Game Review: Project X Zone 2

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They’re back! And just in time for the new year, from the good people of video games (some of them anyway): Project X Zone 2. So the story is giant gold chains some how break reality and iconic video game characters join forces to find out why and stop it. Yes I know there’s more to the story, but you don’t play PXZ 2 for the story, you play to see Jin & Kazuya from the Tekken series team up with with Phoenix Wright and Mia from Ace Attorney do an awesome 81 hit combo with with Chrom & Lucina from FE Awakening. Other than adding new characters, a shop to buy items, and including some customization options; Project X Zone 2 is just like Project X Zone. Although the original game did have better music than the sequel and I kind of miss the avatar characters, Kogoro & Mii, from the first game; Project X Zone 2 is a safe, but faithful follow up to the series. If your a fan of strategy titles with some fighting game elements in it, or a fan of the first game, then this will be a no brainier. Everyone else: try before buy.

 

 

Rating

Pass-sign

 

 

 

Armada’s E3 picks: Xenoblade Chronicles X (12/04/15)

 

This title will be the beginning twilight of the Wii U. if you missed it the Nintendo X (or NX) is the name of the next great console from Nintendo, but we won’t know anymore until next year. As such the Wii U days will be numbered, sad but exciting, because at the very least the NX will be an upgraded version of the Wii U. At most it will the most powerful (if not the most creative) console on the market; either way the 3rd party developers will not have any more excuses. Anywho (and Speaking of big giant robots) Xenoblade Chronicles X will be large, open world adventure where players are newly awaken in an alien world of Mira after escaping the destruction of Earth. With what’s left of humanity you help create a new home by finding more survivors, exploring the planet, and of course taming the wild beasties of Mira. The bad news about that though is some of the creatures are several stories tall, but the good news is that we get awesome mechs (called Skells) to help fight them off with (eventually). All of the this people is merely the beginning of the game too. Like I said the game is large and between going on sub quests, customizing yourself and your mech, recruiting characters, discovering lore, and possibly encountering the same alien forces that obliterate the earth Wii U owners will definitely have something to play throughout Christmas season.

 

And with that I’m done with my E3 picks for this year, even with doing it (almost) every day it took a while. Since it’s almost the end of the summer we all got to get ready for the Fall of Games and I, well, I got some CYOA answer keys to make for you guys don’t I – stay tune.