De Blob 2 Review

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De Blob 2 Review

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I enjoyed the first game for the Wii. Loved how big the areas were, the music and how colorful the world could be. Now I have two games I must buy: this and Pokemon Black.

this actually sounds like a great game for my brother, he is going to visit for a entire week soon and while he does enjoy playing red dead and assasins creed a simple MP game would be nice, i am disappointed that the co-op is so lacking as that is by far the most fun.

It's actually something i have noticed allot in these kid games, it seems like the co-op is geared towards parent and child type co-op where the parent does all the important stuff while the young kid who has yet to grasp the basic controls just mess around and maybe once in awhile help out, there need to be more sibling style co-op otherwise i end up being the clichéd older brother who convinces the younger sibling that they are controlling the enemies while i beat the game.

This always seemed like a cute idea, but I never got around to playing the first game, and I don't know if I'll play the second...

I think it would be great if opposing army was "brown-gray, and gritty" as a "take that" to many modern games.

I loved the original, but one thing that would get up my ass was the fact that you could never save your progress, meaning the 45 minutes of painting would all disappear once you moved onto the next level.

Has that been changed in the sequel? Has it, oh has it?

Does anyone know if the Wii version has anything cut out from it in comparison to the 360 or PS3 versions? I wanna get it for the Wii if there isn't anything cut from it because I have the first one, and I tend to like to keep things on the same system if I can help it.

Kind of reminds me of Jumping Flash in a way.

I loved the 1st game with special props going to the music and how the music became more layered the more you painted. I would be playing this right now if it wasn't for the fact I cant find it. I get that a sequal to a fairly obscure and low selling game (took me ages to find the first one too) wouldn't likely to be in the local Tesco, but you'd think the dedicated stores would have it.

DetectiveSparky:
I wanna get it for the Wii if there isn't anything cut from it because I have the first one, and I tend to like to keep things on the same system if I can help it.

Normally I'm the same, but I've always found the "Shake to jump" really annoying especially in a platform heavy game like this so sadly I'll probably be going for the 360 version (if anywhere sold it *grrrrrrr*)

Ah, I think I'm coming down with a bad case of "Grim Shooter Ennui," which sucks because of all the triple-A shooters that are coming out this year. What's a guy to do?

maninahat:
I loved the original, but one thing that would get up my ass was the fact that you could never save your progress, meaning the 45 minutes of painting would all disappear once you moved onto the next level.

Has that been changed in the sequel? Has it, oh has it?

Sadly, no. It's still a big ol' pain in the patoot, too.

But you forgot to mention the music!

I found that after the whole zen-like feel of painting a bleached city wore off, I was mostly enjoying myself with the music, especially because each color had it's own instrument it added. I usually ended up using orange because I liked the saxaphone...

I love de Blob, and I love this game. The game play, the music, the OCD I get, its just great. Its in my top 5 favorite, actual numbers coming soon, but it is beneath Chibi-Robo. Also just throwing it out there and it is probably just me, why didn't they mention the music in the review? I mean its great and it changes and its cool. Still a great review though, I like it when this game gets good reputation. I just really like the music.

maninahat:
I loved the original, but one thing that would get up my ass was the fact that you could never save your progress, meaning the 45 minutes of painting would all disappear once you moved onto the next level.

Has that been changed in the sequel? Has it, oh has it?

Yes they did add a checkpoint system, thank god. They are checkpoints so you only come back from that point in time, but redoing 7 minutes, for example, is better than redoing the entire level.

How come there is never a game when your the big "bad" corporations who wanna be jerks?
How come I can never roast a puppy but help a lady across the street?
Who makes the rules that I can't make people sad and have billboards that say "OBEY!"
But noooooo.These so-called "freedom fighters" are just tops!

Wow, I have played this game and I can tell you all that it simply is not 4 stars. It gets 3 at best.

I watched the entire video again just to hear susan say blob again.
Its dutch, so she has a very funny pronunciation.

First game was nice. Maybe I'll see this through. Dunnow yet. Seems like more of the same. Which is good in some cases yes.

ShaggyEdiddy214:
How come there is never a game when your the big "bad" corporations who wanna be jerks?
How come I can never roast a puppy but help a lady across the street?
Who makes the rules that I can't make people sad and have billboards that say "OBEY!"
But noooooo.These so-called "freedom fighters" are just tops!

That would make you're character a tad overpowered when you have all the weapons, money and power at your disposal, and you are up against a handful of dudes with pipe bombs and manly stubble.

Saying that, isn't that America's role in all those anti-taliban/anti-vietnamese FPS?

maninahat:

ShaggyEdiddy214:
How come there is never a game when your the big "bad" corporations who wanna be jerks?
How come I can never roast a puppy but help a lady across the street?
Who makes the rules that I can't make people sad and have billboards that say "OBEY!"
But noooooo.These so-called "freedom fighters" are just tops!

That would make you're character a tad overpowered when you have all the weapons, money and power at your disposal, and you are up against a handful of dudes with pipe bombs and manly stubble.

Saying that, isn't that America's role in all those anti-taliban/anti-vietnamese FPS?

EXACTLY! Who needs hard work and collectable finding when you have all the nukes.
Plus just look at link he is fighting a huge boar/man with more muscle power and an army but even though Ganon is overpowered he still manages to get impaled in the forehead.
(Or more recently in Twilight Princess getting his neck snapped by his ally)

Now now now, I'm a PC Gamer and even I know you can't review a De Blob game and not mention the music.

It's funny, bright and relaxing to play. Not every game needs to be grim and ultra realistic. There are plenty of other games out there that fufill that catagory.
The levels, however tended to go on for a bit too long. At least they did for someone like me who just HAD to finish every single level with an S rating... OCD much?

Nice review! Does anyone else get a vibe of the game spreading the message of multiculturalism? Looks like the Nazi ink folk are trying to make everything of the same quality be eradicating colours or other races as it were. Maybe I'm reading too much into it.

ShaggyEdiddy214:

maninahat:

ShaggyEdiddy214:
How come there is never a game when your the big "bad" corporations who wanna be jerks?
How come I can never roast a puppy but help a lady across the street?
Who makes the rules that I can't make people sad and have billboards that say "OBEY!"
But noooooo.These so-called "freedom fighters" are just tops!

That would make you're character a tad overpowered when you have all the weapons, money and power at your disposal, and you are up against a handful of dudes with pipe bombs and manly stubble.

Saying that, isn't that America's role in all those anti-taliban/anti-vietnamese FPS?

EXACTLY! Who needs hard work and collectable finding when you have all the nukes.
Plus just look at link he is fighting a huge boar/man with more muscle power and an army but even though Ganon is overpowered he still manages to get impaled in the forehead.
(Or more recently in Twilight Princess getting his neck snapped by his ally)

Are there any games out there that feature a *nice* corperation? They are invariably portrayed as money grabbing, corrupt psychos. What if you worked for a down to earth, family business for once?

The time limit does seem rather odd and superflous... but all in all, a nice looking basic game.

Now, I never played De Blob 1, will I get lost in the story in the second game?

ShaggyEdiddy214:
How come there is never a game when your the big "bad" corporations who wanna be jerks?
How come I can never roast a puppy but help a lady across the street?
Who makes the rules that I can't make people sad and have billboards that say "OBEY!"
But noooooo.These so-called "freedom fighters" are just tops!

In SimCity Societies you can make an authoritarian government, including the OBEY signs and brainwashing centres. (Not that I'd recommend actually playing that game.)

If you want a game in which you play the bad guy, then I'd recommend Dungeon Keeper and Overlord.

maninahat:

ShaggyEdiddy214:

maninahat:

That would make you're character a tad overpowered when you have all the weapons, money and power at your disposal, and you are up against a handful of dudes with pipe bombs and manly stubble.

Saying that, isn't that America's role in all those anti-taliban/anti-vietnamese FPS?

EXACTLY! Who needs hard work and collectable finding when you have all the nukes.
Plus just look at link he is fighting a huge boar/man with more muscle power and an army but even though Ganon is overpowered he still manages to get impaled in the forehead.
(Or more recently in Twilight Princess getting his neck snapped by his ally)

Are there any games out there that feature a *nice* corperation? They are invariably portrayed as money grabbing, corrupt psychos. What if you worked for a down to earth, family business for once?

That would be cool too as long as its not once again the "lone hero" fighting against 999,999,999,999 dudes with sledgehammers
Also come to think of it no there are never nice corporations and I cannot wrap my head around that complete octopus excrement.

Miral:

ShaggyEdiddy214:
How come there is never a game when your the big "bad" corporations who wanna be jerks?
How come I can never roast a puppy but help a lady across the street?
Who makes the rules that I can't make people sad and have billboards that say "OBEY!"
But noooooo.These so-called "freedom fighters" are just tops!

In SimCity Societies you can make an authoritarian government, including the OBEY signs and brainwashing centres. (Not that I'd recommend actually playing that game.)

If you want a game in which you play the bad guy, then I'd recommend Dungeon Keeper and Overlord.

Well since Im not a PC gamer SimCity Societies is not my horse raddish.
Now Overlord could work cause I just got an Xbox360 recently and I sure as heck wasnt gonna play the cutesy stubby character Wii version me previously only being a Wii gamer.

I played the demo for the first one and got motion sick. Is that any better with the second?

maninahat:

Are there any games out there that feature a *nice* corperation? They are invariably portrayed as money grabbing, corrupt psychos. What if you worked for a down to earth, family business for once?

Casual Game sequels. Usually by the end of the first one, you have a global business, so in at least one of the sequels, you'll play NiceCorp!(TM).

KEM10:
Now, I never played De Blob 1, will I get lost in the story in the second game?

Nah, the doesn't matter a bit. You might not get every last reference, but you don't need to. You'll be able to follow along just fine.

Great to see another Dutch game out there besides Killzone.

ShaggyEdiddy214:
Now Overlord could work cause I just got an Xbox360 recently and I sure as heck wasnt gonna play the cutesy stubby character Wii version me previously only being a Wii gamer.

Probably a wise move. The Overlord game for Wii is kinda fun but it's not very deep, and it's quite buggy. (I haven't played the X360 versions of the main games, though; I played those on PC too.)

Playing this myself at the moment, and enjoying it. It does get a bit frustrating on the later levels, but it's such a great change of pace/colour from virtually every other game out there...

should ibe worried if thats the funniest game ive seen/played in years??? or is that just a sad sign how monotonous or average "core" gamer title has become??

I played, beet (100% obviously) the NDS version of this same game...and i'm dissapointed with myself! i bought this version thinking, "might as well try it" and i did and found it WAY to easy. i mean the only way it could be easier is if it had cameras that you collect and use the camera on the dsi to take pictures of certen colors and eventually get the ability to change color at will...OH WAIT!!>:( God the ds game suckes, and i'm really sorry to say that becuse i expected based off the 1st game that the maker's would acually put some effort into the portable version and i also forsaw humungus amounts of potential but no. it just plain out sucked, and now that i saw this review, i'm seriously confused as to whether i send a trojan to halfbrick or just find the guy in charge of the ds game and break his little neck!! COME ON, i expected nothing more than a fun little game for kids that everyone could enjoy like the last one!!! so to take out my anger, i'm preparing that little "gift" for halfbrick in case they decide to make a 3rd installment in this series that will also be out for multiple platforms, so if the next installment i buy does not AT LEAST kick more @$$ then CHUCK NORRIS, halfbrick goes bye-bye. i'm also very seriouse about this.

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