Today we take a look at X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse! This is the GameCube version of the game running on the softmodded WiiU. The Nintendo GameCube doesn’t output via HDMI natively and even though the Wii plays all GameCube games via backward compatibilty, it also doesn’t natively support HDMI out. The solution for this is a softmodded WiiU running the game at a native 480p and then using an mClassic HDMI add-on to upscale to 1080p. You can see in the comparison video the difference mClassic makes for these older games.
In X-Men Legends II, the X-Men must join their enemy the Brotherhood to fight a greater menace–Apocalypse. The sequel to the team-based role-playing game X-Men Legends lets you play as one of many X-Men, and use and combine his or her unique abilities to defeat enemies. Rise of Apocalypse includes new mutant powers, playable characters, and environments. Also new to X-Men Legends II is online play, which lets you work cooperatively against other teams of mutants.
X-Men: Legends II – Rise of Apocalypse is an action role-playing game and a sequel to X-Men Legends. The player controls a party of four characters, though only one at a time can be controlled directly. Beside switching the characters for combat purposes, the player is often obliged to do so, because some of the tasks in the game require the specific abilities of a certain mutant. For example, Iceman can put out fire, Magneto can generate a metal bridge across a gap, etc.. Most of the time, however, is spent in combat, collecting loot and acquiring experience points. Unlike the first game, items dropped by enemies are random. The character will level up, become stronger, and learn new skills. The player can opt to allocate all the experience and skill points manually.
Each character has several different skills based on their mutant powers. These include melee, boost, projectile, traps, and others. Each character can also learn powerful super skill: for example, Cyclops has a super beam attack that can hit multiple targets; Wolverine has a spinning attack that inflicts heavy damage; Magneto has a metal attack, crushing everything in sight by manipulating metal objects in the environment, etc.
New in the sequel is on-line multiplayer with both co-operative and six competitive modes. Four players can play on a single console by plugging in additional controllers at any time.