Project X Zone 2 Reviews
Project X Zone 2 is a fun crossover game that takes itself very lightly and should appeal to anyone interested in turn based strategy games.
Wait until this game gets a price drop or rent it somewhere. These cameos don't carry well.
No masterpiece, but captivating
Project X Zone 2 does a great job improving on almost every element from the previous game. The problem is that they also made the game easier; this removed any strategy needed, and so the experience has become rather dull. It is admirable that they made so many improvements, but with the total lack of challenge, it was all for naught.
As convoluted as it is, Project X Zone 2 presents a memorable experience that embraces the madness that it soon descends into. Some flaws persist from the first game, but those looking for more of the same can take comfort in that it readily delivers.
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.
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.
Project X-Zone 2 is a dream crossover on paper that falters in execution, failing to excel in any area beyond unabashed novelty. The quality of the cast and engaging juggling mechanic are the most you'll likely get out of this crossover RPG.
Project X Zone 2 embraces its extensive cast of characters, but it often falls into exhaustion due to its nonsensical plot and overreliance on its combat system.
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.
Project X Zone 2 is exceptional at managing to successfully bring all these characters together.
Project X Zone 2 is a smash fest of several high-profile series that meet together in a gorgeous-looking tactical RPG. An indispensable game for those who follow the series featured here, it could prove to be too repetitive in some moments but dedicated players who will be attracted by the giant amount of fan service on display will have plenty to do.
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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.
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.
A fantastic sequel that significantly improves upon the flaws of the first game.
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.
While it's a pretty simple strategy game, so don't expect the satisfaction that you get from Fire Emblem or Disgaea from these battles, there are some new touches that add some much needed depth to the formula.
Project X Zone 2 is a videogame for videogame fans. It's not likely to present you with a huge challenge, nor does it take an immense amount of skill to be any good at it, with the tactical gameplay a far cry from genre greats such as Fire Emblem or Shin Megami Tensei. However there's a vast number of characters and content for fans of a particular ilk to revel in, and the spectacular battling is a highlight that never fails to amuse.
Project X Zone 2 is a hilarious but sometimes tiresome genre mashup of every crossover you ever wanted.
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.