Game Guys review - Ben 10 Omniverse 2

10:36 PM, Nov 15, 2013   |    comments
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  • 'Ben 10 Omniverse 2', a video game from D3 Publisher for Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.
  • 'Ben 10 Omniverse 2', a video game from D3 Publisher for Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

Ben 10 Omniverse 2 is D3Publisher's newest installment in the franchise that brings fans of the popular kid's show back into the action-packed world. 

For those not familiar with the widely popular series, the show revolves around the main character, Ben Tennyson, who is an intergalactic adventurer with a powerful watch. Essentially the Omniverse series is a spin off of the original Ben 10 series, but in this show, Ben has an Omnitrix watch that allows him to transform into aliens of different calibers. Essentially, the call to action in this game involves a new enemy called the Incurseans that have powerful warships that have threatened the universe. Although the plot sounds a little simplistic, keep in mind, this game is designed for a fairly young audience. 

In Omnniverse 2, Ben can transform into ten different alien forms that range in power using his special watch. The aliens include, Big Chill, Bullfrag, Rath, Eatle and many others for those familiar with the show. 

One of the best aspects of this game is that kid's who watch the show can actually jump into this game and play as their favorite characters from the show. The fighting mechanics couldn't be more simple in Omniverse 2. Essentially, this game is a hack and slash game, where there are strings of combat that can be defeated easily with combo-based moves. Additionally, there are times when ben can use multiple aliens in a powerful, combo finisher move that proves to be rewarding in combat.

The visuals in this game match up fairly close to the TV series, with a flashy cartoon feel that kid's enjoy. The frame rates look pretty good especially during the really action packed parts, which is nice, but also sort of assumed, this late in the console generation. As well, the voice overs and audio match up well with the game's feel. 

To wrap up, kids who are into Ben 10 will surely enjoy this game, and even with a friend online or via split screen at home. The controls are smooth, and the violence is very tame and suitable for kids of all ages. Obviously, this game only goes so far on the complexity scale, so older kids who are looking for a bit more of a challenge may want to stay away from this title.

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Version tested: Xbox 360 (also available on Wii, Wii U, 3DS, & PS3)

(D3Publisher supplied a copy of this game for review.)

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