PG writes: "They used to call it difficult second album syndrome, but with the music industry's fragmentation bands now just churn them out happy in the knowledge it will soon be time for their third and fourth efforts.
It's more difficult with games. They remain expensive to make, and for that reason the template popularised in the early days - a third the same, a third improved and a third new - remains firmly in place. But back to the music analogy. If LocoRoco was Sony's wacky J-Pop breakout PSP hit, its cultural sibling Patapon was a critical underground dance success."