Destructoid writes: "Patapon 2 certainly has charm. Very few games have such a vibrant and flamboyant style. But the gameplay -- the fighting, backtracking, and item collecting -- is stale in comparison. The Hero unit, the extra mini-games (which allow you to get items slightly easier) make Patapon 2 slightly better than its predecessor. But the issues that remain with the game still dwarf the little strides made with the sequel".