Toki Tori 2+ Review
Release Date: February 23rd, 2018
Developer: Two Tribes
Platforms: Switch (Reviewed), PSN, XBL, and Steam
The games that are coming out on the Switch are impossible to keep up with; there is something there for everyone. Toki Tori 2 falls into the niche of a platformer with some interesting twists. The Gamers Lounge enjoyed this platformer for multiple reasons.
This game was originally released on Wii U back in 2013, but since then it has had a few updates. The surprising element of the game that I had to get used to the quickest was the lack of a jumping mechanic. There are two options for actions besides movement for players, they can stomp or whistle. The whistling is used to perform melodies or just get creatures attention. The creatures can pick you up, move objects and do a host of other things to help you move along. The little chick is cute as he/she waddles along. Most enemies can be avoided or out maneuvered. The controls are simple, but they still make the game easy to play.
The graphics are very vibrant, everything really pops out in detail. The game was running easily at 60fps. The backgrounds and creatures are well constructed which I felt helped to draw me into the world of volcanoes, grasslands, and underground caverns. There is so much detail in all of this.
This are few small stumbling blocks. In Toki Tori 2, If gamers fail at a puzzle they have to start all over at the beginning of that puzzle. There aren’t really any hints or directions on where to go or how to get help with the harder puzzles. Gamers are going to have to try and try again or find a guide if they get stuck. But there is a roaming checkpoint system that players can use which can help with some of this frustration.
As a bonus to the game there is a level editor. I tinkered with this for a bit but it doesn't seem like you can share the levels. It is just for you use at this time. Fot those who want more out of the game, at least there is this option.
So if you played this on Wii U, should you buy it again? It's hard to say yes. If you are a fan of these genre, go for it. The game runs great and can be taken with you on the go.
Thanks to the publisher for letting us review Toki Tori 2 on Switch.
-Interesting graphics and controls
-Puzzle can be hard
-No Guidance or hints