Teen Titans GBA game, and it didn't really win me over, so I'm hoping this isn't just a new set of levels with the same old gameplay.
They've changed the title music a bit from the first game and added more singing. I think they're singing the ending theme though.
But first I need to find a way out of this cell. Hmm.... I know! I'll use the door.
On the plus side, it can hit enemies standing behind or hovering above me, so I have some defence against being surrounded.
Which seems like a fair trade off, because when I'm ducked I pretty much block all regular attacks. So I can hide safely behind my protective cape and immediately uppercut enemies when they pause between punches.
I can't find another way to go so I guess I'll go computer hunting.
It's cool though, I don't have lives and I respawn automatically at the beginning of the level again so I'll just come back and give it another shot.
Oh alright, this clearly isn't going to work. I need a new plan. I know, I'll check youtube!
ONE YOUTUBE CLIP LATER.
I'm going to be more careful with boxes from now on.
This enemy hits harder than the others, but that doesn't matter much because I can block every punch and hit him with an uppercut when he's open.
They scared me at the start by giving him a huge health bar, but he doesn't actually take many hits to kill.
In Teen Titans I could switch characters at any time, but in this I seem locked to playing as whoever the level was designed for. Which may actually be a solid design choice, but I liked having options. It seems that I can open up doors in older levels with my new characters, but I have to use the 'L' button to call them in to help.
Despite all my complaints I just can't seem to dislike this game. It's too well made, too nice looking. Even the music's catchy enough. The original Teen Titans fell into a pattern of running, fighting, running, fighting, and I just flew over all the platforming bits, but this is pretty much platforming the whole way so far and I definitely prefer that. The combat isn't much improved, but it's more bearable now I can skip past a lot of it if I want.
And I do actually want to play it again, so I'll bestow upon it my least prestigious award.