Excerpt: When it comes to videogames found on consoles and portables, often the portable version seems to lack some of the material found in the console version. However, X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse is an exception, and features many things not found in the console version. The PSP version of the game has more everything: equipment, characters, missions, and load times!
Excerpt: When I first heard about X-Men Legends, I was very excited. This was the first X-Men game that actually allowed players to use the various Mutant powers at any time. It seemed too good to be true. When the title was released, it stayed in my GameCube for months and months. Although I loved the original, I was a little skeptical when X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse was announced. Why? Because 9 times out of 10 sequels aren't as good as the original.
Excerpt: X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse starts off by showing players what looks to be leading up to a classic fight between Magneto’s Brotherhood and the X-Men. The two groups then have a conversation about their newfound, uneasy alliance and move on. This introduces the premise of the game: a new enemy has emerged that is so powerful, he requires the cooperation of the Brotherhood and the X-Men in order to be defeated.
Summary: With a lengthy story, plenty of playable characters, tons of extras, and online play, X-Men Legends 2 is one great adventure game. If you've put off getting the game so far then this PSP port is the version for you! This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on. However, that does not always apply to classic/retro games.
Excerpt: X-Men Legends II sees sworn enemies, the X-Men and the Brotherhood, teaming together to defeat Apocalypse, a threat so great that it will take the combined forces of the two groups to defeat. This unusual pairing allows you to choose from a roster of twenty playable characters (Magneto, Wolverine, Storm, Mystique, Sabertooth, Cyclops, and many more), mixing and matching good and evil characters to put together the strongest group of four mutants possible.
Excerpt: X-Men Legends 2: Rise of Apocalypse is the sequel to last year's breakout hit, and the return of the franchise is triumphant. The PSP version of Rise of Apocalypse features all the goodness of the home console versions, including a robust online multiplayer mode that lets you team up with players from all over the world.
Pros: ups: Nice action-RPG gameplay; strong X-Men story; home console quality version in portable format; online multiplayer.
Cons: downs: A little stuttery when reading UMD; gameplay not really designed for handheld.