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.
Excerpt: "...music. Parappa 2 looks cool enough and it's entertaining the first time you play through, but is tapping X along to music really that entertaining? If all you want is quirky charm and a game to impress girls, then parappa 2 is just fine. There are only 8 stages, the 2 player freestyle mode is an annoying disappointment, and there's no incentive to replay the game except to hear the tunes again. But I'm guessing you put CDs on when all you want to ...
Pros: Colourful graphics, good songs
Cons: Lack of any real gameplay, game is just too short
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.