I'll have to second the word of fellow last reviewer. It was quite disappointing indeed. This game really doesn't live up to the original, though I don't think there is need to really start pulling more stars than needed - Everything was still good, just not as good as the first + in a minute, and certainly quite below what we expected from it :( That's 1 star down.
Another half star plucked due to the overall lack of challenge. Just a tip: Don't call it a "challenge mode" if you can die indefinitely, revive without penalty (other than score) on the same screen AND keep items (and enemies dead) on respawn, especially if there is no boss in the whole game. It's really misleading.
That sums up to 3.5 which is kind of nice, considering we did already start with 5 stars due to the great overall quality of the game, especially effects (graphic and sound). Had a good experience, not as good as anticipated.
I wanted to like this as much as the first, but I couldn't, because it simply isn't nearly as good as the first. It's far shorter, easier, and the plot makes less sense. The 2 new mechanics introduced are only used 2, maybe 3 times. The ending was unsatisfying, and since it doesn't lock your controls when you enter the final room, you can just bomb the floor to suicide, which causes the dialogue to get a bit weird and repetitious. I'm sorry, dracofulmen, but you're wrong... nothing about this is better than the first, not a single thing.
Shit game everyone sucks 4/5 :p
Wow. This is an amazing game, even better than the first. In-depth story, great mechanics, and good difficulty level make this one of my favorite games.
I just unscrambled INCLUDING ICO and it was concluding
Man, this game is nice as usual, however, this game is shorter than the first..