Excerpt: Thinking about it, I probably should have told somebody I was colour-blind before starting the vibrant de Blob 2. I can see individual colours just fine, but have trouble differentiating between certain shades; greens and yellows, my optician informs me. Fortunately, this didn't impact my ability to play Blue Tongue Entertainment's sequel in the slightest, but I found the irony of a colour-blind player being asked to review such a game too delicious not to mention.
Conclusion: And it's a good one. Largely speaking, de Blob 2 is a success in its simply-stated goals, and worthy of a play for anybody looking to zone out and relax for a while. Bringing forth colour and music into a dull grey environment is an addictive if repetitious task, and the easy difficulty level just serves to enhance its brain-soothing effects.
Excerpt: In a world where post-apocalyptic, brown, desolate and boring worlds dominate game settings, it is refreshing and a bit surprising that a game all about colour can actually be a lot of fun. de Blob 2 is just such a game. De Game is de good!
Conclusion: It can honestly be said that de Blob 2 will be fun game for any age gamer. Whether you want some colorful platformming or just want a fun game to veg-out to after work - de Blob 2 will fit the bill!
Summary: Making its debut onto next-gen systems, de Blob 2 is the sequel to the hidden Wii gem of a similar title. Was making the jump to hardcore consoles a good idea, or should this game stayed in the kids’ pile?
Pros: + Bright colors are a wonderful escape from gritty realistic graphics, + Music is beautiful and sets you in a trance
Conclusion: My hope after playing through de Blob 2 is that it’s not overlooked like its predecessor. Although not a perfect platformer, de Blob 2 is a game that reminded me of experiences I had when I was first just getting into video games over twenty years ago. For anyone who may have missed the original or even for those that didn’t this is a game that is at the very least worth a rental.