Zeno Clash II

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Zeno Clash II
Zeno Clash II box art.jpg
Developer(s) ACE Team
Publisher(s) Atlus
Engine Unreal Engine 3
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release Microsoft Windows
  • WW: 30 April 2013
PlayStation 3
  • WW: 23 July 2013
Xbox 360
  • WW: 26 July 2013
Genre(s) Action role-playing, beat 'em up
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Zeno Clash II is a first-person action role-playing[1] and beat 'em up video game developed by ACE Team as the follow-up to 2009's Zeno Clash. It was published by Atlus for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013. The game is a direct sequel and features the same characters and setting as the first. It continues the story of Ghat, Rimat, and Father-Mother.

Plot[edit]

The game begins with the first game's protagonist Ghat meeting with Rimat, one of his sisters who also appears in the first game as an adversary. They plot to enter and free Father-Mother, a creature from the original Zeno Clash that appeared to be neither male nor female, but was exposed being actually just a male, and he main characters adoptive father mother after kidnapping them.

Gameplay[edit]

Zeno Clash II features a multiplayer game mode, in contrast to the first game which was only single player. The game also includes multiple forms of Arena modes which were included in the last game, one of these Arena modes lets you play as the Rock from *Rock of Ages (video game). [2]

Development[edit]

Zeno Clash II was released on April 30, 2013, 4 years after the original. A demo for the game was released 6 days before the game itself. [3]

Reception[edit]

Zeno Clash II was met with mixed reviews, with the PC version receiving a rating of 61/100 on reviews aggregator Metacritic.[4] The most favourable rating by nowgamer[5] says the game bests its predecessor, praising the "sumptuous looking and stylish" world and "excellent" combat system but noting that Zeno Clash II may "obviously not be for everyone, and its low budget does show through." Other critics praise the artwork and characters but cite various flaws and most seem to agree that the game fell behind in comparison to the first game. Destructoid said "Zeno Clash II might be bigger than its predecessor, but it fails to be truly better."[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RPG-beat’em’up: first facts about Zeno Clash 2". 
  2. ^ Bordeu, Carlos. "Zeno Clash 2 is for experienced gamers". GameStar. 
  3. ^ Onyett, Charles (7 June 2012). "E3 2012: Zeno Clash II Impressions". IGN. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Zeno Clash II PC reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Zeno Clash 2 Review". NowGamer. 
  6. ^ "Review: Zeno Clash II". Destructoid. 

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