Dark Clouds 2 improved upon the formula of Dark Cloud tenfold, including the graphics. It had a better developed story, interesting and endearing characters, and esthetically pleasing cel shaded visuals. The whole rebuilding of towns has been streamlined and more satisfying. Emperor Griffon, whose real name is Sirus, is the main antagonist of Dark Cloud 2 and one that I really like graphically speaking. He's one of the coolest looking video game villains that I've seen in an action RPG. And his theme is just as badass!