SEGA AGES Puyo Puyo 2
Top Critic Average
Of the 16 Sega Ages games released to date, this sits nearer the bottom end of the scale. While it isn't quite as limited as the first Puyo Puyo, it's still very much a one-trick pony, and while it's entertaining enough for fans of the series, when you've got the far more feature-heavy Puyo Puyo Champions on Switch for only a couple of pounds or dollars more, this one is entirely unnecessary.
Sega Ages Puyo Puyo 2 is another fine addition to the ever growing lineup of classic Sega games on the Switch.
Puyo Puyo 2 is an invaluable piece of gaming history for the niche but dedicated competitive puzzling community and, provided you don't already have Nintendo Switch Online, the most affordable entry point to the Puyo Puyo series.
Puyo Puyo 2 is an excellent arcade puzzle game, and the Sega Ages port makes it more accessible than ever
Puyo Puyo 2 refined the formula that its predecessor introduced in such clever ways that its gameplay persisted through the ages.
SEGA AGES Puyo Puyo 2 is a fun time. The challenging but fair gameplay brought much enjoyment during my time with it.
SEGA AGES Puyo Puyo 2 has gone beyond expectations and created new opportunities and experiences with their already beloved classic. If you’re new to the franchise or style, it’s the perfect starting point. If you’re a huge fan of the Puyo Puyo series you’ll still find hours of entertainment with Puyo Puyo 2.
Still, the only thing “new” to this version I can really praise is the endurance mode, ditching the stupid progression system of the original game, but I find the offset mechanic to be a bit too tug-of-war like for my tastes, and as a score chaser it feels a lot less addictive than the original. If you have local friends to play this with or don’t mind waiting for a match, then this is the Puyo game to get for multiplayer, but if you’re a scorechaser like me, you’re better off sticking to the first game for high-score chasing.