Loco Roco 2 Hitting Stores On The Cheap

Posted by Brad (2925 posts) -
PlayStation.Blog posted a short note today on the February 10 release of LocoRoco 2. Specifically, they unveiled the price, which shall total a mere 20 of your American dollars. That's the news!

I got to sit in on a lengthy demo session with LocoRoco 2 back at Tokyo Game Show, and Sony is certainly cramming it top to bottom with what looks like a large amount of new content. My biggest complaint about the first LocoRoco was that the basic world-tilting, blob-hopping gameplay mechanics weren't enough to hold my attention for the duration of an entire game. This time around, however, there's a ton of features and content you didn't see in the original. Here's a list of things I wrote down in my notebook during that TGS demo.

  • "4p minigame battles!"
  • "FMVs look like claymation"
  • "New quests open up when you finish levels with certain conditions"
  • "New mechanics -- bite long grass to swing on it, bite some objects to pull them out of the ground"
  • "Musical minigames"
  • "Mui house looks more interesting. Make different rooms out of collected parts, attract more Muis to house"
  • "New LocoRoco character is purple, has a mohawk, likes punk rock, 'looks like a German girl'" (developer's words, not mine)
  • "Dolphins, apes, owls, oh noes!"

(Apparently I was feverish at TGS, I don't know.)

Then again, the core mechanics--with you tilting the world with the L and R buttons to make your blog roll around--also appear to be unchanged. Is all this enough to make you want to re-up for more LocoRoco action next month? For $20, at least the barrier to entry is unimposing.
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#1 Posted by Brad (2925 posts) -
PlayStation.Blog posted a short note today on the February 10 release of LocoRoco 2. Specifically, they unveiled the price, which shall total a mere 20 of your American dollars. That's the news!

I got to sit in on a lengthy demo session with LocoRoco 2 back at Tokyo Game Show, and Sony is certainly cramming it top to bottom with what looks like a large amount of new content. My biggest complaint about the first LocoRoco was that the basic world-tilting, blob-hopping gameplay mechanics weren't enough to hold my attention for the duration of an entire game. This time around, however, there's a ton of features and content you didn't see in the original. Here's a list of things I wrote down in my notebook during that TGS demo.

  • "4p minigame battles!"
  • "FMVs look like claymation"
  • "New quests open up when you finish levels with certain conditions"
  • "New mechanics -- bite long grass to swing on it, bite some objects to pull them out of the ground"
  • "Musical minigames"
  • "Mui house looks more interesting. Make different rooms out of collected parts, attract more Muis to house"
  • "New LocoRoco character is purple, has a mohawk, likes punk rock, 'looks like a German girl'" (developer's words, not mine)
  • "Dolphins, apes, owls, oh noes!"

(Apparently I was feverish at TGS, I don't know.)

Then again, the core mechanics--with you tilting the world with the L and R buttons to make your blog roll around--also appear to be unchanged. Is all this enough to make you want to re-up for more LocoRoco action next month? For $20, at least the barrier to entry is unimposing.
Staff
#2 Posted by Jayge_ (10221 posts) -
Brad said:
"Is all this enough to make you want to re-up for more LocoRoco action next month?
Yes, Brad. Yes it is.
#3 Posted by r3b3lr0b0t (460 posts) -

Yay! I love Loco Roco!

#4 Posted by Coltonio7 (3156 posts) -

$20?

BOUGHT

#5 Posted by Kush (8889 posts) -

I wasn't planning on picking up Loco Roco 2, but at $20 I don't think I can pass on it. I found the original game to be mildly amusing...but it got old rather fast.

#6 Posted by TheGTAvaccine (2884 posts) -

20 bucks? Yes. Yes. Yeeeeeesssss.

#7 Posted by bluedeviltron (31 posts) -

Smart decision Sony.

I wasn't even considering it before, but I will definitely pick it up now.

#8 Posted by welly (118 posts) -

That price is awesome, hopefully it will be even less if it's on PSN.

#9 Posted by L (1681 posts) -

What about in the UK?

#10 Posted by Argyle (10 posts) -

When are they going to start simultaneously releasing PSP games on physical disk and as downloads?  If this was going to be downloadable, I'd definitely bite for $20. 

#11 Posted by Jayge_ (10221 posts) -
Argyle said:
"When are they going to start simultaneously releasing PSP games on physical disk and as downloads?  If this was going to be downloadable, I'd definitely bite for $20. "
They have been, in Japan. Unfortunately for us, those xenodescriminatory idiots have apparently deigned us unworthy of such a service.
#12 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8609 posts) -

I will seriously will pay more, but $20 sounds fine. Now, if the PSP can keep up the momentum throughout the year instead of putting everything good at the beginning of the year, we may have a worthy year of Sony on our hands.

#13 Posted by Media_Master (3283 posts) -

yeah looks good!

#14 Posted by unclejohn0525 (335 posts) -

Do want

#15 Posted by SunKing (686 posts) -

Hate to feel like the odd one out but I bought LocoRoco, never finished it. I liked it, it was fun, but I don't really feel like coming back for more :(

#16 Posted by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -

It makes sense at that price. If it comes out her at a similar price I may get it.

#17 Posted by Silights (35 posts) -

Great price - It's cheap enough that I can impulse buy it.

#18 Posted by Irishjohn (581 posts) -

I would pick it up if I still had a PSP.  Two or three games a year isn't really enough to keep a handheld going.

#19 Posted by GMan (471 posts) -

Someone let me know when a Loco Roco 2 screensaver is out.  I have it my laptop and it's a hit with my daughter and her cousins.  They call it their "movie."

#20 Posted by joey (983 posts) -

GOD WHY IS MY L BUTTON ON MY PSP BROKEN?!?!??!

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