A solid action RPG and A great X-Men Game.
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While I was never quite the X-Men fan back in it’s heyday, the come back in the popularity with X-Men is impressive to say the least. From the movies to the several recent video games the quality in X-Men related apparel is quite good and this is a fine example of its mutant craftsmanship.
X-Men Legends II details the rise of Apocalypse, a super mutant that poses a threat to the Brother Hood of Evil and the X-Men. So they decide to join forces and use their combined efforts to ride the world of Apocalypse’s taint. Given this games nature the story won’t draw you in, as it’s polar Japanese style role-playing games such as Final Fantasy would. The main focus here is optimizing character builds and killing a plethora of foes with minimal interruption. Welcome to the world of western hack and slashes.
Most of your time with this game will be leveling up your select party of mutants from both factions of the good mutants and the bad mutants. Each character has a unique set of abilities and strengths that can be optimized into a number of different party configurations. You want Magneto, Wolverine, The Juggernaut, and Scarlet Witch on one team? Go for it. The game play is simple but effective, anyone familiar with the hack and slash formula will find more of the same here. Killing things, leveling up, finding loot, selling loot, and kill the boss to go to the next chapter. So what differentiates this from other titles of the same ilk? The X-Men license, each character has a unique and over the top voice that fits perfectly with the super hero nature of the title. Ever wanted to control Wolverine and lay waste to enemies with Magneto at you side? Here’s your chance.
Another great feature is four-player coop over X-box Live. You and three other buddies can now go online and lay the smack down over the Internet and optimize abilities with the skill redistribution function. You can experiment with the giant roster of characters and unlock a load of bonus material such as comic book covers and character stills.
The graphics are the weakest part of the package but it’s by no means a deal breaker. Textures look muddy and the character models lack detail. But on the positive note each character has several costumes to be unlocked and the effects don’t look to bad.
So to say it simply Legends II has solid hack and slash action that will keep you occupied for hours on end. If you and your friends are looking for a solid multiplayer game this is a nice addition to your game library.