The most notable improvement over the previous episode is that none of the minigames used to charge up your team's special attacks require button-mashing as fast as you can. The new games are all about timing, like Gabe's Guitar Hero-esque game that results in a flurry of devastating punches. But with the exception of the robot monkey fight, this episode just isn't as laugh-out-loud funny as the first, and there's a shortage of memorable new characters. The finale, however, is excellent, and has the feel of an epic battle. Episode II isn't a great starting point for newcomers, but continues to be worthy of PA fans' time.