega Man Battle Network *cough*), I fear we'll be reviewing a nearly identical Viewtiful Joe 3 next year. For the time being, though, this is still a terrific game. It's challenging, but never to the point of frustration; Sylvia makes for a great new character; and the implementation of the VFX Powers adds an extra dimension to what could have been nothing more than a simple punch-fest. So enjoy it, but please Capcom, don't make Joe a yearly event. I'd hate to see it become a fading viewty.
65
GameCubeNintendo Difference
La fainéantise de Capcom a encore une fois fait son oeuvre : la suite de Viewtiful Joe peine à sortir de l'ombre de son prédecesseur par un manque de nouveautés plus que flagrant. Bien sûr, cela reste un bon jeu, mais difficile de le recommander quand le premier est tellement meilleur et moins cher. A prendre en occasion.