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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Building on the success of Hexic HD, Hexic 2 brings all-new pieces to the board in a very literal way. The basic gameplay is straightforward, familiar, and addictive—just spin a trio of hexes to create a group of three or more matching colors, or build a formation of hexes to create more advanced pieces. Whether you want a relaxing puzzle break or a frantic race against the clock, Hexic 2 has you covered. All-new special pieces, different formations, and modes keep Hexic 2 challenging even for the veteran Hexic player. Multiplayer competition: Amp up the gaming excitement playing multiplayer over Xbox Live (up to 2 players) in Battle Mode. The gameplay is straightforward, approachable, and highly addictive. The game is rendered in full 3-D with stunning special effects such as reflections, glow, and spectacular highlights. [Microsoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Hexic 2’s addition of other pieces will make it a bit more playable, though Black Pearls are still going to be a challenge if you don’t already know how to get them. As well, the inclusion of Battle Mode adds a great platform for competitive gamers.
  2. After playing Hexic 2, it’s really hard to go back and play Hexic HD. Hexic 2 is worth checking out especially if you have friends that are also competitive puzzle fanatics.
  3. Hexic 2 deftly expands every concept that made its freebie predecessor the star of Live Arcade's launch. [Sept 2007, p.74]
  4. It's Hexic. But, y'know, again. And better. [Oct 2007, p.98]
  5. If you liked the original, and poured endless hours into it, then you should definitely get this one: there are just about enough tweaks and changes to make it feel different enough to justify a purchase - especially the chance to play a mate online.
  6. 800 feels like a lot to pay for the sequel to a game that was free with your system, but hey, you can't complain that you aren't getting a lot of content for the cost. Just as long as you already loved the original game.
  7. Hexic 2 isn't quite as good as the original, but if you missed out on the first game, you can't go wrong with the sequel. [Nov 2007, p.96]

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  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Kelly
    Aug 23, 2007
    THere's a lot more new here than first meets the eye. The new pieces definitely make it easier to get into and lear, but also add depth to the SP experience. The battle mode is a lot of fun once you learn how to play. The new color scheme is definitely a big change from Hexic HD, but Hexic HD didn't look like it belonged on the 360 anyway. Expand
  2. JonathanP.
    Aug 19, 2007
    Ejoyed the first installment, but so far the second one has left me dry. The whole look of the game has altered, its abandoned the simple primary colours for a new shiny metallic paint job which detracts from the games simple charm. Improvements in game modes and inclusion of multiplayer just isn't enough. Expand
  3. Mar 22, 2012
    Uff, I love Hexic HD, and I think in a great sequel, like UNO, with UNO Rush, but Hexic 2, is same like HD, obviusly have better things, but if you have the original, is better that you have the original. Expand