Fun and entertaining. Would rather have the original, though.
21 April 2011
Summary: I used to own the first Parappa and was quite the fan of it. I don't think it's quite the same with the 2nd. The key read is a little off, mostly on the first level, and it takes a couple second to register, so you have to type the keys earlier than suppose to. That was a little annoying. The raps aren't near as entertaining as the in the first Parappa. It does pass the time and have some entertainment value in it though.
Summary: Parappa The Rapper 2 improves on many of the shortcomings of the original. However, it falls short of being innovative. Pros: Parappa The Rapper 2 contains 8 songs, as well as 2 mini games. There were only 6 songs in the original Parappa. Parappa 2 has improved controls over the original Parappa, now you are able to see where the keys that you press land. Due to the improved controls the game seems easier.
Summary: Parappa 2 isn't a bad game, but it doesn't have as much of the same off-beat charm that the original--and to a lesser extent, Um Jammer Lammy--had. Parappa may have been first, but since we last saw the hip-hop hound, tons of more-complex music games have been released. Some, like Frequency, handle the music part of the equation expertly, while games like Gitaroo-Man pick up the slack in the insanely ludicrous storyline department.