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Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams PS2 Review
31 May 2010
Excerpt: Tak and the Power of Juju was a truly enjoyable adventure that oozed charm from its traditional platforming pores. It didn’t do anything that warranted the turning of heads, but it did deliver where it’s most important in offering a well-paced platform adventure set in a beautiful tribal environment. The sequel does all this and more, Tak fans the world over, shall rejoice.
Excerpt: When Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams showed up on my doorstep recently, I gave the game a quick once-over. Platformer…funny-looking characters, graphics on the screenshots on the back look decent…wait…what's this? A Nickelodeon logo? Seeing that little orange splotch almost immediately killed any interest I had in the title.
Excerpt: While platformers aren't as common as they were a few generations ago, and few manage to rise above mediocrity - either being sloppily made or made solely for a younger audience - and lack anything that even resembles a challenge, the genre is still loved by many gamers. Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams surprisingly caters for children and adults alike and is certainly a level above the average platformer that you might expect this to be.
Excerpt: Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams takes you on the journey of a young Pupanunu warrior on a quest to rescue a damsel in distress. This sequel to last yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Tak and the Power of Juju, Tak will encounter many Jujus that can offer him special powers vital to his success. However, the game follows a very linear path and is filled with poor level design, taking away from most of the whole adventure aspect.
Summary: Rock-a-bye Taky on the mountain top... When the staff glows the enemies will drop... When the barrel breaks the opening Tak will install... And down will come its wood shards, blockade in all.
Conclusion: Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams does what the original did, but bigger, better and more varied. The game would have scored higher, but the dodgy camera is still present. Combine this with unrealistic problems in places and stiff competition from the big guns of platforming, who have also rejuvenated the genre, and Tak 2, although a fun and compelling game will find it hard to compete with the big boys.
Pros: Looks great., Excellent voice acting and humour., Loads of mini games and features.
Cons: Dodgy camera., Frustrating puzzles in places., Could be too hard for kids.
Conclusion: It’s hard to tell people that a game that is aimed for the youngsters is probably more suited for adults that want a simple game. Especially when I mention that this is because of the humour without actually saying anything about the humour. Keep in mind though that the reason why I didn’t mention anything about the humour is so that you will have the same fun as I did when I was playing through it the first time. I can promise you a few things however.
Conclusion: Au final, les deuxièmes aventures de Tak valent le coup d’œil. Très réussi sur le plan graphique, le titre d’Avalanche Software dispose surtout d’un gameplay varié et original très intéressant à jouer. Malheureusement, comme beaucoup d’autres titres du genre, la durée de vie déçoit quelque peu tout comme la jouabilité par moment irritante. Néanmoins, pour les fans d’action-plateforme, l’achat de Tak 2 leur réservera d’agréables moments devant leur console !