Excerpt: Nearly two and a half years ago, the original Joe Danger hit the PS3 and provided that system with a fine physics-based biking game since it lacks the Trials series. It essentially combined the skill needed to excel there with a very light-hearted tone more akin to Excitebike, and like that classic,...
Excerpt: Joe Danger 2 is the sequel to the popular game "Joe Danger"; a game made by the British independent developer, Hello Games. The game is a mix between racing and platform, where the objective is to get to the end of the stage while trying to accomplish as many challenges as possible.
Excerpt: You can go a long way with a smile. When determined stuntman Joe Danger popped his first wheelie on PlayStation 3 in 2010, it was because UK-based indie start-up Hello Games were broke and had to ship the game. Still, that didn’t stop the exuberant little game from turning many frowns upside down.
Excerpt: The original Joe Danger was a game that drew much of its inspiration from the past, but it was also a game that had an identity all of its own. There was so much fun to be had that I just couldn’t help myself placing a 9 at the foot of my two reviews.
Summary: If you're a fan of Joe Danger, there's more of what you loved in the same candy coated flavor as the original. If you're not a fan of Joe already, there's not much reason to recommend this sequel which, while at times can be genuinely fun and rewarding thanks to its smooth difficulty curve,...
Pros: Easy to learn, hard to master; the sweet spot of difficulty, Colorful, varied environments and objectives, Level editor for lots of replayability
Cons: Confusing and unclear in instructions at times, Oddly-spaced checkpoints or lack thereof make restarts frustrating, Not much content for the price
Conclusion: That these complaints – really the only ones I can level at Joe Danger 2 – are so trivial means it is a very solidly made and entertaining game. It differentiates itself from its most obvious rival by taking a simple mechanic and melding it with another genre, and then applying a riotous and often...
Summary: I'm glad to be done with Joe Danger, it really wasn't my cup of tea. I'd hoped a kid-friendly version of Trials would have been great, but instead I found it frustrating and pretty annoying, but for all the wrong reasons.
Conclusion: Concept: Race and jump your way through a bevy of obstacle-laden courses
Graphics: Bright and colorful, but sometimes the constant visual activity distracts from the action
Sound: A few thematically-tied musical melodies enhance the movie homages.