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  • Summary: Fight in epic superhero showdowns against 24 of your favorite X-Men characters. In X-Men: The Next Dimension, a powerful enemy plots to rid the world of mutants, and only the X-Men can stop him. Choose from traditional or new X-Men--each with his or her own special fighting abilities and objects to interact with--and battle through destructible environments. Your mission to save the future will uncover secrets about your own past. Expand
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  1. Even on easy, beating the story means a thumb-callusing workout (And progress can't be saved.) [Feb 2003, p.78]
  2. The seamless and responsive control scheme found in DOA3 just cannot be found in XND.
  3. While the fighting mechanics are decent at best, the game fails to capture the raw excitement of playing as a favorite superhero or villain.
  4. One of the biggest issues I had was with the rigid clunky feel to the characters. Punches and kicks didn't seem to flow correctly.
  5. The characters themselves seem to fight more like they have nagging arthritis rather than immeasurable mutant powers. And the FMV sequences would insult even PS2 owners.
  6. Fighting games need deep, balanced gameplay to rise to the top, but X-Men: Next Dimension is severely hampered by shallow, unbalanced fighting action.
  7. 25
    If I didn't know any better I would say the developer purposely sabotaged this one in order to make the Xbox look bad.

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  1. Masteryodaperez
    May 12, 2005
    The character models are bad especially nightcrawler.& the controls are horrible!!!!!! I mean the game makes you feel like a fat lard instead of a mutant. Activision got it all wrong from the start. I mean come on!!! What type of game doesn't let you save your prorogress?this game sucks big choringa.from master yoda this deserves to be slashed with a lightsaber and thrown to the dogs!!!!! Collapse