Reviews and Problems with Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil
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Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil – Second Opinion
18 February 2013
Excerpt: Brad and I are in almost total agreement when it comes to Namco's sequel. Like Brad, I too was impressed with what Namco was able to achieve graphically with Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil . Though limited to a 2.5D perspective, Namco managed to create one of the more beautiful videogames released in a while and it is certainly one of the best-looking PlayStation 2 games on the market. Namco went above and beyond the call by creating such vast environments.
Excerpt: Klonoa 2 stars the namesake hero who finds himself in Lunatea. When he helps out the priestess-to-be Lolo, Klonoa gets involved in a quest to visit the Harmony Bells in each of Lunatea's Four Kingdoms. From that point, it's the player's job just to work through levels, called Visions. Along the way, you'll fight all sorts of minions, figure out timing-switch puzzles and hunt for hidden areas where you can locate each of the 6 stars hidden in each level.
Pros: Clean visuals/colorful, Easy to pick-up, Variety of gameplay
Cons: May be too young for older games, Fairly short for a platformer
Excerpt: A fitting testament to classic platforming action Klonoa 2 is a diverse, colourful and engrossing title. Embarking on a magical journey to save the beautiful world of Lunatea, Klonoa must unravel the mystery of a fifth bell and prevent it from ringing in order to save Lunatea from being thrust into darkness for ever.
Excerpt: Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil sports some of the sharpest visuals you'll see in any game on the market nowadays, although it'll take you a while to realize it. You'll notice the character style immediately; it's somewhere between the cel shading of Jet Grind Radio and standard polygonal models, and it looks fantastic. Klonoa is amazingly detailed, and the other characters and enemies in the game are just as sharp.
Excerpt: I'm very glad that Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil was released. Heck, forget released how about the fact that it was even developed? Its a good game, but my reasons for being so glad to see it run deeper than that. It's all about platforms, really. Embracing newer technology and fresh design concepts are wonderful adventures of experience for any gameplayer, but remembering the roots of gaming and the paths we have already traveled is integral.
Excerpt: Klonoa 2 is nothing more than a new adventure to play with the same function and idea as the first. But that is what is good about it. While more experienced gamers may find this one a bit too easy for them, less experienced gamers may find this just the title they need to be hooked on the PS2. Even into the later levels, Klonoa 2 does not present the same challenge as similar games on the PS2.
Excerpt: Not having played the first game, I was unsure how the story of the sequel related to it. Apparently, Klonoa has appeared in a dreamworld called Lunatea. With his appearance comes trouble in the form of a sky pirate named Leorina. The world of Lunatea is kept in harmony by four bells scattered throughout the land. However a fifth bell, ominously called the Bell of Sorrow, is threatening the peace of Lunatea.
Excerpt: Since the entrance into the three-dimensional world, platform titles have been slowly decreasing in numbers, and have neared to be defunct. Of course brave 3rd party developers and publishers knew that they, only they could prevent the extinction of one of the most beloved genres in gaming. Few platform titles have offered the grace and excellence that was present in legendary titles such as Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, Sonic and Knuckles, and Klonoa.