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  • Summary: Next Dimension plunges players into a powerful enemy's plot to rid the world of mutants. Leaving traditional arena-based fighting games in its wake, X-MEN: Next Dimension is the only console fighter that carries epic superhero showdowns across expansive 3-D levels. Players fight as 24Next Dimension plunges players into a powerful enemy's plot to rid the world of mutants. Leaving traditional arena-based fighting games in its wake, X-MEN: Next Dimension is the only console fighter that carries epic superhero showdowns across expansive 3-D levels. Players fight as 24 different X-MEN characters through interactive environments replete with combat-induced damage. [Activision] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. The gameplay has a nice balance to it, but is also fairly shallow. [Dec 2002, p.118]
  2. One of the biggest problems with this version is the controller.
  3. A solid fighter that just can't quite climb up to what "Tekken" and "VF" have offered.
  4. Slightly sluggish controls hurt the faster characters, leaving some of the mid-speed characters' blend of movement and power overbalanced in the grand scheme of things.
  5. A well-integrated story and a nice selection of characters help the cause, but the overly simple gameplay and poor character balance steal away some of its powers.
  6. When you could buy Tekken 4 for the same amount, why would you want this average contribution to the PS2 gene pool? Sometimes it can be fun, but it’s nothing you haven’t seen before, and done much, much better.
  7. Perhaps the most damning thing of all about Next Dimension though is that throughout our time with the game, we never once felt the impact of a blow or watched a character reel in pain – there’s virtually no weight to any attack and hit contact is unconvincing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. PhilipY.
    Aug 17, 2003
    10
    It was great.
  2. LONGN.
    Mar 8, 2003
    10
    Best X-Men game ever. Future Marvel games can only get better. Poor reviews made price drop quickly so real fans can get it cheap! Better Best X-Men game ever. Future Marvel games can only get better. Poor reviews made price drop quickly so real fans can get it cheap! Better than games with DC comics characters. Expand
  3. WouterR.
    Dec 21, 2002
    9
    Wow.
  4. OwenS.
    Jan 11, 2003
    9
    Ignore the bad reviews. This is one EXCELLENT fighting game. My only complaint is the audio which could do with a bit more variation and Ignore the bad reviews. This is one EXCELLENT fighting game. My only complaint is the audio which could do with a bit more variation and funny one-liners, but overall the game is great fun. Very addictive. Expand
  5. BorisG.
    Mar 10, 2003
    9
    This game is great, but when you unlock everything the only way to entertain yourself is to play against friends. The moves are really goodThis game is great, but when you unlock everything the only way to entertain yourself is to play against friends. The moves are really good also, but sound wasn't the best. Expand
  6. EdmundC.
    Feb 11, 2003
    8
    Pretty good game, but the audio could've been better.
  7. VitalyK.
    Dec 11, 2002
    5
    An okay game with Poor graphics and somewhat good moves.

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