Project X Zone 3DS

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7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 131 Ratings

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  • Summary: Developed by Banpresto and Monolith Soft, Project X Zone features over 50 characters from 29 historic game franchises by three of Japan's most prolific video game companies. In Project X Zone players use a team of two characters known as a Pair Unit to explore the world within the game. AnDeveloped by Banpresto and Monolith Soft, Project X Zone features over 50 characters from 29 historic game franchises by three of Japan's most prolific video game companies. In Project X Zone players use a team of two characters known as a Pair Unit to explore the world within the game. An additional character known as a Solo Unit can be combined with the Pair Unit to assist in battles with Solo Attacks as well as augment the attacks available for players to execute. Throughout the game, epic battles are waiting to erupt at a moment's notice. Players will have to master an array of screen-busting moves including Solo Attacks, Support Attacks, Cross Hits, and Finishing Moves in order to defeat a multitude of foes. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 53
  2. Negative: 2 out of 53
  1. Jul 24, 2013
    90
    Project X Zone shows how crossover games should be done, celebrating the rich history of Namco Bandai, SEGA and Capcom, while making all the included characters shine.
  2. Jun 26, 2013
    80
    Project X Zone is often funny and consistently frantic – two traits not necessarily associated with tactical RPGs. Its story is confusing and the chapters slavishly follow the same repetitive formula, but the superb battle system makes repetition not just tolerable, but enjoyable.
  3. Jul 18, 2013
    80
    Not the best choice if you're looking for a great SRPG on your Nintendo 3DS. Still, the best one if you're old enough to appreciate every dialogue and every character stuffed in this tiny cartdridge.
  4. Jun 30, 2013
    70
    Despite the lack of depth and the repetition of combat, Project X Zone follows through as a tactical, humorous, preposterous romp through the best hits of video games. Even if you find the combat system strange, the streak of character cameos and the ridiculous number of hits that rack up with every battle will make any hardcore fan smile with appreciation. And if you're anything like me, that's hard to do.
  5. Jul 22, 2013
    70
    Capcom, Namco and Sega deliver a new world record in pure fan service. Although the strategy parts and fighting could be better, this is still well worth your time and highly recommended for old school gamers.
  6. Aug 19, 2013
    60
    It’s not easy to dislike Project X Zone, not only for its popular characters but also because it can be fun if played in small amounts, maybe a chapter a day.
  7. Jun 27, 2013
    40
    With the wealth of RPGs, and even great SRPGs, that have arrived on the 3DS in the last several months, it would almost be unconscionable not to recommend one of those games instead of Project X Zone. Fun combat and screaming Tekken characters can only take you so far.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 34
  2. Negative: 4 out of 34
  1. Jun 25, 2013
    10
    The game is pure fun and very addictive, a must for rpg fans. I love the cross combination of the different characters from Capcom, NamcoThe game is pure fun and very addictive, a must for rpg fans. I love the cross combination of the different characters from Capcom, Namco Bandai, and Sega. The easy controls makes the game even better. Another great RPG for the 3DS. Highly recommend. Expand
  2. Jul 14, 2013
    10
    After seeing these negative reviews, I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if they had never played the game in the first place (which ifAfter seeing these negative reviews, I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if they had never played the game in the first place (which if you look into it you will find that's the case with alot of negative reviews), Look at some gameplay, it's the text book example of simple to play, hard to master, an amazing game made for what they call amazing fans! Collapse
  3. Jul 3, 2015
    10
    This game. It's odd, but good. Essentially, the game is a crazy mix up of Namco Bandai, SEGA, & Capcom characters that allows for a lot ofThis game. It's odd, but good. Essentially, the game is a crazy mix up of Namco Bandai, SEGA, & Capcom characters that allows for a lot of variants in combat, that can create various scenarios. In addition, the game has plenty to offer in terms of fan-service, references, and the story is pretty good considering the standard set by most cross overs is pretty low. Finally, there's the music. It is amazing. While all of it is 16/32 bit it does the originals justice. Over all, it is pretty long, being around 45-50 Hours long. So it deserves a 10/10. Here's hoping the sequel is just as awesome. Expand
  4. Jul 17, 2013
    8
    This is not Fire Emblem but that's fine, it's ridiculous to compare it really. It's supposed to be a completely different animal and it is.This is not Fire Emblem but that's fine, it's ridiculous to compare it really. It's supposed to be a completely different animal and it is. It's not as deep and well rounded but it's a hell of a lot of fun! If you have any interest in the franchises involved or SRPGs at all then it's worth a look. Expand
  5. Aug 15, 2013
    8
    This game is very boring but it is still very good with beautiful graphics (even though there are 2D sprites), Great game play, and a solidThis game is very boring but it is still very good with beautiful graphics (even though there are 2D sprites), Great game play, and a solid musical score. Expand
  6. Jul 21, 2013
    7
    Project X Zone is targeted at very specific gamers and is overwhelmingly limited beyond that; while the crossover concept is overall excellentProject X Zone is targeted at very specific gamers and is overwhelmingly limited beyond that; while the crossover concept is overall excellent and has a variety of characters from franchise favorites such as Mega Man, Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Tekken, etc., the stories and dialogues of the characters become far too confusing to make it all worth viewing. And gameplay becomes horrendously repetitive with very limited tactic settings and special attacks that are all style, no substance. But that being said, the anime/16-bit style visuals throughout the game will pleasure many of the franchise's fandoms and maybe even some of those unfamiliar with the lesser known ones (ahem, Sega's). Expand
  7. Jan 10, 2015
    0
    Boring, repetitive, large amount of characters (this works against the game because it wants to introduce every single character) bland "rpg"Boring, repetitive, large amount of characters (this works against the game because it wants to introduce every single character) bland "rpg" style with stupid way to do "combos", bland story that tries to get every single character on board without a really good story.

    definitely not recommended.
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