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  • Summary: Velocity 2X features puzzle-platforming action alongside top-down shoot-'em-up gameplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Sep 2, 2014
    100
    Futurlab made a bold claim that Velocity 2X is the game of the year 2014… They are not wrong.
  2. Sep 2, 2014
    95
    Futurlab doubles down and delivers a sequel that beats its predecessor in quality on every level. A must have.
  3. Sep 29, 2014
    90
    Velocity 2X is absolutely worth playing. This game offers the lovely combination of platforming, space shooting and puzzling. There are a few flaws, but for the price that this game costs, we won’t even mention them.
  4. First thing about the Velocity 2X: It's a 2 in 1 game (Platform and arcade). I am impressed by excessive speed gameplay. Teleport and other stuffs are looking so cool. If you are a PS Plus subscriber, then it's a game that you cannot miss.
  5. Sep 15, 2014
    87
    I’d think you’re a bit crazy if you’re on PS+ and don’t get this game as part of your instant collection.
  6. Sep 5, 2014
    85
    Fast, smooth, clever and furious, FuturLab delivers a great shoot'em up that is actually improved thanks to the platform sections on foot.
  7. 70
    An impressive mix of game styles, and some of the most rewarding speed runs in recent memory, but that only increases the speed at which levels start to blur into each other.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 39
  2. Negative: 7 out of 39
  1. Sep 3, 2014
    10
    A well rounded, well designed shooter/platformer. It seamlessly integrates the mechanics in a way that encourages you to perfect yourA well rounded, well designed shooter/platformer. It seamlessly integrates the mechanics in a way that encourages you to perfect your gameplay. The reviewer accusing the game if "hand holding" obviously hasn't played very far in to the game. It only explains things the first time you encounter a new mechanic. I don't know what they expect, it's pretty stupid not to expect a game to have some kind of tutorial. The art is great, the music is perfect and it's just an all around great game. Plus it's free if you have PS+. Anyone giving negative reviews just doesn't get good gaming. Expand
  2. Oct 13, 2014
    10
    Don't listen to the haters who have been dogging this game. It is an amazing blend of top-down shooter, side scrolling platformer and puzzleDon't listen to the haters who have been dogging this game. It is an amazing blend of top-down shooter, side scrolling platformer and puzzle genres. I hadn't heard of this game at all until Sony put it up as a free download for Playstation Plus. I got it on my PS4 and my Vita and cannot stop playing it. It's an extremely addictive, slickly-designed game which I would highly recommend to anyone. Expand
  3. Sep 3, 2014
    9
    No clue where hb1209 is coming from. PS Plus is better than it has ever been. Not sure what game selection has to do with Sony being "broke"No clue where hb1209 is coming from. PS Plus is better than it has ever been. Not sure what game selection has to do with Sony being "broke" or "greedy"... Seriously, who complains about a FREE game on day one?! I would much prefer brand new indie games over old and stale major titles.

    Anyways, I really enjoyed the first Velocity Ultra game and 2X is nothing but an improvement. 9/10 for me.... Bravo, Sony and FuturLab!
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  4. Sep 11, 2014
    8
    Simple addicting fun. It's like r-type and metroid had a baby 5 console generations later. The game could have used a little more directSimple addicting fun. It's like r-type and metroid had a baby 5 console generations later. The game could have used a little more direct combat with quality AI though. I was hoping for something on-par with einhander, but after 17 years it still hasn't happened. Expand
  5. Sep 9, 2014
    6
    Nice free game, but not worth the score it currently have.

    Game contain two modes, the typical shmup and the platforming and they mix them
    Nice free game, but not worth the score it currently have.

    Game contain two modes, the typical shmup and the platforming and they mix them in levels. It is fluid and well tweaked. Graphics could be much better for a PS4 title.

    I love the concept of obtaining all objectives on all levels independently, but it becomes quasi-impossible and very frustrating to obtain the perfect scores (especially the time limit aspect).

    I don't understand complaints about tutorial or hand holding, that's what the game does perfectly. A quick intro that can be completed in minutes and then the challenge start.
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  6. Sep 3, 2014
    5
    Velocity suffers greatly form Hand-Holding syndrome. when you get a new ability, it tell you what it does, how to use it, and when to use it.Velocity suffers greatly form Hand-Holding syndrome. when you get a new ability, it tell you what it does, how to use it, and when to use it. To the point that the use of many abilities seems forced and not at all fun to use. There is almost no independent thinking. The game is constantly auto-pausing to tell you how to deal with a new obstacle instead of trying to let you figure it out. the saving graces are its clean art style, and great chill cyber wave music. Expand
  7. Oct 17, 2014
    0
    Boring and repetitive. Non-challenging at least not in an interesting way. Meaningless story/interludes. I do like 2D platformers andBoring and repetitive. Non-challenging at least not in an interesting way. Meaningless story/interludes. I do like 2D platformers and shoot-em-ups, but this is just uninteresting. Got it for free with PS+, but will never play again.

    Real score 5,. but gets 0 to balance out the unrealistic scores from magazines and FuturLab employees.
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