That was simultaneously one of the hardest and most fun games i ever finished. Way, way harder than the first one. I especially love how some of the green stars demand that you use the entirety of your move set. And the very last star is just a total motherfucker. If i didn't have a P2 helping out it would have taken me much longer to beat that shit.
So yeah: Awesome, near-flawless game that can satisfy the full range of players. I hope the GB staff pays more attention to it come GOTY discussions, because so far i feel like they've overlooked it.
edit: never mind the last part, i had forgotten about Ryan's review. I guess they just didn't talk about it that much otherwise.