Excerpt: One of the most feared phenomena in the entertainment profession (be it sports or music) is the sophomore jinx. It basically entails that after a stellar first year or album, the second go-around is (in comparison) a sharp disappoint. It is perhaps the starkest reminder that there are no guarantees in the business and that one great success does not necessarily deserve another. A case in point is Hootie And The Blowfish .
Excerpt: The game stars a lamb, Lammy, who happens to be the lead guitarist in the band, MilkCan. The group (which includes the returning Katy Kat handling bass and vocals with Ma-San on the drums) has a big concert coming up. The thing is, the young heroine is a bit self-conscious and a mite irresponsible. During the opening, Lammy has a nightmare that she shows up late for MilkCan’s gig, and, due to her haste, plays a vacuum cleaner instead of her guitar.
Excerpt: The graphics in this game are just as sharp as the ones in PaRappa , if not sharper. Yes, I know, I've already started comparing it to its predecessor, but in essence, Um Jammer Lammy is just an update to the original -- almost an 'expansion pack.' As such, the visuals are very similar, with the same 2D characters in a 3D world goofiness, and it looks just as cool now as it did then.