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Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil – Consumer Guide

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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.

Category Tags
Platform(s): PS2  
Developer(s): Namco  
Publisher: Namco Bandai  
Genre(s): Adventure/Explore  
ESRB Rating: Everyone  
Articles: Consumer Game Guides  

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