The fantastic Story mode is what really brings Next Dimension up a few notches over similar titles. While the game lacks Xbox specific perks and isnt the most deep fighting title, it is still a game no X-Men fan should be without.
The game itself is decent, offering up a variety of different moves and letting players dish out long and damaging attack combinations--but it's not going to replace or even come close to your fighting game of choice.
Besides a real lack of polish on the models and backgrounds in Dimension, it just feels mediocre when stacked against competition like "DOA," "Kakuto Chojin," and "MK Deadly Alliance." [Jan 2003, p.81]