Velocity 2X Reviews
Velocity 2X successfully builds upon the speed of the original with its awesome new side-scrolling sections.
Despite the game's dipped-nose poise, its obsession with speed and clocks, it rewards those who take their time, who perfect their technique on each stage, and who savour an arcade game that's been lovingly embellished and expanded to its full and likely final potential.
An impressive mix of game styles, and some of the most rewarding speed runs in recent memory, but that only increases the speed at which levels start to blur into each other.
By turns breathless, brilliant and fist-chewingly demanding, Velocity 2X might allow its tempo to drop too often, but it approaches excellence often enough to recommend - you might just fall in love.
A glance at screenshots fails to tell the story; this genre-bending and innovative title is enormously fun
Velocity balances platforming and shoot-em-ups as well as modern aesthetics and retro play to create a nearly perfect action experience
Velocity 2X could have taken the easy route, sticking with proven mechanics for a predictable sequel. Instead, it makes a big bet, adding on-foot gameplay to already-sharp ship gameplay and the entire game is so much stronger for it.
Flows confidently between shooter, puzzler and platformer, never runs out of ideas, and challenges both your mind and your reflexes. Oh, and it looks and sounds gorgeous.
Velocity 2X delivers another dose of pitch perfect shoot 'em up gameplay, but refuses the rest on the laurels of its predecessor. Taking Kai out of her Quarp Jet opens up whole other avenues for the gameplay that only gets better and better as you progress, with every other part of the game lavished with further polish and refinement. I can only think to echo the sentiment and the score that we awarded the original.
Velocity 2X is a marvellous, quick paced experience with plenty of re-playability, that definitely finds its home on the Nintendo Switch. If you've never experienced Velocity 2X before then you are in for a treat. Get it in your (solar) system, now.
Velocity 2X is a clear example of the positioning that the Switch catalog is taking. Providing the console with the company's flagships and, in addition, with such a wide range of genres and renowned titles of the last five years, makes it impossible to say no. Velocity 2X comes 4 years later to a format inherited from PlayStation Vita so we are facing a conservative bet that has been translated into a very correct game for the format offered by Nintendo Switch and respecting the original version.
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Velocity 2X is a sequel that takes the original idea and expands on it. Unlike a lot of follow-ups, though, it has added a whole new way to play the game. The greatest triumph is in how the spacecraft gameplay and platforming sections feel similar in parts, while also retaining some individuality. It's disappointing that a number of factors cause Velocity 2X to experience a little turbulence, because generally, it's a great flight.
It'd be nice to see an entry focused entirely on Sony's latest console, but for now this is yet another supremely playable shmup title with oodles of replay value and a twist of originality.
If you're looking for a good game to play on the PlayStation 4 or the Vita, Velocity 2X is a fantastic choice, with its crisp, bright visuals and energetic soundtrack (I never got sick of it once). Just keep in mind that outer space can be an unfriendly place, and if you're a sucker for story, you've got a lot of playing ahead of you if you want to finish all 50 levels.
Velocity 2X is the type of game that's extremely difficult to put down once you start. There's little if anything to complain about. Velocity 2X hits the old school game play feel just right, the graphics are stylish and the sound track fits perfectly
An action-packed shooter brimming with visual spectacle and solid replay value, Velocity 2X is a worthy, innovative successor on PS4 and PS Vita.
Velocity 2X is everything that a game should be. Requiring skill and dedication, it's been built for core gamers ready to challenge themselves; for people who desperately miss the likes of Contra and R-Type. Don't be fooled, though, this isn't a throwback or even a celebration – this is a modern game done right, and the new standard for which indies have to aim on PlayStation.
Velocity X2 has a lot going for it. It still has that addicting game play, and it's still a fast game that is easy to pick up and play. The new mechanics are interesting, and even when I found them a little daunting at times, I still had a blast with the overall game play. It's fast, fun, and still addicting.
Consider this a huge thumbs up for Velocity 2X. For a simple arcade game, it packs a ton of replayability and depth, and it never fails to deliver that arcade rush you're looking for. Whether you play it casually to beat the stages or play it to 100 percent, you're going to find a rewarding experience inside.
Nevertheless, Velocity 2X is an enjoyable experience. Bringing all the best parts of Velocity Ultra and mixing up a classic genre it is yet again an excellent addition to your PlayStation collection.