X-men Legends II Rise of the Apocalypse

Posted by staff | Posted in Role Playing | Posted on 23-10-2010

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  • Choose up to 4 players from the X-Men or Brotherhood teams and send them on missions
  • Each of the 16 playable characters has 10 superpowers you can use for awesome fighting, melee or ranged attacks – all upgradeable as you earn expereince & complete missions
  • Online and offline multiplayer modes feature dynamic joining that lets your friends jump into the action at any time
  • Flexible, open-ended storyline lets you determine the outcome of the battle — theatrical-quality FMV move the story along
  • 6 multiplayer skirmish modes offer head-to-head versus action, side-by-side battles against enemies and more

Product Description
X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse is an all new action-RPG that lets players create, customize and control teams of the legendary mutant heroes, hated and feared by the world they struggle to protect. This time, the threat of Apocalypse is looming over the world. An immortal mutant with advanced science and incredible shapeshifting powers, Apocalypse and his Four Horsemen seem unstoppable. To face this incredible evil, the X-Men and their rivals in the Brotherhoo… More >>

X-men Legends II Rise of the Apocalypse

Comments posted (5)

X-Men 2 takes everything the first one did wrong and either fixes or scraps it, and then takes everything the first one did right and makes it better! Now, I’m a huge fan of the first one, so I didn’t really think there was much wrong with it, but X-Men 2 is so much better!

The action is very intense and fast-paced, and I also love the customization you can put into your heroes (or villains). This could have been the game’s only flaw–you level up so often it becomes a distraction from the action. However the designers handle this by giving you the option of automating level-ups and power allocations, so if micro-management isn’t your thing, feel free to just slug it out.

There are a great mix of characters to choose from, although in my opinion there is some imbalance to some of them, such as Scarlet Witch who has NO melee capabilities to speak of, and no way to develop them, or Nightcrawler, who while a cool character is very energy dependant but very slow to regenerate said energy. These are minor quibbles, however. Chances are you’ll find a few favorites and stick with them. This is rewarded in fact, because if you switch characters too often, they won’t level up very fast and you will doubtless find yourself outclassed at a key moment (unless you spend some time training them up in the Danger Room).

Another nice feature is the unlockable characters. Xavier, Deadpool, and best yet–the uber-hero IRON MAN (why uber, you ask? He has the best elements of all the characters–flying, tanking, melee, and blasting)!!! The PC version contains a couple of additional characters–Sabretooth and Pyro, however these are basically just re-skinned versions of Wolvering and Sunfire. I would recommend sticking with the console versions since the PC version is said to be buggy and controls are a little more difficult. The X-Box version has the cleanest graphics (naturally).

The single-player campaign is a bit short–probably about 25-30 hours to complete, but the replayability factor is huge. You’ll want to hurry up and finish the game just so you can go back and replay it with a different set of characters. Also, the multiplayer is a nice touch to increase replayability, with a 4-person online co-op mode.

Overall, this a a fantastic game, and well worth the money for anyone who enjoys fast-paced action, RPG elements, and Marvel.
Rating: 5 / 5

Fun multiplayer game with a great mix of heroes and villains to choose from. I had played it on PS2 a few years back and bought it again recently to play with my boyfriend, since both of us are Marvel fans.

My only major complaint is not backward compatible for Xbox 360.

I hadn’t had any problems with any of the previous original Xbox games I had bought to play on my Xbox 360, until I bought X-men Legends and Legends II. Niether games are backward compatible with Xbox 360.

My 360 informed me to check Xbox.com/games for an updated list of playable original Xbox games, which hasn’t been updated since November 2007. I doubt they ever will update it. Next time I buy an original Xbox game, it will have to be one of the following backward compatible games:

* 2006 FIFA World Cup

* 25 to Life

* 4×4 EVO 2

* AirForce Delta Storm

* Aggressive Inline

* Alias

* Aliens versus Predator Extinction

* All-Star Baseball 2003

* All-Star Baseball 2005

* America’s Army: Rise of a Soldier

* AMF Bowling 2004

* Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding

* Amped 2

* APEX

* Aquaman: Battle of Atlantis

* Arena Football

* Armed and Dangerous

* Army Men: Sarge’s War

* Atari Anthology

* ATV: Quad Power Racing 2

* Auto Modellista

* Avatar: The Last Airbender

* Bad Boys 2

* Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance

* Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II

* Barbie Horse Adventures Wild Horse Rescue

* The Bard’s Tale

* Bass Pro Shops Trophy Hunter 2007

* Batman Begins

* Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu

* Battle Engine Aquila

* Battlestar Galactica

* Big Mutha Truckers

* Bionicle

* BLACK

* Blade II

* Blinx: The Time Sweeper

* Blinx 2 : Masters of Time & Space

* Blitz: The League

* Blood Omen 2

* BloodRayne 2

* BlowOut

* BMX XXX

* Breakdown

* Brute Force

* Buffy the Vampire Slayer

* Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds

* Burnout

* Burnout 2

* Burnout 3: Takedown

* Cabela’s Big Game Hunter 2005 Adventures

* Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts

* Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2

* Cabela’s Outdoor Adventures 06

* Cabela’s Deer Hunt 2005 Season

* Cabela’s Deer Hunt 2004 Season

* Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth

* Call of Duty: Finest Hour

* Call of Duty 2: Big Red One

* Call of Duty 3

* Cars

* Casino

* Catwoman

* Championship Manager 2006

* Chicago Enforcer

* The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

* Circus Maximus

* Close Combat: First to Fight

* Colin McRae Rally 4

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* Commandos 2: Men of Courage

* Conflict: Desert Storm

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* Crash Bandicoot 4

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* Crash Nitro Kart

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* Dai Senryaku VII: Modern Military Tactics

* Dark Angel

* Darkwatch

* Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2

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* Dead or Alive 3

* Dead or Alive Ultimate

* Dead to Rights

* Demon Stone

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* Destroy All Humans!

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* Dinotopia

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* Drake

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* Drive to Survive

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* Dynasty Warriors 4

* EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 3

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* Fairly Odd Parents: Breakin’ da Rules

* Fantastic Four

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* Fatal Frame

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* Fight Night 2004

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* Ford Mustang

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* Futurama

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* Genma Onimusha

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* Godzilla: Save The Earth

* GoldenEye: Rogue Agent

* Grabbed by the Ghoulies

* Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy

* Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

* Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

* Gravity Games Bike: Street. Vert. Dirt.

* The Great Escape

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* Guilty Gear Isuka

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* The Guy Game

* Half-Life 2

* Halo

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* Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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* Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

* He-Man: Defender of Grayskull

* High Heat Major League Baseball 2004

* Hitman: Contracts

* Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge

* House of the Dead 3

* The Hulk

* Hunter: The Reckoning

* I-Ninja

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* The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction

* Incredibles

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* Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb

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* Intellivision Lives

* Jade Empire

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* Judge Dredd: Dredd vs. Death

* Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis

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* Kabuki Warriors

* Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer

* kill.switch

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* The King of Fighters Neowave

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* The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning

* Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude

* LEGO Star Wars

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* Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

* Links 2004

* LOONS-The Fight for Fame

* The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

* The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age

* Magatama

* Magic: The Gathering -Battleground

* Manhunt

* Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects

* Marvel vs. Capcom 2

* Mat Hoffman’s Pro BMX 2

* Max Payne

* Max Payne 2

* Maximum Chase

* MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf

* Medal of Honor European Assault

* Medal of Honor Frontline

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* Mega Man Anniversary Collection

* Mercenaries

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* Minority Report

* MLB SlugFest 20-03

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* XIII

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* Zapper

* Zathura

Rating: 4 / 5

This game is just awesome! I played and loved the first X-Men:Legends, and Rise of Apocalypse is even BETTER! The graphics are very cool. They really nailed the lighting in this game. So many more characters with even more awesome powers, and you get to play the villains!!

Just like X-Men:Legends, the multiplayer is very good because my friends can join and leave the game at any time. This is a great feature! In other games, once you start a multiplayer game, your friends must stick around all the time. I have not yet tried the new online multiplayer, but I imagine it is pretty good.

Another improvement is there are now difficulty levels.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS GAME.
Rating: 5 / 5

This is a great game, but the glitch is annoying! It tends to freeze up while in the Danger room and while changing characters. So save often!!!!!!!! I first wrote that it was the Xbox version that had the glitch, but I found out that it happens on all platforms. I also found out that if you keep your inventory low (Hero and item stash) then you can minimize the freeze-ups. (The key word here is minimize, it will still freeze.) Also, it’s good to keep a back up saved game, just alternate saves. This way you won’t get stuck losing hours of game play like I did. I was just starting Act 5 (the last act) when my game wouldn’t load… and I had to start over… not happy. So save yourself some time and frustration by following this advice.
Rating: 4 / 5

This is a great multiplayer game. 4-p coop games are hard to find and this game really made the weekend gathering with my gaming buddies a lot of fun! There are a few little flaws but they are just minor annoyances, do little to take away from the fun.

Pros:

- easy to get into

- good graphics and very good music

- lots of playable and customizable characters

Cons:

- unintuitive menu system when it comes to multiplayer. some controller can be disabled, some can’t. sometimes everyone can control the menu options, sometimes can’t. etc.

- auto equip re-equips EVERYONE with the “best” equipments, as determined by the AI. if one player has auto equip option turned on, when he/she picks up an item, everyone was affected.

- gameplay is repetitive after a while.

- but repetitive gameplay is not a big factor because game is short, we beat the game in 1 full day+night.

Rating: 4 / 5

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