Project X Zone 2 Reviews
If the developers went back to the drawing board and designed a strategy RPG from the ground up and implemented the systems present in PXZ2 they would be off to a great start. However an overly long introduction that becomes boring after a few hours distracts from what is otherwise a decent game. If this game had a tighter story, trimmed up the dialogue, and improved upon its technical performance by reducing slowdown, it would be something special.
Project X Zone 2 still isn't the home run of a crossover one would hope for, but with a wittier script and improved gameplay mechanics, it's undeniably a step in the right direction.
Even with the mediocre localization effort, it's hard not to appreciate the huge story and fun gameplay in Project X-Zone 2. Regardless of if you've played the original or not, it's a game that can and will steal hours of your time. For those looking for their next big adventure, especially with no new Pokémon or Yo-Kai currently available, Project X Zone 2 comes along at the perfect time.
A fantastic sequel that significantly improves upon the flaws of the first game.
No masterpiece, but captivating
Project X Zone 2 is exceptional at managing to successfully bring all these characters together.
As a sequel, it's okay, offering the same basic game as its predecessor, but with enough fresh ideas that it feels new.
My minor gripe about cutscenes aside, PXZ 2 is a game that combines disparate characters and game licenses tremendously well. From the opening moments it balances being both ridiculous and entertaining with a story that packs in more time travelling than perhaps any story in history. Gameplay is excellent, mashing together tactical RPGs with a combo system that I couldn't get enough of. While I missed the original Project X Zone, this sequel has more than grabbed my attention. I certainly won't be missing a potential third instalment.
Project X Zone 2 is a funny, charming and amusing title.
Project X Zone 2 features a large cast of likeable characters and some great visuals and animation, but is hindered slightly by its repetitive gameplay and weak story.
Wait until this game gets a price drop or rent it somewhere. These cameos don't carry well.
Project X Zone 2's overall plot is pretty basic, but the focus is clearly meant to be on the numerous gaming characters, and their humorous banter with each other. The mixture of RPG combined with strategy and fighting in the combat gives the game a unique feel, even if the formula does get a bit repetitive at times.
A fun romp if you recognise enough of the characters, with enough surprises to keep you guessing who will show up next. Fighting mechanic is simple and stays that way throughout, and hasn't changed since its predecessors on the PlayStation 2. Writing is focused on gags and references rather than staying true to original sources, but will entertain so long as you can endure a boob joke once in a while.
A delicious helping of fan service and cracking character diversity and interactions between one another is the reason to own Project X Zone 2. As anyone that has played the previous entry or Namco × Capcom will be fully aware, the appeal is in so many beloved characters, new and old, from up and down the industry coming together in an ultimate all-star SRPG, with references fans of the represented series will appreciate. The repetitious and overdrawn nature of PXZ has carried over here, and it rarely feels like much strategy is involved, but even with these issues and its naturally nonsensical plot, it would be remiss to overlook PXZ2; the very fact it exists is reason enough alone to pick this dream collaboration up, if not as a decent backup to the latest Fire Emblem entries.
If you enjoyed the original title, then Project X Zone 2 should appeal because it does everything the first title did but better. If you are new to the series but a fan of some of the various franchises represented here, it is also worth a look.
Project X Zone 2 is an improvement over the original game in a lot of ways but still maintains some of its fundamental flaws. The core combat and game design have sped up the base gameplay, but it still suffers from an overly slow pace that contributes to the game feeling long and bloated. Fans of the franchises will enjoy the fun crossover elements and engaging experience, but general SRPG fans may find the title too slow to hold their attention. There is a simple and satisfying appeal in seeing Phoenix Wright help Heihachi beat the living daylights out of Metal Face, and at the end of the day, that's what Project X Zone 2 is about.
Like its predecessor, I got enveloped in Project X Zone 2 and kind of hate myself for it. But I enjoy the hell out of it, and if hearing Chris Redfield call Leon "Future Leon" with a straight face is wrong, I don't want to be right.
If you missed out on Project X Zone the first time around, here is a great chance to jump straight in and to see why so many of us are having a blast. You can go back and play the first game if you like, but I feel confident in saying that it can be missed if you’d rather play the most recent release. At least one of your favourite gaming icons will play their part, so why not see what they are up to these days? This is a strategic experience that shouldn’t be missed.
Ultimately, Project X Zone 2 boils down to a healthy heaping of fan service for weebs, or anyone who's familiar with the franchises included. While the story can be slow and plodding, it also has some decent gags and a lot of self-awareness that helps drive each crossover encounter.
Project X Zone 2 is a fantastic tactical RPG, and just as importantly, a phenomenal crossover game.