Romier S Posted May 10, 2005 Report Share Posted May 10, 2005 A little satisfying pre-E3 coverage here from IGN spotlighting the next X-men game from Raven software. The first game was a nice suprise and featured some good action-RPG style gameplay with everyones favorite mutants. The sequel is going to be improving on that game in a number of ways by allowing every character to be selectable right from the start. The game will also allow you to play as the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants which means you can combine forces and Magneto and Wolvering teaming up (playing as Magneto is worth the price of the game alone!). X-men Legends 2 will also include four player online play for the Xbox, PS2, and PC! Take a read of the article here . Raven Software listened to the concerns following X-Men Legends and are addressing the most distressing aspects of gameplay. Every character now features more than double the active powers and all can be accessed on-screen using the D-Pad and corresponding face buttons. Powers are also a bit deeper, so that characters don't feel like carbon copies of one another. In fact, one of the reasons for splitting the roster between X-Men and Brotherhood was to limit the number of similarly-powered mutants available. A few characters have had radical transformations, including Nightcrawler who now wields two swords and has a bevy of new swashbuckling moves. As with the original, levels support four characters battling enemies at one time. Any combination from one to four players can take control of these characters, switching to any uncontrolled character with the touch of a button. Online this remains true and transitioning between online and offline play should be relatively smooth. Any time you want to open the game to new online players, just hop to an HQ (remember, you can do this at any time), let in new players and hop back into the level. In this way, players can play one level alone, the next with two friends on their couch and then finish things off with an online buddy. The Skirmish and Sparring modes return, both for online and offline play. Once more players can take the role of just about any character in the game -- good, bad or indifferent and duel it out in arena battles. Adding online play to the mix is merely icing on the cake. Unfortunately, Activision cannot yet confirm downloadable content or any special bonus for having a completed X-Men Legends I save on your system. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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