Parentsare recommended to pick up the game since its easy enough for most children of gameplaying age to get into, the characters are cute and likeable (gotta love Klonoas Pac-Man hat), and there's not a single offensive thing on the entire disc. It's the total package for the game-buying parent.

Gamers in general would do well to rent Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil. Its a solid platformer and is extremely beautiful to boot, but some gamers may not want to spend $50 on a game that can be beaten in less than ten hours. There is some replay if you choose to collect all of the bonus items, but that's not going to be everyone's cup of tea. Its one of the better games for the PlayStation 2, but be warned of the short playtime.

Platformer fans shouldn't even question checking the game out. There aren't that many 2D or 2.5D platformers being released these days, and this is easily one of the better ones. Tight control and beautiful graphics are here in abundance. Klonoa fans should definitely look into this sequel. Many of the themes and ideas presented in Klonoa: Door To Phantomile are continued and most of the charm carries over effortlessly. Its a MUCH easier game than Door To Phantomile, but the gameplay is still there. It's a no-brainer purchase for all nine of us that actually bought the original.

Hearing impaired gamers should have no problems at all. The characters do speak, but full text accompanies the auditory dialogue.

Brad Gallaway

Brad Gallaway

Brad Gallaway has been gaming since the days when arcades were everywhere and the Atari 2600 was cutting edge. So, like... A while.

Currently, he's got about 42 minutes a night to play because adulting is a timesuck, but despite that, he's a happily married guy with two kids who both have better K/D ratios than he does.

Brad still loves Transformers, he's on Marvel Puzzle Quest when nobody at the office is looking, and his favorite game of all time is the first Mass Effect -- and he thought the trilogy's ending was Just Fine, Thanks.

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