Dark Cloud 2 is a gargantuan, way over-ambitious dungeon crawler on PlayStation 2 that I probably spent 300 hours of my precious teenage years playing. If you're a fan of games that give you lots of things to do, you are in luck: Dark Cloud 2 is stuffed to the gills with gameplay systems, including dungeon exploration, weapon customization, character befriending, monster collecting, fishing, town-building, photography, crafting and golfing. It's huge, sometimes to the point of being clumsy, but to this day, I still consider it my favorite PlayStation 2 game ever made.
Earlier this week, the remastered version of Dark Cloud 2 launched on PlayStation 4, giving me an opportunity to sing its praises to my co-workers 13 years after its launch. In the video above, Nick joins me as we discuss what made Dark Cloud 2 so great when it first came around, and how this upscaled version performs.