Reviews and Problems with X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse
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Great Game, Bad Port.
N. C. Hill "Nchill", Amazon
18 May 2009
Summary: I've played Xmen Legends 2 on PS2 and PC and its a solid and entertaining game no doubt. This portable version has all the content from the previous versions, however the game performance has taken a hit on this psp version. The load times in this version are just plain brutal, im talking 20 to 30 seconds between areas and even when you hit the pause button to bring up the character screen you are looking at about a 10 second wait and that just plain stinks something...
Summary: This game has a more "real" look than the first, although I thought the cell shading in the first one made it easier to see what was going on. I made it through this game about halfway and then tried Justice League and never went back. Why? Larger characters on the screen were easier to see, being able to pick up objects to hit enemies with (Wonder Woman smashing the bad guy with a toilet FTW!), and levels that don't drag on too long all added up to a better game.
Summary: Let me start by stating that I am a HUGE X-men fan; I love the X-men Legends games. This port for the psp is an excellent buy, in terms of content. It's just as much fun as the console version (though as others have mentioned, it is a little harder to see on the smaller screen) and the extras (exclusive characters, additional comic book missions, etc) make it well worth the price.
Summary: I recently purchased this item adding to my collection of Marvel games. After playing the Ultimate Alliance, playing X-men Legends II was a bit disappointing incomparison to UA Marvel. I probably would've enjoyed this more if I had played this previously but I still think the game play in UA is a lot better than this game. And so I still gave it a 3 star.
Summary: The best part of this game is that you can choose from so many comic book characters to play along in an otherwise static button smasher. I loved using heroes like Ironman, Deadpool, Cyclops, and Wolverine, but the game doesn't do anythign new. You basically choose four characters to use, any of them can be controlled by a human player (which is pretty neat despite the PS2's requirement of an adapter to play more than two players).
Summary: The best parts of the game are the short movie segments in between the acutal game-play. The game itself is not terribly exciting or fun to play, but if you're a big X-men fan, then it's probably worth a few hours of your time.
Summary: Be warned, there is a serious bug in this game. If you save before the final boss fight, all your saves for this game will be corrupt, and you will not be able to play the final level if you need to load from a savepoint. The newsgroups warn you to upload your saves to PC, or never turn the game off (use sleep mode). Do so. Otherwise it was fun while it lasted.