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Pinball FX2 Review

Are you Ready for some Pinball?

 

Pinball FX2 is the latest Xbox Live Arcade Title from Zen Studios. There are two primary versions to get

New Game Engine for New Tables

 

Pinball FX2 brings a new table engine and updated physics to bring a more realistic pinball simulation to the 360. Features like magnets, cranes, and enhanced ramp interaction make the four new tables feel more like real pinball tables found in arcades today. The four new tables are Biolab, Pasha, Rome, and Secrets of the Deep. I

Next best thing to going to the Arcade

 

Each of the four new tables feel great to play on. Ball physics are solid, with the shots you

Older Tables Don’t Hold Up Well

 

The four tables are so good, that I felt the other tables upgraded to the new engine showed their flaws more than in Pinball FX. Yes, the graphics, colors, and lighting of the old tables look much better, and the ball physics the new engine bring to them works nicely. However, these upgrades show how poorly designed the tables are, making them feel clunky, slow, and difficult to play. Compared to the new four tables, I found myself constantly hitting blank walls, struggling to hit a specific target, lane, or ramp. With the new tables, I was able to plan out my paths, aim, and hit my targets with moderate accuracy. I don

More features!

 

On top of the new engine, the core game itself has received several updates. While playing single player, the game lets you know if you

What are you Waiting for? Go get it!

 

Pinball FX2 is one of the most accurate and realistic pinball simulations I have played. If you appreciate the creation, design, and gameplay of pinball machines, you will get many finger-blistering hours from Pinball FX2.

Ron Burke is the Editor in Chief for Gaming Trend. Currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, Ron is an old-school gamer who enjoys CRPGs, action/adventure, platformers, music games, and has recently gotten into tabletop gaming. Ron is also a fourth degree black belt, with a Master's rank in Matsumura Seito Shōrin-ryū, Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Universal Tang Soo Do Alliance, and International Tang Soo Do Federation. He also holds ranks in several other styles in his search to be a well-rounded fighter. Ron has been married to Gaming Trend Editor, Laura Burke, for 21 years. They have three dogs - Pazuzu (Irish Terrier), Atë, and Calliope (both Australian Kelpie/Pit Bull mixes).

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