Conclusion: It makes a great effect once the whole table lights up, but until they do, you can't help but feel like you're playing on a table with a couple of fuses blown. But overall, Pinball FX2 is great upgrade and a worthy addition to the panthenon of video pinball games -- and if you have PFX1 then getting this is a no-brainer.
Excerpt: Pinball FX2 is not really a game itself, but rather a pinball portal that's a free download. Once you have Pinball FX2 downloaded you can add tables to your collection, some of which are available individually and some only in multi-table packs. ZEN Studios has been making pinball games for some time now, releasing the original Pinball FX for XBLA in 2007 and ZEN Pinball for PSN in 2009, and they pretty much have pinball physics nailed.
Excerpt: By now, great downloadable tables are almost the norm for Zen Studios, but we’re not taking Star Wars Pinball for granted. This initial three-pack (seven more tables are coming) delivers some of the game’s best production values in a sizzling mix of franchise-inspired action. Original Trilogy fans will swoon over the Empire Strikes Back table, whose wealth of unlockable missions and rewards lets you launch pinballs at a towering Darth Vader, topple an AT-AT, and even...
Pros: + Three lovingly presented tables that scream, + Nice variety among the tables; all three have enticing missions and rewards.
Cons: ? How sweet is the ball-swallowing Sarlacc on Boba’s table? Love it!
(Xbox 360 Reviews) Pinball FX2 – Star Wars Pinball
The Entertainment Depot
9 March 2013
Summary: Looking back on the annals of gaming history, it becomes obvious just how easy it is to completely waste the Star Wars license and end up with a game that ultimately pleases nobody at all. Luckily, Zen Studios’ Star Wars Pinball pack is not one of them, and instead should stand as one of the best examples of how a creative developer can breathe new life into a treasured and done-to-death setting.
Summary: Epic Quest may not be as ambitious as I would have liked, but it shows the developers aren't afraid to try something new. The end result is an enjoyable diversion from the usual pinball madness. If this is the future for Pinball FX 2, then Zen Studios officially has my attention! Tweet 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.
Conclusion: Much in the same way that Puzzle Quest enabled you to play an RPG by playing Bejeweled, Epic Quest allows you to play an RPG by playing pinball. It is a well executed concept that only further reinforces my wish that I was any good at pinball so that I could level-grind Sir Max the way I would in the RPGs of old.