"Despite the introduction of several new collectibles and features, including rhythmic button-tapping sequences and underwater segments, LocoRoco 2 feels more or less exactly like the original. I'm not really one to complain about having too much of a good thing, especially with so few worthwhile PSP titles emerging recently, but I'd hoped for a slightly more striking follow-up, considering the nearly two-and-a-half year gap since the first game. Near the end of the adventure, it started to feel like I was going through the motions, as distinct level arrangements ultimately just present different variations on the same theme of bouncing around, collecting goodies, and reaching the goal.
But let that not dissuade curious PSP owners and franchise fans from giving LocoRoco 2 a shot, especially at its surprisingly low $19.99 entry point. Its additions and enhancements are numerous, though not especially significant, but LocoRoco 2 remains a great extension to one of the PSP's best and most original games. That it's probably the best new title to hit the system since last summer certainly doesn't hurt."