Velocity 2X PlayStation Vita

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90

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7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 129 Ratings

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  • Summary: Velocity 2X features puzzle-platforming action alongside top-down shoot 'em-up gameplay.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Sep 30, 2014
    100
    Velocity 2X offers the perfect mix of side-scrolling puzzle-platforming and top-down shooting action. With perfect controls, beautiful visuals and an amazing soundtrack.
  2. Sep 2, 2014
    100
    On the most critical point, however, Velocity 2X hasn't changed: it's still an awesome game, and it's still absolutely worth your time. Half of it may be borrowed from Futurlab's previous game, but half of it isn't, and those two halves add up to make one heck of an experience.
  3. Sep 3, 2014
    90
    Velocity 2X is aglow with ambition, ideas, and design smarts. A modern shoot-'em-up perfected.
  4. A polished labour of love, Velocity 2X is addictive in both its top-down and platforming sections and visually astonishing to boot. A truly triumphant must-have title. [Oct 2014, p.86]
  5. 90
    Velocity 2X takes everything that was great about the top down shooting action of Velocity Ultra and not only improves it, but adds a whole new layer of depth: platforming. It creates a new hybrid genre that's seamlessly blended together by its creative narrative and delicate balancing of controls for each style of game play.
  6. Oct 9, 2014
    90
    Combining the best elements of arcade-style gaming, Velocity 2X feels like a game with the soul of the '90s and the tech of the current generation. As the saying goes, Velocity 2X is easy to learn and difficult to master.
  7. Sep 2, 2014
    80
    While we hesitate to call it a game-of-the-year contender, the Vita needs more titles like Velocity 2X, a game that's equally effective when experienced in short bursts on the move, or in the kind of marathon sessions that tablet and smartphones cannot compete with.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19
  1. Aug 22, 2015
    10
    Excellent production values including:

    Gameplay Sound Performance Graphics I applaud the art style and music as well. A tight, fast-
    Excellent production values including:

    Gameplay
    Sound
    Performance
    Graphics

    I applaud the art style and music as well. A tight, fast- paced action game. Lots of content and a surprisingly well written script for a game of this type. The grammar of the script is spot-on and professional.
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  2. Oct 13, 2014
    10
    I love top-down space shooters, platformers and puzzle games. Well, Velocity 2X is all three of those combined. The slick design, easy toI love top-down space shooters, platformers and puzzle games. Well, Velocity 2X is all three of those combined. The slick design, easy to learn controls and increasing level difficulty are absolutely mind-blowing and can keep you busy for weeks trying to top your scores in order to open up new levels. This game was under the radar for me but when it popped for free on Playstation Plus a few weeks ago, I downloaded it and can't stop playing it. Don't listen to the haters who give this a 1 or 2 score on here because I don't know what those people expected out of an indie game with zero advertising before it's release. I can tell you that it has far exceeded my own expectations and would recommend this game to anyone. Expand
  3. Sep 4, 2014
    10
    Absolutamente brilhante. Se o primeiro já era um jogo excelente, esse shooter mostra o que um pequeno estúdio com competência consegue fazer.Absolutamente brilhante. Se o primeiro já era um jogo excelente, esse shooter mostra o que um pequeno estúdio com competência consegue fazer. Apesar da versão do ps4 ser muito boa também, e a do vita que brilha por causa dos controles, sendo um jogo perfeito para o portátil. Recomendo! Expand
  4. Dec 25, 2014
    8
    A pretty good improvement over velocity ultra, nice to see the developers didn't half-ass this game and just made a velocity ultra clone withA pretty good improvement over velocity ultra, nice to see the developers didn't half-ass this game and just made a velocity ultra clone with a few tweaks. I enjoyed the platforming section of this game a lot, and I also respected the add on story which the last installment didn't have. The boss battles were fun, challenging, and overall satisfying to fight. The only real cons in this game for me was the unnecessary need for a set xp points to unlock the later levels. I tried, but will not play levels over and over again just to progress to beat the game. I might revisit this game in the future, but for now I'm content with how this game is that I've played. Having said that, this is good game on it's own merit, but I will highly recommend this game to vita owners/ on the go players. As a on the go game it's probably up there with the best. Fun, short, fast-paced, addicting and challenging. Expand
  5. May 10, 2015
    6
    Extremely overrated, but not bad. Velocity 2X is a solid, extremely fast paced sci-fi shooter and running platformer 2 in 1. Tempo is reallyExtremely overrated, but not bad. Velocity 2X is a solid, extremely fast paced sci-fi shooter and running platformer 2 in 1. Tempo is really high and it's all pumped up by good electronic soundtrack. But it's true that finishing the game might start to feel like a grind a bit and if you plan to plan to perfect every level to get a platinum, get ready for some serious hardcore challenge, because every single second counts here to the point it's almost ridiculous. If you're a fan of this genre, this is pretty good title, perfectly suited for Vita. 6/10 Expand
  6. Dec 4, 2014
    4
    Insanely overrated. A decent shooter, if a decidedly average side-scroller. The first game i ever purchased was Life Force (nes), and i'm aInsanely overrated. A decent shooter, if a decidedly average side-scroller. The first game i ever purchased was Life Force (nes), and i'm a huge 2-d Metroid fan. This game doesn't live up to either legacy.

    There are a few interesting gimmicks, speed control, trendy graphics, and it does handle very well, but none of this makes this game worth a perfect score. There are better shooters, and MUCH better side scrollers.

    I didn't hate it, i just found it kinda...dull.
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  7. Feb 8, 2015
    1
    An indie game that was severely overhyped by everyone, in a time when the vitas AAA support is non existent it seems that every new indie isAn indie game that was severely overhyped by everyone, in a time when the vitas AAA support is non existent it seems that every new indie is overhyped now, picked this up with PS+ and played a couple of levels, is boring, awkward to play and repetitive, akin to a cheap iPhone game the never gets on the top 100 page, disappointed with this game, vita could have been something really special. Expand

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