When we were at the GameStop Expo last week, @omnitrix on Twitter literally begged us to play Ben 10 Omniverse 2 at D3Publisher’s booth. While having some free ice cream at the South Park: The Stick of Truth truck, D3 booth members literally threw Adventure Time wristwatches at me in an attempt to get me to their booth. There, I got my hands on Ben 10, so this is for you, @omnitrix!
To be honest, I don’t have cable TV, and I don’t watch this Cartoon Network series. All I know is that Ben is some kid who can turn into different kinds of aliens. The demo of the game requires players to make use of this ability during on-rails sections in order to get by certain obstacles. One alien can shoot lasers. Another alien can break drums full of radioactive waste. Another alien jumps really high.
These on-rains sections, if you can understand them right away, are actually quite reminiscent of the early 3D Sonic games, because the gameplay gets pretty fast and it also maintains its intuitiveness.
During the free roaming action, the game is essentially a platformer with some action thrown in. Exploration isn’t really all that impressive in what seems like a flat world, and the combat wasn’t that great either. The controls, for some reason or another, are not very responsive when it comes to combat, and it’s also pretty bare. Just walk up to an enemy and tap the attack button.
It’s obvious that this is a game targeted at children and maybe fans of the TV show, but hey, every game developer and publisher deserves their time in the sun. Ben 10 Omniverse 2 comes out on November 5 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U, and 3DS.