Excerpt: The original Maximo was criticised by many gamers for being too difficult. Capcom’s own homage to their Ghosts & Goblins series may have been something to do with it, although in comparison, Maximo was still a walk in the park and you thankfully didn’t die after a single hit. The sequel comes with many refinements, which will pop the dummies back in those whining mouths. Army of Zin is no longer as harsh on the player and gives you much more room for making errors.
Excerpt: Whilst many including myself held the spiritual successor to Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins in high-regard, you couldn’t help feel that Capcom had their work cut out for them with the follow-up, Maximo vs Army of Zin . After all, its predecessor arguably offered something that was missing at the time from the current slew of releases ‘ a challenge.
Excerpt: Life can really suck sometimes…tedious workdays, exams in school didn’t go our way, we have to pay more than we were expecting with our bills. It’s enough to make you want to stay at home curled up on the couch, crying to yourself and watching really bad daytime TV. But if you think you’ve had bad days, just put yourself in Maximo’s boots. He returned from a war to find his ruler deposed, his girlfriend kidnapped and all hell literally breaking loose.
Excerpt: The sadists who brought you 2001's Maximo: Ghosts to Glory are back for another hellish go with a new sequel, Maximo vs. Army of Zin. These games are noteworthy for two reasons. First, they're successors in spirit to the venerable Ghosts 'n Goblins platformers of yore, and second (following the first point), they're hard as all hell. Like its predecessor, Maximo vs.
Conclusion: For players who enjoyed the first, Army of Zin will be right up your street, and you'll probably enjoy this sequel, but for people who got frustrated by the technical issues with the game (i.e. the camera), you wont be impressed that it's not been improved in the sequel.
Pros: Good fun to play., The levels are varied.
Cons: The camera hasn't been improved, and it DOES affect the game play., Multi-angle combat can be frustrating at times.