LocoRoco 2 Review Roundup

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Hello PlayStation Bloggers!

No.. I’m not back to make excuses for losing to Kumi the other day in that mini-game…

LocoRoco 2 Planet Theme screenshot

The new LocoRoco 2 Planet theme for both PSP and PS3!

Yes, okay, I admit, that was pretty pathetic. However, I would like to share how excited we are on how LocoRoco 2 was reviewed this week!

“LocoRoco 2 is the most uplifting game available…” – Videogamer.com Score: 9/10

With comments like this, I’d say it’s a no-brainer to go out and get your copy! I mean, really…20 bucks doesn’t get you very far these days.

I have worked here at SCE for 12 years on excellent franchises and I have to say LocoRoco 2 was one of the most enjoyable titles I’ve been on. Those of you who have played the first LocoRoco will immediately notice the improvements to the core physics or A.I., let alone the newly added features. For those new to the LocoRoco franchise, you have joined in at the right time regardless (the first one was great fun too though!). Just ask GameInformer:

“Newcomers should jump right into the sequel despite the “2” on the box…PSP owners would be crazy to pass this one by.” – Game Informer Score: 9.25/10

Whether you are a constantly moving jet setter or if you are a parent who just wants to keep the little ones in the back seat of your car happy…(or busy), LocoRoco 2 is a perfect game for those on the go. It doesn’t take heavy mental investment to play. It’s fun, casual, and just makes you smile. During rough times like this, I think anybody can use a smile booster. LocoRoco 2 will certainly help you out!

“…just the kind of game you want in your pocket.” – IGN Score: 9.1/10 (Editor’s Choice Award)

I also had the chance to hook up with the original creator of the LocoRoco franchise, Tsutomu Kouno, 2 weeks ago when I flew out to Tokyo for some meetings. Tsutomu and I actually joined the force together in 1997, back in the time when our Tokyo office had less than 400 employees (!). Below is a quick hello to you all from Tsutomu:

    LocoRoco is a solid cluster of my favorite elements; play, music and representation.
    This time, we were able to add more elements to the rolling snowball to make the cluster into a snowman.
    I truly hope you will enjoy your LocoRoco 2 experience!

As I mentioned above, it was so much fun working on this project. Now that LocoRoco 2 is in stores, I’m hoping we can extend the joy and excitement to as many people out there as possible. Coupled with the sweepstakes and the many goodies we have for you on the PSN (check out the New LocoRoco 2 Planet theme for both your PSP and PS3!), I think you’re in for a good ride!

To close this post, we would like to share with you the launch trailer for LocoRoco 2. I think this summarizes the colorful, playful and cheerful excitement that is jam packed into this $20 UMD.

If this great video hasn’t convinced you, I hope the rest of these awesome reviews will help!

“LocoRoco 2’s fantastic level designs, addicting mini-games and gameplay left a smile on my face a mile long.” – GamePro.com Score: 4/5

“Still hands-down the cutest franchise on the PSP.” – GameSpot Score: 8.5/10

“Crazy, slaphappy jubilance.” – GameRevolution Score: 83% (B+)

“A great sequel to one of the PSP’s best franchises, LocoRoco 2 is definitely a game fans of the original will want in their collection.” – Gamezone Score: 8.2 / 10

“It’s one of the best experiences for the PSP.” – Gamer2.0 Score: 8.6/10

“LocoRoco 2 is a great title at a great price point.” – Destructoid Review 8.5/10

“There is no better game if you are feeling down or only have a few minutes to play.” – Kombo Review: 9.0/10

“Loco Roco 2 is a refreshing, deep and thoroughly enjoyable breath of fresh air.” – Joystiq

“The kind of game you can pass to a child for a long car ride” – Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award – 4.8 stars (out of five)

Enjoy LocoRoco 2 y’all, and thanks for the support!

-Tsubasa

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