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...
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.
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!
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!
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...
Excerpt: Two questions capture the differing perspectives I hold on the Epic Quest board for Pinball FX 2: WouldnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t it be great if every game of pinball game you played contributed to higher scores and more interesting experiences...
Pros: + Attractive goofy aesthetics, + Continuity means no minute is wasted, + Leverages the departure from physical tables
Cons: Dexterity gets in the way of the RPG experience
Summary: Though it may seem overly simplistic at first, there’s no denying that Epic Quest holds up exceptionally well over repeated play; and that’s a good thing, given that this innovative but straightforward take on creating an RPG pinball game is designed with precisely that in mind.
“Asgard is really nice this time of year,” says Thor
Quarter to Three
15 December 2011
Excerpt: Thor is what a pinball table would look like if the designer was getting paid by the color. It’s got ice, and mountains, and lava, and a green ramp, and a dragon, and a golden city. It’s like a D&D campaign colored by some kid who insists on using every crayon in the box.
Excerpt: Right now it’s the absolute king of console pinball games, so we expect a lot from Pinball FX 2 ’s frequent add-ons. Thankfully, the four tables in this latest team-up with Marvel Comics display welcome variety in their pace and style.
Excerpt: Attention, possible splosion alert! That’s right, Zen Studios has done it again, and this time they’ve teamed up with Twisted Pixel to deliver one of the most explosive tables seen on Pinball FX2. Made exclusively for Xbox LIVE® Arcade, the Ms.