Toki Tori 2+ may look cute, but it’s a challenging puzzle adventure game. Whistle and stomp are the only moves you need to solve increasingly complex puzzles, as you go anywhere, anytime on a lush forest island.
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Release Date: Jul 11, 2013

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March 10

RIVE to be final Two Tribes game

Hi all! Here's some news!

Two Tribes is retiring, RIVE will be our last game!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQyPIHAOd98

After more than 15 years of hard work and gallons of blood, sweat and tears, we have decided that RIVE will be Two Tribes’ final game. For this occasion we've created a brand new trailer, which you can see below. Feel free to share it with your readers, friends and family.

We're committed to making RIVE the best game we've ever made, and will support it as we've always supported our games, but we won't make a new one after that.

See you in September when RIVE launches, feel free to add it to your wishlist!

Collin and Martijn.

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December 24, 2015

Need some help testing the new update!

We're almost ready to launch a new update to Toki Tori 2+ (PC only for now), but we're not quite sure if everything with regards to the saved data works. Would you mind helping us out by testing the new update before it goes live?

WARNING: Might corrupt your data!

If you are okay with this, here's what we'd like you to do:

- Start up the game so you know where you left off.
- Back up your saved data from Toki Tori 2+
- Enter this code to enable the beta Axd235Dhy12SftvZIt
- Start up the game and see if it remembered your progress, tokidex, songs learned.
- If so: report here! :)
- If not, back up your saved data again both the first and the second backup to us at office@twotribes.com

Thanks a million!!

Collin

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About This Game

Five Ancient Frogs, scattered across the countryside, send a telepathic message to Toki Tori. It’s hard to see how this young chicken could help them destroy the floating crystal endangering everything… but he’s their only hope.

Toki Tori 2+ may look cute, but it’s a challenging puzzle adventure game. Whistle and stomp are the only moves you need to solve increasingly complex puzzles, as you go anywhere, anytime on a lush forest island.

  • A unique take on the Metroidvania formula: progress by exploring, observing and experimenting
  • Meet strange critters, study their behaviour and manipulate them with your whistle and stomp moves
  • Find the Ancient Frogs and destroy the crystal at the heart of the island
  • Whistle songs for special abilities, including rewind and fast travel
  • Use the in-game camera and snap creature pictures to complete the Tokidex
  • Push the game’s mechanics to their limits to find 100s of golden wings

Steam features

  • Level editor: create and share levels through Steam Workshop
  • 38 Achievements
  • For PC & Mac using SteamPlay

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or comparable
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 8000 series (discrete) or Intel HD 3000 (integrated) GPU
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB HD space
    • Controller: Gamepad support
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel i5 or comparable
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 9800 GT or better with 1 GB of dedicated VRAM
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB HD space
    • Controller: Gamepad support
    WARNING: CURRENTLY NOT COMPATIBLE WITH OS X 10.11 (EL CAPITAN)
    We are working on fixing this.

    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or comparable
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 8000 series (discrete) or Intel HD 3000 (integrated) GPU
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB HD space
    • Controller: Gamepad support
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
    • Processor: Intel i5 or comparable
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 9800 GT or better with 1 GB of dedicated VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB HD space
    • Controller: Gamepad support
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or comparable
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 8000 series (discrete) or Intel HD 3000 (integrated) GPU
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB HD space
    • Controller: Gamepad support
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Intel i5 or comparable
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 9800 GT or better with 1 GB of dedicated VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB HD space
    • Controller: Gamepad support
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Mr.T
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
i was a bit bored with the first, took me by surprise how much i was enjoying toki tori 2 as i started playing, caught me off guard!
If you like to solve puzzles like a boss, go for it 8)
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Floccinaucinihilipilification
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
Not for 12+.
Yes. Not for 12+. But Interesting.
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SEÑOR CHINGADAZO LIMPIO
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
ok, how do i start with this one?

first i have to make this clear ,
i ended this game on mi wii u , but because i do loved it to much,i got in on steam too

we have in our face one of the best puzzles platformers that i've ever played.

The quality of the level design is superb,you won't believe me how many times it did blow my ♥♥♥♥ing mind.
I haven't experience something like that since the intro of mega man X and i'm not joking

I can assure you , that this game is gonna surprise you in the first 30 sec!!
It is that good!!
get it on full price the developers of this ones deserve a medal or at least on a offer sale ,you must taste something this damn ♥♥♥♥ing clever !!!
Helpful? Yes No Funny
SatelliteOfLove
( 18.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
There's like no words. I guess I'm doing stuff by collecting these jingos and putting various special frogs in portals and filling up unlocks on some door? I found a disco!

Every action the fat bird can do is "unlocked" from the get-go, so almost all locks are in our heads as players. I'd go back and I find I could short out slugs by buttstomping wet to short them out, turning a seeming roadblock a new passage.

Everything you do comes from chirping or buttstomping and it still leads to these supercomplex puzzles.

There's all this wierd allusions to dark-and-or-silly stuff as you bumble around solving your way thru the gameworld.

It is THE learn-by-doing game, up there with Valve or Nintendo on this.

I think the only thing I don't truly cotton to is the occasional fidgety puzzle (the controls could stand to be a bit more analog), but that's all I can think of.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
James
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 22
Childish ♥♥♥♥ platformer ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 2/15
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Zyzz
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21
cool game really like it:P
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13
( 52.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
Very good game, In some cases need a lot of mental endurance, but mostly the solution is pretty easy you just have to do it right.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
buzolini
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 13
Great game.
A ton of awesome puzzles.
Art/Music/Sfx are great.
The game has some of the most amazing puzzles and mechanics I've seen.
Almost nothing is really locked it's just you haven't learned how to solve a certain type of puzzles, that just says how good the design is.

Only bad thing I have to say is that sometimes you have to solve some puzzles a multiple times becasue you want to go back to a certain place where you didn't mark a obelisk, it would be better if you could fly to any door aswell.

9/10
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iopera
( 30.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 8
One of the best platformers, game is not only for kids. Very fun process, huge ammount of secrets, game does not repeat itself. Easy at the beginning and before middle, hard in the middle, hardcore at the end. I just love it!
Helpful? Yes No Funny
The Cooch
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 1
This game is too intense for me. Will have to shelve for now.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Tiemlord
( 9.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 28
A marvelous example of a puzzle game that teaches you its mechanics organically, without a single tutorial. Just pay attention, and you'll figure it out. It's also a somewhat open-world game, so if you feel too smart, you can take a detour and go basically anywhere, but I'd recommend that for a second walkthrough, cause you'll miss the plot twists and a lot of the content.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
BowowFPlayer
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 23
Child game but good for all
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Rampaging Duck ∈( o)
( 20.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 14
Toki Tori 2+ is a one of a kind experience, an underrated gem that brings puzzle games into a new light.

While there are -no- tutorials, many mechanics are introduced discreetly throughout the game, exploiting the only two abilities the player has. (Stomp and chirp) A useful point to note about this: 'Side paths' often require an undiscovered method of using your abilities. These tricks are introduced in different places of the world map, and to avoid frustration, clear what seems easier and head back after exploring other parts of the world.

Some puzzles, often special areas, are extremely tedious. A slight mistake and the entire process starts over. Unfortunately, rewind mode doesn't exist.

*The main problem with the game is sustaining interest of the player during the first few hours. The vague context of the game takes a little away from the experience. (If it wasn't for google, I would still be clueless what the story was.) Tori's abilities feel extremely limited at the start. While you do learn about the environment and its interactions, it feels like Tori doesn't 'grow' for an extensive period of time. (A lack of reward) Moreover, the game is extremely unique and may feel uncomfortable to people who wants comfort in what they are used to. (Toki Tori 1 or most puzzle games) Chirping melodies also seem like a very important feature used to solve puzzles. (but it isn't, it's the interaction a chirp does)

Conclusion
This is the one of the few puzzle games I have played that uses inductive reasoning skills. It is not a game for everyone. Expect nothing of its predecessor (or most puzzle games for the matter) as your mind will be pushed into a different way of thinking. That said, Toki Tori 2 is in a genre of its own. If you have an open mind, you will probably love this.



Personally my favourite puzzle game of all time, more so than Portal 2. (and that was amazing)

Things I wished the game told you:
1. The teleporting eagle could've been introduced earlier in the game.
2. Using the rewind melody on a checkpoint brings you back to a previous checkpoint and can be used repeatedly within the area.
3. Do not attempt to bring all shiny orange frogs into the tunnel BEFORE entering the city on the first playthrough.
4. "We will be making Toki Tori 3 as sales for Toki Tori 2 is off the charts!"



Short Review
+++++ Left me with the best experience I have ever had in a puzzle game.
++++ Marry me class of level design
++++ Marry me class of game design
+++ Finding the many secrets in the game
++ Nice difficulty curve that gets extremely complex
+ Peaceful music
+ Pleasant graphics (apart from the blue birds)
+ No glitches as far as I can see.
+ Comes with a Tokidex
+ Being forced to watch Toki Tori drown
+ Being crushed
+ Being electrocuted
+ Crushing little fruits
+ Gets to witness a massacre
++ Worth every dollar - It's a steal during sales (hard heads will not enjoy this)
++++++++++++++++ Satisfaction of electrocuting and crushing the blue birds.

- Lack of a clear purpose.
- The huge paragraph above with regard to the pacing in the beginning.
- Can be frustrating. (If you choose not to head to the 'main path' and gather knowledge of all tutorial hints)
- Some puzzles are too tedious and unforgiving.
- There is a certain area that seem possible to access with the surrounding props but isn't.
--Blue birds.. those.. blue birds.
---- Blue birds #$%^&*
Helpful? Yes No Funny
ClutchTheDJ
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 11
Toki Tori 2+ is a fun puzzle game, which can be bought for pretty cheap on a sale. If you're on a Mac, though, you'll want to get a virtual machine with Windows on it for it to work. The graphics are nice, the characters are cute, and there are killer bats. I mean, killer bats, come on. I haven't played a lot of the game yet, so this isn't based off of a lot.

Overall, if you like puzzle games, you'll probably like this one. 8/10

(If you want to jump a lot, though, you may be slightly disappointed)
Helpful? Yes No Funny
ctwmitch
( 24.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 9
It is good, but a little difficult.

Completed the game, and I still only get 40 % Achievement....

Lots of items for collecting, but lack of enough hints.
Level reset also not friendly, as sometime you need to prepare a lot before able to pass the puzzle...
Helpful? Yes No Funny
bigamos14
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 2
If you're a Toki Tori 1 fan, Beware; This is not like the original. My record shows that I've played this for 20 mins, but I downloaded it from Humble Bundle and I've put about 3 hours into it. During that 3 hours I never reached that level of fun that Toki Tori 1 gave me. They reinvented a game that didn't need it by making it an open world, metroidvania type game. If this is your first Toki Tori game, go ahead and buy it, but for those that really loved Toki Tori 1 like I did, I sadly cannot recommend it.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
The Emperor ♛
( 535.9 hrs on record )
Posted: February 1
It is a very funny game, in my opinion, very addictive. :3
10/10.
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derpy derp :D 항문 휘 스팅
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 31
This game is the slowest thing in the world , my grandma can move faster than this bird and she has a dodgy leg
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Zeldajiggmin
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 29
Although it may seem like a "kiddy" game because of the artstyle, graphics, etc. Some of the puzzles in this game will really make you think. Great for people who like puzzle games, and games that they can play casually to relax.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
ok, how do i start with this one?

first i have to make this clear ,
i ended this game on mi wii u , but because i do loved it to much,i got in on steam too

we have in our face one of the best puzzles platformers that i've ever played.

The quality of the level design is superb,you won't believe me how many times it did blow my ♥♥♥♥ing mind.
I haven't experience something like that since the intro of mega man X and i'm not joking

I can assure you , that this game is gonna surprise you in the first 30 sec!!
It is that good!!
get it on full price the developers of this ones deserve a medal or at least on a offer sale ,you must taste something this damn ♥♥♥♥ing clever !!!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
i was a bit bored with the first, took me by surprise how much i was enjoying toki tori 2 as i started playing, caught me off guard!
If you like to solve puzzles like a boss, go for it 8)
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Toki Tori 2+ is a one of a kind experience, an underrated gem that brings puzzle games into a new light.

While there are -no- tutorials, many mechanics are introduced discreetly throughout the game, exploiting the only two abilities the player has. (Stomp and chirp) A useful point to note about this: 'Side paths' often require an undiscovered method of using your abilities. These tricks are introduced in different places of the world map, and to avoid frustration, clear what seems easier and head back after exploring other parts of the world.

Some puzzles, often special areas, are extremely tedious. A slight mistake and the entire process starts over. Unfortunately, rewind mode doesn't exist.

*The main problem with the game is sustaining interest of the player during the first few hours. The vague context of the game takes a little away from the experience. (If it wasn't for google, I would still be clueless what the story was.) Tori's abilities feel extremely limited at the start. While you do learn about the environment and its interactions, it feels like Tori doesn't 'grow' for an extensive period of time. (A lack of reward) Moreover, the game is extremely unique and may feel uncomfortable to people who wants comfort in what they are used to. (Toki Tori 1 or most puzzle games) Chirping melodies also seem like a very important feature used to solve puzzles. (but it isn't, it's the interaction a chirp does)

Conclusion
This is the one of the few puzzle games I have played that uses inductive reasoning skills. It is not a game for everyone. Expect nothing of its predecessor (or most puzzle games for the matter) as your mind will be pushed into a different way of thinking. That said, Toki Tori 2 is in a genre of its own. If you have an open mind, you will probably love this.



Personally my favourite puzzle game of all time, more so than Portal 2. (and that was amazing)

Things I wished the game told you:
1. The teleporting eagle could've been introduced earlier in the game.
2. Using the rewind melody on a checkpoint brings you back to a previous checkpoint and can be used repeatedly within the area.
3. Do not attempt to bring all shiny orange frogs into the tunnel BEFORE entering the city on the first playthrough.
4. "We will be making Toki Tori 3 as sales for Toki Tori 2 is off the charts!"



Short Review
+++++ Left me with the best experience I have ever had in a puzzle game.
++++ Marry me class of level design
++++ Marry me class of game design
+++ Finding the many secrets in the game
++ Nice difficulty curve that gets extremely complex
+ Peaceful music
+ Pleasant graphics (apart from the blue birds)
+ No glitches as far as I can see.
+ Comes with a Tokidex
+ Being forced to watch Toki Tori drown
+ Being crushed
+ Being electrocuted
+ Crushing little fruits
+ Gets to witness a massacre
++ Worth every dollar - It's a steal during sales (hard heads will not enjoy this)
++++++++++++++++ Satisfaction of electrocuting and crushing the blue birds.

- Lack of a clear purpose.
- The huge paragraph above with regard to the pacing in the beginning.
- Can be frustrating. (If you choose not to head to the 'main path' and gather knowledge of all tutorial hints)
- Some puzzles are too tedious and unforgiving.
- There is a certain area that seem possible to access with the surrounding props but isn't.
--Blue birds.. those.. blue birds.
---- Blue birds #$%^&*
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
A marvelous example of a puzzle game that teaches you its mechanics organically, without a single tutorial. Just pay attention, and you'll figure it out. It's also a somewhat open-world game, so if you feel too smart, you can take a detour and go basically anywhere, but I'd recommend that for a second walkthrough, cause you'll miss the plot twists and a lot of the content.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
Child game but good for all
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
This game is too intense for me. Will have to shelve for now.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
cool game really like it:P
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
227.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2015
Toki Tori 2+ isn't just one of the cutest games, but also an expertly crafted puzzle game. The satisfaction of discovering its secrets is immense. I've seen it mentioned as a metroidvania, but you could call it that only in the slightest sense. Central to the game is a beautifully rendered island in which you manipulate creatures and your environment in order to progress through puzzles that don't look like puzzles. The latter really makes it feel more like a beautiful exploration platformer, with an art-style and -direction that tell you that this game was a labor of love.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2015
I like it,nice,friendly puzzle game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
Although it may seem like a "kiddy" game because of the artstyle, graphics, etc. Some of the puzzles in this game will really make you think. Great for people who like puzzle games, and games that they can play casually to relax.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
35.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
A masterpiece.

Toki Tori 2+ is like Metroid, except the enemies are replaced by puzzles and you never learn any new abilities. The entire map is available to you from the minute you start, and the only thing standing in your way is your brain.

I want to shake the hands of whoever designed this game. I've read that the developer went out of business due to poor sales, which is absolutely criminal.

10/10. Play it, especially if you enjoy exploring.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Very charming and fun puzzle platformer, a very good sequel to the original. Probably the closest thing to Nintendo on Steam I have played, due to its charming, colorful, and pleasant atmosphere. I reccomend this title if you enjoy puzzle platformers that make you think out solutions.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2015
Toki Tori 2+
The chick is back!

Pros:
Workshop is available.
Graphics are visually pleasing.
Very cute music to lighten the mood.

Cons:
Not worth $15.
Mobile game quality.
The puzzles are very vague and hard to follow.

Overall Rating: 7/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2015
A little gem. This game reminds of the good old browser games i used to play when i was younger. Damn the memories.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2015
not a bad game at all. a very fun game and worth it if on sale.
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96 of 103 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 26, 2013
Toki Tori 2+ is not at all the game I was expecting it to be. The original game was a series of self-contained puzzle levels that were solved using a limited set of items. Toki Tori 2 is not that at all. Instead, the game drops you in the middle of a vast open 2D world and leaves you to figure everything out on your own. There are no instructions, tutorials, levels or items. The whole world is open from the start and you just need to figure out how to get through it while collecting a series of, err... collectibles. Unlike the previous game, Toki no longer uses items to solve puzzles. Instead, your abilities are limited to walking, singing and stomping. That's it. Where the complexity (and genius) comes in is how you can combine those actions with the various creatures that populate the world. For example, you can lure birds to pick you up with chirps, move bugs by stomping, and much, much more. I won't say anything further on that, as half the fun is figuring out the rules of the game on your own. As with the previous game, level/puzzle design is utterly brilliant. So many times you will think there is no way to proceed past an area, only to have the solution click a few minutes later (and you subsequently smack yourself upside the head because of how simple it actually was). That is a sign of good design, and I admire it a lot. I can't really think of any puzzles that were totally unfair, although there were a handful that were somewhat tedious. The singing mechanic is also a pretty neat new feature. In addition to its standard functionality, you learn a series of songs that provide other abilities, such as time-rewind, warping around the map, and more. And oh yeah, the characters are all really cute - especially Toki and the frogs (if you're into that sort of thing as a selling point). It all comes together nicely in a really well-executed package. Overall, I liked this a lot better than the first game, due to the open-ended exploration/collection gameplay and the "complex simplicity" in the puzzle design. It's a fun, laid-back game that should appeal to puzzle fans. A-
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61 of 77 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 24, 2014
Faulty's scorecard :-

1) Essential purchase
2) Recommended purchase
3) Recommended purchase during a sale
4) Not recommended unless heavily discounted
5) Not even recommended for Steam game collectors

Eggs over easy

The original Toki Tori from Two Tribes debuted in 2001 for the then Gameboy Color handheld system by Nintendo and was by all means a resounding success. Eventually ported to the Windows platform many years later, the new PC version introduced high definition graphics to accompany its puzzling levels as the player guided the cute yellow chick, Toki Tori, through increasingly more difficult puzzle-filled levels as he searched for his missing young unhatched siblings before finally returning back home once everyone had been rescued and accounted for. Toki Tori was a highly addictive puzzle-platformer that was simultaneously fun and incredibly challenging to complete (particularly the brain-numbing later levels) and if you haven't given it a go yet, I highly recommend you do although you most certainly don't need to have played the first game if you plan on diving straight into this second adventure.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=346329721
Toki Tori 2+ once again sees the return of our cute and adorable little yellow puzzle solving chick, however, it is a vastly different puzzle-platformer experience when compared to the first adventure. Instead of opting for a linear level progression, Toki Tori 2+ opts for an open world where the player can pick and choose where their little feathery adventurer progresses to next. It's not totally open world though and does require the player to solve some areas before being able to move on to others but for the majority of the game you can pretty much guide your little yellow chick to where you want on the games world map. Toki Tori 2+ innovates further by doing away completely with items from the first game, items which the player used to solve the various levels puzzles, instead opting for a slim downed ability list which includes whistling and stomping. Don't let that put you off though as you will soon realize that in Toki Tori's world things are never so cut and dry or black and white if you prefer.

There are layers to the whistling which require Toki Tori to learn various musical notes that when played in correct succession will evoke a different aspect of the young chicks whistling ability. Stomping also comes with its own layers of mastery that will have different effects when used on various objects and creatures that inhabit this colorful and cartoony world. The creatures you encounter in the world will all respond in vastly different ways when these abilities are used so its up to the player to learn what ability needs to be used when and with what creature in order to successfully traverse the map. Let me tell you some of these puzzles can be nightmarishly tough to solve but most of them remain pretty exceptional throughout and stay true to the game-play mechanics that govern Toki Tori's vibrant world.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=346329400
What I loved about Toki Tori 2+ is that it proceeds to place the gamer into a world with no tutorials or key prompts. The user is simply left to figure out everything on their own. In this day and age where every game comes with its own beginner tutorial (regardless of how affiliated you are with the genre or game-play style) or it veers off in the opposite direction and begins to practically play the game for you whilst you just sit and watch slowly becoming nothing more than a casual observer. I loved this and I wish more games would treat their audiences in the same adult fashion as this one and not assume that every single gamer is an idiot that needs to be taught how to play.

Once again Toki Tori 2+ story-line is on the threadbare side. You simply enter the world with the knowledge that you have to save this colorful cornucopia from a destructive black goo that is causing havoc all whilst once again rescuing your siblings. Everything is initially very bright and colorful but as you traverse the world things do get a little darker (but in a G rated way of course). Audibly - the game comes with a stunning soundtrack that is relaxing and incredibly pleasing to listen too. You wll often find yourself humming along to many a level/areas ditty. Visuals are pleasing and crisp for a game of this nature and often radiantly beautiful to look at and experience.

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Toki Tori 2+ also comes with a level editor and Steam Workshop support where players can go off on a tangent and create their own fiendishly difficult levels for the community to play and enjoy. If you are not the creator type, you can simply download additional puzzle levels from the workshop to try out and rate for other players.

All in all Toki Tori 2+ is a cute and entertaining side diversion of a game that is perfect for a play-through whilst you take breaks from all your big budgeted AAA affairs or simply when you are looking for some charming yet challenging slow-paced downtime from the frenzy that is some of the bigger action/RPG/adventure titles out there. I thoroughly enjoyed Toki Tori 2+ and whilst it may appear simple at first - you soon realize those first appearances are very deceiving as underneath the hood of all this cuteness and colorfulness is a task master that drives a hard bargain - often demanding only the best from those little grey cells that make up your brain. Recommended!

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34 of 36 people (94%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 24, 2015
For quite a while, I wasn't sure whether I was going to give this game a thumbs up or a thumbs down. On one hand, it's a very charming game with some interesting and at times challenging puzzles. On the other hand, it is absolutely nothing like what I was expecting after having played the first Toki Tori game.

The first Toki Tori involved you using a variety of gadgets to solve puzzles in a small area. Your goal is to gather eggs, of which there are a known amount in every level. It was a fun, challenging puzzle game and I wanted more.

Toki Tori 2+, now... You don't have any gadgets. In fact, the only two abilities you have are to sing and to do a ground pound, neither of which were in the first game. Those are the only two things you will use to solve every single puzzle in the game.

It's also a pseudo-Metroidvania map style now. I say "pseudo" because you don't really gain new abilities to unlock new areas. You can access any part of the game from the very beginning, just so long as you know what to do. Not necessarily a bad departure.

There are no tutorials. At all. You have to figure out everything on your own. And I have to wonder why they left out anything explaining the basic functions of the game. Tori 1 had a single tutorial level for each new gadget you used. Here, there's no dialogue or explanation of anything. Even in the pause menu, you have several icons and you have to figure out what they mean for yourself.

In Toki Tori 1, you had the clear goal of finding all of your eggs to complete a level. In Toki Tori 2, I'm not sure what exactly you're gathering or why. Instead of eggs, you're gathering... something. They're yellow shiny things, but I don't know why you need to get them. Actually, after playing six hours of the game, I'm still not even sure if gathering the somethings actually has an impact on the game, apart from a sense of completion. There's also no indicator for how many somethings you've found or haven't found, so if I was going for full completion, I would have no way of knowing how many I'd missed. I cared about gathering eggs because they helped me finish a level. Here, I don't even know what I'm gathering, much less why, so why should I care?

That sort of brings me to another point. Without any sort of guidance, I have no idea what to do or why to do it. Even open world games like Skyrim or KOTOR gave you an idea of what to do. With Toki Tori 2+ I've just spent hours wandering around the world map (after figuring out how to use it - which I needed a walkthrough to figure out), solving puzzles, and looking at the pretty visuals. It all feels rather pointless if the entire end result is just that you see more scenery.

That being said, the game is very charming. It's a very interesting world and there are some beautiful settings. The puzzles also can be very interesting, if a bit repetetive (there's only so many times you can get a frog to cough up a bubble before you're just going through the motions). I wouldn't say I hate the game, just that it's not at all what I expected based on the first game and that I'm a bit confused why they decided to change, well... everything.

As the sequel to Toki Tori 1, I do have to say that I was a bit let down. Change in a sequel is good, but you do have to keep enough the same that it's at least recognizable as a sequel. However, as a standalone game, my only real complaint would be that without anything to explain what we're doing or why, there's no purpose. Apart from that, it's still a fun game. Perhaps for that reason, I'll give it a thumbs up. However, if you're planning to buy this because you liked the first game, keep in mind that it won't be similar at all.
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30 of 36 people (83%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 30, 2014
At first i was skeptical to try the 2nd series because of the hardcore puzzles from the last one.

But it turned out that this one's more intuitive and engaging.

Great graphics, gameplay, puzzles, sound and animations. The music though i personally prefer the lat one.

Never the less, the game is actually fun to play and i would also recommend even the kids to play this game :). Mind the puzzles though, they can get a lot challenging as you progress further.
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28 of 33 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2013
Suprisingly well executed puzzle game with slight platforming elements. It is actually one of a kind puzzle-exploration game. Imagine Metroid, where You can progress not because of new abilities, but because of the knowledge You earn by visiting new places, which allow You to solve puzzles You encountered earlier.

Challenging to complete the story, but collecting all the collectibles is close to insane task, highly recommended ;)
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