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I bought this game last night around 3:30pm got home and started playing around 4pm and didn't stop playing till 10am this morning. Talk about intense. I had to turn it off after 18 hours...my hands were going numb. So far I made it to the Russian Nuclear Plant and am just about to meet Colossus. I love everything about this game. The new mutant Allison (Magma) is awesome. Her powers are intense. I really like the real time RPG factor. It reminds me of Bouncer for PS2 but way better. I love being able to switch characters and have my friends play with me without it disrupting my game really. One of my friends played for 3 hours with me, he loved it but had to work in the morning. I was lucky enough to have this week off before I start my new job next Monday. So basically all I'm going to be doing is playing this game all weekend. I should have the storyline beat by Sunday at the latest. Not sure about getting all of the characters leveled up and all of their abilities maxed out. This has got to be the sweetest game invented. I'm glad they finally got a super hero game right (not including spider-man 2 cuz that game rocked). This is everything this game should be and more. It really pays a good tribute to the x-men legacy.
X-Men Legends is a good solid game, with a good plot, easy controls,
and very fun to play. The cel-shaded graphics might not be your thing,
but the CGI cut scenes are really well done.
The game play is similar to Diablo, where you run around beating up enemies for experience points, which they lets you level up to unlock more mutant powers. The huge cast of playable characters and hidden secrets also gives it some replay value.
My main beef is that the game gets progressively easier as you go along. By the latter half of the game, your X-team is so powered up that you rarely fight enemies, they just get blasted with mutant powers by your computer controlled teammates before you can even get to them. Some of the mutant attacks are so deadly that even the toughest non-boss enemies go down quickly. The only time it gets challenging is when you are literally swarmed with enemies. However, between a rampaging horde, four X-men who them constantly shooting off mutant powers whose graphical effects take up the whole screen, you can barely tell what's going on.
While the storyline is good, too many of the enemies are generic human soldiers. It would be nice to fight more recognizable evil mutants and classic X-men villains. One of the best villains of all time is barely used at all in the game (he got the same treatment in the movie, so I can't complain too much).
This game is hella-fun, even if you're not an X-Men fan! I highly
recommend it to anyone who enjoys action/RPGish games. I start off as
Wolverine, then you move through the storyline, unlocking new Xmen and
abilities. I popped it in and played it for a few hours, and was
thoroughly impressed. The cell-shaded animations look cool, and give it
a real comicky feel to it. The mutant abilities are awesome, and
varied, and speaking of varied, you can choose between 15 (!) different
Xmen when they all become available!
It is at it's core a hack & slash title that gives you good challenge and variety. The environments are huge, and fully destructible. If you feel like smashing a large computer console, or throwing a snowmobile at Storm - Have at it! The game lets you progress at your own pace, and whats also cool is the "Danger Room" a training room built by Prof X for the experience and training of his xmen - so that if you are having a tough time with an area, you can level up for a while in the D Room.
Check this one out!
Yes, X-Men Legends is by far the best X-Men game around. The missions throughout this game are very, very fun with a challenge as well. The characters abilities are superb and there are many to unlock. You have to kill people and gain EXP. to level up and such. The characters are fun to control and there are many to unlock. With the added bonus of the danger room, which you can play mini-missions and do scrimmages and things of that sort. The story mode is multi-player which defiantly gives this game a huge plus. The only major disappointment is not being able to replay the missions you've done. Even if the character detail isn't the greatest, this game has non-stop fun, I would rate it, 9/10!!
Before the Ultimate Alliance games there was "X-men Legends" one and two. I am actually playing "Ultimate Alliance 2" right now and have to say that this one is more fun than that one. For one thing the fact that this game has a narrower focus of being simply X-men rather than the entire Marvel universe helps the story a bit. I also enjoy the character of Cyclops and he is not present in either alliance games sadly, unless you get like a special edition X-box 360 game of the first Alliance. I do not know, something about using his optic blasts is just cool to me and having Wolverine tear into people is fun. They always include Storm, but I have never cared for Storm at all. Not in the comics, not in the movies and not in video games. This one basically revolves the story around this one girl's point of few. A new student at Xaiver's school for the gifted. I forget her name, but she used magma to do attacks and such, she may have been in fact called Magma or Magmar or something to that effect. Well Magneto is up to no good and there is some general or something that is also up to no good and you must do battle with both in this game. The fighting is made up of a four team squad where if you play by yourself you control one member while the other three are computer controlled. You can switch between the four as you see fit. Strength plays a part in this game, unlike the first Ultimate Alliance game where strength is virtually ignored. Rather fun, a bit of a role playing game as in-between missions you walk around the mansion as the new girl talking to various other X-men. The game is quite fun and while the graphics are not that great it is still more fun to me than the latest Alliance game. Though this one had horrible boss battles, like all the other games that are similar to this one do.
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This is one of the best X-MEN games I have ever played. I love how they
actually put the sentinels in it. X-Men 2: Clone Wars had them in it,
but didn't show them fighting, you just go inside one, break it's
electrical circuits, and bust out of Trask's Sentinel factory.
Wolverine dominates! Gambit is great. Beast is OK. Iceman does pretty
good. Cyclops is great. Everybody else is OK.
The game really starts to pick up after you go through that slow sequence to get to the Blob. He is hard to fight at first. I fought him with Cyclops because Wolverine didn't make it.
The H.A.R.P. fights are challenging, but fun. Wolverine, Cyclops, or Iceman would probably be the best ones to use in that battle.
All in all, this is one of the best X-Men games I have ever seen or played. Thank you PS2.
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I bought this from Amazon for £10, and it's not that bad a game. It's
almost identical in gameplay terms to Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, but
featuring various X-Men rather than some anonymous
The game basically involves running around levels fighting wave after wave of enemies, but it isn't as boring as it sounds. The different powers you can get make it interesting, and there is definite replay value as you can try out different team combinations on various levels.
It is actually a lot more fun with a few friends, though, as nothing quite beats the feeling of four people sitting around a console kicking bad guys' butts, rather than just you and three AI players. If you have the Xbox version(as I do, which means I get four control ports), the Gamecube version or a PS2 multitap and a few friends around, it really is worth it.
-spoilers follow- The plot is quite basic compared to some of the grandiose plot lines of the X-Men comics, but serves its purpose well. And really, you can't shoehorn thirty odd years of continuity into a 20 hour game, although there are some great flashback scenes such as Juggernaut attacking the X-Mansion, and Wolverine's escape from Weapon X.
Basically, Magneto has stopped attending his Supervillains Anonymous meetings and gone on another world domination bender, and the X-Men have to put a stop to his rampage. In doing so, you visit locations like the HAARP facility, the USS Arbiter, and Magneto's hideout(you know where I'm talking about if you're an X-Men fan) and fight famous villains such as Mystique, Pyro, Toad and the Sentinels along the way.
The game doesn't appear to take place within any specific continuity as such, borrowing character designs from the Ultimate X-Men comics, but making reference to past events that took place in the original Marvel Universe. It's sort of its own separate universe based on the comics just like the movies.
The game is quite easy though. Once you've powered up your characters, you'll find that enemies that attack you have a habit of dying very quickly. The Sentinels may be tough, but when they've got four level 13 X-Men pounding on them, they soon go down. This can be useful when you've got to complete a particular objective, as you can run off and be sure that your teammates won't fall prey to enemies, but the disadvantage is that there are very few situations that can't be resolved through clever strategy. You can basically just pound your way through the level without any real thought quite often. There are a few 'pull the lever' type puzzles, but mostly it's just kicking ass.
I don't really complain about it that much, as although I do like solving a good puzzle, the action more than makes up for it.
Overall, if you like a good dungeon crawl game, and also are an X-Men fan, well, it's a must buy.
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