Excerpt: Gone are the horrendous jagged-edged graphics of old! Parappa the Rapper 2 looks fantastic on the PS2, as the 2-D hip-hop puppy and friends have a beautiful new environment to frolic in around 60 frames per second. Rodney Greenblat's famous cutout designs have never been brighter, and there's plenty more to look at this time around -- just don't let the visuals get in the way of the music! As is the case with any rhythm game, the tunes always come first.
Excerpt: Not until five years after its debut did a true continuation to the Parappa saga see a release. Unfortunately, again, it’s not what enthusiasts may have been expecting. Parappa the Rapper 2 is uninspired, a quality that anyone who has played a previous installment in this series would’ve never anticipated to find. Despite being developed for the all-powerful PlayStation 2, the developers have done nothing to expand upon the ideas they pioneered half a decade earlier.
Excerpt: Each and everyone one of us endure hardships throughout our short and meaningless lives. Finding the right job, finding your soul mate and saving someone you love are all struggles that most of will have to overcome sometime during our existence. Let it be said that none of these struggles even compare to the tasks our beanie-clad protagonist must surpass.
Excerpt: Charismatic, and simplistically charming - the debut of Parappa the Rapper helped redefine the rhythm/action genre in its infancy, and was widely recognized as a mainstream favorite. Featuring a paper-thin rapping pup, whose lyrics were practically infectious to anyone exposed, it was apparent that the PlayStation possessed one of the most unique titles for that era.
Excerpt: PaRappa the Rapper 2 Contest Want to win a copy of PaRappa the Rapper 2 for the PlayStation 2, an authentic PaRappa beanie and a gold bone dog chain? Then enter our PaRappa the Rapper 2 contest ! Introduction Another sequel of the cool, hip rhyming game PaRappa the Rapper has been brought to us by Sony, this time sporting a complete makeover, graphically, with some subtle new game enhancements.
Excerpt: PaRappa the Rapper is one of those games that just makes you smile. It's completely bizarre and does nothing to try and explain away its eccentricities, it's got massive pick-up-and-play appeal, and, well, it's cute. The first game managed a nice visual hook with characters that were literally two-dimensional in a 3D world; they were paper-thin and had a tendency to bend and twist in a way that showed off their uber-waifish quality.
Excerpt: If anybody reading this dares to tell me they've never heard, played, or seen the original Parappa the Rapper for the PSX, that's nothing more than a lie. Parappa the Rapper is arguably one of the most known Playstation games, right up there with Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy. Its quirky appearance, with its paper-thin visuals, made it appealing and eye-catching. It was an irresistible game to dive into, and was every bit as easy to pick up and play.