Joe Danger is back but a mere two years later. He returns to the action scene with the latest set being that of the acclaimed greatest action film ever made. Will Joe Danger see big success, or will he flop at the box office?
Let’s find out what’s HOT and what’s NOT in our review of Joe Danger 2: The Movie.
Deleted Scenes is a mode specifically dedicated to levels that did not make the final cut for the main story, much like in actual movies. While I didn’t often find enjoyment from playing the story itself, I did from the start have a smile on my face in the deleted scenes mode. There is no real basis as to what these levels should involve, do, or be, so they are often quite varied. On the first level alone, you find yourself in the air on a rather rickety structure, while riding a unicycle. You must take on rolling down this dangerous structure on one wheel, flying around loops, jumping over gaps, and most importantly keeping balanced. Suspenseful experiences are created here as you teeter on the edge of collapsing, and these are not found in the main story.
Joe Danger Gaiden
A very welcomed addition to the Playstation 3 version of Joe Danger 2: The Movie is a “Joe Danger Gaiden” mode. According to Hello Games, this is a mode that was added exclusively to the PS3 version of the game, which contains many previously scrapped levels from the first game. With that being said, it may seem expected as to why this is a definite hot as it is. As covered throughout the review, Joe Danger 2 in essence does not hold up to how fun the original game was. Though what this says about the Joe Danger Gaiden is that it is an enjouable experience, seeing as it is Joe Danger material, but added in later to this game.
The Gaiden includes five cups where you play as Joe Danger’s rivals. These levels go back to the great experience that the original Joe Danger was, while implementing the newer features that came from Joe Danger 2’s development. They tend to stray more towards the wackier Joe Danger minds, which would have been welcomed with open arms in the story mode. Though it is a shame that all of the levels couldn’t have been as great as the combination of Joe Danger Gaiden and Deleted Scenes, it is great that they were in the game on their own.
Retains and Improves on Beautiful Visuals
Among all others, my favorite part of Joe Danger 2: The Movie, as well as the original are how the game looks. The sequel takes what the original offered, and improved greatly on just about everything possible. Graphics look crisper than ever, effects are better rendered, and overall models are much higher quality.
Brings Back Previous Elements and Features
Popular features from the first game return in Joe Danger 2: The Movie. Notably players are once more able to upload and download custom levels to and from the community, respectively. Though the currently available community levels aren’t the most populated areas, with time there will hopefully be talented creators taking after that of the deleted scene levels, rather than the main story. New modes of transport now join the game, and allow for a much larger selection especially when users get around to creating their own levels.