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Asterix & Obelix XXL 3 - The Crystal Menhir

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Based on 10 critic reviews
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61

Top Critic Average

20%

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General Information

Available on:PCNov 21, 2019
Nintendo SwitchNov 21, 2019
Xbox OneNov 21, 2019
PlayStation 4Nov 21, 2019

Developer: Osome Studio

Publisher: Microids

Genre: Adventure

The year is 50 B.C. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well, not entirely... One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. And life is not easy for the Roman legionaries who garrison the fortified camps of Totorum, Aquarium, Laudanum and Compendium. Peace reigns in the small Armorican village, where the villagers go about their daily business. Our two heroes, Asterix and Obelix, hunt wild boar, the blacksmith and the fishmonger quarrel, and the village chief strolls around the village square atop his shield. One day, the village druid, Getafix, receives a strange letter. It is from Hella Finidrir, the high priestess of Thule! She warns the druid of a grave threat to his people and asks him to take a mysterious Menhir out of its hiding place... Set off on an exciting adventure and immerse yourself in the world of Asterix! Alone or in co-op, explore the lands of the Roman empire and unravel the mystery of the Crystal Menhir and its incredible powers! FEATURES: - Master the mysterious Crystal Menhir in all its forms: stone menhir, ice menhir, fire menhir and magnetic menhir! - For the very first time in the Asterix XXL Saga, play as Asterix and Obelix in two-player co-op mode! A fantastic adventure to share as a family or with a friend. - Experience an all-new story in the Asterix comic book world and explore the lands of the Roman empire. - You will find your favorite characters, such as Getafix, Cacofonix and Vitalstatistix, as well as new characters with hilarious names! - Complete various side missions and collect hidden objects on all levels.

Asterix & Obelix XXL 3 - The Crystal Menhir Reviews

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This action game holds part of the charm of the original comic, but can´t manage to offer a good balance on the gameplay side. Too tedious, too hard for a family friendly game.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

As an adaptation of the world-renowed french comics, Ast'rix & Ob'lix XXL3 does quite the job but the levil design in general lacks of inventiveness, especially in co-op mode. The solo mode is not very engaging either because we can't give orders to the second character, not to mention that the AI is very defective.

Review in French | Read full review

sterix & Obelix XXL 3: The Crystal Menhir lands on the Nintendo Switch with some of the best elements of the Astérix comic series, such as a marvelous visual environment and fun dialogues, as well as an additional top-notch vocal work. Its gameplay doesn't rise up to the same threshold though, as its very simplistic and repetitive mechanics and flat plot make this an experience that doesn't go higher. As such, The Crystal Menhir is mostly recommended for players who want a simple game, rather than a complex experience.

Review in Portuguese | Read full review

This Holiday season you honestly couldn’t get a better family-fun game to play, and there’s a lot to sink into here. There’s no flash-in-the-pan design around this; it’s full of longevity, replayability and life -- everything you want in a game for everyone. Highly recommended.

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Asterix & Obelix XXL 3: The Crystal Menhir | Launch Trailer | PS4

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Asterix & Obelix XXL 3: The Crystal Menhir | Teaser | PS4

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