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I would like it if my XBL friends would give it a spin, but until then, I don't mind beating perfect strangers in the meantime. If you go back and check the reviews for the first game, you'll notice similar scores. That being the case, I'm fairly confident that if you enjoyed the first, you'll enjoy this one. I'm not saying Fuzion Frenzy 2 trumps all, but for me it is a worthy follow-up.
Fuzion Frenzy 2 präsentiert sich als gelungener Partytitel mit einer großen Auswahl an Minispielen. Eine futuristische Welt mit schnell erlernbarer Steuerung sorgt für unkomplizierten Mehrspielerspaß für Neueinsteiger und Profis. Wer nicht zuviel Wert auf eine bombastische Grafik und orchestrale Musikstücke legt, wird mit diesem Titel sicher seine Freude haben. Wem der Singlepart zu langweilig wird oder zu leicht mit den CPU-Kontrahenten fertig wird, kann sich via Xbox-Live Zugang mit Spielern aus der ganzen Welt messen. Mir persönlich hat die benutzerfreundliche Steuerung sehr gut gefallen, da man ohne langwieriges einstellen sofort loslegen kann und gleich ohne Probleme in ein Spiel einsteigt. Auch das Preis-Leistungsverhältnis stimmt und punktet somit für einen gelungenen Spieleabend.
It's not like Fuzion Frenzy 2 is a horrible game, it's really not that bad. It does, however, lack some polish and a wider variety of mini-games to choose from. On the flip side if you entertain friends a lot you might find this to be a fun party game. Gamers lacking friends need not apply for this one.
The minigames are fun. Let me repeat, the minigames are fun. There are some stinkers, like most of the “Rumbles” which resurrect Final Fight-era controls, but the majority of them are good with a few great ones as well. So far the Game Couch crew hasn’t tired of the Tron-styled Tail Blazer, Kaleidoscope Survival, or the Sumo battles.
The inclusion of online play is really the only new feature that Fuzion Frenzy 2 brings to the genre of minigame-driven party games, but it's an important one. Combined with a healthy selection of mostly good minigames, it helps Fuzion Frenzy 2 compensate for some of its minor design and presentational missteps, even if the contents of the game are still all too familiar.
Fuzion Frenzy 2 is not a huge departure from the original game, but rather gives you more of the same. If you’re a fan of the original game, you’ll undoubtedly appreciate the variety and the online play. However, if you didn’t like it, then chances are Fuzion Frenzy 2 won’t change your mind.
Fuzion Frenzy 2 is op zich een prima game, maar vergeleken met zijn voorganger is de vooruitgang ver te zoeken. De vernieuwingen die zijn toegevoegd zijn niet echt verbeteringen te noemen, hoewel het kaartensysteem een leuke toevoeging kan zijn als je onwijs suckt in mini-games. Dankzij deze kaarten kan iedereen Fuzion Frenzy 2 winnen als het geluk meewerkt. Het winnen van mini-games is daarvoor niet per se nodig. De andere vernieuwing, de presentator, is eerder ergerlijk dan dat het daadwerkelijk wat toevoegt aan de gameplay.
The hardest part to stomach about Fuzion Frenzy 2 for gamers might be the price. Fifty bucks for a game that wouldn’t have too much trouble on the old Xbox is a bit steep. There are forty-plus games here, which does aid Fuzion Frenzy 2 in the replay value column, but it’s easy to see how thirty a pop could be more easily stomached. Besides, you can buy a butt-load of helium balloons, noise makers and red-devil’s food for a real party for the asking price of Fuzion Frenzy 2.
"Fuzion Frenzy 2" parece apenas preencher a vaga do gênero que faltava para o Xbox 360, sem se preocupar em oferecer um conteúdo de qualidade. Embora dê conta da distração em uma reunião de amigos, não oferece a mesma diversão dos jogos da série "Mario Party".
Whilst Fuzion Frenzy 2 wasn't one of the most anticipated sequels on the Xbox 360 (at least not in the same way as Halo 3, PGR 3 and Forza 2), it was certainly a game that I was looking forward to and having played the game for over a week now I have to say I'm disappointed with the end result. Normally when a sequel is created by a different developer (Fuzion Frenzy was developed by Blitz Games) there is cause for concern but given the pedigree Hudson have for creating mini-game compilations, with the Mario Party games, you would be forgiven for thinking that Fuzion Frenzy 2 was in more than capable hands. Sadly though, Fuzion Frenzy 2 is disappointing. Even the addition of support for online play cannot elevate the game. If you're looking for a party game to play on the Xbox 360 then Fuzion Frenzy 2 might fit the bill but on the whole it's not as enjoyable as the original Fuzion Frenzy and could have been much better.
Digital Entertainment News (den)
While its predecessor may have made for a decent Xbox launch title, Fuzion Frenzy 2 is really an unremarkable party game for this day in age, with numerous problems on top of it all. Don’t even bother with it unless you’re really hurting for a party game.
If you try hard enough you can have a good time with Fuzion Frenzy 2. There's something to be said about gathering a bunch of friends together to go head to head against in the various mini-games. If you choose your games carefully you shouldn't have too much trouble having fun playing a few rounds, but it won't take long before everybody is demanding you put in something else ... something better. Fuzion Frenzy 2 could have been a good game, but it doesn't try very hard and that's really the most offensive part of this whole experience. I'm not asking for a perfect party game, but if you're going to make a game like this the least you can do is make it enjoyable. And my time with Fuzion Frenzy 2 was spent cringing more than having a good time.
Fuzion Frenzy 2 is a sentimental re-call from the launch days of the original Xbox launch line-up. The simple mini-games designed for four players creates an atmosphere of joviality that's worthwhile offline and online. The game itself is poorly made, generic in most respects, and unoriginal in its approach. But it gets the job done, and there is no other game on Xbox 360 like it. Of course, Fuzion Frenzy should sell for $20, not $50. So our advice to wait until the price drops, then get it -- just for kicks.
As is so often the case in this genre, the minigames miss as many pitches as they hit. . We'd actually recommend the Xbox predecessor over this one, if it didn't suffer horrible performance problems when running on the 360. But turn off the annoying sound effects and it makes as good a back-from-the-pub diversion as any party game without a goofy peripheral.
While Fusion Frenzy 2 is highly unoriginal and very simplistic, if you have regular get-togethers with friends or you enjoy online competitive play then it’s certainly a purchase worth considering.
39,99€ für einen Xbox 360 Titel hören sich auf den ersten Blick zwar verlockend an, Fuzion Frenzy 2 entpuppt sich aber schon nach kurzer Spielzeit als eintöniges Partyspiel mit wenig Tiefgang, das zudem an der viel zu tristen Grafik und den immer wieder gleichen Sprachsamples des Moderators kränkelt. Nicht einmal der Xbox Live Modus kann für einige Stunden an den Bildschirm fesseln. Wenig willige Mitspieler und ein träger Multiplayer Turnier Modus sind das Resultat.
In the end, Fuzion Frenzy 2 is simply an average (at best) party/compilation game that lacks depth, an overall sense of continuity and fun. The tournament mode is almost unplayable due to its host, the single player game feels mostly pointless and the multiplayer aspect lacks proper stat tracking. As a regular priced game, it’s hard to justify this purchase (except for the truly masochistic out there) and even harder to justify playing it for any great length of time. There are certainly better party games out there.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
If you’re having a party and kids are going to be invited, Fuzion Frenzy 2 is just the ticket. The bright colors and sometimes fun mini-games are sure to please, but the grating sound, generic graphics and overall shoddy construction will do nothing but frustrate. Fans of the original might find Fuzion Frenzy 2 to be an adequate successor to their beloved launch daddy, but I, for one, was not amused.
Party games are typically most fun in Tournament mode, and even though I'm someone who finds Mario Party's board cumbersome, I found myself wanting a lot more here. Fuzion Frenzy 2's tournament is just, again, bland. It consists of simply picking a multiplier card before each round. You get to unexpectedly steal points or multiply your own, but this has a tendency to upset the rankings quite randomly, and without a board, there's very little strategy to it. Plus, the characters are generally dull. Identifying with your guy onscreen boils down to remembering your color -- a far cry from Mario Party's memorable cast. Fuzion Frenzy 2 isn't terrible, so if you're desperate for a simple, safe party game, it fits the bill. Unfortunately, it fits the bill in so lackluster a manner, it's hard to see why they bothered.
Fuzion Frenzy 2 fills a niche on the Xbox 360, but it's more out of necessity than desire -- sort of like the kicker on a football team. He isn't the most charismatic or athletic guy on the team, but he's sort of required to be there. It's the only real four-player, easy-to-learn game in the 360's library. If that's what you're looking for -- or you're a seven-year-old whose parents won't buy you Gears of War so you can use potty-mouth online -- then by all means rent Fuzion Frenzy 2.
Fuzion Frenzy 2 is a rather uninspired mini-game collection that simply doesn't have the same appeal as the likes of Mario Party or the more recent Rayman Raving Rabbids. Online play means that even solo players are able to go up against real opponents, but there aren't enough great mini-games in the collection to warrant more than one or two plays through what is on offer. Add in a fairly slim selection of Achievements and you have an Xbox 360 game that even die-hard 360 owners will struggle to find much worth in.
At the end of the day Fusion Frenzy 2 is a fun game for the whole family, but the bland character design, non-existent plot and the overall obnoxious voice-overs really hurt this title more than they should. If you like party games, and love GamerScore points and online play, then Fusion Frenzy 2 is worth checking out - just be sure to turn the subtitles on, turn the voice volume all the way down and learn which button allows you to skip the dialogue when it comes up. - James Fudge.
Armchair Empire, The
If you’re looking for an Xbox 360 party game, may I suggest Gears of War – the split screen co-op may not be kid friendly but you’ll definitely have more fun with friends. Fuzion Frenzy 2 was never asked for and if there’s ever plans for a third edition the game will need a complete gutting before it can be stitched into something that people will want to play.
Honestly, Fuzion Frenzy 2 fails to impress. Decent mini-games can only go so far to fix a broken main game, terrible art design, and voice acting that even a patient fan of low-quality acting can't handle. If you want mini-game mayhem on the X360, look forward to Rayman: Raving Rabbids (if you don't already have the Wii version), or better yet, scroll around X-Box Live Arcade a little. This game has exactly one target audience; Gamerscore fanatics will get all of the limited joy to be had in one rental, along with the entire set of 1,000 gamer points. Otherwise, the title is too hardcore in stylations for family, too anime for sports gamers, too silly-looking for anime fans, somehow too insipid for party game fans, and too low-quality as a whole to be worth purchasing by anyone.
Hudson a réussi l’exploit de nous pondre un party game tristounet. Partant pourtant avec un a priori positif, étant l’un des seuls à bien avoir apprécié le premier opus, j'ai trouvé ce Fuzion Frenzy 2 trop pauvre en modes de jeu pour être un bon investissement sur la durée. Dommage, ce ne sera pas le premier bon party game de la 360.
Fuzion Frenzy 2 n'est pas meilleur que son prédécesseur et il ne vous donnera certainement pas envie de fusionner avec votre Xbox 360. L'achat n'est envisageable que si vous êtes en manque absolu de party-games. Le Mario Party de Microsoft est encore à des années-lumière de son modèle et c'est bien dommage, car un peu de fraîcheur n'aurait pas fait de mal. D'ailleurs, je m'en vais de ce pas m'occuper de mes Pinatas... tout seul.
Fuzion Frenzy 2 is a hard game to recommend unless you're starving for some an easy going collection of mini-games to blast through with friends. The quality and substance is of the Fuzion Frenzy 2 is lacking should have been re-evaluated before its release. Fuzion Frenzy 2 is marked slightly lower than a normal Xbox 360, rightfully so, but it should be even lower. I honestly think Fuzion Frenzy 2 would be better served over the Xbox Live Marketplace as an Arcade title, then a full disc release. Buyer Beware, or you might be the one in a frenzy.
Partyspel har som jag ser det en enda uppgift och det är att locka till skratt när du spelar det med goda vänner, vilket Fuzion Frenzy 2 har potential att göra, men i på tok för liten utsträckning. Jag har själv svårt att se en anledning till att plocka fram Fuzion Frenzy 2 när jag får besök, det finns helt enkelt betydligt bättre alternativ till andra konsoler. Äger du däremot endast en Xbox 360 kan det vara värt en närmare titt, men tänk på att Guitar Hero 2 inte är alltför långt borta.
Fuzion Frenzy 2 is amusant voor een namiddagje, maar langer dan dat zal de game niet in je Xbox 360 blijven zitten. Het is leuk dat de console van Microsoft nu eindelijk een partygame aan boord heeft, maar de kwaliteit ervan is niet echt van een hoog niveau. Het spel mist een eigen karakter en de minigames komen ongeveer allemaal op hetzelfde neer. Grafisch bengelt het spel net op het randje van een teleurstelling, terwijl je tijdens het spel best het geluid afzet door de gruwelijke soundtrack met ditto stemmetje van de aanwezige presentator. Eigenlijk zou dit een perfect spel zijn voor XBLA, maar toch ligt hij gewoon in de winkels voor, gelukkig, een ietwat lager prijsje dan de gemiddelde Xbox 360 game.
Fuzion Frenzy 2 is a bad attempt at improving its predecessor. Basically every aspect of this game is sub-par at best and without solid achievements to warrant any long play times, it’s only slightly worthy of a rental. You’ll have some fun for a little while, but once the announcer begins to get on your nerves, any hopes for an enjoyable experience go up in flames. If you’re interested in fun mini-games, pick up the original Fuzion Frenzy, as it’s much lower in price (due to being an original Xbox game), and from what experience I’ve had with it, it is much more enjoyable. However, this, Cars, and Open Season are all available in a three-pack for $30 (US only) for all your achievement whores and penny-pinchers.
Video Game Talk
If Fuzion Frenzy 2 were a cheap Live Arcade title, it might be worth checking out for those who love the genre. As a regularly priced retail game, those truly obsessed with their Gamerscore should rent it at most and everyone else should skip the game entirely.
Fuzion Frenzy 2 is, you could argue, the 360's finest multiplayer party game. Dishonest types would emblazon that on the box and forget to mention the score. The reality is that it's a sub-par offering in almost every respect, chock full of insipid, charmless, half-baked zero-fun games that would embarrass a start-up indie studio. The fact that Microsoft is only charging about £30 for it softens the blow a little, but it's still by far the worst first party offering from the Redmond giant for many years.
Video Game Talk
Fuzion Frenzy 2 is a complete and utter disappointment. Maybe if this game were $10 like the first one, I could give it a half-hearted recommendation. But at $50, it's highway robbery. Skip It.
Game Informer Magazine
The only good that this game serves is that it keeps Fuzion Frenzy’s legacy of being synonymous with “bad game” alive for another generation. Even if Microsoft offers it as a five dollar download on Xbox Live Arcade, pass on it – unless, of course, you collect Worst Games of the Year.
In short, it’s simply not worth the mundane presentation. A round of play lasts ten minutes at minimum, but there’s no excuse for annoyances such as computer players taking 15 seconds to choose a mini-game or the DJ being allowed to select the first mini-game the first time. There is only one unlockable game on each planet and no extra characters, hardly providing any room to explore. Nobody is online for a quick match or tournament, and after unlocking the handful of hidden games there is nothing else to do with Fuzion Frenzy. With online play available but no one online, and even offline with friends, there’s nothing that will keep gamers interested for long. The game even feels like it’s taking too long to complete, even though a complete play through can be finished in less than two hours. Ultimately, there’s no reason to bother with Fuzion Frenzy 2 unless you’re very bored and have played all the video games in the world.