Excerpt: Capcom have knocked up a sequel, which will surely delight the fans of Joe’s first outing. Those in search of innovation and expecting a major upheaval of the formula will be in for a shock though as Joe 2 is more of the same.
Excerpt: Late 2002 saw Capcom announce that it was going to release Resident Evil 4 and four other all-new (and apparently exclusive) games on the Nintendo Gamecube. The announcement did a lot for the credibility of a console that was still being eyed merely speculatively in many quarters.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Viewtiful Joe is more than worth its asking price, but if it behooves you to do so, then buying a copy as a show of piety with Clover is not something we'd admonish you for. I mean, hey, some of us bought Stretch Panic, right?
Conclusion: In addition to the great voice acting, there is also a great deal of background music. The majority of the music used is either directly from the first title or a remix of one of those songs. There is scantly anything new. The sound effects are also ripped straight from the first game.
Conclusion: It would be very easy to call VJ2 a rehash and blame Capcom for cashing in on another franchise without adding anything to the overall product, but if something is not broken you don’t need to fix it.
Conclusion: Overall, the game’s style and general life make it stand out, and certainly if you didn’t have enough of Joe first time round then you will want this. If you had had enough by the end of Viewtiful Joe, then you should probably give this a miss.