Great party game, but not good for anything else.

User Rating: 7 | Fuzion Frenzy 2 X360
Game Review-Xbox 360-Fusion Frenzy II

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Released: January 30, 2007
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Developer: Hudson Soft
Game Genre: Party Game
ESRB Rating: E10+ for Everyone 10+
ESRB Description: Fantasy Violence

Gameplay: 50%
Graphics: 30%
Durability: 20%

Gameplay (7/10)
Fusion Frenzy II is a party game. There are seven planets, each with six minigames associated with them. The three game modes available are Tournament, Mini-Game Frenzy and Custom.

The tournament is the only worthwhile mode to play, and only with at least two people. Playing with computer players is worthless and a waste of time, but having only one computer player can be dealt with. In the tournament, after a planet is selected to play on, three minigames are played from that planet. The winner of a minigame gets a bonus for the battle stage as well as ten points. Second place gets 6 points, third gets 4 and last place gets 2 points. Each player gets cards to use as well. These cards are selected before a minigame is played and include score multipliers, steal effects, minigame choosers and score divisors. At the end of the three minigames, another is played that is a battle between the four players. After this, the player with the most points wins that planet. The first to win a certain amount of planets wins the tournament.

The only significant problem I have with the game is its lack of fun minigames. There are certainly good ones, but some are so stupid they make Viva Piñata look fun.

Graphics (8/10)

Durability (5/10)
The game is really only worth playing with three friends.

Overall Score (6.9/10)
Rounded Score (7/10)