Well my friends, it has been a long time coming but Toki Tori 2 has finally landed on the Wii U eShop and it is good. What starts off as a slow puzzle title with no explanation or back story quickly becomes an addicting game that truly spreads its adorable feathers a good 2 hours in.
How does this game fair? Stomp on over and read our official Toki Tori 2 review.
Toki Tori 2 is the sequel to the award winning puzzle adventure game starring a chubby little mascot embarking on an all new adventure. The sequel offers a hybrid between puzzle and platform gameplay, set in a rich and vibrant game world. Players will need to learn how to manipulate the games beautiful chicken and the other animals that sprinkle the landscape. What starts off as a slow, puzzling game quickly becomes an addicting adventure and one that holds a certain charm. Players will need to give this game some time to really grasp the whole “idea” but once they do, they will be in for a treat.
Upon start up of the game, players are treated to a vibrant, colorful world. No backstory or anything of that matter are shown to the player leaving us to explore and figure things out ourselves. Although this was a bit odd and cumbersome, I found it an interesting way to start the game.
Gameplay is facilitated through an incredibly simple two-button approach; whistling and stomping. Whistling and stomping are the only 2 actions you will be performing and will help you interact with your environment and the characters that surround it. I found the characters and the world look very nice both on the big screen and on the Wii U gamepad and the cuteness factor is riding high in this eShop gem. You will soon find yourself taking mental notes on how each animal in the world interacts to your 2 movements and with the number of different creatures you will encounter, this 2 move set-up never got stale. The game provides very little help on how things work or what they do. It is up to the you, the player, to save the chubby chicken and help him reach his goal.
Graphically speaking, Toki Tori 2 is too darn cute for words. From the pudgy main character to the stunning backgrounds, the game oozes cuteness and truly delivers a very lush world. It’s HD visuals mixed with simplistic art style make this very easy on the eyes and may catch the attention of some non-gamers as well. In no time at all, my wife stared at the TV screen and was helping me solve puzzles. She mentioned numerous times how she liked the visual appeal of the game and finding out I was playing a puzzle title was an added bonus.
One of my favorite features of the game and the Wii U in general is the ability to play on the Wii U gamepad. Anytime the Mrs. wanted to watch one of her shows, I smiled and took control of the Wii U gamepad. Although this eShop title is brutally hard (you do have to use your brain you know), I found myself wanting to come back and solve each and every puzzle until the ultimate end.
All in all this is one fantastic game. It’s a great addition to the growing Wii U eShop and shouldn’t be missed by puzzle fans. If you’re looking for another great game to play on the Wii U and can stick out the first 2 hours of so, Toki Tori 2 is right up your alley. It’s colorful, cute, vibrant and challenging. I don’t think you will be disappointed.
Overall Myvideogamenews Score: 9.0 out of 10.
As always, thanks for reading our official Toki Tori 2 Review.