This game improves on the first in all the ways it needed to as a single player game. The plot this time around makes more sense, the cut-scenes are at least as funny as in the first game, and the graphics seem to have been improved reasonably. The addition of sidescrolling platformer elements is inspired, and works brilliantly. There are still some minor camera issues, but nothing too frustrating. Unfortunately the game has one of the worst co-op modes I have ever seen. Player two can join the game as a near-invisible cursor which can color/destroy SOME things, but can almost never help with a challenge. They share player one's screen, which means that they are essentially playing a very sloppy on-rails shooter with a limited range. They don't seem to be able to mix colors with paintbots, like Blob can, and when in a platforming section of the game they disappear entirely. Basically, they are watching player one play for the entire game, and player one has to stop moving entirely for them to have any shot at doing anything useful. This dynamic was obviously designed for the Wii-mote, but I doubt it works out much better on Wii than it does on Xbox 360. To rub in the fact that there could have been good co-op, there's a competitive mode in which both players play as Blobs competing to finish challenges on the same map. This formula could easily have translated to the campaign, but wasn't. De Blob 2 is great, as long as you don't want to play with a friend. If you do, it'd be better to get one of the more recent Lego or Crash Bandicoot games, or Fairytale Fights if you don't mind some more Teen/Mature rated violence.
yes: I recommend this product