"Patapon 2 sits comfortably halfway between an upgrade and a sequel. While not a necessary update for the series, it subtly refines the game's mechanics and introduces a selection of welcome new inclusions. Patapon 2 may lack the same startling ingenuity and innovation of its predecessor, but it justifies the core mechanics are far more than a gimmick. Uninspired, but arguably the better game. Newcomers are probably best off starting with the original title first, but Patapon 2 welcomes new and returning players alike with open arms.
Not an essential purchase, but one that diehard fans will love all the same."