Ok I bought Dark Cloud 2 the other day, and have spent about two hours with the game. In these two hours this game has made me realize a few things.
1) I don't really like cell shading.
2) I don't like circuses.
3) I absolutely abhor clowns, even when I am killing them.
4) Using a wrench to beat stuff up is not nearly as cool as using a sword.
Someone please tell me this game gets better. After all the rave reviews I was ready to like it. Unfortunalely up to the atmosphere is really killing it for me.