340 meters per second

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&mdash Alfred Adler (1870-1937)

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Multiplayer mutant madness.

If you're into that crazy co-op action, X-Men: Legends is definitely the console superhero game for you. You get to play a wide variety of characters, level them up, spend points to improve their powers and buy new ones, and generally do fun RPG-lite stuff. The story is a bit circular and intellectually suspect, but most of the "classic" X-Men comics were too, so who cares? We're talking about a game that has both a) destructible environments and b) Colossus. Need I say more? This shit sells itself.

Candis liked Rogue and Cyclops the best, while I preferred Iceman and Jean Grey; whom do you like? Wolverine? Beast? How about Nightcrawler, Emma Frost (The White Queen), Jubilee, Colossus or Storm? They're all in there, along with Gambit, Psylocke and Magma. You even get to play Professor X on one level!

My only complaints are with the maudlin and repetitive Magma subplot, which is basically one looooong tutorial, and the confusion that often settles in when there's a lot of enemies on the screen. Aside from those quibbles, this is an excellent game for multiplayer mayhem--highly recommended!


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