What It Is
Ben 10 Omniverse 2 from D3Publisher is an all new adventure in the Ben 10 universe. The game features the series' teenage hero, Ben Tennyson, fighting the Incurseans and trying to save the world. Ben is armed with the Omnitrix device that allows him to transform into different aliens that each have their own strengths and abilities.
The game play is a mix of track-based running sequences and battles. Each level is divided between the two styles and will have players in an automatic running area, where they have to transform into the appropriate alien to get past obstacles. These running areas will lead to battles, where players will have to defeat waves of enemies to progress.
The game starts off with the player immediately in the story and on an Incursean spaceship. From there you are off on one of the automatic running sequences. In these sequences, you have no control over your character's forward movement but can select one of three tracks to take. Each track has different obstacles that will require players to quickly transform into the alien that can defeat the obstacle. This starts off as fun but because of the odd camera position, it's difficult to switch to the correct alien in time.
After running through a few hallways, you enter a locked room where you have to defeat waves of enemies in combat. The combat controls are sluggish and sometimes it's hard to tell if you have even hit the enemy. After defeating all the enemies, a door opens and you head out on another track area.
Why It’s Fun
At first this game seems as if it is going to be fun. The hallway running portion of the games begins as an interesting obstacle setting but it goes on for too long and quickly becomes tedious. The battle rooms are more entertaining but once again, its the same thing over and over.
Who It’s For
The game is intended for Ben 10 fans and while it is rated E 10+, it should be fine for kids as young as 8 to play.
What To Be Aware Of
If you don't make it through the level, you will have to restart from the beginning and do all the running again. The levels are long, with multiple hallways and battle rooms and the game gets repetitive quickly.
We played the Xbox 360 version of the game for this review but it's also available for Nintendo Wii, Wii U and PS3. There is also a different 3DS version of the game
There is not a lot of reason to return to this game once kids have played through the main campaign. Anyone who enjoys the battle sections of the game will also enjoy the 2-player Arena Mode, where two players can battle in a co-op game.