If you missed Viewtiful Joe the first time around (it was released a year ago for the GameCube), be sure to check out its re-release for the PlayStation 2. Some of you may be groaning already about Capcom re-hashing a game that's now a year old, but I'm willing to label this sort of effort "timeless"-and if you're still doubtful the game is being offered for the bargain price of $30. Even if you're familar with the original version you may be interested in some of the bonuses Capcom has packed in (notably, Dante from Devil May Cry). Viewtiful Joe is quite an accomplishment in that it deviates from your standard beat-em-up action title without loosing touch with the 2D, side-scrolling roots it descends from-that sounds like somewhat of a paradox, but you'll just have to play it to see what I mean. Joe is the sort of nostaglia that lasts longer than a ten minute fix. Do yourself a favor and give it a try. If you're interested you can use the link below to see what other critics our saying.
Viewtiful Joe (PS2) review
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