Megaman Battle Network 2 is the follow-up to the huge selling game; Megaman Battle Network. As a fan of the Megaman games, I must say that the Battle Network series has strayed the most from the original Megaman formula. You play as Lan Hikari, and his digital Net Navi, MegaMan.EXE. As you go through the net', you are able to pick up various Battle Chips, and combined in a certain order, these will become the legendary Rare Battle Cards! The most unusual GOSPEL Navi in this game is GateMan.EXE, being an invention of the Japanese Megaman fans. Unlike the previous game, you life is not replenished after each battle, making this game more of a challenge than it's predessor. There are hundreds of new and unusual Virus on the net' (The dragon being my favourite). Each of them having their own features, and Battle Chips to collect. The game also brings in the new idea of Armour which are of the elements: Wood, Fire, Aqua and Elec Armour. You can also combine these Armours with "Styles": The Styles are what determine how you can equip different types of Battle Chips. Some will enable you to equip more Navi Chaips than others, and some will enable you to equip more Battle Chips in general. Overall, this game presents more of a challenge than BN1, the replay value is GOLD, you can play it over and over, and never get bored! (Well, I might give some of the jokes a miss...) This game is set to go for gold, and then some! Chao, Jean.